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Beth Chapman won't settle with Justice Dept.

MONTGOMERY, AL - Alabama Secretary of State Beth Chapman

says she won't sign a settlement agreement with the U.S. Justice

Department over voting by the military and Alabamians living

overseas.

The Justice Department is threatening to sue Chapman because the

secretary of state's office didnt' send it reports about absentee

voting by the military and Alabamians living overseas in the 2004

and 2006 elections. That was before Chapman took office in 2007.

Chapman said Wednesday the Justice Department's agreement would

keep Alabama under the department's review through 2013, and she

won't agree to it.

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