Voter Purging

Only 2 More Business Days to Check Your Registration

Friday, October 31st, 2008

Voter roll purging is this election season’s new black. Unfortunately, it’s not fabulous. So take what little time you have between now and next Tuesday and check your registration - whether this is your first election or you’ve been voting every year since you were 18. has the instructions on how to check your registration […]

UPDATED: Stop, Drop & Poll - What You Can Do if You Have Problems Voting

Tuesday, October 28th, 2008

Greetings to you, lovers of participatory democracy!

Stop, Drop, and Poll - What to Do if You Have Problems Voting

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008

Anecdotal evidence is coming in fast and furious of early-voting incidences including voting machine malfunctions in Ohio, Putnam, and Jackson Counties in West Virginia and Davidson and Decatur Counties in Tennessee, as well as hidden problems with “straight ticket” voting (confirmed by Snopes) in Texas and West Virginia. A more complete list of the […]

Over 1.6 million Voters Purged in New York State

Tuesday, October 21st, 2008

Bo Lipari, Executive Director, New Yorkers for Verified Voting, writes on his blog today that over 1.5 million voters were purged in New York State:
But a question has remained, how many voter records have been purged from New York State’s voter rolls? Now we have an answer. I submitted a Freedom of Information Law request […]

Steal Back Your Vote

Tuesday, October 21st, 2008

In June 2006, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., wrote “Was the 2004 Election Stolen?” for Rolling Stone, and followed it up in September 2006 with, “Will The Next Election Be Hacked?.” He’s back, this time with investigative journalist Greg Palast (author of The Best Democracy Money Can Buy), with another chapter in his bid to save […]

Everybody Loves ACORN

Tuesday, October 14th, 2008

Over the weekend Senator McCain said that there were “serious allegations of ‘voter fraud’ in the battleground states across America,” and that ACORN was to blame.

These allegations, unfortunately, are nothing new. But there is something funny about them - they tend to pop up every two years like clockwork and the organization that is targeted […]

“Voter Fraud”: Zero to 60 in 3.5 Seconds

Monday, October 13th, 2008

Election Reform Needs Media Reform
Thank you, Mark Crispin Miller, for succinctly writing what I have been fuming about all day. In an introduction to an incredible piece in OpEdNews called, “The False Narrative of ‘Voter Fraud,’” by Kenneth Anderson, Mark writes: “Amen, amen. And what it makes entirely clear is that we need not just […]

ACORN: Responsible for Stolen Elections, the Mortgage Crisis, the Firing of David Iglesias, and That Insidious Growth on Your Big Toe

Sunday, October 12th, 2008

One of the four statements in the title of this post is not like the others in that it is, you know, true.
ACORN. You thought they were a community-based organization of 400,000 families in neighborhoods across the country fighting for the rights of the oppressed and powerless. You thought they were empowering citizens by […]

Voters Being Purged on a Massive Scale. CBS Takes Notice. You Should Too.

Thursday, October 2nd, 2008

Check your voter registration.
We knew they were going to be one step ahead - figuring out a way to suppress the vote this November in a way that was massive in scale. And this week we got confirmation from the Brennan Center for Justice on one way it’s being done - voter purging.
This report […]