Friday, June 15, 2012

He’s Dead, Jim

Gov. Rick Scott was once denied a ballot in an election because he was dead.

“You can’t vote because you’re dead,” Scott — who’s now embroiled in a voter-purge controversy as Florida governor — recalls a poll worker saying. “You passed away, according to our voter rolls.”

So Scott pulled out his driver’s license and insisted he was alive.

“I showed them my ID,” Scott said. “They let me vote provisionally. I’m sure it counted.”

It did — twice — according to Collier County voting records that show he cast back-to-back provisional ballots in the Republican primary and general elections six years ago.

I still want proof that he’s actually alive.