— Valerie Schremp Hahn (@valeriehahn) November 4, 2014
You had one job, social media director. One job.
Then this, which is actually important:
St. Louis County election officials say one election-day glitch today came early when some polling places began running out of paper ballots.
Rita Days, the Democratic director of election for St. Louis County, said her office usually plans for 15 percent of the voters taking paper ballots. The rest would use the electronic voting machines.
But for some reason Tuesday, she said, “we’ve had an extra large run of paper ballots.”
In Florissant, one man said he went to cast his ballot at the John Knox Presbyterian Church when they ran out of paper ballots. He said he and several other people were upset because they didn’t know how to use the electronic voting machines.
Days confirmed the man’s account but said 300 more ballots were printed and sent out about 9 a.m. today. She said no poll workers should be telling people to come back after 1 p.m., as the man claimed.
“We have addressed that,” Days said. “As we get low, we are printing.”
Again, you had one job. Personally, I’m going to go out on a limb and guess that having your police department act like the combination of a Klan rally and the Stasi for the last six months may have motivated more people to vote than usual. Speaking of Florissant:
A Florissant, Missouri woman says that police in Ferguson shot her in the head while she was leaving a rally supporting slain teen Michael Brown.
However, according to the Riverfront Times, the bullet that doctors removed from Mya Aaten-White’s head in August has vanished and police claim she was gunned down by unknown assailants in a drive-by shooting.
On the night of August 12, Aaten-White says she was leaving an event in Ferguson in support of Michael Brown and remembers a group of people walking in front of her, then everyone diving for the ground as shots rang out.
When she sat up, she knew something was wrong.
“Oh my God, you’re shot in the head,” she remembers someone saying. A group of young men carried her to a house where they called 911.
“Those young men carried me and saved my life,” she said of the group who rescued her.
Now, Ferguson police are trying to blame those men for shooting her, calling the incident a drive-by shooting in which Aaten-White — a great-granddaughter of jazz legend Mae Wheeler — was caught in the crossfire. Witnesses, however, claim that the volley of bullets came from Ferguson police.
Aaten-White was conscious in the ambulance, taking a selfie that went viral. Then in the hospital, doctors debated about whether it was safe to remove the bullet from her skull, which had stopped a bare millimeter from her brain.
When Aaten-White woke up from surgery, she repeatedly asked medical personnel when the police were going to come and interview her about the incident. No one came.
When she asked who has custody of the key piece of evidence in her case, the bullet, no one could tell her what happened to the slug they pulled from her forehead.
“Someone has the bullet. Someone has the bullet, and it was an officer,” said her attorney Marwan Porter to the Times.
Scalia’s new professionalism. This whole city is a cesspool.