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You know how you get those tickles in your brain that something is trying to get through?
I believe this has happened before. I'm having some computer issues (Windows Installer has died) but maybe someone can search for the 2004 elections and see if it happened then...For some reason I'm thinking it happened in the southern states area - same thing. Spanish ballots used a Thursday date.
Spent the am restoring the puter, so haven't had a chance to check this out yet, but glad to know I wasn't the only one that remembered this being a repeat.
eta: Found it, or something close to it...
Some forms of voter suppression are less conspicuous efforts aimed at keeping voters away from the polls or otherwise interfering with their votes. Earlier this year, a chief aide and a campaign consultant to former Republican Maryland Gov. Bob Ehrlich, who in 2010 unsuccessfully ran to reclaim his seat from current Democratic Gov. Martin O’Malley, were indicted for allegedly sending robocalls to African American voters on Election Day telling them to stay home. The message on the call said, “I’m calling to let everyone know that Governor O'Malley and President Obama have been successful. Our goals have been met. The polls were correct… We’re okay. Relax. Everything is fine. The only thing left is to watch on TV tonight.”
In Texas that same year, flyers bearing the names of a phony Democratic group, ”The Black Democratic Trust of Texas,” dishonestly said that voters who wanted to vote for a straight Democratic ticket only had to vote for the Democratic candidate for governor. Hispanic voters in Los Angeles received mysterious robocalls and mailers telling them to vote the day after Election Day in 2010.
WASHINGTON - Some voters are being told they can cast their ballot by phone. Others are being pressured by their employer to vote Republican. Misleading and intimidating tactics typically reserved for the final days before an election are already in play. Full Article