Friday, October 3, 2008
Planning to vote next month? If you live in Muscogee County, GA... well, first off, I feel sorry for you. But second, you might want to check and see if you're still registered.
The local Board of Elections there recently purged more than 700 voters from the rolls, citing criminal convictions. But many of those voters had records cleaner than the pages of the notebook Sarah Palin keeps around for especially deep thoughts.
The problem? Identity theft. Oh, gosh! Nancy Boren's fat stupid face must have been red with embarrassment. Nancy, as you can see, is the Director of Elections in Muscogee County, and the voters were purged at her direction.
Of course, the voters' rights were restored as soon as this issue was raised in a report by the Brennan Center for Justice at the New York University School of Law.
So, all's well, no harm, no foul, right? Yeah, no: See, the National Voter Registration Act specifically prohibits the purging of voter rolls within 90 days before an election. No, I can't find the precise citation. Blow me.
Now, I'm not saying that Fat Nancy and her assclown cohorts were trying to screw people out of their right to vote in an historically Democratic district. I'm saying that Southerners are racist, underhanded fucks.
Posted by John at 3:13 PM