You have got to hand it to KATV’s Jason Peterson of “Seven on Your Side” fame for being able to dig into a story.
On Friday, he reported on suspected voter fraud in Lee County. He found several instances where voter registrations were filled out multiple times for the same person. From his report…
Election Day is still eleven days away and already there is trouble brewing in Marianna.
Lillie Palmer’s granddaughter is a sophomore at Arkansas State University. She is excited to vote in her first presidential election…but not so excited that she would register to vote three times.
“I don’t know what is going on but it’s not right to put somebody’s name on the…you know…to vote,” says Palmer. “It’s not the right thing to do.”
We showed Palmer three voter registration applications, each one supposedly filled out by Dapheontay Davis.
Palmer says only one bears her granddaughter’s signature. The others were filled out and signed by someone else.
“She don’t know nothing about it,” says Palmer. “She just filled out one of them she said. But the other two…she don’t know nothing about.”
“Does it appear to be fraud to you?”
“Yes,” says Palmer. “It is. Because the signatures don’t even match.”
“The signatures don’t match.”
“They don’t match, no,” agrees Palmer.
It is not the first time someone has uncovered voter fraud in Lee County. Back during the 2010, blogger and constitutional expert Curtis Coleman visited Lee County and found all sorts of funny business surrounding an organization called Community Action Committee. And this same group might be back this year as well. According FEC filings, Community Action Committee is providing “voter outreach” for Scott Ellington’s Congressional campaign.