Shelby Commission Asks for Election Monitors

Shelby County Commissioners voted Monday to ask U.S. Attorney Ed Stanton to monitor Thursday’s election in the county, Memphis Daily News reports. The commission approved the resolution after former Shelby County Commissioner Julian Bolton said there have been “serious” irregularities already during the early voting period as well as problems in the past. Among the concerns Bolton identified during early voting were complaints that machines were not working properly and that election officials were asking voters if they live at the address on their driver’s licenses. Democratic Party leaders also said they probably would challenge some results given election problems that routinely occur in the county.