MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - We're counting down the hours to when the polls open in Mobile for the city races. That means looking at last minute activity for supporters of the mayoral candidates.
WORKING TO GET OUT THE VOTE
There was plenty of activity outside and inside campaign headquarters, too.
Incumbent Mayor Sam Jones supporters worked to get their vote out Tuesday, August 27.
During an interview at the Jones headquarters on Costarides Street,General Consultant for the Jones campaign Steve Raby said. "Here, we're just really serving as contact points. As one group finishes a certain community, or certain neighborhood, they call in, and get some additional assignments. And, we're just trying to coordinate that out of the office today. That's the reason most campaigns, our folks, are not in headquarters. Today is not headquarters day."
MAIL FRAUD PROBE REACTION
Friday, August 23 FOX10 News first told you about an investigation currently underway into possible voter fraud in the city.
We reported that U.S. postal inspectors contacted local election officials about suspicious absentee ballots that were sent in the mail with similar handwriting.
FOX10 asked Raby whether he thought the investigation would have any effect on the election.
He said, "I don't think so. I think the election will be determined by the people, and it should. In any campaign, you always hear something not going right or there's some voter fraud. But, we haven't heard anything legitimate: just what we're seeing in media sources, and I would assume there would be an issue."
What was Raby's reaction when he first heard about the investigation?
He said, "My first reaction was I was puzzled. I've been involved in campaigns for 30 years; and the Postal Service, they don't initiate voter investigations. That's just unusual, and so I look forward to learning what that's all about."
The polls open at 7 a.m.
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