The Commercial Appeal
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
wants early voting stopped
for audit of machines he says may be faulty
Mayor Willie Herenton said today the Election Commission
needs to halt early voting and audit the machines because some may be faulty.
He will make the request at an 11 a.m. news conference
today, but James Johnson, election commission administrator, said he will halt
the voting only if a court orders it.
Herenton’s prepared statement read, “Numerous calls from
citizens have been received, primarily the elderly, that when they cast their
vote for their candidate, an alternate name appeared as their vote.”
Early voting began Friday and continues through Sept. 29.
Herenton’s statement said more than 6,500 people have voted early so far.
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this article are examples of the state of one part of our culture: hateful,
angry, derisive, abusive. Is this the part that considers itself
"Christian"? Hate is addictive, and thesefolks are clearly eager for