It's Never Too Late to Scuttle a Bad Idea

Staining voters’ fingers with blue ink may be a great symbol in Australia, but it’s begging for catastrophe in the Sunni triangle, if not elsewhere in Iraq. How better to keep people home on polling day than to give them a difficult-to-remove indicator that shows they voted. Why don’t we just paint targets on their backs that say “terrorists aim here”? It strikes me that minor voting fraud is going to be a smaller problem in this election than the murder of voters. It’s not too late to stop it, though: put the ink back in storage, and get the word out that you can vote without marking yourself as a target.

Posted by Chops at January 29, 2005 12:09 PM