Arizona county approves money for election investigation in polygamous town


FILE – Hildale, Utah sits at the base of red rock cliff mountains with its sister city, Colorado City, Ariz., in the foreground in this Thursday, April 20, 2006, file photo.
Douglas C. Pizac, Associated Press

SALT LAKE CITY — An Arizona county on Monday approved money for an investigation of possible voter fraud in a remote community on the Arizona-Utah border where members of a polygamous sect kept control of a town council.

The Mohave County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously in favor of the request by County Attorney Matt Smith for $8,000 to hire a private investigator to look into whether people voted last year using addresses where they no longer live in Colorado City, Arizona.

Board members noted that the investigation might also validate the election results since many members of the Fundamentalist LDS Church have been displaced from their homes but still live in the community.

Colorado City Mayor Joseph Allred cautioned the …read more

Source:: Deseret News – U.S. & World News

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