Robert Kennedy Jr. on Rachel Maddow – Steal Back Your Vote!Posted in '08 Election, HAVA, Provisional Ballots, Rachel Maddow, RFK Jr., Vote Caging, Voter ID on October 21st, 2008
Thank you Rachel!
Thank you Rachel!
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Hereâ€™s how the 2006 mid-term election was stolen.
Note the past tense. And Iâ€™m not kidding.
So Letâ€™s Add it Up
Two million legitimate voters will be turned away because of wrongly rejected or purged registrations.
Add another one million voters challenged and turned away for â€œimproper ID.â€
Then add yet another million for Democratic votes â€œspoiledâ€ by busted black boxes and by bad ballots.
And letâ€™s not forget to include the one million â€œprovisionalâ€ ballots which will never get counted. Based on the experience of 2004, we know that, overwhelmingly, minority voters are the ones shunted to these baloney ballots.
And thereâ€™s one more group of votes that wonâ€™t be counted: absentee ballots challenged and discarded. Elections Assistance Agency data tell us a half million of these absentee votes will go down the drain.
Driving this massive suppression of the vote are sophisticated challenge operations. And here I must note that the Democrats have no national challenge campaign. Thatâ€™s morally laudable; electorally suicidal.
Add it all up â€” all those Democratic-leaning votes rejected, barred and spoiled â€” and the Republican Party begins Election Day with a 4.5 million-vote thumb on the vote-tally scale.
READ the rest at Greg Palast
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Posted by BillORightsMan on Democratic Underground
In his 2006 book “Stealing Democracy,” Spencer Overton illustrates historical and current flaws related to America’s voting system, including an overview of most states. Check the status of your home state below.
Also, find the latest rules in your state regarding:
2004: In Milwaukee, half the city’s residents are white and more than a third are African-American. In a non-partisan mayoral race featuring two democratic candidates, white candidate Tom Barrett beats African-American candidate Marvin Pratt. Polls show that 92 percent of African-Americans voted for Pratt, while 83 percent of white voters cast ballots for Barrett.
Originally posted on PBS.org