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.