Random commentary and senseless acts of blogging.
The first Republican president once said, "While the people retain their virtue and their vigilance, no administration by any extreme of wickedness or folly can seriously injure the government in the short space of four years." If Mr. Lincoln could see what's happened in these last three-and-a-half years, he might hedge a little on that statement.
Prisoners of Azkaban
Thursday, January 30, 2003
It's the Florida Way
Florida official are seemingly still handling elections by their own very special rules(full story here; link from Maru):
State prosecutors began their investigation in mid-December after a county audit documented widespread abuse of tax money and rumors began swirling at high levels of county government about missing votes. With concerns about Oliphant's ability to oversee her office growing daily, investigators stepped up their work over the past week.
The attorney for the employee said the absentee ballots she saw were postmarked before the Sept. 10 primary. She told prosecutors it was significant that she saw them in the mailroom two days after the election because no one from the office picked up the mail on Election Day. Under state law, any absentee ballots received by the end of business on Election Day must be counted....
On discovering the mail trays of ballots, his client immediately notified Carol Hill, Oliphant's assistant supervisor in charge of absentee ballots. The lawyer quotes Hill as saying the ballots needed to disappear and said his client discovered later in the day that they were no longer in the mailroom.