The Shelby County Election Commission is accused of deleting the voting records of 488 people who are mostly African-American and Democrat. Congressman Steve Cohen is calling for the Department of Justice to investigate the matter, all while the Elections Commission says there’s no problem at all. Administrator Richard Holden volunteered to show us the database. He said all the names and voting records are there. A blogger accused the commission of deleting the records of 488 voters, to perhaps, prevent them from voting. “I don`t have any records of ever providing data to anyone who lives in Seattle,” said Holden.
The blogger, www.blackboxvoting.org, wrote she had access to the information because she served as consultant in a law suit against the commission. But Holden said the accusations are unfounded, “There was no one`s voting history deleted.” He said he checked more than two dozen names in the data base, including former councilman Edmond Ford Senior, and their voting histories are there.