Garland County Arkansas was the County that gave Bill Halter his biggest "bolus" of votes. Firedoglake reports thatthree percent of the total votes for him in last month's three way race. There were 42 polling places open last month. For Tuesday's race, only two polling places were opened. There were 12,000 voters last month.
In addition, early voting was not made available to Garland County voters. These decisions were made by a voting commission run by party Democrats.
A lawsuit has been filed, claiming the Garland County voting commission intentionally closed the 40 polling sites for, "the purpose of disenfranchising " minority, elderly, poor and disabled voters in the county. It also says that "the greater part of the voting electorate are unable to find or reach" the polling places and are "thereby deprived of their right to vote and were disenfranchised."
Apparently, politicsdaily reports, this is not the first time this happened. They did the same kind of thing in 2008.
Politics daily also reports, "The suit filed Tuesday asks the court to stop the certification of the votes and challenges the validity of the runoff election. Once votes are certified in Arkansas, 10 days after an election, it is almost impossible to challenge them."
Of course, if this is a sample of what happened across Arkansas, then the message commentators are assuming to take from Arkansas, that voters did NOT reject the incumbent, did not support unions or progressives... is meaningless.
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