Voter Suppression

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You Still Haven’t Done it Yet, Have You?

Friday, October 31st, 2008

You still haven’t checked your registration, have you? You don’t think you’ve been purged, do you? Well, sit back and let me tell you some real Halloween tales.
From US Politics Today:
Start with the fact that 39 states already have purged 13 million voters off the voters’ rolls since 2004.
Yes, you heard that right. At least […]

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 […]

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 […]

Uncounted Clip of the Week: It Ain’t Heavy, It’s My Election

Thursday, October 16th, 2008

In response to the 2004 electronic voting machine debacle, hundreds of locally-based Election Integrity groups were formed in cities across the country by brave patriots who knew they could no longer trust our electoral system. The formation of these groups – and accompanying journalists, bloggers, activists, filmmakers, and writers - was grass roots citizen vigilance […]

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 […]

Democrats Demand Answers in Wake of Greene County Voter Suppression Controversy

Monday, October 13th, 2008

In response to Sheriff Gene Fischer and Prosecutor Stephen Haller (a former law partner of McCain campaign chairman Mike DeWine) seeking “the un-redacted voting records of every Greene County voter who registered and cast a ballot between September 30th and October 6th - including driver’s license numbers and social security numbers,” the Ohio Democratic Party […]

McCain and Company Co-opts Election Integrity

Monday, October 13th, 2008

After 4+ years of activists and independent journalists trying - with little success - to get Democratic party leaders to take the issue of election fraud and voter suppression seriously enough to bring it out of the shadows, it’s officially too late.

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 […]

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