October 17, 2008

It's Already Stolen

From Rolling Stone, courtesy of Greg Palast:

According to an investigative report out today in
Rolling Stone magazine, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Greg Palast, after a year-long investigation, reveal a systematic program of "GOP vote tampering" on a massive scale.

- Republican Secretaries of State of swing-state Colorado
have quietly purged one in six names from their voter rolls.

Over several months, the GOP politicos in Colorado stonewalled every attempt by Rolling Stone to get an answer to the massive purge - ten times the average state's rate of removal.

- While Obama dreams of riding to the White House on a wave of new voters, more then 2.7 million have had their registrations REJECTED under new procedures signed into law by George Bush.

Kennedy, a voting rights lawyer, charges this is a resurgence of
'Jim Crow' tactics to wrongly block Black and Hispanic voters.

- A fired US prosecutor levels new charges - accusing leaders of his own party, Republicans, with criminal acts in an attempt to block legal voters as

- Digging through government records, the Kennedy-Palast team discovered that, in 2004, a GOP scheme called "caging” ultimately took away the rights of 1.1 million voters. The Rolling Stone duo predict that, this November 4, it will be far worse.

(no link to more, must buy a copy of Rolling Stone)

I fully expect Obama to win but I also fully expect many of his potential supporters to basically be blacklisted, pretty literally.

Meanwhile, conservatives rail away about ACORN, exaggerating their "fraud," trying to deflect attention away from the real disenfranchisement that's been going on since 2000 and probably before then.

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