This next clip pretty much speaks for itself. More grannyfarming allegations with absentee ballots:
Under state law, two-person travel boards — one Republican and one Democrat appointed by the county election board on the recommendations of party chairmen — deliver absentee ballot applications to nursing home residents and leave with the completed applications. They return later with absentee ballots to be completed by the residents with their help, if necessary.
Owen says that process offers too much opportunity for partisan mischief.
“When you put a highly partisan Republican with a highly partisan Democrat, it’s no surprise when you have partisan accusations of misconduct,” he said. “We need to get party workers out of the process, and let it be run in a completely nonpartisan way.”
In May, Republican travel board member Jessica Kohtala accused Democratic counterpart Louise Williams of opening an unsealed envelope containing a nursing home resident’s absentee ballot and marking the blank presidential line for Sen. Barack Obama.
The alleged incident happened May 2, four days before the Indiana Democratic presidential primary pitting Obama against Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton.
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