"State, county officials blame each other for absentee ballot fiasco"
The Montgomery Advertiser reports: The state of Alabama filed a response Wednesday to a temporary restraining order issued over absentee ballots that were sent late to military and overseas voters.
The response filed Wednesday lists some of the precautions the secretary of state's office took and the special circumstances that led to the delays.
County and state election officials, meanwhile, sparred over where to place the blame for the delays.
The U.S. Justice Department filed a suit late Friday against Alabama and Secretary of State Beth Chapman alleging that the state failed to send absentee ballots to military and overseas voters by the required deadline for the March 13 primaries. -- Read the whole story --> State, county officials blame each other for absentee ballot fiasco | The Montgomery Advertiser | montgomeryadvertiser.com