What election day wouldn’t be complete with out political chaos and mayhem? Well we’re off to a good start here in Los Angeles. Nevermind that The Drudge Report” is claiming that The board of elections failed to deliver voting equipment to polling places all over LA, even worse is this bit from Crooks and Liars noting that if you are a registered independent in CA there’s a solid chance you vote won’t be counted if you don’t mark one single bubble.
The Democratic and American Independent party ballots given to independent voters who request them include an extra bubble specifying that the ballot is for that party’s primary. The bubble appears before the list of presidential candidates.
If voters fail to mark that spot, the county’s scanning machines will not read the selection for president.
Lawyers for the Los Angeles-based Courage Campaign said that violates California election law. The group sent a letter to Los Angeles County officials threatening legal action if the issue isn’t addressed before Tuesday’s election.
Of course it wasn’t addressed, so yeah, have fun with that one kids. Thanks to Tim for the heads up. Me? I’m writing in Al Swearengen for Pres.