Third Republican Who Rarely Votes is a Charm

Damon Dunn wants to be an elected official, though he only helped elect officials once

By Jackson West
|  Thursday, Nov 12, 2009  |  Updated 4:36 PM PDT
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Third Republican Who Rarely Votes is a Charm

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For most of his life, former Stanford wideout Damon Dunn has fumbled his chances to participate in democracy.

Former Stanford wide receiver Damon Dunn may be besties with fellow Cardinal and former Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice, but that doesn't make him qualified to replace Deborah Bowen as California's Secretary of State.

Nor, it would seem, would his voting record.

The man who wants to oversee elections in California has voted. Once.

He joins gubernatorial hopeful Meg Whitman and senate candidate Carly Fiorina among Republicans running for office who wouldn't recognize a polling booth if it rang the doorbell on election day.

And like Whitman and Fiorina, Dunn now sees the error of his ways. "There's no excuse, no justification," he told the San Francisco Chronicle.

He's also unaware of the controversy over electronic voting or the Clinton-era policy of offering voter registration forms at the DMV.

Which, among Republicans who hate the government, probably count in his favor.

Jackson West thinks that, clearly, California's problems will be solved by underqualified candidates unfamiliar with the political process.

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