.comment-link {margin-left:.6em;}

Born at the Crest of the Empire

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Florida's mail in revote

The Florida Dem Party chairwoman put out a memo outlining the basics for a mail in revote scheduled to finish June 3.

I don't know about anyone else, but this "mail in" plan sounds like a pretty bad idea to me with cheating, or at least dubious actions, by supporters on both sides extremely likely.

For example, imagine someone with a registered Democrats list going through a nursing home and getting questionably competent individuals to sign.

Or imagine someone going door to door with a registered Dem list applying "pressure" and not leaving until the "mail in" ballot is in hand. Maybe the preacher, or maybe gangsters for all we know.

Not to mention the easy and untraceable fraud of signing other people's names.

I'm not against the idea of a revote, but this just sounds like a really bad mechanism to me.

(And what are the "50 regional voting offices to help "disadvantaged communities?"" Is that a bargaining chip to Obama?)


Post a Comment

<< Home