Absentee Voting Concerns

By: Mike McDaniel
By: Mike McDaniel

The numbers in, and so far Mississippians have cast 26,433 absentee ballots for the general election, which Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann says is higher than usual, raising concerns about voter fraud.

"When I saw somebody witnessing thirty or forty or eighty absentee ballots I started to question what was going on there," says Hosemann.

To help combat fraud Hosemann introduced legislation last year to limit the number of absentee ballots a person can witness to ten, but his proposal died in a House committee.

"I think Mississippians are starting early voting whether the legislature has or not, and I think that needs to be something the legislature needs to review."

If you have a legal reason you can vote absentee Saturday at your circuit clerk's office until noon, polls are open on Tuesday from 7 AM to 7 PM.

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  • by GHOST VOTER... (?) on Nov 4, 2011 at 09:22 PM
    I sure would hate to come face-to-face with any of those "ghosts" who voted in those previous elections, especially the 2008 that I witnessed personally. And, glad that initiative is on the ballot. Of course I voted absentee already & voted YES. The running joke was how often did I get to vote... :)
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      by Anonymous on Nov 5, 2011 at 09:22 AM in reply to GHOST VOTER... (?)
      You witnessed ghosts voting? Dude, you need to see a professional. Maybe then you'll realize that virtually no voter fraud will be stopped by voter id.
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        by Peabody on Nov 5, 2011 at 11:09 PM in reply to
        All I need is your name and the place you vote and I could vote there before you in your name everytime.
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          by Anonymous on Nov 6, 2011 at 05:39 PM in reply to Peabody
          Do you think of braking laws frequently? You may say no, but the proof seems to be in the pudding.
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