Monday, October 20, 2008

Election Protection News, October 20, 2008

Brad Friedman breaks the story on the arrest of Republican vote suppressor in California, live on Fox yesterday.

A new article in Rolling Stone by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and Greg Palast about the GOP's campaign to deter new voters and discard Democratic ballots.

In California, the head of the firm the Republican Party hired to register voters -- that has been charged with fraudulently getting voters to change their registration from Democratic to Republican -- has himself been charged with voter registration fraud.

Touchscreens in West Virginia
switching Democratic votes for Obama to votes for McCain.

Ballot confusion in North Carolina. You vote for President at the top of the ballot, then your next choice is to vote a "straight Democratic ticket". Problem? You must vote separately for President. This trouble was caused by a racist 1967 law that was intended to prevent North Carolina Democrats from voting for a liberal Presidential candidate (like Kennedy, Johnson, or Humphrey) while voting for Democrats in local races.

To counter all this, Obama is assembling a team of thousands of lawyers (I'm one of them!) to monitor the election in every state.

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