MONTGOMERY, AL (WBRC) - Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill has responded to a request from the Roy Moore campaign to investigate potential voter fraud.
According to Merrill's office, an official with the Moore campaign reached out to them on Friday, December 1 to report some sample ballots at the Probate Office in Union Springs were marked for Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Doug Jones.
Merrill says he then contacted the Bullock County Probate Judge and asked him if he was aware of the issue. The judge checked the sample ballots in the office and found 10 to 15 had been marked for Doug Jones. The judge removed those ballots and properly disposed of them.
Secretary Merrill then spoke with the Moore campaign team to inform them that the ballots were found and had been removed. Merrill also says he would send guidance to all probate judges in the state to make sure their sample ballot supplies were not marked.
The chairman of Roy Moore's U.S. Senate campaign asked Merrill to look into potential voter fraud across Alabama ahead of the December 12 election. In a letter to Merrill released on Tuesday, Bill Armistead - the chairman of Roy Moore's campaign - said the Moore campaign was disturbed by evidence out of Bullock County that official sample ballots for the December 12 election were marked for Democrat candidate Doug Jones.
You can read a copy of Armistead's letter to Merrill below.