… to find gambling in this establishment, or so says Captain Rene from Casablanca.
The equivalent to that line in this election would be “Fraud? What fraud?”
For example, we have Scott Murphy in Pennsylvania, who, it would seem, has had his fingers in the proverbial cookie-jar…
Pennsylvania Republicans are up in arms over a mailer that went out all over Bucks county. The mailer, which you can see here, tells voters that their participation the election is “in jeopardy” and includes an application for an absentee ballot. The mailer comes with a prepaid envelope so voters can return their absentee ballot requests to the P.O. box of the official-sounding-but-entirely-fictitious “Voter Assistance Office.”
As it happens, the campaign manager of Rep. Patrick Murphy (D-Pa.), is one of two people cleared to pick up mail from the P.O. box listed on the mailer. In fact, the Pennsylvania Republican Party has a photo of what it claims is the P.O. box in question with campaign manager Tim Perisco’s name on it.
Now, far be it from me to say that gathering absentee ballots is beyond the pale, but disingenuously doing so through the “offices” of an official sounding fictional governmental agency that turns out to be a campaign manager’s PO Box strikes me as being just a trifle… sketchy.