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Resource ID: #23151
Subject: Elections
Source: Commercial Appeal (Memphis, Tenn.)
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Date: 01/15/2006; 01/18/2006; 01/26/2006; 02/01/2006; 04/30/2006; 05/01/2006; 05/02/2006; 06/22/2006

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After a primary election in "an inner city legislative precinct in Memphis" finished with a margin of just 13 votes for the winner, the Commercial Appeal looked into the election. Among its findings were: "names of dead people and others on vacant lots were used to cast ballots." Also, a poll worker who was tasked to monitor voting and "whose signature appears on Election Day records including vote tallies from voting machines was actually in New York on a taxpayer-funded trip that day, not at the polling place." In addition, hundreds of deceased persons and people who have moved away are still on the voter lists, and many Election Day workers at the polls have criminal records.

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