The news: Belinda Conaway, waging a write-in campaign to keep her seat on the City Council, accused the city election board of "massive fraud" and filed a complaint with the justice department after several voters in the 6th District told her they'd gotten absentee ballots for the 7th district.
Our take: Oh, where to start. First off, we're talking about an election board that sent out sample ballots before the primary that gave the wrong date for election day. And second, wouldn't her opponents also lose votes from this crazy scheme? But perhaps that's what makes the conspiracy so dastardly -- who would ever suspect something that makes so little sense?
Readers respond: If she gets re-elected her constitutes deserve her.