Beth Chapman won't settle with Justice Dept.

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Alabama Secretary of State Beth Chapman says she won't sign a settlement agreement with the U.S. Justice Department over voting by the military and Alabamians living overseas.

The Justice Department is threatening to sue Chapman because the secretary of state's office didnt' send it reports about absentee voting by the military and Alabamians living overseas in the 2004 and 2006
elections. That was before Chapman took office in 2007.

Chapman said Wednesday the Justice Department's agreement would keep Alabama under the department's review through 2013, and she
won't agree to it.


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