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Thursday, September 29, 2005

This Is Not From The Onion Pt. II 

Hot off the wire in St. Petersburg, Florida:

As voters in a St. Petersburg City Council race proved on Tuesday, many of them are colorblind.

The lawsuit was filed last month in federal court by members of the Uhuru movement. It claims the election process in St. Petersburg makes it too difficult to get black candidates elected because after they nominate them in primary elections, they can still be voted down in the general election when the whole city can vote.

But that way of seeing District 6 seemed to take a hit Tuesday when a white woman, Darden Rice, gathered the most votes in the district's city council primary election.

Apparently, the good people of the Uhuru movement don't understand how democracy works. You see, just because you voted for someone, and they won your primary, doesn't mean everyone else has to vote for them too. Amazingly, other people get a say in who they want elected too. I know, it's shocking and reprehensible that everyone gets an equal vote in who represents them, but what are you going to do? Oh, that's right, you're going to sue. I suppose that's fitting these days... when democracy doesn't produce the results you want, you go to court.

H/T to Tongue Tied, which has really found some good ones lately.

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