The Incredible Story of Irvington, NY's Mayoral Election Theft
By Brad Friedman on 10/31/2005, 2:36pm PT  

A great story by Bob Geiger today on how Republicans will use any means necessary to see to it that votes are not counted as long as it means an electoral "victory" for them.

The depths to which they will sink, no matter how big or small the race, never fails to amaze. From the 2000 Presidential race in Florida to the race for Mayor of Irvington, NY decided just last week after a protracted 7-month legal battle.

Geiger reports the remarkable story of how members of the Republican National Lawyers Association (RNLA) rode in to help disqualify an absentee ballot from a woman named Susan Brenner-Morton --- because she apparently had signed it "Susan B. Morton" --- in order to gain a tie in a one-vote margin race which then led to a random lottery to determine the "winner". Guess who didn't "win".

It's an incredible story revealing how far the anti-democratic forces of the Republican party will go, the way in which they happily abuse the courts and the legal system, and how winning a race at all costs justifies even the harassment of a single American citizen/voter.

And on the topic of the RNLA, we'll remind you of one of their star legal-eagle disenfranchisers, National General Counsel to Bush/Cheney '04 Inc., Mark F. "Thor" Hearne who was the keynote speaker at the Florida RNLA Chapter's "2005 Kickoff Reception" on April 15th of this year. That, several months after he founded the "non-partisan" American Center for Voting Rights scam organization.

Anyway, be sure to read Geiger's full amazing story on the latest "Republican Victory".

(Hat tip to BRAD BLOG not-so-secret-weapon, David Edwards for the link!)

For more information on the "non-partisan" tax-exempt ACVR scam and the snakeoil salesmen who invented it, Bush/Cheney '04 National General Counsel Mark F. "Thor" Hearne and RNC Communications Director Jim Dyke, please see BRAD BLOG's full Special Coverage of the "American Center for Voting Rights" at http://www.BradBlog.com/ACVR.