PORT CHESTER, N.Y. – Arthur Furano voted early — five days before Election Day. And he voted often, flipping the lever six times for his favorite candidate.
Furano cast multiple votes on the instructions of a federal judge and the U.S. Department of Justice as part of a new election system crafted to help boost Hispanic representation.
Voters in Port Chester, 25 miles northeast of New York City, are electing village trustees for the first time since the federal government alleged in 2006 that the existing election system was unfair.
Although the village of about 30,000 residents is nearly half Hispanic, no Latino had ever been elected to any of the six trustee seats, which until now were chosen in a conventional at-large election. Most voters were white, and white candidates always won.
If race-based voting is truly the direction that the Federal Government wishes to take this nation, I truly think it's time we call it a day, and repeal the Constitution.
It's obvious at this point that our Federal government hasn't been following the document in years, so I'm pretty sure it's not going to be missed anyway. And I know for a fact that the Government of the Commonwealth of Virginia is actually looking out for my best interests.
This whole National experiment was fun and all, but if this is the future, I'll gladly pass.