Alabama GOP pressure ends prisoner registration drive"Voter fraud" is my favorite part! Like what? The person gives a false name or address? Or perhaps the person is not who they and everyone thinks they are ( and therefore innocently incarcerated! ) ? Duh!
Alabama Prisons Commissioner Richard Allen stopped a voter registration drive for inmates Thursday under pressure from the Alabama Republican Party.
In a letter to state Republican Party Chairman Mike Hubbard, Allen said individuals conducting the program "were not doing anything for the inmates that they could not do themselves by simply contacting the Secretary of State's Office for the voter registration postcard."
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"Furthermore, I have concerns about potential issues with how this effort is being monitored to ensure no form of voter fraud occurs," wrote Hubbard, who is also minority leader of the Alabama House, which votes on the prison system's budget.