Wednesday, November 3rd, 2004

However the election turns out, I feel the need to gripe about something. I keep hearing about how the provisional ballots in Ohio don’t mean a thing because provisonal ballots are from voters who were "challenged" at the polls.

I haven’t heard neary enough about the number or people in Ohio who registered to vote abscentee and never recieved ballots, and were then denied the right to vote at the polls. A federal judge overturned this, allowing these people to fill out (ready for this?) provisonal ballots.

I’m not comfortable with the number of these types of stories. Before you say it, I still wouldn’t be comfortable if things had gone the other way. Everyone who wants to vote needs to be able to, and they need to be counted, or they will become disenfranchised and no longe vote.