Wednesday, May 07, 2008

The Results Are In

What was the highlight of last night's primary elections in Indiana and North Carolina? No, not that the results may mean the end of the campaign for Hillary Clinton. Options Dwindling for Clinton.

It was the success of the new voter ID law recently upheld by the Supreme Court, see Supremely Partisan Court. As the caption by Fired Up! Missouri put it:

Sisters of St. Mary's Convent Foiled in Plot to Steal Election Through Vote Fraud.

Yes, showing just how prescient the court's ruling was as a necessary measure, an obviously planned fraud by a team of Nuns was prevented. The elderly sisters tried to circumvent the voter ID requirement by approaching another sister from the convent at the polling place, but luckily she turned them away. After all, who knows who's really hiding under those habits without a photo ID?

The AP describes the scheme, in Indiana nuns lacking ID denied at poll by fellow sister:

About 12 Indiana nuns were turned away Tuesday from a polling place by a fellow bride of Christ because they didn't have state or federal identification bearing a photograph.

Sister Julie McGuire said she was forced to turn away her fellow sisters at Saint Mary's Convent in South Bend, across the street from the University of Notre Dame, because they had been told earlier that they would need such an ID to vote.

The nuns, all in their 80s or 90s, didn't get one but came to the precinct anyway.
Clearly, they intended to create havoc by trying to get around the new law. And as a sign of their hubris, they refused provisional ballots, as reported by Talking Points Memo:
They weren't given provisional ballots because it would be impossible to get them to a motor vehicle branch and back in the 10-day time frame allotted by the law, Sister McGuire said. 'You have to remember that some of these ladies don't walk well. They're in wheelchairs or on walkers or electric carts.'
Whenever I doubt it, God always finds a way to come up with a good joke. This one's on the Catholic boys on the Supreme Court: Roberts, Scalia, Kennedy, Thomas and Alito.

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