Friday, June 16, 2006

Vote Buying in St. Francis County?

In this article Arnell Willis is alleging that he was cheated in his race for the state legilsature, where a sudden 100 vote switch propelled his oppenent, Jack Crumbly, over the top.

This is on top of a warning from a poster that someone, later identified on the ArkFam blog as a Louise Fields, was selling 200 votes in the early voting box during the original primary. A look at the numbers from that box does show results that are difficult to explain. They show McDaniel, Shofner, Corbin, and Griffen along with Crumbly getting far better results in that box than they did overall, and if you subtract 200 votes from each of their totals you would get a number much more in line with their other totals. Halter and Wooldridge would have split the 200 votes with 100 each under this hypothesis.

Apparently the same source who first pointed out this crime to us has come forward with more details to the ArkFam blog. This source claims, "It was less obvious in the runoff - but if you are looking with that knowledge you can see the pattern. The go to person is Frederick Freeman (the Democratic Chair and on the County Election Commission) who is also the person who had two boxes "accidentally delivered" to his house in the Primary."

The selling of elections is one of the more despicable crimes I can think of. It undermines public confidence in our entire government. Yes, Arnell Willis should get his investigation. And GOP AG candidate Gunner DeLay has an excellent idea to put a halt to such abominations with his Public Integrity task force idea.

People need to go to jail for this. Candidates should be compelled to withdraw from races over this. Why isn't this story on the front pages of our Establishment Media?


Blogger Mark Moore (Moderator) said...

Still nothing about this from our Establishment "Watchdog" media.

11:30 AM, June 18, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why aren't you doing something about the fraud!!

9:19 PM, June 18, 2006  
Blogger Mark Moore (Moderator) said...

What am I, the Punisher? I moderate a blog and live on the other side of the state. What do you think I should do besides give the story coverage?

9:28 PM, June 18, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jim Lagrone talked about it in his press conference today...see if it gets reported.

9:18 PM, June 20, 2006  

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