Sec. of State John Merrill Argues Over Voter Fraud On Facebook

Brent Wilson | February 15, 2019
John Merrill Interview
John Merrill Interview

Secretary of State John Merrill is never one to shy away from a debate or argument on Social Media. He enjoys it, though he has been sued for blocking people on Twitter.

Late Thursday evening he was tagged by Facebook user Julia Siergiey Juarez in this Facebook post and what happened from there is pure gold.

Julia believed that John Merrill lied during his testimony on Capital Hill by stating that Alabama Absentee voter fraud happens frequently and that prosecutors are not taking it seriously.

John Merrill Facebook Debate 02-14-19
John Merrill Facebook Debate 02-14-19

At the heart of the discussion is the data that was shared stating that from April 7, 2015 to February 13, 2019, there were a total of 878 complaints of voter fraud in the state of Alabama.

Out of those 878 complaints, 1 is pending and according to Merrill, 6 have resulted in convictions and there are dozens of those complaints that have been turned over to law-enforcement for additional investigation and prosecutors for prosecution.

The issue at hand is the use of the word frequently. Some would argue that using the word frequently to describe less than 1,000 complaints over nearly 4 years is a bit of a stretch. I wouldn’t call it lying but I would tend to say that leans toward misleading the public when millions of unique voters have voted during that time frame across the state.

Needless to say, the argument got pretty heated and insults were thrown around. Merrill questioned Juarez’s intelligence which lead another person to question his sobriety.

John Merrill Facebook Comments
John Merrill Facebook Comments

Here is the entire Facebook thread and below are the screenshots should someone have regrets and wish for it to disappear. All in all, I was entertained.

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