Alabama GOP Offers $1,000 Reward For Info About Voter Fraud

Alabama Republicans are dangling a $1,000 reward for information that “directly leads” to a felony conviction for voter fraud.

Alabama Republican Party Chairman Bill Armistead wrote Monday on the party’s website that “Reward Stop Voter Fraud” signs with a hotline number would be placed at “random” polling locations around the state during Tuesday’s primaries — and the plan is to place the signs at all polling locations in November.

“The Alabama Republican Party is serious about stopping voter fraud,” Armistead wrote. “So serious we are offering a $1,000 reward for information that directly leads to a conviction of a felony for voter fraud. Any suspicion of fraud or witnessing the willful non-enforcement of the Alabama’s voter laws needs to be reported.”

As MSNBC has reported, Tuesday’s primaries are the first test of Alabama’s new voter ID law — which was implemented even though actual cases of voter impersonation fraud are extremely rare. In his blog post, Armistead urged all voters to be on watch for voter fraud.

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