Monday, September 22, 2008

Republicans trying to steal another election?

The say the biggest trick the devil pulled was convincing the world that he didn't exist. As the Republican party launches another plot to deter minority voters, I think people should take a long hard look at their a whole "voting doesn't matter perspective".
It has come to my attention that Republican Party has made plans to challenge voters at the polls who have had their homes foreclosed. As reported by the Michigan Messenger, “We will have a list of foreclosed homes and will make sure people aren’t voting from those addresses,” party chairman James Carabelli told Michigan Messenger in a telephone interview earlier this week. He said the local party wanted to make sure that proper electoral procedures were followed. Read the full article @ The McCain camp has vehemently denied these allegations but the Obama camp has recently filed a suit over the voter foreclosure plans. Read that story @
Things are getting crazy people, know your rights as a voter. There are going to be a lot of tricks played to deny voters. Here are a few of some of things that have been tried and ways to get around them.
1. Voter I.D. laws - In several states, voting laws have changed to require an state-issued piece of identification. Don't be fooled. All you need is your social security number to vote and voter registration card. If your state has imposed this law, fill out an absentee ballot by registering a post office box.
2. Fake criminal records - Republicans learned that suggesting someone has a criminal record as he enters the voting booth can fool a good person into thinking he's a criminal. Felon rolls vary in accuracy from state to state, but having your social security number ready will avoid any confusion between James Johnson the Felon and Jim Johnson the hard-working taxpayer

3. The Name Game - Voter registration cards should have your full name as it appears on your social security card. This way, no one can decline you the vote because you list a name as Bob instead of Robert (a tactic being used in Florida).
4. Ballot Design - Thousands of Florida seniors voted for Pat Buchanan in 2000 because unclear labels put his name near to Al Gore's. If you are confused about a choice, write in your vote or ask for another nearby polling station where you can see choices clearly.
5. Tell a friend what his/her rights are and register right away. Read more @
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