U. of Alabama president addresses municipal student-voter fraud allegations
- University of Alabama President Judy Bonner said in a Saturday e-mail to students that while the university lacks the authority to investigate Tuscaloosa's controversial municipal election outcome, it will discipline any students found guilty of misconduct by the court or local investigations.
- Former city Board of Education member Kelly Horwitz alleges a sorority used alcohol to bribe students to vote for her opponent and has filed a lawsuit contesting the results; according to one report, 10 students registered to vote using the address of a single-family home.
- Horwitz's husband, UA Professor of Law Paul Horwitz, says the Faculty Senate must make the administration deal with the campus and community influence held by Greek organizations—namely "The Machine," a cabal of representatives from 28 of those organizations.
From the article:
... The following day, emails from members of Chi Omega sorority surfaced with statements incentivizing students to vote with free drinks at two local bars, Innisfree and Moe’s, as well as saying there would be limos to pick them up.
“It’s going to be really tight, and it is SO IMPORTANT that they get the Greek Vote,” the email read. “I told both of them that I would do my best to make sure that I got every Chi O that was registered to the polls. There is a big incentive for you going as well!!” ...
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