Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Election Theft Underway

We've learned that election theft has become a republican strategy. If the republicans can't win the election, they're going to try and steal it. Act as if your vote is precious because it is.
Please read this entire story and note where your vote might be stolen and consider how you can protect it. Visit voteforchange.com and see if you're registered or get registered. Deadlines are coming up. 
Chelsea Green: The Election Justice Newsletter has compiled the following list of crimes against our increasingly fragile democracy:

Fraudulent absentee ballot applications are being mailed out by the McCain campaign to registered Democratic voters in many states states. Voters attempt to apply for absentee voting, when in fact their application is being sent to the wrong place and they are not being registered.
McCain camp charged with election fraud in Wisconsin: Caught sending out out fake absentee voter forms to Democratic voters that could cause their votes to be ignored.
Newsweek: The GOP is working to keep eligible African-Americans from voting in several states.
Lose your house, lose your vote: Michigan Republicans foreclosing on African American voters. The chairman of the Republican Party in Macomb County, Michigan, a key swing county in a key swing state, is planning to use a list of foreclosed homes to block people from voting in the upcoming election as part of the state GOP’s effort to challenge some voters on Election Day.
Virginia: Mailings sent out, 70,000 returned unopened