Earlier this week I blogged that the Alabama secretary of state opened an investigation into possible voter fraud in the state’s special election. That investigation found nothing. From The Washington Post:
Alabama’s secretary of state determined on Thursday that a man who told a local Fox station that people “from different parts of the country” had helped Sen.-elect Doug Jones (D) win last week’s special election was, in fact, a legal voter in Alabama.
“After additional research was conducted, it was determined that this young man has lived and worked in Alabama for more than one year and is currently a registered voter in this state,” Secretary of State John H. Merrill, a Republican, said in a statement. “We applaud this young man’s energy, excitement, and enthusiasm for the electoral process and we are always encouraged when we observe Alabamians who are actively engaged in campaigns and elections in our state.”
The man, who was not identified by Merrill’s office, became the focus of a popular conspiracy theory after Republican nominee Roy Moore refused to concede the Dec. 12 election. In its election night coverage, Birmingham-based Fox 10 captured the man celebrating with friends and waving a Doug Jones sign.
“We came here all the way from different parts of the country as part of our fellowship, and all of us pitched in to vote and canvas together, and we got our boy elected,” he said.
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