Tom Joyner Morning Show Records Voter Irregularities
February 5, 2008 at 3:54 PM (PT)
REACH MEDIA’s TOM JOYNER MORNING SHOW monitored calls live on-air from the 1-866-MYVOTE1 voter empowerment hotline today. They received over 1,000 calls from listeners reporting voter irregularities during today’s SUPER TUESDAY primaries.
Widespread problems in GEORGIA were the main topic of the show with most of the issues being concentrated in the 13th congressional district of the state that included parts of CLAYTON, COBB, DEKALB, DOUGLAS, FULTON and HENRY Counties. The majority of calls centered on long lines and delays in voting due to insufficient voting machines and problems associated with the enforcement of GEORGIA’s new controversial voter ID law.
Other minor delays due to machine problems and long lines were reported in ILLINOIS, ALALBAMA, TENNESSEE and MISSOURI.
The hotline received over 20,000 calls total since the effort began last month. The hotline is a partnership between The TOM JOYNER MORNING SHOW and the NAACP.
Throughout the morning TOM and crew urged voters to stay in line and to report any problems they are encountering to the MYVOTE1 hotline number throughout the day.
Additionally, during the broadcast both DEMOCRATIC candidates, SENATOR BARRACK OBAMA and SENATOR HILLARY CLINTON, called in to the show to speak to voters
“I am proud of the work our show did today,” says TOM JOYNER. “We are determined to make sure that every listener has a chance to vote this election season and make their voice heard.”