We would like a cup of schadenfreude with your useless and onerous voter registration restrictions designed to suppress voter turnout:
By Alex Seitz-Wald on Jun 13, 2011 at 3:00 pm
Last month, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO) – who is running for Senate against Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) – may have violated election laws by continuing to vote in a town where he no longer lived….
….”When there is a story published about you possibly being registered to vote at the wrong address, changing your registration that day won’t really help – or make you look innocent for that matter,” quipped progressive blog Fired Up Missouri. When asked about the issue by KMOX’s Mark Reardon earlier this month, Akin said he had done nothing wrong, and compared himself to soldiers who are serving in Iraq but still vote in American elections…
…The fact that Akin potentially committed felony voter fraud is ironic given that he is an outspoken supporter of voter ID and other laws to combat fraud…,
….Meanwhile, the Post-Dispatch editorialized that Akin’s case shows why voter ID laws are not good policy, as they would not have stopped Akin from voting where he didn’t live, but would disenfranchise many voters, especially minorities and the elderly.
Never mind. It’s no big deal, because, all together now: *IOKIYAR!
Heh. Our good friends at Fired Up! get a mention. And we knew them when…
*it’s okay if you’re a republican