Wednesday, May 03, 2006

A federal lawsuit? In Alabama? Never!

The federal government sent Alabama $41.3 million and told the state to set up a statewide voter registration database by Jan. 1. Secretary of State Nancy Worley didn't have the database set up by Jan. 1. This week, the feds sued, which is the kind of thing that happens when you don't obey federal election mandates.

Worley blamed a host of culprits who aren't her, including local election officials and corporate intellectual property disputes. Then she called the lawsuit "a mixed blessing."

Have I mentioned yet that Ed Packard, a knowledgeable and veteran election official, is running against Worley in the Democratic primary? Because if I haven't, I should.

1 Comments:

Blogger Ed said...

Thank you for spreading the word about my candidacy. Your support is appreciated!

I am also writing to let you know that I've added a blog to my site so that I can speak more directly to some of the issues I think are important. I will be writing on ballot access within the next few days.

Again, thanks.

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