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Opening Arguments

Dead bang

Here's a clear case of unfairness, disenfranchisement of a group of voters that will have a clear disparate impact:

— Several Southwestern Indiana counties are among those that have caught the attention of election watchers for failing to purge their voter rolls of people who have died or left town.

A national group called Judicial Watch has filed a lawsuit in an effort to force Indiana to clean up its voter rolls, and the U.S. Department of Justice has told the state in a letter that it, too, sees a problem.

Everybody knows the dead vote mostly for Democrats -- look no further than Chicago for the proof; it's probably thanks to Illinois dead people that John F. Kennedy became president. This is a clear attempt by Republicans to intimidate a disadvantaged, defenseless group of Americans.


Harl Delos
Tue, 07/24/2012 - 12:36pm

Illinois dead people were irrelevant in the Kennedy election.

With Illinois, Kennedy won 303 to 219.  If Nixon had carried Illinois, Kennedy would have won 281 to 241.

Christopher Swing
Thu, 07/26/2012 - 8:38pm

Quick! Someone alert Tim Zank! We found some voter fraud!

A Republican candidate for supervisor in Pinal County, Arizona has with withdrawn following allegations that his former companion continued to cast absentee ballots five years after her death.

In a statement issued by his attorneys, John Enright said he was quitting “for several reasons, including an almost year-long battle with cancer,” but did not address the voter fraud allegations,according the The Arizona Republic.

Several weeks ago, the Pinal County Recorder’s Office received an anonymous letter that claimed that absentee ballots had been cast by Sheila Nassar as late as this this year, even though she had died on Feb. 3, 2007. Enright had lived with with Nassar until the time of her death.

You know, except it was committed by a Republican candidate, via absentee ballots, which voter ID laws wouldn't affect. Oops.

But I guess republicans are still quite happy to have the support of the dead.