A Lady's Ruminations

"Jane was firm where she felt herself to be right." -Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

Thursday, November 02, 2006

And Yet Dead People Can Vote Anywhere

Shouldn't the authorities be persuing the real felons who vote when they aren't supposed to, the dead people who some how rise from the grave (today is All Soul's Day, after all) and vote, and all the voter fraud (especially in FLORDIA!), rather than harass Ann Coulter because she is an outspoken Conservative? This is just a witch hunt.

AP: Coulter Refuses to Cooperate in Voting Probe

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (Nov. 1) - Conservative columnist Ann Coulter has refused to cooperate in an investigation into whether she voted in the wrong precinct, so the case will probably be turned over to prosecutors, Palm Beach County's elections chief said Wednesday.

Elections Supervisor Arthur Anderson said his office has been looking into the matter for nearly nine months, and he would turn over the case to the state attorney's office by Friday.

Coulter's attorney did not immediately return a call Wednesday. Nor did her publicist at her publisher, Crown Publishing.

Knowingly voting in the wrong precinct is a felony punishable by up to five years in prison.
And is Arthur Anderson persuing all those fraudulent votes from the 2000 Election still? If he has time to go after Ann Coulter, then he better have investigated and punished every single person who committed voter fraud in the 2000 Election. Remember all the problems in Florida???

Anderson's office received a complaint in February that Coulter voted in the wrong precinct during a Feb. 7 Palm Beach town council election.

Anderson said a letter was sent to Coulter on March 27 requesting that she clarify her address for the voting records "or face the possibility of her voter registration being rescinded." Three more letters were sent to Coulter and her attorney, but she has yet to respond with the information requested, Anderson said.
Did the complaint come with the name of the person complaining? Couldn't anyone file a complaint against anyone else?

And even if Ann did somehow vote in the wrong place, it does not necessarily follow that she did it on purpose.

In high school, my sister filled out a mail-in voter registration in her politics and government class. She didn't turn 18 until January, so they held on to it. Later, when she hadn't heard back, she filled another one out. She received an absentee ballot in the mail before the next election and, when she went to drop it off at the precinct, she found she could vote again! She was registered twice: once with her real name and once with her nickname. She could have voted twice.

Mistakes happen all the time in with precincts, voter registrations, and, as we all know, voting.

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Ann might have done something wrong but how can we know for sure. In all likelihood, this is all about politics. The Democrats will do anything to take down a strong, outspoken Conservative.

And yet, dead people can apparently vote anytime they want to. What a lovely racket.