My son was politicized!! I live in Iowa. I have a disabled 26 yr old son. I have never registered him to vote because 1. He is not mentally capable and 2. He couldn't read a ballot. He lives in a group home with others like him. They the homes staff registered my son to vote. When I found out I told them that he is NOT allowed to vote. I find out today they took him to vote and a home staff member told him who to vote for (Obama) and was actually the person who helped him vote. I am livid. They tell me it is his right and the law. They knew I would probably 'get him' on election day so they took him to vote early. I am shaking so bad right now. The staff used my son and others for political gains.
Folks, this is NOT a partisan issue, this is unethical, immoral, illegal, and just plain wrong. If it had been a McCain supporter cheating for votes I would feel the same way and would demand punitive action. The fact that this young man, given the opportunity to vote as he chose, very well may have chosen McCain, just makes this a more frustrating situation.
If you're the parent of a disabled or 'vulnerable' adult, I urge you to look into the appropriate ways to have them participate in the process, and discuss your preferences and theirs with caregivers. I urge bloggers, website owners, and others to share this story and let everyone know we WILL hold accountable people who exploit volunerable citizens for political gain.
Please report instances of voter fraud or unethical behavior to the McCain Campaign and to your local Secretary of State / Board of Elections (leave a comment if you need help finding resources).
I know Brenda would appreciate your supportive comments too, I should note that she is a longtime McCain supporter and mother of a deployed soldier. Thank you in advance.
UPDATE: Michelle Malkin reports that this is happening nationwide and is alarmingly common. Please help get the word out!