posted on Jan, 23 2005 @ 12:46 PM
Douglas Kerley, a Republican who attempted a Congressional run in 1984, has until last November, been voting illegally. Due to a felony gun
conviction in 1975, which he was led to believe had been expunged from his record, he should have been barred from purchasing guns as well as voting
-- but that was not the case.
Douglas Kerley has voted in more than two dozen elections since 1995 and even served as a precinct worker in the 1980s.
But until November, the 55-year-old Lynnwood man was voting illegally.
"I shouldn't have been voting or buying hundreds of guns," he said, "but I was."
Kerley, a registered Republican who even ran a congressional campaign in 1984, said he had no idea he had cast illicit ballots in King and then
Snohomish counties until about 18 months ago, when his application for a federal firearms-dealer license was denied because of a 1975 felony gun
Please visit the link provided for the complete story.
A unique example of the problems our system has produced. Though undoubtedly in the minority, this shows that mistakes are indeed made; though
20 years of the same mistake is a head scratcher to me. One of the main points in this article is the allowance of gun purchases despite conditions
set up as preventive.
I think Douglas Kerley says it best with this,"The process is everything." The process is everything and we keep finding examples of how the
process fails. There are accounts of voter fraud, intentional or not, all over the country and they continue to undermine for me the integrity of our
[edit on 23-1-2005 by Banshee]