Received via email: h/t NewsfromUnderground:
I thought you’d be interested in this bit of news…
Yesterday I received my absentee ballot from Louisiana and guess what was missing? The presidential ballot. Outraged, I went down to dinner and began speaking to other students and I would say about 5 out of 10 people I talked to said they’d had an issue with absentee ballots as well. Some hadn’t received their ballots yet and others also had materials missing, though I was the only only who was missing the presidential ballot. It seems that this is a system wide deficiency and though I’d always heard that our voting system was flawed, I’d never experienced it first hand. This morning I called the Registrar of Voters in New Orleans and their solution is that I have to find a fax machine so that they can send me my ballot, then I have to fax my ballot back to them waiving my right to secrecy…But what choice do I have? I can vote, or I can not vote. I then called my mom, a lawyer, and she has already called the local newspaper, the Obama campaign, and the Registrar of Voters to let them know that she is planning to file a class action suit on voting rights against the state of Louisiana with me as a principal plaintiff.
Anyway, I thought you’d like that given our country’s practice of invading other countries in the name of democracy.