Wednesday, October 20, 2004

Calling Dick Tracy

Officials in Defiance, Ohio actually noticed something was odd when they started getting voter registrations for the likes of Dick Tracy, Mary Poppins, and Jeffrey Dahmer. Chad Staton, who really does live in Defiance County, had been hired by Toledo woman, Georgianne Pitts to collect voter registrations on behalf of the NAACP National Voter Fund. The Fund collected some 80,000 registrations, of the nearly 500,000 total new voter forms in Ohio. Rather than pay Staton in anything as mundane as coin of the realm, Pitts was providing him with crack cocaine in return for the registrations. This is kind of reminiscent of the traditional graveyard vote in Cook County.

Could the NAACP's new slogan be "Crack the Vote"?


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