. . . Monday November 1, 2004

Ohio’s Velvet Rope

If the GOP had won today’s election court cases, getting past the hubbub to place your vote at some precincts in Ohio would’ve been tougher than getting into The Viper Room without some serious box office mojo or a reasonably aggressive breast job.

Concerned that the Dems were committing fraud in their registering of thousands of new voters, the GOP moved to man polling places with an army of volunteers who would be around to challenge anyone who didn’t seem like they had their papers in order.

In one case, an African American couple brought the issue of the challengers to a judge and argued that these bouncers just happened to be planning to target mostly minority precincts. In that case and one other, the judges ruled that the challengers would not be allowed to set up shop at polling places.

Concentration is important!