As the official day of voting gets ready to begin come Tuesday morning Nov. 4, DeSoto County has begun operating under a state of emergency as a white power conference prepares to take place in Olive Branch, Mississippi this coming weekend.
According to reports, the declaration will continue for seven days and additional law enforcement will be brought in to prevent disruption due to the European-American Unity and Rights Organization (EURO) which is being promoted by the former (KKK) leader David Duke.
Although the three-day event will begin Friday in Olive Branch, MS at the Whispering Woods Hotel and Conference Center, currently law enforcement has begun early in locking down neighboring streets and areas.
Sheriff Mark Luttrell in Shelby County, TN is stated to have agreed to provide up to an additional 50 deputies to assist Desoto County Sheriff Department according to DeSoto County Sheriff Bill Rasco.
Election day hours begin, Tuesday, November 4, 2008 from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm in Shelby County (Bartlett, Collierville, Germantown, Memphis, Millington…).