May 28, 2009
In 1946, Judge John Miller (shown here in a 1917 photo) ruled that almost twenty-four percent of the Garland County poll tax receipts (the poll tax being a requirement for voting) issued in the primary election were fraudulent. Many of the receipts, normally issued in no particular order, had been issued in alphabetical order in this case. Miller ruled that this was a statistical improbability. The decision contributed to a major victory in the general election by the reform movement known as the GI Revolt.