Friday, November 14, 2008

I hate when that happens

Actor and left-leaning political activist Tim Robbins apparently had some difficulty casting his vote on Election Day, and reportedly got a little upset. Turns out he went to the wrong voting location. Which he might have discovered had he been to the polls to vote in, say, the presidential primary back in February.

From the Los Angeles Times:
The New York City Board of Elections wrote the actor a letter saying he should have voted at a library on West 20th Street, not the YMCA on West 14th Street where he and Susan Sarandon turned up to vote. It's pretty evident from the sly tone of the letter that the election board was getting its revenge for being portrayed by Robbins in various news reports as a cloddish bureaucratic sinkhole. "It would appear, based on a review of your voter registration history, that your voting experience was less than positive because you simply went to the wrong poll site," an election board member wrote, coolly sticking the knife in by adding that if there was confusion over the appropriate voting location, it might be because "you have not voted in an recent election, including the presidential primary in February 2008 and the party primary in September 2008." [emphasis added]

Article here. Ouch!

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