The Washington Post reports [reg req.] good news for our great democracy: the demented are not only voting, but
two studies in Pennsylvania and Rhode Island found that patients at dementia clinics turned out in higher numbers than the general population.
But who is really voting?
"I have had caregivers accompany dementia patients into the booth and vote for them," said Jean Merget, a social worker at the North Broward Memory Disorder Center in Pompano Beach, Fla., who said she repeatedly heard of the practice during support group meetings. "This is not uncommon, especially in Florida."