For over 200 years, the citizens of the District of Columbia have not had a say in U.S. Senate elections. By any measure this is wrong.
I don’t know about you, but when the voters of Baghdad have more voting rights than the voters of the District of Columbia, I think there is a serious problem.
Tonight that changed when Anchorage Mayor Mark Begich was declared the winner of Alaska’s Senate race. One could argue that when 12 citizens of the District of Columbia voted to convict Senator Ted Stevens on seven counts of corruption, they ensured the election of Mr. Begich.
While that’s not the exactly my idea of establishing D.C. voting rights, it’s close enough for tonight.