Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill has claimed 647 people illegally crossover voted and will be turning over those names, once verified, to the Attorney General to potentially prosecute, according to AL.com.
Randall Marshall, Executive Director at the ACLU of Alabama, had the following reaction:
"We find it surprising that election officials, who must have had the voting records available to them, would have permitted any crossover voting. This was a new law, in effect for the first time. Rather than contemplating prosecution, government officials should have proactively taken steps to ensure that crossover voting could not occur. The state's "gotcha" approach to voting rights is counterproductive. We hope the crossover law does not result in discouraging voters in the general election because it does not affect who can vote or who you can vote for on December 12."