your votes, I haz dem

A scant 20 minutes after the polls opened here my ballot was cast with a satisfying whirr and beep of the tried and “true” non-Diebold counting machine. I confess to being a bit giddy as I moved through the queue. I couldn’t stop myself from flipping open the blue privacy folder to look at my vote a 2nd, 3rd and 5th time. I couldn’t help but smile.

This is the first time in a long, long while where I was really and truly happy to cast my ballot.

My mood is only dampened by the reports of rampant voter fraud/tampering by the local GOP. Not the least of which by our own Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen. Our “top cop” is the chair of the WIsconsin Republican party. Hell, he’s hosting the McCain/Palin “victory party” tonight in Waukesha. I ask you, how can the person who’s charged with enforcing a fair and accurate election possibly do so while jerking off the home office? Where is his zeal for justice when it comes to prosecuting paid temp workers who were TOLD TO LIE to people about their affiliations? Yeah, thought so. You are a blight, sir, and I look forward to your opponents victory party next time ’round.