In question are thousands of absentee ballots that were never mailed back, largely affecting black and American Indian voters. The board cited 'claims of irregularities and fraudulent activities.'
Shipman said she filled out the form while the woman waited outside. 'She took the ballot and put it in an envelope and never sealed it or asked me to sign it. Then she left.'Collecting absentee ballots by a third party is illegal. But, Shipman said, 'Because of the way she presented herself, I thought she was legitimate.'