Tuscaloosa Candidates Question UA Student Voting

Aug 29, 2013

The losing candidates in a Tuscaloosa city election are raising claims that University of Alabama students got free drinks to vote for their opponents.

   Denise Hills and Kelly Horwitz both lost city school board races on Tuesday, and each says Alabama students could have wrongly affected the outcome.

   The Tuscaloosa News (http://bit.ly/18n6ES7 ) reports that members of a sorority allegedly received an email saying they'd get free alcohol at two bars if they voted.

   Stretch limousines and a large bus were seen on sorority row taking students to vote. And 11 fraternity members listed a single off-campus house as their residence on voter registration forms.

   Horwitz says there are serious questions about whether election laws were broken. And Hills says claims of wrongdoing need to be investigated.

   Neither candidate is conceding.