Saturday, April 08, 2006

The Feds are overseeing LA elections

The Justice Department will send observers to the upcoming New Orleans municipal election. Because LA is under the pre-clearance provisions of the voting rights act,presumably this is so that the voting rights of displaced minority voters are not violated by the unprecedented early and absentee voting procedures.

Of course, if the Feds had provided FEMA relief lists to election officials in Louisiana, we'd be much more assured that everyone's right to vote was being guaranteed.

It's not clear what the Federal government expects to find. They aren't even saying where the observers will be.

The Shreveport Times, which published this story, is profiling the election this Sunday.


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