Blanche Lincoln Sucks At Voting
It is a big day for Sen. Blanche Lincoln, who will soon learn whether she'll win the Democratic nomination tonight or in a run-off some weeks down the road. Her job as candidate today was fairly straight forward: go to the polling place in Arkansas and vote for herself. She screwed this up, sadly.
Interesting mix-up here. Was there a point at time when she was considering not being in Arkansas on the day of her close Arkansas political election?
According to her campaign staff, Lincoln was initially turned away when she tried to vote at her home her polling place this morning after elections officials discovered she had already requested an absentee ballot be sent to her Virginia home. Poll workers told Lincoln their records showed she had already voted.
"She just wanted to be prepared," campaign spokesperson Katie Laning Niebaum told me a few minutes ago. "She has requested absentee ballots on many past occasions."
Lincoln didn't fill out the absentee ballot this time, her staff no doubt eager for the classic casting-the-ballot photo op this morning. But, thanks to this mix-up, she's stuck with the less appealing "filling out the provisional ballot so elections officials can determine if her vote is legal or not" shot instead.
Nevertheless, there she is in the video up top, with the slave husband and the muppets, who "watched" her fail at voting with great admiration.