This. Is. Insane.
From the AP:
PORT CHESTER, N.Y. – Arthur Furano voted early — five days before Election Day. And he voted often, flipping the lever six times for his favorite candidate. Furano cast multiple votes on the instructions of a federal judge and the U.S. Department of Justice as part of a new election system crafted to help boost Hispanic representation.
Ah, the DOJ. Obama best bud Eric Holder, doing his best to ensure liberalism never dies since it can’t win at the ballot box once it’s exposed for the lie that it is.
Voters in Port Chester, 25 miles northeast of New York City, are electing village trustees for the first time since the federal government alleged in 2006 that the existing election system was unfair. The election ends Tuesday and results are expected late Tuesday.
The existing election system=voting *one* time. How antiquated, right?
Although the village of about 30,000 residents is nearly half Hispanic, no Latino had ever been elected to any of the six trustee seats, which until now were chosen in a conventional at-large election. Most voters were white, and white candidates always won.
Federal Judge Stephen Robinson said that violated the Voting Rights Act, and he approved a remedy suggested by village officials: a system called cumulative voting, in which residents get six votes each to apportion as they wish among the candidates. He rejected a government proposal to break the village into six districts, including one that took in heavily Hispanic areas.
Erick Erickson from Redstate says impeachment is the only option for said judge. I agree. He writes:
The federal government requested a solution to divide up the municipality into six voting districts so that voters could vote in their local neighborhood, including areas of high hispanic population. This is the American way of handling the solution and is familiar to most people living in the Southern United States.
Judge Robinson, however, went with the European cumulative voting system that gives people the right to vote six times. He overstepped his bounds to impose a solution that not even Barack Obama’s Justice Department wanted
Until, of course, they realized the potential: why bother registering fake and dead voters if we all vote six times?!