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Vote, money solicitation hits dead end

The Republican National Committee made a few mistakes on a “Republican affiliation and renewal confirmation card” it sent last week to a Fort Wayne address.

For one thing, the first sentence states that the recipient is “a registered Republican voter.” There is no such animal in Indiana, which has a primary-election system that allows voters to choose either a Democratic or Republican ballot, but not both, in the same election.

For another thing, the recipient in question has never lived in Fort Wayne.

Last, and perhaps most important, the registered Republican voter who doesn’t live here has been dead for 16 months.

To its credit, the RNC did say on the card that it wanted to ensure the accuracy of the recipient’s contact and affiliation information, and noted that the recipient’s membership status had lapsed.

The Republican National Committee asked for a membership renewal contribution of at least $100 “or whatever amount you can afford.”

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