Vote fraud in Alabama
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Valada Paige Banks, a former member of the Greensboro City Council, pled guilty to voter fraud in September 2009 and was given a 12-month prison sentence. The sentence was suspended; however, Banks is prohibited from participating in any absentee voting or voter registration activity while she is on probation.
Banks was convicted on the evidence that she had forged an affidavit of an absentee voter. She pled guilty to criminal possession of a forged instrument with intent to defraud.
Fraud unit established
Alabama Secretary of State Beth Chapman established a voter fraud unit in her office after many reports of fraud following the June 3 Alabama primaries. 
Singleton named in probe
Greensboro State Senator, Bobby Singleton, was accused of vote fraud in November of 2007. The senator, a Democratic legislator, was named a suspect in a voter fraud investigation by the state Attorney General Troy King.
King also asked that the judge in the case be removed, since three of his relatives are suspects.
Indictment in Hale County
Chapman says fraud is problem
Secretary of State-elect Beth Chapaman said that absentee ballots sent through the mail is the biggest threat as a voter fraud problem.
Democracy Defense League fights fraud
Mobile County District Attorney John Tyson Jr. brought 53 fellony counts against an unsuccessful Alabama House candidate, Darren Lee Flott, and a nursing home worker, Angie Corine Green. The two face allegations for filing absentee ballots bearing the names of nursing home patients from a July 2006 Democratic runoff election.
City Council member indicted
Former Greensboro City Council member Valada Paige Banks and another woman were indicted by a Hale County grand jury. Banks was charged with one count of possessing a forged affidavit for an absentee voter, and four counts of promoting illegal absentee voting.
Clerk indicted on multiple counts
A 13-count indictment resulted from the elections in 2004 and the spring of 2005 when Gay Nell Tinker was charged with possessing a forged absentee voter affidavit, promoting illegal absentee voting, and committing perjury.
Problems with absentee voters
Dozens of absentee voters had questionable addresses in the Aug. 24 Greensboro municipal election. A block filled with several small mobile homes registered at least 40 voters.
1901 ratification of constitution improper
The proponents of the Alabama Constitution of 1901 had a rallying call "White Supremacy! Honest Elections! And the New Constitution! One and Inseparable!"
This rallying call and racist intent of the framers of the constitution is an embarrassment to contemporary Alabamians.
Analysis of demographics and voting patterns when the Alabama Constitution was ratified in 1901 suggest that the "no" vote may have actually been as high as 60%. The Alabama consitution may never have been legitimately ratified by the people of Alabama.
- ↑ WHNT-19 News, "Ex-councilwoman convicted in Greensboro voter fraud, had forged affidavit of absentee voter", September 14, 2009
- ↑ Montgomery Advertiser: Secretary of State vows swift action against voter fraud, June 27, 2008.
- ↑ nbc13.com, Alabama Legislator Named Suspect in Voter Fraud Probe, November 2, 2007.
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 The Birmingham News:, Former Hale County circuit clerk indicted, March 18, 2008.
- ↑ Press-Register: Voter fraud a possible problem, Dec 24, 2006.
- ↑ Montgomery Advertiser: Group battles voter fraud, Oct 8, 2006.
- ↑ Cleburne News: Group to fight voter fraud, July 15, 2005.
- ↑ Press-Register: Former candidate, nursing home official are charged Pair face charges of voter fraud, July 13,2007.
- ↑ Montgomery Advertiser: RANTS AND RAVES: Voter fraud charges highlight issue, July 14, 2007.
- ↑ Anniston Star: Former council member is indicted in voting fraud case, Aug. 18, 2007.
- ↑ Tuscaloosa News: Former Hale circuit clerk charged in voter fraud probe, March 18, 2008.
- ↑ Mobile Register: Woman tells of being signed up for ballot -- Questions surround city's absentee ballots, Sept 6, 2004.
- ↑ Press-Register: Even the constitution's ratification wasn't proper, March 4, 2007.
- ↑ Cleburne News: "White supremacy!" was rallying cry for state contitution, Jan 31, 2008.