And they are trying to help them out:
Mr. Pearcy, 20, is running for a seat on the Arizona Corporation Commission, which oversees public utilities, railroad safety and securities regulation. Although Mr. Pearcy says he is taking his first run for public office seriously, the political establishment here views him as nothing more than a political dirty trick.
Mr. Pearcy and other drifters and homeless people were recruited onto the Green Party ballot by a Republican political operative who freely admits that their candidacies may siphon some support from the Democrats. Arizona’s Democratic Party has filed a formal complaint with local, state and federal prosecutors in an effort to have the candidates removed from the ballot, and the Green Party has urged its supporters to steer clear of the rogue candidates.
If the Republicans really have such a tidal wave year ahead of them, then why can’t they just go out and win without trying to cheat? One reason can probably be seen in the history of elections in this country.
When voter turn out is high then Democrats usually win. So how can they keep turnout lower? Well one way is to keep tainting the system to the point of disgust. Turn off enough voters that they won’t even bother hitting the polls. This is Karl Rove Tactics 101. If voters have to wait longer in line to vote, then they won’t bother. If enough dirty games are played, then they will get so put-off by the whole charade that they won’t vote.
The worst part is that this system does work for the GOP, so it won’t stop.