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Perry County Commission chairman calls voter fraud charges ‘political theater at its finest’

A recent indictment of Perry County Commission Chairman Albert Turner, Jr. for voter fraud is “bogus,” according to a statement released on social media by Turner on Wednesday night.

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Perry County Commission chairman Albert Turner, Jr. indicted for voter fraud

Perry County Commission chairman Albert Turner, Jr., has been indicted of felony and misdemeanor counts of voter fraud, according to a press release by Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill and Alabama’s Fourth Judicial Circuit District Attorney Michael Jackson released on Wednesday.

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Alabama Secretary of State Merrill refers over 100 candidates to AG Marshall for failure to file campaign finance reports in time

The Alabama Secretary of State referred 113 candidates and political actions committees (PACs) to Attorney General’s Office for violating campaign finance rules, according to Secretary of State John Merrill.

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Secretary of State Merrill: Turnout on track to reach projections, Election Day running smoothly overall

Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill said Tuesday afternoon that the state is on track for 44% to 45% of registered voters to vote in the midterm elections by the end of the day.

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Andrea Tice: State leaders go absent on absentee ballot scheme

The frustration level is understandable as it has been two years since Ty Coffey, Allison Sinclair of Local Alabama and election whistleblowers gathered necessary proof of election violations on November 3, 2020.

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Facebook targets certain Alabamians for voter registration

With the midterm elections less than a month away, Facebook has been pushing voting information to the top of social media feeds across Alabama. However, not everyone has been getting these notifications, and state election officials have not been told who Facebook targets.

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Merrill predicts voter turnout as high as 50%, feeling good about Republicans in November

Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill said he predicts voter turnout will be between 45% to 50% of registered voters for the general election in November, which would total around 1.64 million to 1.84 million people voting in the state.

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Houston County considers participating in state’s ‘one-time post-election audit’

The Houston County Commission will decide Tuesday whether to agree to participate in a limited voting audit after the general election in November. 

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Merrill: 'Certain people' discussing consequences for ALGOP chair Wahl for 'misrepresentation' of official ID to vote

Tuesday on "Alabama's Morning News with JT," Secretary of State John Merrill weighed in on Alabama Republican Party chairman John Wahl using identification he had reportedly made to vote in the last two elections.

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Joey Clark: 8 bold predictions on the future of Alabama politics

Though I possess no special gift of foresight, allow me to venture a few small predictions about the future of Alabama politics. 

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Secretary of State Merrill predicts 'record' turnout for November 8 midterm elections

In 2018, more than 1.7 million registered voters participated in that year's midterm elections in Alabama. Secretary of State John Merrill anticipates that many voters will turn out for this year's midterm elections on November 8.

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Lindy Blanchard steps away from voting machine lawsuit, Don Siegelman throws hat in the ring

Former Republican gubernatorial candidate Lindy Blanchard has requested to be removed from a lawsuit that she and the other defendants had claimed voting machines in Alabama were compromised.  

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John Merrill: Closed primary system will reduce voter turnout

According to Secretary of State John Merrill, if the Alabama Legislature follows the recommendations of the Alabama Republican Party executive committee to institute a closed primary system, it could hurt voter participation.

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Alabama Secretary of State Merrill calls on legislature to follow wishes of parties on closed primary question

Next week, the Alabama Republican Party executive committee will likely consider a motion to recommend the Alabama Legislature institute a closed primary system to determine the political parties' nominees for future general election nominations,

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Etowah County registrars resign over election issues

On Thursday, Alabama Secretary of State John H. Merrill (R) published a column in which he stated that the Board of Registrars in the state with “The most egregious dereliction of duties” were asked to resign and they did.

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John Merrill: Its up to State Legislature to reexamine the County Registrar system to avoid election errors

Those registrars who have proven themselves unable to adequately perform their duties must face consequences. In the county where the most egregious dereliction of duties occurred, I sought and received the resignation of all three registrars involved.

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State Senate seat likely to be decided by a coin toss

The Alabama Republican Party Candidate Committee voted to declare the outcome of Senate District 27, between Tom Whaley and Jay Hovey, at tie. It will likely be decided by a coin toss.

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Secretary of State Merrill says HD2 ballot snafu 'still under investigation'

During an appearance on Mobile radio FM Talk 106.5's "The Jeff Poor Show," Secretary of State John Merrill, Alabama's top election official, acknowledged problems in last month's State House District 2 Republican primary but said the dispute was "still under investigation."

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Focus on America joins lawsuit seeking to force removal of electronic voting machines in the general election

“Alabama citizens have to be confident that our votes are accurately counted because that’s the foundation of our democratic republic."

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Party primary runoff elections today

Voters must vote at their assigned polling place, must have a valid photo ID. and must vote in the runoff of the major party primary that they voted in in May. View a sample ballot before going to the polls.

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Walmart removes MyPillow from shelves, Lindell continues election fraud claims

MyPillow founder Mike Lindell has announced that Walmart would be removing all MyPillow products from its shelves.

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Merrill says he is working to improve election integrity, but there is more to the office than that

Since the 2020 election, the office of Secretary of State has been elevated in the public eye as the office responsible for ‘’free and fair” elections, including certification of results.

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Secretary of State Merrill projects 10-15% turnout for June 21 runoff

During Friday's broadcast of Alabama Public Television's "Capitol Journal," Merrill said he anticipate an even lower turnout for the June 21 runoff than the May 23, which was 23%.

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Alabama Secretary of State says Mike Lindell has no credibility

Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill (R) told the 1819 News that Mike Lindell has no credibility after Lindell questioned the integrity of the May 24 primary results in Alabama and claimed that Blanchard and Ivey should be in a runoff.

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ALGOP chair Wahl 'incredibly upset' over Etowah County ballot issue

In a statement issued on Wednesday, Alabama Republican Party chairman John Wahl acknowledged the party's concern over an Etowah County ballot issue and pledged to find a solution.

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Donald Trump appears in Secretary of State voter ID commercial

The state of Alabama continues to push its initiative to get Alabama citizens to register to vote.   This week, Alabama Secretary of...

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Zeigler qualifies for Secretary of State race

On Thursday, State Auditor Jim Zeigler (R) was at Republican headquarters in Hoover to qualify for Secretary of State. Zeigler told...

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