Democrat Mayor Billy Johnson and Town Clerk Monzella Tickles have engaged in helping voters fill out absentee ballots during the absentee voting period for municipal elections in Amite County, according to multiple sources.
In what appears to be a direct violation of the law, Gloster Mayor Billy Johnson assisted at least one voter with the completion of her absentee ballot, according to Gloster town Chief of Police Juan Gray.
Candidates whose names appear on absentee ballot are barred from assisting voters who require assistance filling out their absentee ballot, according to state law.
City Clerk Monzella Tickles also witnessed Mayor Johnson assisting voters, and in one case appears to welcome Mayor Johnson as if the two have been coordinating an absentee ballot scheme.
Mayor Johnson even completed at least one voter’s ballot himself, according to Chief Gray. The Chief indicated that the voter said she wanted to vote for Keisha Norwood when Mayor Johnson moved in and began completing the ballot himself.
Billy Johnson’s alleged involvement in illegally tampering with Mississippi voters on April 26 confirms Chief Gray’s claims is confirmed by compelling photo and video evidence.
In the image at right, Mayor Johnson can be seen directly overseeing the completion of one voter’s ballot.
Also in the photo, City Clerk Monzella Tickles appears to be assisting in the completion of the absentee ballot.
Monzella Tickles, when asked by a local citizen why the mayor was helping voters complete their ballots, bragged about being a clerk for 25 years, and claimed she was unaware that a mayor was not allowed to be present while voters complete their absentee ballots while the mayor’s name is on the ballot.
Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann’s office is charged with ensuring integrity in Mississippi’s election process.
City Attorney Angela Cockerham is reportedly investigating Mayor Johnson’s alleged voter fraud.