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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 30, 2012
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Supreme Court Upholds Voter Fraud Conviction


Statement by Secretary Hosemann on Sowers v. State of Mississippi:

“I applaud the Supreme Court, the Attorney General and Tunica County District Attorney Brenda Mitchell for upholding our most important right—the right to cast a ballot in a free and fair election.  In this case, Ms. Sowers was convicted of casting absentee ballots for individuals who never requested an absentee ballot or were dead. 

There are those who would argue voter fraud does not exist in Mississippi.  This is a prime example that not only does voter fraud exist, but those who are found guilty will be prosecuted and their prosecutions upheld.  Voter fraud will not be tolerated in our State.”


In 2012 approximately 8.3% absentee ballots were cast in the Presidential Election. 

Supreme Court Ruling PDF