Secretary of State John Merrill: No voter fraud - WBRC FOX6 News - Birmingham, AL

Secretary of State John Merrill: No voter fraud

Senator-elect Doug Jones and his wife Louise wave to supporters after defeating Roy Moore (AP Photo/John Bazemore) Senator-elect Doug Jones and his wife Louise wave to supporters after defeating Roy Moore (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
ALABAMA (WALA) -

In a press release Thursday morning, Secretary of State John Merrill said the man who was the subject of a voter fraud investigation is, in fact, a registered voter in the state of Alabama.

Read the full press release below:

"The most controversial issue regarding potential voter fraud that has been reported to the Office of The Secretary of State following the US Senate Special Election is a brief video clip from a live broadcast during a FOX 10 (Mobile) election night report. 

During the live broadcast, a young person was asked about his excitement surrounding the results of the election:

Reporter: “Why are you excited to see this victory?”

Voter: "Because we came here all the way from different parts of the country as part of our fellowship. And, all of us pitched in together to vote and canvass together, and we got our boy elected!"

The reporter did not ask any further questions and therefore, many viewers were left questioning the validity of the opportunity which allowed this citizen to legally vote in Alabama. When these concerns were brought to the attention of the Secretary of State they were encouraged to submit their concern online at www.stopvoterfraudnow.com.

Thanks to the help of concerned citizens interested in the credibility and the integrity of the electoral process, the Alabama Secretary of State's Office was able to identify the young man who was anonymously featured on the news broadcast. After additional research was conducted, it was determined that this young man has lived and worked in Alabama for more than one year and is currently a registered voter in this state.

We applaud this young man's energy, excitement, and enthusiasm for the electoral process and we are always encouraged when we observe Alabamians who are actively engaged in campaigns and elections in our state"


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