Monday, April 11, 2005
Kerry cites lack of humor for election loss
Leaflets are handed out saying Democrats vote on Wednesday, Republicans vote on Tuesday.
That joke was old when I was in grade school.
People are told in telephone calls that if you've ever had a parking ticket, you're not allowed to vote," he said.
Any proof? Who received these calls? And should people that dense REALLY be voting? A bit elitist, probably; but come on -- have a sense of perspective here.
Earlier this year, Kerry joined Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, a New York Democrat, in filing voting reform legislation. The Count Every Vote Act would create a federal holiday for voting, require paper receipts for votes and authorize $500 million to help states upgrade voting systems and equipment.
Federal holiday for voting=another way to turn out Democrat voters (given the large percentage of federal employees who are registered Democrats and who would have a vested interest in defeating candidates who might call for trimming the size of federal government -- presuming, of course, that said candidates MEANT what they said, unlike current Republicans).
Paper receipts are a good idea, but what do you do when the paper count differs from the electronic count? Which is used?
Finally -- why should the taxpayers in Texas pay for new balloting devices in Vermont? That's a local issue, not a federal one.