The Corner

Don’t Count Every Vote

Chris Lilik notes an important story on Battlegrounders. Pennsylvania Republicans believe Governor Ed Rendell is trying to suppress Republican votes and disenfranchise servicemen overseas. During the primaries, Governor Rendell called for extending the deadline for overseas absentee ballots by three weeks because not every county mailed its ballots on time. Due to litigation over Nader ballot-access, at least two counties failed to mail their ballots on time for the general election. Yet Governor Rendell now opposes extending the deadline. Is it any wonder that Republicans believe Rendell, the former head of the DNC, is trying to disenfranchise military voters?

Jonathan H. Adler — Mr. Adler is an NRO contributing editor and the inaugural Johan Verheij Memorial Professor of Law at Case Western Reserve University School of Law. His latest book is Marijuana Federalism: Uncle Sam and Mary Jane.