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Wednesday, April 12, 2006

They Can't Vote, But They CAN Run

A blurb from

James Kelly, a resident of a group home for the mentally disabled , filed as a U.S. Senate candidate in the primary against Bob Menendez. He won 19,512 votes as a candidate for the Democratic nomination for Governor in 2005,(04/10/06)

We like our politicians colorful. Given the parade of characters usually on display in NJ politics, it's unlikely he could be any worse.

Incidentally, although Mr. Kelly can run for Senate, according to the NJ Constitution, he cannot vote for himself...

6. No idiot or insane person shall enjoy the right of suffrage.

Although, actually, this clause of the Constitution does not seem to restrict the 90% of NJ voters who, it would seem, fall under its provisions...


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