Newspaper investigation reveals absentee voting problems

4 months 3 weeks 1 day ago August 31, 2016 Aug 31, 2016 Wednesday, August 31 2016 Wednesday, August 31, 2016 12:13:51 PM CDT in News
By: The Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis voters who claim to be the victims of absentee voting irregularities are raising questions about the conduct of campaign workers for an incumbent state representative who won a narrow primary election.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the allegations stem from the Aug. 2 primary in which Democratic state Rep. Penny Hubbard bested political newcomer Bruce Franks by 90 votes.

Two voters told the newspaper that people who identified themselves as Hubbard campaign workers filled out their ballots for them in violation of state law. The paper also reported that more than a dozen voters said they never claimed to be incapacitated as their applications to vote absentee show.

Penny Hubbard's lawyer says her client has done nothing wrong and denies any allegations of impropriety.

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