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"Help Wanted" At Memphis Polls?

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After recent voting fiascos involving everything from machine functionality to dead voters, you’d think that the Election Commission might have learned at least one lesson. But that may not be the case.

This morning, the polls at Downtown fire station on Jackson Ave — the same station where so many dead voters cast ballots in the District 29 election between Terry Roland and Ophelia Ford — was four workers short. They were so shorthanded, Flyer reporter Chris Davis was offered a job on the spot, apparently because he knew how to vote on a Diebold machine and didn’t have to ask a lot of questions.

We’re not sure what sorts of rules there are concerning instant hiring at the polls, but this can't be a good sign.

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