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Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Kick the bum out?

Oh, now this is VERY interesting...
Some two dozen activists, camera crews and reporters squeezed into the narrow entry to the second-floor Registrar of Voters office to present their request to Ferrucci. Ferrucci said she wasn't familiar with the law. In a friendly encounter with the surprise crowd in her office, Ferrucci promised, "I will read it and get back to you" within 48 hours or sooner.

The activists cited Section 9-61 of Chapter 143 of the state statutes in their request. That section allows for a Democrat's party affiliation to be "stricken or excluded" for two years if he runs for office as a candidate of a different party. To read the section of the statute, click here.

Daniel Tapper, a spokesman for the Secretary of the State's Office, said the decision rests first with the local registrar about whether to begin proceedings to remove a candidate's voting affiliation; then with the local party town committee about whether actually to strip the registration. He said another relevant section of the statute is 9-60. To read that section, click here.

Watch the video and decide.

What do you think?

Should Joe Lieberman be stripped of his party affiliation because of his third-party reelection bid against party-endorsed Ned Lamont?
Yes, since he created his own political party, he's technically no longer a member of the Democratic Party
No, he's an "independent" Democrat
This is silly
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