Wanted: 2008 Ballot Foul-Ups
originally posted 2008-10-01 07:41:39 -1100 -- bumped, cuz there was so much going on that day, this important call for help got overlooked -- cho
Let's keep track of any 2008 balloting discrepancies that you come upon. I have already found one.
ND: Foul-up in North Dakota GOP absentee ballot applications About 20,000 absentee ballot applications mailed by North Dakotas Republican Party did not request information required by state law, but Secretary of State Al Jaeger wants county auditors to accept them anyway.
So I guess all ballots are not equal depending on the state powers. Either a state law has teeth or is ignored because the printer or review process didn't catch an error. Should the voter be punished and made to re-submit a corrected ballot?
In this particular ND case, the GOP goofed up...hard to tell if they were testing state law or just careless. BTW, ND has a Republican governor and Republican Secretary of State that said it was okay for these ballots to be counted.