Wednesday, September 28, 2005

'Dead women' elected to posts in Pakistan

Side note: The ACLU has filed suit claiming that "corporeal challenged citizens" should not be discriminated against when it comes to voting or holding office. The Pakistani dead women received strong moral support from US democrats, particularly those from Chicago where "graveyard election operations" have been a long standing local tradition. Jesse Jackson was quoted as saying "This vicious repression of dead voters and politicians must come to an end! The dead want to vote, the dead WILL vote!"

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Police in northwestern Pakistan have launched an inquiry after complaints about two dead women being declared elected in a local election held last month, election officials said Monday.

The women, one of whom died 13 years ago, were elected as councilors in the Upper Dir district in the North West Frontier Province, according to the News daily newspaper. The other woman died three years ago.

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