State officials looking into possible voter fraud

A low turnout Democratic primary in New Albany saw the defeat of two incumbent aldermen and headed the mayor’s race toward a run-off, along with two other alderman’s contests.

But what got the attention of many sitting in the courthouse listening to election results was an announcement by City Attorney Bobby Carter that state officials are investigating possible voter fraud in this election.

Carter said the investigation concerns absentee ballots from all four wards and that 53 of the ballots have been sequestered and may be challenged.

Carter said staff from the Secretary of State’s office and possibly the Attorney General’s office are expected here Wednesday to investigate further, but that it is likely that one or more persons will be charged and arrested.

He added that none of this is likely to change the overall results of Tuesday’s primary.

New Albany News Exchange

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