Tuesday, November 07, 2006


The Night's Nutties...

--A man who reportedly believed Republicans were conspiring to steal today's election entered an Allentown polling site, signed in and proceeded to smash the screen of one of the electronic voting machines with a metal cat paperweight, poll volunteers said. Michael Young, 43, of 375 Auburn St., will be charged with felony criminal mischief and tampering with voting machines, according to Ronald Manescu, chief of investigations for Allentown police

--With just a few hours before the polls close there are allegations of voting irregularities. Tuesday afternoon, the NAACP called for an emergency news conference in Detroit. The NAACP said they received approximately 74 complaints on their voter hotline by voters who believe they were registered, but were turned away at the polls because their names did not appear on the registration list.

--Incumbent Republican Congresswoman Heather Wilson is calling for federal monitors from a US House committee to keep tabs on voting in New Mexico’s 1st Congressional District. Wilson made that announcement after a heavily Republican Northeast Heights precinct with roughly 2,500 registered voters ran out of ballots within two hours of the polls opening.

--A famous political name does not guarantee hassle-free voting, as former "first daughter" Chelsea Clinton discovered Tuesday. She turned up shortly after 6 a.m. at her polling site on West 20th Street in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan only to be told her name was not in the voter registration books there, a voting official said.


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