Who says Talking Points readers aren’t the smartest folks on the web? After reading last night’s post two intrepid Pointsters showed me how the Republicans were right (!) and how I’d been wrong all along about the brouhaha in Seminole and Martin counties.
Tossing out those absentee ballots isn’t a matter of disenfranchisement, it’s an issue of basic fairness! Not to Al Gore, but to the voters themselves.
Why didn’t they complete the forms? These absentee voters went up to the brink and then didn’t pull the trigger. They clearly had second thoughts – just like those non-chad-whacking African-American and elderly Jewish voters down state. These are really just more protest voters who decided not to vote for anyone at all.
Fuhggedaboutit! It happens in Florida all the time.