And this is why nobody takes Charles Lollar Seriously
Charles Lollar’s campaign is running around like they won the Super Bowl because they won a straw poll at the Montgomery County Republican Convention today. I mean, they’re so ecstatic about this they even got a graphic to celebrate the occasion.
I got a kick out of a few things from this statement which is almost so sad in its excitement that I feel sorry for whoever had to write it.
“MCGOP officials closely monitored the ballot distribution and voting process to ensure the accuracy of the vote compared to unmonitored online polls that do not prevent multiple voting.”
Now, let’s deconstruct that particular sentence
“MCGOP officials closely monitored the ballot distribution and voting process to ensure the accuracy of the vote…”
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I was the aforementioned convention this morning. After the start of the remarks, there were many times that I walked outside to the registration table and the was nobody there. Where the ballots were being stowed. But hey, whatever.
The second part is almost too hilarious to be true:
“compared to unmonitored online polls that do not prevent multiple voting.”
Let us take you back to November where, in that month’s Red Maryland Poll, 189 votes for Charles Lollar had to be thrown out because they all came from the same ISP Address.
I know I shouldn’t rain on the Lollar Campaign’s parade. This is after all a thoroughly hapless campaign for Governor, and this straw poll win will be the high water mark for their campaign. But such a statement, given the history of attempts to manipulate online polls such as ours in Lollar’s favor, cannot go without a reminder of what has happened in the past.