In certain heavily Republican counties, John Kerry received fewer votes than obscure Democrats running in statewide elections. In Butler County, for example, a retired black judge from Cleveland in a long-shot race for state Supreme Court got 61,000 votes. Kerry got 54,000.
So what. People split tickets all the time. But Democrats think people are too stupid to vote for the individual instead of just mind-numbingly pulling the D lever.
Voter turnout in two precincts exceeded 100 percent of the voters yet, ''In a couple of hours, we were able to find 25 people who said they didn't vote or were out of town,'' Fitrakis said.
So what. Were those 25 people registered to vote and if so, registered to vote in that town?
Flimsy arguments - all of them. Writer deserves an F.
"Rendell promises veto on voter ID bill
By David M. Brown TRIBUNE-REVIEW Tuesday, February 21, 2006
Saying his intent is to protect voting rights, Gov. Ed Rendell vowed Monday in Pittsburgh to veto legislation that would require voters to show identification at the polls.
The announcement wasn't a surprise. Rendell, a Democrat from Philadelphia, had hinted for days that he plans to veto the measure passed last week along partisan lines by the Republican-controlled Legislature.
"At a time in our nation's history when voting is becoming ... less and less prevalent among our people, we should be doing everything in our power to make it easier to vote -- not to make it harder," Rendell said at an event in the Hill District.