GOP dirty election tricks

I have been talking with a friend about my concern over the GOP.  Where is the election fraud, the bad boxes, the push polling, the mis-information and intimidation they are so famous for?  He argued that the GOP had thrown in the towel on this one, and were ready to cede to Obama. 

Oh no, I said.  These men are evil, and will never lose at any cost.  What is old Rove up to in his castle up there?  Well, turns out the same old shit.

Actually, this is kind of good news for me.  I was wondering where all the Rovian tricks were.  I knew they wouldn’t just give up.  So, by not playing the petty and racist game, I feared they had much bigger plans to steal the election.

 

Nope, they are still playing the petty misinformation game, which I think won’t work. Not surprisingly, every single reference is the GOP.   abc news reports:

 

In Nevada, for example, Latino voters said they had received calls from people describing themselves as Obama volunteers, urging them to cast their ballot over the phone.

 

In Colorado and Virginia, people reported receiving calls that told them their registrations had expired and they would be arrested if they showed up to vote.

 

African-American neighborhoods of Philadelphia where fliers have circulated, warning voters they could be arrested at the polls if they had unpaid parking tickets or if they had criminal convictions.

 

Ok, this next one is my favorite.  It almost sounds like a joke, but it most certainly is not.

 

Over the weekend in Virginia, bogus fliers with an authentic-looking commonwealth seal said fears of high voter turnout had prompted election officials to hold two elections — one on Tuesday for Republicans and another on Wednesday for Democrats.

The good news is that early voting is going to help alleviate a lot of this voter day fraud.  I know, for example, that in Colorado over 50% of the voters have already voted.  This is HUGE.  Why?  Because, normally only about 50% of the electorate vote at all.   Also, early voting numbers show that Obama is up by 19 percentage points.

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2 thoughts on “GOP dirty election tricks

  1. I refuse to believe ANY polls! I won’t believe anything until I see it with my own eyes. The 2000 election has scarred me for good.

    The guy who wrote that book was on Bill Maher. He talked about several things that would probably go on the last days beforer the election. Scary, because these people can’t be caught before the damage is done.

  2. oK SO WE DESPIRATLY NEED ELECTION REFORM. sEE aCON FOR EXAMPLE. Notwithstanding Obama and his associations with them as that would integrate politics into this argument, how can we ensure fair elections when we incent people to rig an election, or to register park benches as their home address on the day of the election. Who can say that I cannot register and vote 15 times (as happened in Ohio)
    Remove all politics aside, we need to reinvest in gettign people to vote, make it easy and cut those off who do not take advantage of the system. What I mean is, take Colorado for example. We had several weeks of mail in vote, drop off mail ballet, early voteing and election day voting. If you could not or would not take advantage of that, you did not want to vote. Its no longer election day in America…its election week but we must have some control to ensure Illegal aliens, felons etc do not vote or no one votes twice.

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