Friday, April 15, 2011
Hickman County Commissioner Charged With Voter Fraud
Hickman County, TN Commissioner, James Hassell has been charged with five counts of voter fraud. Mr. Hassell has served eight years as a County Commissioner from Centerville. According to News Channel 5 in Nashville, Mr. Hassell said that he had been convicted and served time for making and selling moonshine nearly 30 years ago. He also stated that he did not know that he was forbidden from voting and admitted that he had never missed an opportunity to vote. Mr. Hassell's rights of citizenship were restored March 30, 2010, when a circuit court judge signed an order that allowed him to vote again. I have known James for several years and it was common knowledge that he had served time for moonshining. There is a video on Youtube.com of him discussing the time period when he made moonshine: Moonshining in Hickman County. Seems like a "witch hunt" to me.