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Update: Voting practices investigated

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Someone at Primus Industries, Jack Justice's adult day rehab program, took him to vote without his family's permission. Someone at Primus Industries, Jack Justice's adult day rehab program, took him to vote without his family's permission.

By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

October 20, 2008

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Two state agencies made a trip to Albany over the weekend to determine whether a mentally challenged Albany man's presidential vote was cast illegally.

The Secretary of State's office of Inspector General and the Department of Human Resources sent representatives to Albany after learning someone at Primus Industries, Jack Justice's adult day rehab program, took him to vote without his family's permission.

Saturday, both agencies met with Jack Justice and his sister separately for about an hour. They questioned Jack about his voting experience.

"They wrote down McCain and Obama on a piece of paper and had him pick who McCain was, and he got it right. Then they did it again, switching the names around, and he got it right again so they said yeah, he knows the names when he sees it," said Nancy Justice, Jack's sister.

Jack Justice also explained to officials that the counselor from Primus Industries pushed the buttons for him and three other clients who were with him. Neither agency would comment on the ongoing investigation.

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