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October 13th, 2004

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08:11 am - party affiliation at registration isn't such a hot idea?
Democratic voter registrations thrown in the trash. Scuse me, 'allegedly' thrown in the trash. Seems a private company called Voters Outreach of America that collected registrations at malls and on street corners only actually filed the Republican registrations. Even if they are funded by the Republican National Committee, is that legal? Ethical, well of course not, but I've stopped even hoping that ethics might influence the current political process.

They've left Nevada and are now registering people in Oregon, according to the article. Makes me happy that while they stole our blanket primary, they couldn't force us to register by party affiliation here in Washington. Makes it a little harder for the miscreants, maybe.

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Date:October 13th, 2004 09:52 am (UTC)

Even though, in my youth, I worked on a few environmental petition drives, these days I have an aversion to ANYONE trying to get me to sign ANYTHING on the street. I don't trust it now. It seems corruption-prone. I don't want my name and address in the hands of some person being paid by the signature, and I certainly wouldn't want to hand over something as important as a voter registration form to just anyone. I mailed my update in some time ago.

If this turns out to be proven true, I hope these people are fully exposed, deeply fined, extensively mocked, and after that run into some trouble. Really, that HAS to be criminal.
Date:October 13th, 2004 12:04 pm (UTC)
In the spirit of equal opportunity voter fraud, I refer you to this article of similar but opposite activity in Florida.

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Date:October 13th, 2004 04:16 pm (UTC)
It sounds like the problems in that situation run a little deeper - but hell, it's Florida.

Re-registering African American Democrats as Republicans was kind of an interesting tactic, though apparently a different group.

Notice also how in the ACORN situation the lawsuits are already underway...

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