Wednesday, September 27, 2006

The Voting Dead: New Jersey

Today's story of people voting from beyond the grave comes from New Jersey (big surprise).

Mayor Douglas Palmer's campaign manager is accused of destroying absentee ballots from the May election. The campaign manger claims to have been acting on orders from the Mercer County Superintendent of Elections Bettye Monroe. Republicans have asked Gov. Jon Corzine to have Monroe step down from her post.

On top of that, a voter testified that (much to her amazement) her mother had voted and signed the poll book. Yes, her mother was dead and yes - she voted Democrat.

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