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Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Finding Nemo The Voter

If it weren't tragic, we would all be careening on the floor, laughing.

Dead goldfish offered the vote in Illinois

CHICAGO – The only "agent of change" Princess ever supported was the person who freshened the water in her fishbowl [ed. vbspurs: LOL]

So election officials in Chicago's northern suburbs want to know why voter registration material was sent to the dead goldfish.

"I am just stunned at the level of people compromising the integrity of the voting process," said Lake County Clerk Willard Helander, a Republican, who said she has spotted problems with nearly 1,000 voter registrations this year.

Beth Nudelman, who owned the fish, said Princess may have landed on a mailing list because the family once filled in the pet's name when they got a second phone line for a computer.

"There was no fraud involved," said Nudelman, a Democrat who supports Barack Obama. "This person is a dead fish."

The paperwork sent to a "Princess Nudelman" likely came from the "Women's Voices, Women Vote" project, which sent nearly 1 million mailings to Illinois households in August using a list that mistakenly included some pets, said Sarah Johnson, a spokeswoman for the not-for-profit group that encourages single women to vote.

This person is a dead fish?? Is this a JOKE? The Aristocatfish!

Seriously, people.

There have been few Presidential elections so compromised as the 2008 one. That it's happening in the most advanced nation on earth, is a tragedy.

I am usually not in favour of national IDs of any kind, but maybe it's time to follow even Third World countries' examples, and have a voter registration card with one's photo on it. This would cut down on the fraud, exponentially.

If it's good enough for VISA, it should be good enough for electing the leader of the free world...

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  • Or we could dye people's fingers after voting; it would at least cut down on the chance of someone voting multiple times. (There would still be the problem of ineligible voters, however.)

    By Anonymous alcibiades, at Wed Oct 22, 01:05:00 pm GMT-4  

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