11:14am

Wed October 14, 2009
WVAS Local

Ala. Demos appoint dead man to political post

Mobile, AL – (AP) - Reynolds Smith Jr. was a stalwart Democratic
voter in stark-red Alabama. But the Alabama Democratic Party
overlooked another fact when it appointed Smith to an interim party
panel: he died in November at age 83.
Party executive director Jim Spearman told the Press-Register
Tuesday that the mistake was caused by outdated records. He said
the party received Smith's name from a 2006 list of candidates for
the county committee and then used a voter list to verify him as an
active voter.
The panel was charged with replacing the local party's executive
committee.
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Information from: Press-Register,
http://www.al.com/mobileregister