Two Republicans busted for trying to vote twice say they were just testing the system
To me, THIS somehow smacks of a would-be robber claiming that he was just testing the security system at the bank to see if it was up to snuff:
Two Republicans in separate states were taken into police custody during the past week for allegedly attempting to test how easy it would be to commit voter fraud.
In Nevada, 56-year-old Roxanne Rubin, a Republican, was arrested on Nov. 2 for allegedly trying to vote twice, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported. The newspaper quoted a report by an investigator with the Nevada Secretary of State’s Office that said Rubin “was unhappy with the process; specifically in that her identification was not checked.”
On Tuesday in New Mexico, a Republican poll watcher was taken into police custody after also apparently trying to test the system. According to the Las Cruces Sun-News, the man voted, then obtained a second provisional ballot and announced he was simply “testing the system to see if people could get away with voting twice.”
Hey, maybe these people really were trying to test the system in the interest of safeguarding against fraud.
But the lesson they’ve conveyed to less honorable people is to use that “just testing” excuse if they ever get caught trying to cheat some system or another.
“No, officer. I pulled the toy gun on the clerk at the liquor store just to see if he knew the proper procedure in dealing with a robber. Actually, he did quite well. Give him my contratulations, will you? And can I call my lawyer now?”