View Full Version : Puerto Rico inmates cast early ballots for Dem. primary

05-31-2008, 01:44 AM
Do you want to avoid the long lines at your elections location, just commit a crime in Puerto Rico and vote early!!!!

"BAYAMON, Puerto Rico (AP) Arturo Vazquez is locked up for assault and robbery, but he and hundreds of other prisoners may have a say in choosing the next president of the United States, casting early ballots Friday in Puerto Rico's key Democratic primary.

Along with only two U.S. states, this Spanish-speaking Caribbean territory lets imprisoned felons vote. And Sunday's primary is hugely important: It may clinch the nomination for Sen. Barack Obama or buoy his rival, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Vazquez made no bones about his choice after he voted in one of several curtained cardboard booths erected in a lunchroom with steel tables.

It wasn't Clinton.

"No woman should ever be president of the United States. It ought to be a man," said the burly convict with dark, close-cropped hair and a gray prison jumpsuit. He told a reporter he marked an 'X' for Sen. Barack Obama on the ballot which he slipped into a cardboard box."

Via USA Today (http://www.usatoday.com/news/politics/election2008/2008-05-30-puerto-rico-primary_N.htm)

05-31-2008, 01:46 AM
I can see the next election campaign now.

"Vote for me and I"ll set you free."