Update: Virginians for Fred Thompson has some pictures of geriatric Young Republicans, including a nice explanation of what actually happened at the straw poll.

The Mitt Romney campaign has usually been quick to announce straw poll results. I haven’t seen an announcement yet for the one at the Young Republican National Convention 2007. There have been two major blog posts about allegations of voting irregularities. Here’s a little sample of the voters from my brief experience voting in the straw poll.

A touch of irony that one of the reporters noticed:

An interesting note: Guess who was in charge of supervising, qualifying voters and counting ballots? The Broward County Supervisor of Elections office.

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ee2793 · July 10, 2007 at 9:13 PM

It’s illegal to take photos in a Florida polling place. I’ve reported you to the proper authorities.

eyeon08.com » Romney, Paul, and the road to Ames · August 2, 2007 at 9:41 AM

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