Delaware for Obama

Thursday, August 12, 2004

Tilden's Rolling In His Grave

Yahoo! News - U.S. to Get International Election Observers: "'For over 200 years, this nation has conducted elections fairly and impartially, ensuring that each person's vote will count,' said Rep. Stephen Buyer during debate on the floor of the House of Representatives. 'Imagine going to your polling place on the morning of November 2 and seeing blue-helmeted foreigners inside your local library, school or fire station.'"

Apparent Mr. Buyer is not a very careful student of the US electoral process. Rutherford B. Hayes, anyone? Tammany Hall? "Vote early, and often?" The dead people who voted for Kennedy? The Jim Crow laws? You call Florida 2000 and the ridiculously careless methodology of the felon-list purge ensuring every vote will count? Nonsense! Mr. Buyer, you are ignorant of the history of elections in this country, which makes you a very poor congressional representative. Also, you're a xenophobic nutjob.

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