Monday, October 04, 2004
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.(Punctuation and grammar corrected as a personal favor to KATV-7's in-house stenographer.)
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."