NEW ROADS, LA (WAFB) - The citizens of New Roads have voted to keep incumbent Mayor Robert Myer for a second term.
Mayor Robert Myer claimed one of his opponents was under investigation just three days ago. He was accusing one of his opponents, Cornell Dukes, of voter fraud, intimidating voters, and buying votes.
"There are four people being investigated," said Myer in an interview last week. "Cornell Dukes and three of his campaign workers."
"We have a tape recording where a gentleman admits to being coerced to vote by payment of, and unfortunately, 40 ounces of beer and $2," said Myer.
Myer claims the Secretary of State, the Pointe Coupee Sheriff's Office, and the District Attorney's Office are investigating voter fraud allegations against Dukes made by at least four people.
Mayoral candidate Cornell Dukes says this was a political stunt. Dukes says he believes Mayor Myer's news conference last week was a last-ditch effort to pull votes. He says it stems from his request to review the mayor's city credit card receipts. Cornell denies he tried to get votes illegally.