Republican vote-stealing and vote-blocking is rampant

October 22, 2008 | By | 4 Replies More

Rachel Maddow reports on the widespread Republican efforts to block Democrats from exercising their rights to vote.

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Erich Vieth is an attorney focusing on consumer law litigation and appellate practice. He is also a working musician and a writer, having founded Dangerous Intersection in 2006. Erich lives in the Shaw Neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri, where he lives half-time with his two extraordinary daughters.

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  1. From a Dutch viewpoint: I have no words for it.

    Staggering?

    Baffling?

    No, those fall short too……….

  2. Tim Hogan says:

    It's nothing less than the usual efforts of Republicans since Tricky Dick and his "southern strategy."

    The latest and greatest iteration of this abomination is McCain's efforts to strike people from voter rolls who have lost their homes to foreclosure during the BushMcCain/GOP/RNC credit crisis.

    http://moritzlaw.osu.edu/electionlaw/litigation/d

    While McCain cries crocodile tears at the second debate for Americans who have lost their homes top foreclosure, he already had in place a stratgey to deny those same voters their right to vote. In the state in the lawsuit, the GOP/RNC has targeted areas where there are large African American and Hispanic population, traditional Democratic voters.

    Someone needs to go to jail!

  3. Niklaus Pfirsig says:

    While Florida made the news, in 2000, Even worse cases of election fraud by election officials occurred in Ohio and Texas in 2004. In Ohio, thousands of paper ballets were disallowed because the paper the ballots were printed on were slightly smaller that other ballots. Oddly enough, all of these undersized ballots were distributed to predominately democratic precincts.

    In Texas, one electronic voting machine counted more votes for Bush that there were voters in that precinct.

    I also know of one case where electronically processed paper ballots were designed in such a manner that the OCR system was fooled into flipping the ballots (reading the ballot upside down) as a result of the ballot design, actually swapping the vote count between candidates.

  4. grumpypilgrim says:

    Voter purging nearly happened this fall in my (swing) state of Wisconsin. The Republican attorney general sued to try to force voter purges, and the court said he had authority to do it but issued its ruling too late for the AG's efforts to impact next fall's election. Curiously, this AG has been in office for two years but somehow this matter only became important to him when it could adversely impact Democrats.

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