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Wednesday, October 06, 2004

True Story 
So I'm sitting in court this morning during a sentencing hearing. The defendant has already plead guilty to a felony and a misdemeanor a couple of weeks ago. Unsurprisingly for a felon, he admits to having drug and alcohol issues and has not completed the tenth grade. He is facing probation, but his attorney is arguing for yet more leniency. She mentions his positive qualities, including the fact that he has a part time job. For a voter registration organization. As a deputy voter registrar.

So...the state has given the power to approve voter registrations to an alcoholic, drug-addicted, semi-literate felon. Oh, yeah. No vote fraud going on here, I'm sure.

NOTE: It turns out that as I understand it, this is not even legal. You must be eligible to vote in order to be a deputy voter registrar.
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