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30 November 2001

Facts and the Race Card

From an article in the Chron today:

Keryl B. Douglas, regional director for the NAACP, said many of the same problems encountered by minorities during the 2000 presidential election were experienced locally during the Nov. 6 election that threw Mayor Lee Brown and City Councilman Orlando Sanchez into Saturday's runoff.

Douglas said her group received several complaints after Nov. 6 and are investigating.

When pressed for specifics, she said no actual voter intimidation has turned up. But, she added, the location of polling places changed during the general election, too, and there was no adequate notification.

I just love that vague allusion to the "problems encountered by minorities during the 2000 presidential election" (let's see -- are they talking about the fact that Black Republicans were disproportionately more likely to have their ballots thrown out? Probably not). I also love that, when pressed for specifics, Miss Douglas had to admit that she had none.

But hell, why let facts get in the way when you're playing the race card?!

I will be glad when this election is over, and the despicable politics of racial division in this city can come to an end.

[Posted @ 01:00 AM CST]

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