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Investigation sought in Jefferson County voter registration drive

Posted By on Sat, Nov 8, 2014 at 8:16 AM

The Pine Bluff Commercial reports that Jefferson and state election commissioner Stu Soffer is pressing for an investigation of a voter registration drive in the county that produced questionable new voter applications.

Soffer focuses on what he believes to be a suspiciously high 4,000 new voter forms submitted by Eric Edgers, who Soffer said hired workers to solicit ew voters.

Soffer said he asked the county clerk's office whether new voter registration cards mailed to those on the forms had been deliverable. He said at least 100 were returned as undeliverable, evidence to Soffer of fraud in the process.

The newspaper said it couldn't get a comment from the county clerk, Patricia Johnson, who is under investigation for a variety of issues, including election-related.

The newspaper said Alderman Bill Brumett had also done some checking of the issue by mailing flyers to 500 new voters at unique addresses in his ward and 80 to 100 were returned as undeliverable. He said the number struck him as high.

Soffer has asked both federal and state employees to investigate.

There's been no review yet of votes cast by the newly registered voters.

Soffer is a Republican who's feuded with some Democratic political leaders in Pine Bluff, including the current Election Commissoin chair. The Republican victories Tuesday mean all election commissions in the state will be controlled by two-person Republican majorities. You can bet a radical shakeup is coming in Pine Bluff. For good reason.

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