PERRY/Hoseman reports election violations

Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann recently released two reports reviewing the 2011 elections and detailing Mississippi’s absentee voting trends. Both reports revealed numerous violations of state election law in more than a dozen counties across the state.

The overview of the 2011 primary and general elections details allegations of improper voter assistance as well as illegal campaigning within 150 feet of polling locations.

At the Tunica County Justice Court Building precinct, observers described two individuals who brought in groups of voters, and in full view of the poll workers, walked voters to machines and voted on their behalf. Again in Tunica at the Evansville Precinct, an “organizer” escorted voters from church vans to the voting machines and stood watch over each person as they cast their votes.

Brian Perry