Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Now, exactly WHOM did you want for governor?

The North Bergen Reporter had an interesting report this weekend about the write-in votes recieved in the recent election in Hudson County. No surprise, Acting Gov. Codey got 160 votes across the county; but others also got write-in votes, such as Bret Schundler,Bruce Springsteen, Terrell Owens, Joe Piscopo, Ralph Nader, and HR 550.

No, not a misprint; HR 550 got some write-ins:
"HR Five Fifty" - a reference to a proposed amendment to the national Help
America Vote Act -received four votes in various races from one Jersey City
voter. The bill (H.R. 550) was introduced to the U.S. House of Representatives
by Rep. Rush Holt (D-N.J.).

Clearly, this bill is being taken seriously if someone's willing to name it for governor of New Jersey, or even mayor of Jersey City!

There's been some discussion of the issues in the bill in the post right before this one, and a lot over at Blanton's and Ashton's. Oh yeah, and some 80+ other bloggers, too (scroll down.) If you haven't signed the petition for HR 550, go here and do it now!

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