Skip to comments.Were votes bought with toilet tissue, vanilla wafers?
Posted on 11/06/2007 9:37:34 AM PST by TornadoAlley3
The Louisiana Ethics commission may be busy in a few weeks trying to unravel complaints of illegal activities in the October 20th elections statewide.
Included among the complaints will be one expected to be filed by Representative Willie Hunter who claims that a Federally tax exempt organization in Lake Providence gave boxes of food and household supplies to voters and told them to vote for his opponent and a slate of candidates endorsed by the Louisiana Democratic Party.
Hunter claims that hundreds of families were given boxes of food two days before the election then told that the food would stop if Frances Thompson was not elected State Senator. He said he is preparing a formal ethics complaint that will not change election results but will stop illegal activity in the future.
The Free Press contacted one Lake Providence woman who said she was called just before election day and told that food and household supplies would be distributed at the office of the Louisiana Center Against Poverty.
She said when she arrived she was told to sign in and she and others listened to two lectures about the importance of voting for Frances Thompson for State Senator. She said she did not recognize the first woman but the second was The Reverend Carolyn Hunt, a Monroe Minister who also heads the Girl Power organization.
She said The Reverend Hunt told them to vote the numbers on the ballot which included Secretary of Agriculture Bob Odom and Rep. Frances Thompson. She said Hunt made it clear that unless these persons were elected the food boxes would stop.
After the lecture each was given two boxes, one containing food items such as vanilla wafers, crackers, potatoes or other dry goods. The other contained toilet tissue, mouthwash, cleaning supplies, body lotion and other supplies.
Inside each box was a voting ticket.
This is an excerpt, my apologies, I forgot to check the box.
From the link...
Louisiana Center Against Poverty $ 500,000
It’s standard operating procedure for Democrates to try to buy votes.
Maybe the laws against these things will finally be enforced and voting fraud and bribery will be punished in Lousiana now that Jindal is in charge. But considering the way the state is made up (in parishes with enormous local power), its not too likely in all those southern parishes where virtually all of the voting Dems live
LA 14:119(A) of the State Criminal Code deals with bribery of voters. Not only is the giver of a bribe in violation, but so is the recipient.
Why is Rep. Hunter not going to file these complaints with the District Attorney’s Office?
lot of good that seems to have done in LA thus far, huh?
Bribery laws are only worth the paper they are written on if the people at the top are willing to prosecute people who break them.
Kinda like immigration laws.....
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