October 19, 2004
Two weeks from today is election day.
Already there are problems.
Florida is allowing early voting to help lessen chances of fraud, but it's already begun.
In Broward and Dade counties, there are reports of many people trying to vote who may not be properly registered.
Al Sharpton is in Florida.
Look for him to stir up trouble as he chases cameras to allege that minorities are being denied their rights.
Many voting on November 2 will do so illegally.
They are convicted felons, illegal immigrants, people who do not live where they claim, phantom voters, Alzheimer's patients in rest homes whose votes are illegally cast by others and, of course the ultimate absentee ballot: dead people.
Democrats are already accusing republicans of attempting to disenfranchise some minority voters and engage in voter fraud.
It is an old political tactic to accuse your opponents of what you are doing so people won't pay attention.
It is more important than ever that every legal vote be cast.
Do you intend to vote?
I hope so.
This election could decide who sits on the Supreme Court for the next 40 years.
In Helena, Montana, I'm Cal Thomas.
Cal Thomas is a nationally syndicated columnist based in Washington, D.C. Watch his television show, After Hours with Cal Thomas, on the Fox News Channel, Saturdays at 11 p.m. Eastern Time.