Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Election shenanigans in the Deep South

'Ms. King's letter in the Kinston case states that because of the low turnout black voters must be "viewed as a minority for analytical purposes," and that "minority turnout is relevant" to determining whether the Justice Department should be allowed a change to election protocol.'

Byzantine or Kafka-esque? You decide.

'Black voters account for 9,702 of the city's 15,402 registered voters but typically don't vote at the rates whites do.

As a result of the low turnout, Ms. King wrote, "black voters have had limited success in electing candidates of choice during recent municipal elections."'

So... almost two thirds of the voters are dark-skinned but they must be considered a minority because they are too damn lazy to vote. And to make up for their laziness, startling statistical fakery must be performed on their behalf. Not just that, but dark-skinned candidates are the only ones who can represent dark-skinned people. But never vice versa. You couldn't make this stuff up.


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