Monday, June 20, 2011

Newman asks for investigation into Akin voting

ST. LOUIS, MO (ST. LOUIS PUBLIC RADIO) - A Democratic state Representative from the St. Louis area is asking for a formal investigation into whether Congressman Todd Akin voted from the wrong address for the last two years.

Stacey Newman sent the request to the Secretary of State’s office on Friday.

It’s in response to a St. Louis Post-Dispatch article that found Akin has voted in the last 10 elections in Town and Country despite saying since 2009 that he lives in Wildwood.

“I cannot address if there is an intent to be fraudulent, but there are too many suspicions, there are too many irregularities,” Newman said.

A spokesman for Akin – a Republican Senate candidate – called it a “non-issue.”

The Secretary of State’s office will forward the request to the St. Louis County clerk and prosecutor, who handle voter registration complaints.

Rachel Lippmann, St. Louis Public Radio


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