Monday, October 04, 2004

Terrorists Attempt to Influence Election 

Where's John Ashcroft? Where's Tom Ridge? Gentlemen: Arkansas needs you. From KATV News, via our esteemed colleague Rorschach at No Capital:
The deadline to register to vote was Monday and some people who showed up at the Pulaski County Courthouse got a little more then they bargained for.

The courthouse was shut down for about three hours Monday afternoon while Little Rock Police responded to a bomb threat. It's the second one in the past week and it couldn't have happened on a busier day.

Monday morning people rushed into the Pulaski County Clerk’s Office to fill out voter registration applications. Hours later, police evacuated the building after receiving a bomb threat.

For some people, what was supposed to be a quick trip turned into a three-hour ordeal. "We’re new to the area. I registered on Friday. I just wanted to drop it off."
(Punctuation and grammar corrected as a personal favor to KATV-7's in-house stenographer.)

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