Sunday, July 11, 2004

We can add to the Bush admin's election suspension plans the recent report in the New York Times that Florida election officials used a method of identifying convicted felons (for the purpose of purging them from the voter rolls) that made it almost impossible to identify convicted felons who were Hispanic. At the same time, African-American voters were easily identified by the election officials' methodology. Of course, it's just a coincidence that African-American voters tend to vote Democratic and Hispanic voters tend to vote Republican.

Not only that, but after a state judge ordered the purge list to be made public, it was discovered that thousands of felons who had been granted clemency were still on the list.

So we can certainly see why the United States would be in such an excellent position to bring democracy and freedom to Iraq.

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