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Contractors vetting voter rolls

April 21st, 2004 (03:52 pm)
annoyed

current mood: annoyed

Just came across an odd fact: for the 2000 election, Florida outsourced the job of pruning invalid voters from the rolls to the low bidder. So what's to stop the RNC from offering to do it for $1 so they can get the chance to dump anybody who's not a registered Republican?

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Posted by: C. Virtue (cvirtue)
Posted at: April 21st, 2004 01:19 pm (UTC)

That would be too obvious. But a disguised lowball-yet-not-crazy bidder; who would know?

Posted by: Who, me? (metageek)
Posted at: April 28th, 2004 06:21 pm (UTC)

Actually, apart from public opinion, it might not matter if it were too obvious; the Florida law has no provisions for checking the contractor's work. It'd only work once (after that the law would be changed), but it's not as if it'd be a difficult task: they get the voter rolls electronically, and the rolls list what party each voter is registered in, so it'd be brain-dead simple to trim it down to just Republicans.

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