We already heard rumors that both campaigns are setting aside funds to fight election results. Get rid of the Caucuses! National Election reform is required, NOW, THIS ELECTION, AND BEFORE THE NEXT!!!
McCain’s warning about voter fraud stokes a fiery campaign even further
By Katharine Q. Seelye Monday, October 27, 2008
[Senator John McCain warned at the last presidential debate that the Nov. 4 election could be marred by voter fraud and added that Acorn, an organizing group in minority and low-income communities, was “now on the verge of maybe perpetrating one of the greatest frauds in voter history in this country, maybe destroying the fabric of democracy.”…]
NYT: ACORN overstating its success at registering voters nationwide
By TRIP JENNINGS 10/24/08 11:13 AM
[ACORN, the organization at the center of an election-year controversy, overstated earlier this month how many new voters it had registered nationwide, the New York Times is reporting. The group enthusiastically claimed Oct. 6 that it had signed up 1.3 million new voters nationwide, when, in fact, the number is more accurately around 450,000, the paper reports….]
Even with this admirable accomplishment, this estimate of more than 17 million voters represents only 70% of eligible voters. The population of this state is estimated at 36.5 million. A big group is not voting. We need nationwide reform.
California to break voter registration mark
By Jim Sanders email@example.com Published: Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2008
[California is set to break voter registration records in an election that could result in the nation’s first African American president or first woman vice president. The deadline for reporting pre-election registration is Friday, but preliminary counts already exceed 17 million – higher than the state’s previous best of 16.6 million, Nicole Winger, spokeswoman for the secretary of state, said Tuesday…]
Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org
9 days until Election Day.
In a stunning admission Sequoia Voting Systems has admitted to not printing and mailing over 11,000 absentee ballots to Denver, Colorado, voters. Their spokeswoman claimed they “made an unfortunate mistake.” In fact, the company had failed to notify the city of this “mistake” and when originally asked they lied and told the city they had delivered all 21,450 ballots they were supposed to print and deliver to the post office on Oct. 16. Sequoia claims they will have ballots printed and delivered to the post office by tomorrow, Monday. Voters have until Election Day to get those ballots marked and either, back in the mail or delivered to any early polling site. Not mentioned by anyone is if any overseas voters or military are affected by this failure.
ACORN hit with corruption suit in Ohio
By ED BRAYTON 10/28/08 7:24 AM [The Buckeye Institute, a public policy think tank, has filed a lawsuit claiming that ACORN has committed voter registration fraud and that this dilutes the votes of eligible voters. The lawsuit was filed in state court on behalf of two Ohio residents against ACORN, a community-based organization that advocates for low- and moderate-income families by working on issues including voter registration. One legal expert said the suit was filed for political reasons and has little chance of success, but a Buckeye Institute official disputes that claim. The lawsuit (read the full complaint here) is based on the Ohio Corrupt Activity Act, that state’s version of the Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) act, which was written to go after organized crime organizations. The complaint alleges:…]
Caucuses must go! We need nationwide reform to ensure voters rights! The DNC has committed to Caucuses for 2012 in their Party Platform. Even before the debacle in Texas, Nevada had its documented share of the mess. This letter survives in the blogosphere. As a reminder see:
October 24, 2008 (A reprise of January 23,2008)
Hillary’s Lawyers Complaint Of Caucus Fraud
Posted by mylifeontheglist
[One of the major reasons why I can’t support Obama is because I believe he robbed Hillary off the nomination by rigging the caucuses. And Hillbuzz just posted that Hillary’s lawyers sent a letter re. This issue.]
MALDEF sues over N.M. voter intimidation case
By GWYNETH DOLAND 10/27/08 6:55 PM
ALBUQUERQUE — Today, the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) filed a federal lawsuit against Republican Party of New Mexico attorney Pat Rogers and a private investigator who said he worked for Rogers in an attempt to “block threats and intimidation of eligible Latino voters in the days leading up to the November 4, 2008 General Election.”
ACLU suing GOP: ‘They broke the law’
By GWYNETH DOLAND 10/27/08 2:14 PM
ALBUQUERQUE — The American Civil Liberties Union of New Mexico today filed a lawsuit against a Republican state lawmaker who released confidential information while making claims of vote fraud, a private investigator hired by a prominent Republican attorney, and as-yet-unnamed members of the state party. The lawsuit alleges that key members of the Republican Party of New Mexico violated the privacy rights of voters and illegally interfered with their right to vote.
N.M. Republicans respond: lawsuits ‘desperate’
By GWYNETH DOLAND 10/28/08 10:16 AM
According to this morning’s Albuquerque Journal: [Fox-Young said in a written statement that the suit is an attempt to shift attention away from ACORN, a group accused of submitting fraudulent voter registration cards. The Bernalillo County clerk met with the FBI this month to discuss about 1,500 suspicious cards….]
Vote flipping machines here, Georgia, and elsewhere, are reportedly turning Democrat votes to Republican. Read Brad Friedman’s blog on the entire scoop: http://www.bradblog.com/?p=6576#more-6576
I Own My Vote, PUMA, The Denver Group, Just Say No Deal