Give the gift of Race Cards

American Traffic Solutions is highly incensed that the voters of Baytown, Texas will be voting on a measure that could change their contract with the city. They’ve filed a suit to cancel the election for several self-serving reasons, but this is the one which doth chap the hide of this particular reader:

“By permitting an unauthorized ballot proposition to be placed before the voters, the City has created a scenario whereby voters who oppose the Safety Camera Program — a group that historically tends to vote in a conservative manner — will vote in greater numbers than would otherwise have turned out for a November 2, 2010 election. This change in voting practices and procedures results in the potential for minority voting strength to be diluted through the inclusion of an unauthorized ballot measure.”

Got that? Unless you support the company’s position, you’re some kind of racist.

It’s probably a good thing the President is calling for more spending on rail, since we obviously need to run these bozos out of town on one.

Update: It’s not just Baytown.



  1. ak4mc »

    6 September 2010 · 5:01 pm

    Somebody needs to check the demographic slant of people who end up paying tickets as a result of a “safety camera” citation.

  2. Brian J. »

    6 September 2010 · 5:17 pm

    Springfield, Missouri, had its red light camera law thrown out on constitutional grounds, but they still have the signs up to frighten the people who don’t pay attention to the news.

  3. Marcel »

    6 September 2010 · 7:31 pm

    “results in the potential for minority voting strength to be diluted” – What’s the reward for a man who would write that? Hot tar in the fifth bolgia with the barrators and corrupt politicians, or dismemberment in the ninth bolgia with the troublemakers? Tough call, but absent repentance I fear he’s headed for the river of boiling tar.

  4. CGHill »

    6 September 2010 · 7:34 pm

    If anyone calls for feathers, I’ll chip in.

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