31 October 2005

Big Election Theft in a Little Town

Yellow Dog Blog - October 31, 2005

Susan Brenner-Morton never guessed what the remainder of 2005 would hold for her as she dutifully cast her absentee ballot for the March 15 mayoral election in Irvington, New York. The mayor's race in this scenic town of 6,700 people on the banks of the Hudson River, had been won by Democrat Erin Malloy, in a one-vote victory over Dennis Flood, the Republican incumbent who had held office, unchallenged, for 12 years.

This is the story of how Erin Malloy, Irvington residents – and especially Susan Brenner-Morton – discovered the true depths of the national Republican strategy for "winning" elections by disenfranchising voters and turning perfectly good votes into bad votes.


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