Minorities Harrassed by Republicans About Absentees

Interesting how when you undermine the secrecy of the ballot through Vote-By Mail, or absentee voting schemes, problems arise:

http://www.thestarpress.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20071207/NEWS01/712070358/1002

As part of the mayoral recount, Republicans have investigated Precinct 18 for evidence of voter fraud because of its high number of absentee votes. More people voted by absentee ballot than by machine in the Nov. 6 election in Precinct 18.

The allegations of harassment first surfaced Nov. 16 when Robert Lewis, a black voter from Precinct 18, complained to the election board that four unidentified people approached him at his Whiteley home and questioned him about his absentee vote and for whom he had voted.

The people did not identify themselves, Lewis said, but represented themselves in a fashion that led him to believe they were election officials.

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