Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Walgreen's Cards Under 40! Why Can't Electoral Officials Card at All?

I probably won't have much to say about this election until long after the polls have closed, but I've got to say that there's no way that the resistance to making people identify themselves as eligible voters when they show up at the polling booth is in good faith.

Yesterday, Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) expressed his outrage that citizen-volunteers wearing buttons for "Election Integrity Watch" should be allowed to observe the voting.  Apparently it's "racist."

A few people have noted that bars and restaurants are more thorough about verifying ID when a patron orders a drink than the polling officials are when voters show up to cast a ballot.

Yesterday, Nordicus was at Walgreen's and saw a sign that the drugstore cards tobacco customers who appear to be under 40 years of age!  When businesses err, they increasingly err on the side of caution.  So should electoral officials.

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