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Thursday, November 02, 2006

AARP Encourages Voter Fraud

I listened to the MN Senate Debate this evening, and heard an ad sponsored by the AARP encouraging people to vote. During this ad, the announcer says "so this Tuesday, visit your nearest polling place and spend 10 minutes voting" or something similar. The key words are "your nearest polling place".

Unfortunately, the AARP misunderstands basic voting. People cannot simply visit "their nearest polling place" and cast their vote. They have to go to their specific polling place for their precinct and cast their vote there.

I'm really amazed that such a basic error got into this commercial. I don't actually go so far as to believe that they are encouraging voter fraud, notwithstanding the title of this post, one has to wonder how they could make so basic an error.

Blogger Scribbler de Stebbing said...

Didn't catch that -- good ear. I did wonder why candidates would allow a left-wing organization to host a debate. But the League of Women Voters does it all the time. Conservatives don't seem to have a problem with being doormats.

Did anyone distinguish any difference between the Independent candidate and the DFL candidate? Is if possible the GOP put this Fitzgerald in place to siphon off votes from Klobuchar?

9:11 PM, November 02, 2006  
Blogger festivus said...

Credit for the catch belongs to my wife who, by sheer coincidence, I had just picked up from her election judge training. It was no doubt top of mind with her at that point.

I actually thought the Independent Candidate was slightly more nutty than Ms. K. He is vocally for immediate withdrawal from Irak (my tip-o-the-hat to the MN National Guard troops - they of "the banner"), and sounded like there's not a tax in the world he wouldn't raise in order to solve all our problems. But yes, it's amazing how DFL-like they all are.

I sometimes wonder how an Independent candidate who is a lot more like a Republican would do in a 3 way race.

10:38 PM, November 02, 2006  
Blogger Harsh Pencil said...

Can't you guys see that this is another Rovian stroke of genius? Aunt Milly shows up at her nearest voting place to vote for more money from the public treasury, finds out it isn't her precinct, can't vote, gets confused and goes home. Genius!

10:42 PM, November 02, 2006  

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