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Merrill: Alabama’s voting system secure

Every few weeks, the media and their Democrats declare that they are about to get President Donald Trump for collusion with the Russians, and every few weeks, they come up empty.

This time it was former special counsel Robert Mueller’s appearance on Capitol Hill that was going to seal the deal — it didn’t.

So in their insatiable thirst to find anything, we are now in the middle of a firestorm about the Russians attempting to meddle in all 50 states, which something we all knew. What did they accomplish? Not much, especially in Alabama.

During a radio interview on WVNN’s “The Dale Jackson Show,” Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill reacted to this narrative by reiterating that the Russians attempted to play in Alabama but to no effect.

Merrill noted Alabama and other states were targeted, but “no breach occurred in our state.”

He also noted that the most important thing to know is there was an attempt, and they failed.

Merrill stated, “That’s no different than someone saying there were some people came to our house and tried to rob us but our security system kept them away and they ran off and that’s what we saw on the video camera.”

Proud of the state of Alabama’s election security, the secretary of state punctuated his statement with a hearty “Roll tide.”

My takeaway:

This is all very simple. The system works, the Russians did not swing the election or change a single vote and all of this is just more sour grapes about the 2016 election.

It is time we all get over 2016 and move on.


Dale Jackson is a contributing writer to Yellowhammer News and hosts a talk show from 7-11 am weekdays on WVNN.

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