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Election FAIL, Fraud & Intimidation   Elections

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Jeri (azpaints)

From: Jeri (azpaints)

10/23/12

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...

Deceptive Practices

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.

http://www.pfaw.org/rww-in-focus/the-right-to-vote-under-attack-the-campaign-to-keep-millions-of-americans-from-the-ball

  • Edited 10/23/2012 4:20 pm by Jeri (azpaints)
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10/24/12

Efforts to mislead, pressure voters intensify

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 

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10/30/12

Documents from a recent Romney poll watcher training obtained by ThinkProgress contain several misleading or untrue claims about the rights of Wisconsin voters. A source passed along the following packet of documents, which was distributed to volunteers at a Romney campaign training in Racine on October 25th. In total, six such trainings were held across the state in the past two weeks.

One blatant falsehood occurs on page 16 of the training packet, which informed poll watchers that any identification cards from a voter “must include a photo”, despite the fact that Wisconsin’s voter ID law has been blocked by multiple state judges for this election.

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Jeri (azpaints)

From: Jeri (azpaints)

10/30/12

Presidential Election 2012: Nasty Campaign Tactics Surface Ahead Of Decision Day

MIAMI — With a week to go until Election Day, the nasty campaign tactics are coming out.

People in Florida, Virginia and Indiana have gotten calls falsely telling them they can vote early by phone and don't need to go to a polling place. Indiana's secretary of state launched an investigation. Virginia officials issued a warning to voters and asked them to report any such calls they receive.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/30/presidential-election-2012_n_2044094.html

 

 

  • Edited 10/30/2012 2:32 pm by Jeri (azpaints)
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10/30/12

Grrrrrrrr!
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10/30/12

In good news, they've tracked down the couple that paid for those "felony" billboards. Cant look it up right now, but NPR did a story this morning.
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