In support of the democratic process, people have to be able to actually vote. We’re not talking about motivating people to vote, but the actual act of voting. In last Fall’s elections, Sandoval County for instance, provided very few polling locations. As a result of the county’s failures, citizens who wanted to vote either had to endure waiting in line for hours or were simply not allowed to vote.
As Albuquerque prepares for its mayoral election, the Eye is watching very carefully where the city allows and certifies official polling/voting stations. This is significant because in a true democracy everybody should get an equal opportunity to vote. In other words Ms. Bailey (the clerk of the city of Albuquerque) included some locations while omitting others. This would be okay as long as it is fair to all three candidates: Berry, Dinelli, and Heh. But back filling locations that are favorable to the incumbent mayor is unacceptable and, frankly, Un-American.
Sadly, it has come to the Eye’s attention Ms. Bailey is in fact doing this (READ IT HERE). You see typically schools are used as voting centers. Now Ms. Bailey is wanting to include churches. While as long as the spread of voting sites is even and fair, we don’t see a problem. But when you "sandbag" the NE heights with approved location and omit a location like Legacy Church on the westside, we have a huge problem. Of most importance is access for voters, and we find it more than curious that Ms. Bailey would omit a facility that has held numerous public events, even for police officer's and sheriff deputy's graduations, she would deny inclusion of such an obviously acceptable facility. A random act or an intentional action to game the vote?
Is it Ms. Bailey or Ms. Bail-Berry-Out? This is not a cheap shot; this is the truth. Look at the map of the locations chosen by Ms. Bail-Berry-Out above. Notice the obvious West/Southwest is completely bald with no representation? The cheap shot is from Berry and his minion, Ms. Bail-Berry-Out. Ms. Bailey is not fair; and this clearly proves it!
We wonder how the voters in this area will feel now they know how Berry really feels about them...
FYI- Not that Berry cares but "Election Rigging" is a "bad thing."
The Piercing Truth
This is right from the dictionary and seems to describe Albuquerque, Berry and Schultz. Fascism (f ash ,izem) noun An authoritarian right wing system of government and/or social organization. (in general use) extreme right wing, authoritarian, chauvinistic and/or intolerant views or practices. Fascism tends to include a belief in the supremacy of one group over another, national, ethnic, especially social strata or monetarily; a contempt for democracy, an insistence on obedience to a powerful leader, and a strong demagogic approach. Compliments of one of our Eyes