For months now we have been wondering what will happen to the 674 people identified by the Alabama Secretary of State’s office as potential crossover voters. Friday afternoon, we finally got the answer. Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill has confirmed that none of those voters will be prosecuted. Over 600 voters were accused of illegally attempting to vote in the Republican Senate runoff on September 26 after casting ballots in the Democratic Senate primary on August 15. “Those individuals will be investigated, indicted, and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law,” Merrill told WHNT News 19 one day after the runoff between Luther Strange and Roy Moore.
Merrill still maintains that message on crossover voting but with an additional caveat.
He says, “If it is indeed necessary, we are going to recommend prosecution, and we are so thankful this was not the case in this instance.”
The Secretary of State said that after consulting with all 40 probate judges in the counties affected by crossover voting, none of them recommended further action.