The patchwork problem of federal and state election regulations strikes again.
Military ballots are being tossed in Fairfax Co, VA because of a “technicality.” Not a lot of them compared to the size of the electorate, but more than a few.
The registrar of voters in a Democrat. He thinks it “stinks,” but the law is the law.
I like how the original story makes sure to point out that it’s only a “small number,” a “handful of them, at most.”
I thought it was about counting every ballot.
Remember, the Republicans are trying to steal votes with electronic voting machines. Rumors of a single vote screwed up anywhere and it’s all over page one everywhere. But military ballots rejected is no big deal.
Whatever went wrong and whoever is at fault in Virginia, this is a shame. Some of our troops overseas aren’t going to get their vote counted because of some morons.
But don’t worry, says the Democratic registrar. It’s only a handful of them at most. And the press backs him up.
UPDATE: Lex had already posted on this.