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Ted Rall Cartoon: Sex offenders' homes no longer allowable as polling places

Registered sex offenders can no longer offer their homes as polling places. Gov. Jerry Brown signed a measure into law July 27 to the delight of Assemblyman Stephen Knight (R-Palmdale), who introduced the legislation. From Patrick McGreevy’s story on PolitiCal:

A former LAPD officer, Knight recently won the Legislature's approval of the measure, telling fellow lawmakers that the measure is necessary to protect high school students who volunteer at polling places and children who accompany their parents to the ballot box on election day. 

Is this an overly neurotic law, or simply California operating in the best interest of public safety?

Here's cartoonist Ted Rall's take in his weekly cartoon:

Sex-offender-ban-Cartoon

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-- Alexandra Le Tellier

Cartoon by Ted Rall / For The Times

 

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