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Friday, October 17, 2008

Invalid voter casts invalid vote !!! in Ohio !!!

The Republicans have finally found one !!!

His name is Smauel Joeseph Wurzelbacker (aka Joe the plumber).

He cast a vote although the registered voter in question is named Samuel Joseph Worzelbacher.

Clearly an invalid vote (just the thing that Republicans have been screaming about and in Ohio too !

Mr. Wurzelbacher is registered to vote in Lucas County under the name Samuel Joseph Worzelbacher.
“We have his named spelled W-O, instead of W-U,” Linda Howe, executive director of the Lucas County Board of Elections, said in a telephone interview. “Handwriting is sometimes hard to read. He has never corrected it in his registration card.”

The records, she said, showed he voted Republican in the March primary.

But I'm sure that now that the gross miss-match has been discovered Joe W will be in the same fix as hundreds of thousands of other people in Ohio with similar problems no ?

The court didn't spell out what the counties must do with the information on mismatches. It's illegal for election officials to unilaterally remove voters from the rolls this close to an election, but voting-rights advocates fear that the information could allow some counties to mount challenges to voters whose records don't match up, even if the mismatch is the result of nothing more than a typographical error, and force them to cast a provisional ballot -- "disenfranchised by a typo," as Michael Waldman of the Brennan Center, a voting-rights activist group, puts it.

(as likely as that Michael Waldman is really Michael Waldmann, the cousin I never knew I had and our relationship was obscured by a typo).

1 comment:

Michael Drake said...

It's this kind of thing that's destroying the fabric of our democracy.