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Alabama Secretary of State forms voter fraud unit

By Associated Press
Published June 18th 2008
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Alabama Secretary of State Beth Chapman has formed a new unit in her office to deal with reports of voter fraud.

A spokeswoman for Chapman, Emily Thompson, said Wednesday the unit will receive reports of suspected voter fraud from the public and turn those reports over to the Alabama attorney general's office.

Thompson said Chapman decided to form the new unit after receiving reports of possible illegal activities at polling places during the June 3 party primaries.

The attorney general's office seized voting records in Perry, Bullock and Lowndes counties while investigating reports of voting problems during the primaries.

Thompson said the new voter fraud unit would be staffed with people already working in Chapman's legal and elections divisions.

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