North Alabama Radio Station Prank Leads To Calls for Investigation
Huntsville, Alabama – (AP) - Alabama Democratic Party officials are
asking state and federal authorities to investigate an election day
prank by a conservative radio commentator in Huntsville.
Conservative radio commentator Dale Jackson of WVNN in
Huntsville read a phony news release on air and posted a copy to
his Web site Tuesday morning. The release made prominent use of the
Alabama state seal.
The release said because of heavy turnout, the polls would be
open for two days. It said supporters for Republican Paul Sanford
should vote Tuesday and those for Democrat Laura Hall should vote
Hall lost Tuesday's special election for an Alabama Senate seat.
Joe Turnham, head of the state Democratic Party, said he was
going to take the issue to the Justice Department's voting rights