Is Every State Legislature Haunted?
A couple of months ago, I mentioned Texas' ghost voting problem. Well, it turns out that the same thing goes on in the California Assembly. ...
A couple of months ago, I mentioned Texas' ghost voting problem. Well, it turns out that the same thing goes on in the California Assembly.
From the San Francisco Chronicle :
(06-09) 23:20 PDT Sacramento -- California lawmakers routinely violate their own law and cast votes for colleagues who aren't there.
Although the practice of "ghost voting" in the state Assembly is usually harmless, experts say it is fraught with the potential for mischief, and at times ghost votes have decided the outcome of potentially far-reaching legislation.
In the most recent case to surface, eyewitnesses said that in May, Assemblyman Kevin de León, D-Los Angeles, cast a ghost vote for Assemblywoman Mary Hayashi, D-Castro Valley - opposite the way she would have voted. "I don't recall it, but I don't deny it, either," de Leon said.
This seems like a good time to reprise my favorite newscast:
Join the Discussion
After you comment, click Post. You can enter an anonymous Display Name or connect to a social profile.
Neighboring States Sue Colorado over Pot Legalization6 hours ago
The State of Public Employment in 20149 hours ago
How Prepared Are States for Infectious Disease Outbreaks?10 hours ago
California Works Harder to Teach English Language Learners11 hours ago
Philadelphia Police Union Chief Decries Shooting Protests11 hours ago
Vermont Drops Plan to Become First State with Single-Payer Health Care15 hours ago