Monday, October 20, 2008
So incompetent they can't even direct their own people to the right place:
Florida Republican Party directs voters to wrong early voting sites
If you're looking for information on early voting sites, one place to avoid: the Republican Party of Florida's Web site.Memo to Republican Party: not all voters need to be suppressed. For example, your own.
Under a "Voter Action Center" tab on the state party's home page, voters can select their county and, in theory, find out a convenient early voting location. The problem: For Palm Beach County, it lists 14 early voting sites. In fact, there are only 11.
The erroneous early voting information also was sent to voters in a mailer.
For the conspiracy minded, the RPOF (which apparently listed the early voting sites from the 2006 election) directed voters to the wrong polling places in Belle Glade and southwestern Palm Beach County, two heavily Democratic areas. Then again, only six of the 14 early voting sites listed by the RPOF are truly in action.
Spokeswoman Erin VanSickle said it's an "honest mistake that we are working quickly to fix."
The Florida Democratic Party quickly slammed the Republican mix-up.
"We knew the Republicans were incompetent when it comes to running the government, but now it looks as if their incompetence is spilling over to campaigns," said spokesman Eric Jotkoff. "The fact that the Republicans can’t update the list of early voting sites from 2006 [ed. even I updated my blog entry from 2006 about early voting] shows that the get-out-the-vote machine that they brag about is pretty rusty these days."
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