Saturday, January 12, 2008

One Big Happy Union Family...

...unless your union supports one Democrat candidate for president, and mine--or at least the leaders of mine--supports another. In that case we're going to sue you in state court to make it harder for members of your union to vote.

Oh, and who's filing that suit? The state teachers union.

Nevada’s state teachers union and six Las Vegas area residents filed a lawsuit late Friday that could make it harder for many members of the state’s huge hotel workers union to vote in the hotly contested Jan. 19 Democratic caucus in Nevada.

The 13-page lawsuit in federal district court here comes two days after the 60,000-member Culinary Workers Union Local 226 in Nevada endorsed Senator Barack Obama, a blow to Mrs. Clinton. Mr. Obama addressed the Culinary Union at their hall earlier Friday.

The Nevada State Teachers Association is affiliated with the NEA.

Update, 1/17/08: CNN reports that

A federal judge has ruled that the Democratic Party can go ahead with the 9
at-large caucuses on the strip. The ruling could have a decisive effect on the
result in the state given that recent polls show a dead heat between Clinton,
Obama, and John Edwards.

It's sad that judges have to get so involved in our elections now.

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