In another blow by the white power structure against the forlorn hopes of the Untermenschen, the 6th US Circuit Court of Appeals has overturned a lower court's ruling, saying that Dhimmicratic gristleheads do, in fact, have to vote in their own precincts. The court
ruled that a provisional ballot cast outside a voter's home precinct isn't valid, agreeing with Ohio Secretary of State Kenneth Blackwell. Federal law allows people to get provisional ballots if they are in the right jurisdiction. Blackwell, a Republican, defines that as a precinct, while Democrats say it's the voter's county.Why would someone have trouble knowing where they're supposed to vote? It sounds to me like the Democrats just wanted to introduce the greater chance for fraud on the (correct) assumption that a Democrat is more likely to be a semi-literate mouth-breather who can be bused around the county, trying to cast a provisional ballot or two ---either out of ignorance or for a six-pack.
There've been several such stories in the past week or so, and it has jogged a small fact in the back of my mind that I picked up in college.
Most of us know that democracy is a Greek term, meaning the "rule of the people" or somesuch. But that isn't precisely right ---at least not as our Hellenophile Founding Fathers meant it. The demos (or deme) to which that term originally applied is not so much "people" as it is one's own home district. That would be your barrio, ward, or neighborhood, in modern terms.
The deme was the basic unit of political identity in Ancient Greece. It superseded old tribal identities and fostered a kind of local control and involvement in the politics of the city-state that had never really existed before. America's Founding Fathers recognized that this sort of thing was very conducive to the Federal structure that would emerge. That is why we have precincts and "places" in our local jurisdictions that guarantee that distinct entities like old neighborhoods are able to act or speak with unity in the rough and tumble of the larger scale political divisions, such as counties and states, to which they belong.
This is also why dumbasses who want to end the Electoral College in favor of pure numerical majorities should be ignored. Local entities must continue to exist with some kind of autonomy if minority rights are to be preserved.
Thus, it is important that state laws requiring that voters vote in the precincts in which they are registered be upheld. In ancient Greece, men would have to return to their own demes if they wanted to exercise their voting rights. How much simpler it is today with early and absentee voting. The very least we can do is respect the logic of voting where your stakes are claimed and where you expect to be represented at the local level.