Friday, October 22, 2004

Republicans Fighting Dirty

For months liberals have been concerned about a perceived effort by Republicans to ‘steal’ the election. From worries about paperless voting machines being built by Bush supporters to another conflict of interest in Florida, Liberals have spent months – and tens of millions of dollars – fighting to keep this election fair. Today, there is conclusive proof that those efforts have failed.

A group of private organizations with definite ties to the Republican party has been systematically disenfranchising Democratic voters throughout the country have been conducting voter registration drives. Most of the groups are linked to Nathan Sproul – the former director of the Arizona Republican Party. Sproul has also been linked to efforts in various states to get Ralph Nader on the ballot.

Sproul’s primary organization is Voter Outreach of America (VOA), an organization of questionable ethics which stands accused of destroying tens of thousands of registrations. Here’s how their scam works:

VOA volunteers canvass a neighbourhood getting eligible people to register to vote. When they do so, individuals answer a question about their political affiliation. VOA is accused of destroying any registrations by non-Republicans. These individuals would then believe they were eligible to vote and thus would not try to register in any other way. Therefore, come election day, tens of thousands of people will show up to voting booths intending to vote for Kerry and being robbed of that right.

VOA is funded by the Republican National Committee. However, America Votes is an organization supported by the DNC and rumours are swirling that VOA volunteers have been instructed to use the name America Votes. In fact, a disgruntled VOA has filed a complaint against the organization with the FBI. link

However, this one complaint is far from the only hint of Republican fraud:
Boston Globe
Pittsburg Post Gazette

As Dubya once said…”Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice…well you can’t fool me twice.”

The Republicans stole the 2000 election and it appears they are trying desperately to do the same again this year. For the sake of freedom, for the sake of Democracy and for the sake of the entire world, the American people must stand up and fight for their constitutional right to vote in a fair manner.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm sure the Democrats are doing the same thing. The liberal media just won't report it.

2:35 p.m.  
Blogger Caurus said...

Good lord. Where do you get the idea that the media is left wing? Because the Republicans tell you so? The media is completely right wing now, coverage of Bush and the Conservatives (in Canada) has been so favourable in recent years that the media has lost all credibility. To suggest the media is liberal is to identify yourself as so right wing as to be unworthy of consideration.

2:36 p.m.  
Blogger Hobbesian said...

I have to agree that not all the media is liberal, but the most popular and respected are. Look at the New York Times, LA Times and CNN!

4:00 p.m.  
Blogger Marina974 said...

The NYT isn't liberal it's balanced. The LA Times isn't a huge paper. CNN isn't even the biggest cable news network.

There are a ton of right wing media outlets. WSJ, Fox News etc.

4:45 p.m.  

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