Thursday, October 2, 2014

Last Call For Hypocrisy General

Republicans really can't help being both crooked as a snake oil salesman and stupid enough to think they'll never get caught, so they're always shocked when they get busted.  Today's contestant: the GOP candidate for Arkansas Attorney General, Leslie Rutledge.

Officials have cancelled the voter registration of Arkansas candidate for Attorney General Leslie Rutledge (R) for being registered to vote in multiple places, according to the Blue Hog Report
The implications: "First, for the AG candidate of the party who likes to scream about voter fraud to be registered in two (or three) places at once is ironic and amusing on its own. However, the bigger implication is Article 19, section 3, of the Arkansas Constitution, which states: 'No persons shall be elected to, or appointed to fill a vacancy in, any office who does not possess the qualifications of an elector.'" 
"The qualifications of an elector" include this that the person must be "Lawfully registered to vote in the election."

Reminder: the only voter fraud out there seems to be perpetrated by Republican politicians registering to vote in multiple precincts.  But this time it may cost the GOP a election.  Here's hoping Rutledge's opponent, Democrat Nate Steel, can turn this into an easy win.

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