Republicans Hate Voting

Not like we didn’t know that anyway, but this is buried at the end of a story about the record-breaking Kerry/Springsteen rally in Madison, Wis. today:

The Madison City Clerk’s Office has drawn fire from state Republicans for agreeing to keep the office open for absentee voters after its usual 4:30 p.m. closing time.

Republicans had talked of taking legal action to force the clerk’s office to close. But no suit had been filed as of this morning.

This is really kind of stunningly dumb. As one commenter on the discussion boards over at a Madison TV station put it, the clerk’s office never said they were keeping it open for Democrats. Republicans are perfectly free to vote during those hours as well.

Unless some memo went out last week that it’s only Democrats that vote now, in which case, this is going to be the biggest landslide in history and nobody’s going to be able to figure out how it happened.