Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Will the real frauds please stand up?

Republican efforts to suppress minority votes worked according to plan in the Indiana primary.
About 12 Indiana nuns were turned away Tuesday from a polling place by a fellow bride of Christ because they didn't have state or federal identification bearing a photograph. Sister Julie McGuire said she was forced to turn away her fellow sisters at Saint Mary's Convent in South Bend, across the street from the University of Notre Dame, because they had been told earlier that they would need such an ID to vote. [...]

They weren't given provisional ballots because it would be impossible to get them to a motor vehicle branch and back in the 10-day time frame allotted by the law, Sister McGuire said. "You have to remember that some of these ladies don't walk well. They're in wheelchairs or on walkers or electric carts."
Who do you think is more likely to commit voter fraud? Nuns or pious-sounding Republicans?

Indiana has the strictest photo ID law in the country thanks to Republican-led efforts designed to combat ballot fraud, not that fraud has every been found to be a problem. In fact, no one has ever been prosecuted for impersonating a voter at the polls in Indiana.

On the other hand, I know many Republicans who could be accused of impersonating compassionate Christians.

2 comments:

Lew Scannon said...

Republicans complain about vote fraud in Indiana then vote for Hillary in droves (as per Rush Limbaugh's "Operation:Chaos")to give her a slim margin of victory (Contact Hillary here to ask her to please drop out of the race). Not all hypocrites are Republican, but a majority of Republicans are hypocrites.

abi said...

On the other hand, I know many Republicans who could be accused of impersonating compassionate Christians.

;-) No doubt. I just wish I could be sure there was a price to pay for that in the next life, because there certainly isn't any consequence in this one.