Calls Made to Discourage Voting in West Virginia.<br><br>"In a letter, Berkeley County clerk John Smalls cites calls from a cell phone were made to Eastern Panhandle democrats telling them that they were not registered to vote. The letter also said the calls informed democrats in some cases they wouldn`t be able to vote on Election Day.<br><br><br>Here's a letter some are receiving and complaining to the election board in Ohio about. It claims to be FROM the election board, but it is not. <br><br><br>Attempts to confuse UW students in Madison.<br><br><br>Here's a letter claiming to be from the NAACP that tells blacks that if they have parking tickets and try to vote they will be arrested. Very clever. <br><br><br>I like how "polls" is spelled in this one. Excellent.<br><br><br><br><br>Now, I know I'm extremely biased, but I can only assume that dirty tricks are taking place on the democratic side of things. Anyone have links to those? I'd be interested.<br><br>
There have been a lot of people bandying about an alleged DNC memo they interpret to say that Democratic operatives should claim intimidation where there is none. What it actually says is that even if they don't detect any intimidation or vote suppression, to inform the media of past instances of it in order to insure that it does not happen again.<br><br>What worries me the most is the very fact that we are having this discussion. I don't mean that to say voter fraud does not deserve our attention, but I'm not happy that it is viewed as an inevitability now and those who traffic in it have so little shame. If you look at the UW Madison story, the groups who perpetrated the fraud essentially said "ooops, my bad" and never actually explained how something like that could happen aside from a purposeful attempt to mislead students. I know that whenever I put information out on something as small as how to use a calendar application at work, I go check and double-check the facts.<br><br>If there is any bright side to the Florida 2000 fiasco (and there is very little), it is that people are now more aware of their voting rights and the schemes used to deprive them. There's nothing more wonderful than a force of people who know their rights.<br><br>-- Charlie Alpha Roger Yankee Whiskey<br>
<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>If there is any bright side to the Florida 2000 fiasco (and there is very little), it is that people are now more aware of their voting rights and the schemes used to deprive them. There's nothing more wonderful than a force of people who know their rights.<p><hr></blockquote><p>I hope you're right, since there are other things that have also changed since the 2000 election - like electronic voting.<br><br>Here's a problem occurring in New Mexico, a swing state, no less.<br><br>"For Griffith, it took a lot of altering. She went to Valle Del Norte Community Center in Albuquerque, planning to vote for John Kerry. "I pushed his name, but a green check mark appeared before President Bush's name," she said. Griffith erased the vote by touching the check mark at Bush's name. That's how a voter can alter a touch-screen ballot. She again tried to vote for Kerry, but the screen again said she had voted for Bush. The third time, the screen agreed that her vote should go to Kerry. She faced the same problem repeatedly as she filled out the rest of the ballot. On one item, "I had to vote five or six times," she said.<br> <br>Michael Cadigan, president of the Albuquerque City Council, had a similar experience when he voted at City Hall. "I cast my vote for president. I voted for Kerry and a check mark for Bush appeared," he said."<br><br><br>Reminiscent of this funny movie (Caution: WMV download)... except not so funny.<br><br>
This one is pretty bad. Fake newsletter with photo:<br><br>"(AP) Florida Red Zone -- August 14th, 2007 -- President Kerry warned parents and children in South Florida that mandatory radiation and chemical gear would be required to be worn "for the forseeable future" since the Suitcase Dirty Bomb terrorist attack on South Florida in the spring......"<br><br>
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My town's registrar of voters stinks- I actually had to call (on Friday, less than a week until the election) to make sure my wife and I were registered, and find out where we actually had to vote.<br><br>The lady on the phone acted as if I was bothering her somehow...<br><br>[color:red]C'mon...you know me.</font color=red>
Best one yet, I think. But, not illegal, just kinda slimy.<br><br>This is in Michigan.<br><br>"In a recording of a phone call played for The Associated Press, a young woman says: "When you vote this Tuesday remember to legalize gay marriage by supporting John Kerry. We need John Kerry in order to make gay marriage legal for our city. Gay marriage is a right we all want. It's a basic Democrat principle. It's time to move forward and be progressive. Without John Kerry, George Bush (news - web sites) will stop gay marriage. That's why we need Kerry. So Tuesday, stand up for gay marriage by supporting John Kerry."<br><br><br><br>
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