Monday, October 11, 2010

Politics As Usual

Living in NY as long as I have, I can't say that the following story surprises me. Disgust yes, surprise, no.

[...] election officials in New York City and Erie, Niagara, Putnam and Westchester counties missed an Oct. 1 deadline for mailing ballots to troops overseas.

What this means is that the fix is in. If anything happens at all, the heads of minor functionaries will roll ... to the next patronage job.

The Dems know that the Republicans are well represented in the military and they remember all the bad PR the party received in Florida when Gore's lawyers attempted to disqualify tens of thousands of military ballots in the 2000 election. So the best thing is to make sure that the ballots never get sent. This outrageous criminal act mishap

[...] means that service members may not receive their ballots in time to vote in the Nov. 2 elections. The state has 320,000 overseas and military voters.

The nine counties enumerated above represent 54% of the total population of the State of New York. There are over 49,400 registered NY voters who reside overseas, most are in the military.

And of course Schumer is crying crocodile tears over this. Despite his present feigned outrage, Schumer made no attempt to get his colleagues in the House to pass HR 5673, the Military Voting Protection Act of 2008.

4 comments:

Nickie Goomba said...

"It is terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged." - G.K. Chesterton:

sig94 said...

Roger that Nickie. We can only hope that election day is a complete blow out. Then let the subpoenas flow!

The_Kid said...

Man, I hate these.... well, I can't defile your site.

sig94 said...

Kid - I hear ya. I'd defile it myself but then I always get stuck cleaning up the mess.