Democrats Take Advantage of the Mentally Ill Voters

It would be far too easy to make the obvious joke about the DNC taking advantage of mentally ill voters…………….

http://www.fayobserver.com/articles/2012/11/01/1214384.aspx?sac=fo.local

 

Jimmy Green’s stepdaughter had never voted before. The 57-year-old is mentally disabled, and Green said she doesn’t understand the concept of casting a ballot.

But this week, she called her parents to say she had voted for President Obama. The care home in Fayetteville where she lives registered its residents to vote and drove them to the polls, Green said.

“My concern is that somebody told her who to vote for,” he said. “She didn’t even know there’s two different parties.”

Complaints of uncomprehending voters being ferried to cast ballots surface every election. And in a presidential race as close as this year’s, with huge levels of early voting, any perceived irregularity is falling under intense scrutiny.

But federal and state laws are very clear – there is no competency test for voting.

“The law specifically says that anyone with a disability is allowed to have assistance from anyone that they choose,” said Terri Robertson, director of the Cumberland County Board of Elections. “As long as they can communicate to us in some way that they need assistance and who they wish to have assistance from, the law allows it.”

My story about this:
I was an election judge in my city in the 2000 federal election. In the middle of the afternoon a group of about 15 young boys and girls (18-24 years old) were led in and lined up to vote. One by one they were led to the election judge stations to check in and each one had a brand new state issued ID. After “signing” in, they were each led to the voting booth by their helpers and voted (with a lot of assistance from the helpers). These kids had no idea as to what they were doing or why they were there.

From the story above:

“The law specifically says that anyone with a disability is allowed to have assistance from anyone that they choose,” said Terri Robertson, director of the Cumberland County Board of Elections. “As long as they can communicate to us in some way that they need assistance and who they wish to have assistance from, the law allows it.”

In my situation, I would call it fraud. The kids had no way of asking for assistance to vote.

Using the mentally ill to get votes……

Stay classy Democrats