Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Lake County A Huge Embarrassment To Indiana And The Democratic Party

Explain to me how anyone can have faith in our election process when Gary Mayor and Lake Co. Democratic Chairman Rudy Clay can: withhold until after 11:00 p.m. on election night the votes from Indiana's second-largest county; selectively release numbers from Gary precincts showing a huge win for Obama; and then tell the national media that Lake County will produce a surprise outcome in the Indiana presidential primary race? When the votes were finally counted after most people had gone to bed, dampening Clinton's victory speech in Indianapolis, Clinton won the statewide vote by more than 23,000 votes and, more importantly, she carried a respectable 45% of the vote in Lake County by countering Obama's strength in Gary with Clinton's significant advantage among white voters. And what happened to that big advantage Obama supposedly had in northwest Indiana where voters have known him for years because of media coverage from Chicago? For the record, Sen. Hillary Clinton carried The Region. Clinton won these other other Northwest Indiana counties: Porter (58%), LaPorte (52%), Starke (71%), Pulaski (61%), Jasper (65%) and Newton (65%). Check out this speech Clay gave last month making his prediction on the presidential race.

5 comments:

Jon Easter said...

Show us some proof of wrongdoing. Remember, the Republican-written voter ID rule makes it legal to request and vote an absentee ballot without showing any ID.

artfuggins said...

Repubicans claim that no responsible person is denied the right to vote without picture ID. The Supreme Court in its ruling stated that the plaintiffs had not submitted sufficient evidence of anyone being denied the right to vote....how about 12 nuns including one who is 98 years old with an expired passport...I suspect we have not heard the last of this voter suppression law.

SW Lane said...

"I suspect we have not heard the last of this voter suppression law".

Actually, Wilson's sock-puppet, you Have heard the last. The SCOTUS heard the case and ruled it passed constitutional muster. WHo gives a damn if some penguins decided they were above the law..I dont. For those of you who tout the mantra of religion being nowhere near government, its apporopriate that they were turned away, right?

No faux outrage, please. Thanks in advance.

Lance Rasmussen said...

"The Supreme Court in its ruling stated that the plaintiffs had not submitted sufficient evidence of anyone being denied the right to vote....how about 12 nuns including one who is 98 years old with an expired passport..."

The crux of the ruling was actually that the plaintiffs did not effectively argue that it was an undue burden on the populace to obtain ID under the system the state had set. Wilson, I mean Art, didn't quote the part of the article where another nun specifically told these 12 that they'd need ID, days before the election.

Oh, and it was ALWAYS legal to request an absentee ballot and vote without ID.

artfuggins said...

Penguins??? Please........only in Indiana