Keeping the zombies at bay
Could the dead rise again in Shelby County during the Aug. 3 election?
Bill Giannini, the local chairman of the Republican Party, apparently thinks so.
He sent out an e-mail to his troops today, seeking Republicans who are willing to serve as registrars or poll watchers on Election Day. The motivation he used? A reminder of the, um, irregularities in last year's state Senate District 29 election, in which at least two dead people were recorded as voting.
The attention-getting header on his e-mail reads: "Help stop dead voters in their tracks!"
With proper (read: Republican) oversight at voting precincts, Giannini believes similar problems could be avoided this time around. And maybe, just maybe, he's trying to send out a subtle message about how close that election was and how every vote really does count.
Say this much for the Republicans: Like their elephant mascot, some of them seem to have pretty good memories.
Posted by Blake Fontenay