Heard the story of the Federal Way grannie who registered her dog to vote, supposedly to prove that the King County Elections office has its head so far up its ass that it can't tell canines from humans? While supporters of I-25 probably feel like they've been handed Willie Horton on a silver platter (more on that here), acting King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg has been none too amused by the incident, charging the FW granny, aka Jane Balogh, with a gross misdemeanor. (Actually, Satterberg may have been a tiny bit amused, as evidenced by his quip as the story broke: "They say you should let sleeping dogs lie, but you can't let voting dogs vote.")
Court proceedings for Balogh start tomorrow, but "Duncan MacDonald", her Australian shepherd terrier-mix dog, has already been stripped of his voting rights, per a release from county Elections Director Sherril Huff's office. According to this communique, instead of providing a driver's license or social security number, Balogh used a phone bill in the name of her dog in order to get him on the rolls in the first place, an alternative form of identification permitted through the Help America Vote Act and state laws.
Reached for comment while licking his balls in Balogh's backyard, MacDonald said he had intended to vote for Tom Tancredo in the upcoming Republican Presidential primary.