Thursday, February 09, 2006

Is it going to be a fair election on not?

Reuters AlertNet - Lawsuit latest sign of contentious New Orleans poll:
"In the latest sign that the April 22 elections will be racially charged and legally contentious, the suit filed at the New Orleans federal court said that Gov. Kathleen Blanco and other state officials had violated the Voting Rights Act by failing to provide for out-of-state polling centers.

It said many displaced residents did not have the means to travel to Louisiana for the mayor and city council elections, which were postponed from February because of the disaster."

It occurs to me that Iraq was able to open polling places in other countries during its last election. Louisiana should be able to open polling places in other states, in places like Atlanta and Houston, especially, where so many evacuees are now living.

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