FBI Investigates Wilkinson County Election - MSNewsNow.com - Jackson, MS

Wilkinson County 07/27/07

FBI Investigates Wilkinson County Election

Allegations of voting irregularities in recent Wilkinson County elections appear to have prompted an FBI investigation.

The FBI would not directly confirm that the investigation was related to past elections. But some of the county voters interviewed say they were asked about reports of voting violations -- especially concerning a November 2006 special election between second district supervisor Richard Hollins and former supervisor Kirk Smith.

The FBI also appeared to be specifically looking into handling of absentee ballots, improper voter registration, and intimidation of and threats against voters.

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