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13 October 2004 @ 11:50 am
Republican voter fraud in Nevada and Oregon  
And maybe elsewhere as well, who knows.

Someone posted this article last night on IRC and i saw it again on slashdot this morning. There are also a lot more stories here on Google News

KLAS TV in Las Vegas is claiming that a private, but RNC funded, registration group called "Voters Outreach of America" has been registering people at malls and ouside stores in the area. However before turning the forms over to officials they destroy all registration forms marked as "Democrat." The registrar in Reno has had similar complaints and has asked the FBI to investigate, but apparently it's too late to register in Nevada by this point, so the victems have no way of fixing the problem. It's also reported that the same group has moved up to Oregon and is doing the same thing up there. And who knows where else they or similar groups might have been doing the same thing that just hasn't been discovered yet.

If you or someone you know is a Democrat who just recently registered at an unoficial location, they should double-check that they actually got registered.

But what do you want to bet that even if the charges are substantiated that nobody gets in more legal trouble than a small fine can fix? [/cynicism]
Current Mood: angryangry
Dieppe: Artiedieppe on October 13th, 2004 11:52 am (UTC)
I doubt anyone will get a "small fine" out of it... but color me cynical.

Thing is I want everyone to know what's going one out here... I would say "It's starting"... but ya know, it started 4 years ago on how to get this election and nobody paid attention.. :/
DonAithnendonaithnen on October 13th, 2004 12:03 pm (UTC)
Hey, you beat me to it :)

But note that i said no _more_ than a small fine. I certainly wouldn't be suprised by them getting less, up to and including no legal sanctions whatsoever.
Dieppe: Artiedieppe on October 13th, 2004 12:56 pm (UTC)
Yeah... I know... I wonder if they'll even be able to find these people again...as much luck as they have going after spammers... ;)

Leora: ouroborosleora on October 13th, 2004 04:23 pm (UTC)
Whereas, as far as I am concerned, it is treason and should be punished as such.

I wouldn't punish all the low level people, but anyone who actively destroyed voter registration forms that they believed to be valid - yes. I would prosecute them for treason. Because it is.