Questions Surface about Shelby Co. Voting Records

Questions have been raised about the voting records of some 500 Shelby County voters after a blogger accused the election commission of altering the records to make it look like those individuals had not voted in recent elections. According to WMCTV, among those allegedly affected is a state representative and former city councilman. U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen, who represents Memphis, weighed in on the issue, saying there have been problems with record keeping at the county election commission since December 2011. According to WREG.com, he has asked the U.S. Justice Department to investigate. Commission officials deny any alteration to the records and have opened their database to Memphis-area media for review.