Apartheid Had Its Dompass; North Carolina Calls It A Voter Registration Card


During Apartheid in South Africa, blacks could not travel without official identification, which they called the Dompass.  It is said that Dompass was the blacks cynically calling the registration a dumb pass in Afrikaans.

The governor of North Carolina has just signed legislation requiring all voters to carry voter identification.  I wonder what people will call it.

The following is my guess as to what the voter registration form might look like.


Spanish Is A Loving Tongue

Except in Maricopa County, Arizona, apparently.  The county election office mailed out about two million new voter registration cards in Spanish.  Some of the cards misdated the election from November 6 to November 8.  Maricopa officials say that only 50 of the cards had the mistaken date; right.  I do not know of any printing process that would “accidentally” change the information that was entered for only fifty or two million cards.

As readers may know, Maricopa County has a history of tension between elected officials and Hispanics.

Maybe the following will help:

Oops! My bad.  It’s from that subversive show, Seasame Street.  Sorry.