Complaints of vote-buying and voter intimidation in Polk County early voting are under investigation by the district attorney's office.
Steve Crump, district attorney for the 10th Judicial District of Bradley, McMinn, Monroe and Polk counties, said a criminal investigator from his office and an agent from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation visited the election commission office in Benton on Wednesday.
Crump said he acted after his office received "numerous" complaints of election shenanigans. He said several people were interviewed and that his office will be following up on the complaints.
Judy Walton has worked 25 years at the Chattanooga Times and the Times Free Press as an editor and reporter focusing on government coverage and investigations. At various times she has been an assistant metro editor, region reporter and editor, county government reporter, government-beat team leader, features editor and page designer. Originally from California, Walton was brought up in a military family and attended a dozen schools across the country. She earned a journalism degree ...