Port Allen residents have once again decided to take a step in a different direction, as voters Richard Lee III was elected Mayor in a stunning 58 percent victory in the primary election April 5.
The attorney of former mayor Demetric “Deedy” Slaughter filed, last week, a complaint to the U.S. Department of Justice, claiming that the West Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office was intimidating elderly and/or disabled black voters in an attempt to “suppress the Black vote.”
During the regular monthly meeting of the Addis Mayor and Town Council, Wednesday, April 2, the council decided to revise an ordinance allowing door-to-door solicitations after learning of a U.S. Supreme Court decision wielding it unconstitutional for a municipality to prohibit such selling methods.
The West Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office is investigating the possibility of voter fraud in Port Allen for the race that will elect the city’s next mayor for the remaining near-three years of the term left after former mayor Demetric “Deedy” Slaughter was recalled from office.
Colonel Richie Johnson, WBR Sheriff’s Office spokesman, said that the Secretary of State’s office contacted WBRSO to investigate the matter after receiving a report of an unusually high number of applications for absentee by mail ballots that streamed in within the first couple of days of the early voting period for the mayoral election as well as reports that one or more constituents attempted to vote in person after a mail-in ballot had already been submitted in their name.
An Internet video began spreading soon after it was uploaded to the popular video sharing website, YouTube, last week, showing the incredible dramatic rescue of a man in a burning building