Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Here's what was cut out of Charter Communications' screwed up broadcast of the candidate forum Monday night between NC House & Senate candidates: Republican Senate candidate David Blust wants to deprive ASU students of the right to vote in local elections. Will someone PLEASE get the man a copy of the U.S. Constitution (or at least the Supreme Court decision in Symm v. U.S., 1979).

Here's the quote from Scott Nicholson's Watauga Democrat coverage:
[Democratic candidate Steve] Goss said he worked while a student, and said they have an inherent constitutional right to vote. [Democratic House candidate Cullie] Tarleton said anyone who has established residency should have the same rights as anyone else. Blust said students shouldn't be allowed to vote in local elections, but only statewide elections.

The bookkeeping on THAT idea ought to be REAL easy!

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