Republicans: Politely Decline UAW Money; Agree to Satellite Voting

Marion County’s satellite voting debate took an interesting twist yesterday. A twist so big that it turned the Republican’s “it costs too much” argument on it’s head.

In an unexpected and unprecedented move, Marion County Clerk Beth White announced that the UAW was willing to donate the $50,000 estimated cost of the expanded voting. This announcement immediately invalidates the Republicans cost arguement. The announcement also raises a whole new set of questions about the ethics of a private organization funding part of the election process.

White says she’s not concerned about a conflict of interest or ethics violation here. She should be.