Letters to the Editor 6/24/2003

Published 12:00 am Monday, June 23, 2003

Alabamians may be used in voter fraud

Dear Editor:

Although my wife and I are retired and have a home in DeFuniak Springs, Fla., we often find a reason (or excuse) to visit Florala. We really like the area. Several years ago, we actually lived in Hunstville, when I was working at the Huntsville Space Program H.I.C. Building.

Recently there has been some interest in the Wlaton County, Fla., election system and there are rumors of Alabama residents being voted, without their knowledge, in Walton County elections.

Absentee ballots may be the methoid if there's any truth to these rumors. I'm sure that Alabama Election officials have methods to confirm or not these rumors and protect their citizens.

Of course, there are more rumors of Florida state andf ederal investigations into this possibility. It's also possible that some unknowing citizens of Walton County are also being voted by absentee ballots in Florala elections. If there is any truth to any of these rumors, it has fgot to be stopped for the benefit of every American voter.

Richard Whitaker

DeFuniak Springs, Fla.