Saturday, September 20, 2014
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I'm thankful for crazy Delco voters

Democrat, Republican, Independent, Libertarian ... Halloween, Wild, Birthday, Jedi. There are many political parties in the free land of Delaware County. Be thankful for democracy.

I'm thankful for crazy Delco voters

One Delaware County voter claimed to be a member of the Jedi Party.
One Delaware County voter claimed to be a member of the Jedi Party.

While reporting this story about state Rep. Thaddeus Kirkland, I obtained a list of registered voters in Delaware County and found a few irregularities. No fraud, just irregular people.

In addition to Republicans, Democrats, Independents, Greens and Libertarians, there are more than a few voters who belong to rather, um, obscure political parties. For instance, real people are registered to the following parties:

Birthday, Wild, Everyday, Halloween, Adarian, Neo-Agrarian, S.Q.U.I.D., Pirate Party of the United States, Good Neighbor, Fascist and Jedi.

The list goes on, but you get the idea. I'm not sure if there's much overlap between these voters and the 214 folks who trudged to the polls this November and decided not to vote for anybody. I suspect there is.

Whatever. I still love you freaks. Don't ever switch to D or R.

Happy Thanksgiving.

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