November 1, 2005, - 9:55 am
By Debbie Schlussel
Need help voting? In a solution to the Palm Beach fiasco (butterfly ballots with old people who couldn’t figure it out), the City of Detroit “pre-votes” for you.
As reported by Detroit’s ABC news affiliate, some Detroit voters received their absentee ballots with the votes already cast for Detroit City Clerk Jackie Currie and her buddy, embattled Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick (“the Hip Hop Mayor”).
Strangely, Currie–who administers all elections in Detroit and distributes the ballots–got more votes than any candidate in the August primary. Gee, I wonder why.
All of this is on top of a Sunday Detroit News investigation that showed many absentee ballots–as many as 380,000!–registered to dead people, fraudulent/invalid addresses, and mentally incapacitated voters. The News reported that Currie’s paid workers “help” incapacitated voters in a back room at nursing homes.
The paper also reported that these suspicious “practices” date back to 1964, when Currie and her late husband were charged with soliciting people to sign applications for absentee ballots and “advising” them how to mark their ballots.
With Detroit as the largest voting bloc in the State of Michigan, is it any surprise that John Kerry won the State–with Jackie Currie on his side?
Unfortunately, The Detroit News (a/k/a “The Detroit Spews”) gives credence to Malik Shabazz as a legitimate Currie critic. He is a racist and anti-Semite in the Farrakhan mold, who blamed Israel and the Jews at a 9/11 memorial right after the 2001 attacks–conspiracy theories he has repeated at various speeches and appearances nationwide. Incredibly, the Spews doesn’t mention a lick of this. Par for the course at this apologist paper for radical Islam.
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