It may not go any further, but it will be added as a chapter in the book of election fraud suspicion.
The Pine Bluff Commercial reports that in last week's Democratic run-off elections, at least 68 Republican primary voters were allowed to vote.
State law prohibits a primary voter from casting a ballot in the opposing party's run-off elections. However, if a voter did not vote in a primary, he or she is permitted to vote in a run-off.
The Commercial highlights the discrepancy, which was brought to attention by Ivan Whitfield, a candidate for Jefferson Co. County Judge who was defeated b
y former Pine Bluff Mayor Dutch King by 154 votes on June 12.
While not named in the article, the voting irregularity may also have ramifications in a Democratic run-off state House race in which Mike Holcomb defeated Dorothy Hall by 180 votes. In that seat, there is a GOP fall candidate, Charles Roberts.
It appears the vote will be certified locally and there is little recourse for the candidates with questions.
Read the article here.
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