Sunday, February 08, 2004

The usual suspects can't ever seem to get it right

Caucus confusion in Detroit upsets voters, political leaders
Confusion over the location of caucus sites in Detroit deterred people from voting and forced the state Democratic Party to extend polling hours in the city Saturday, angering Detroit voters and political leaders.

The Rev. Horace Sheffield III, who worked on the Rev. Al Sharpton’s campaign, said he was assembling a coalition to go to court to get a federal injunction to overturn the results of the caucuses, which gave U.S. Sen. John Kerry a commanding win. He said the voting problems depressed turnout in Detroit.

``The Michigan Democratic Party knows unequivocally that voters were disenfranchised in Detroit, Southfield and other areas,'' said Derrick Alpert, chair of the Michigan Democratic Party’s black caucus.

``If you disenfranchise one voter, you have ruined the process,’’ said Alpert. “We had this problem in 2000 in Florida and it shouldn't be happening here with Democrats.''
No word on how much trouble the felons, dead people, and illegal aliens had, but maybe they don't vote in primaries.