Do these people deserve to be thrown in jail more than ACORN?
1) Sheriff Gene Fischer has requested registration cards and address forms for all Greene County residents who voted in a special session established in Ohio allowing new voters to register and vote on the same day. The process was challenged in court by the GOP. The Ohio Supreme Court turned down that challenge, and allowed the same-day voting to proceed. But now Fischer claims telephone calls complaining about the potential for voter fraud have prompted him to go after the information.
2) In Franklin County, election protection observers are reporting CONTINUING SURVEILLANCE BY REPUBLICANS at Veterans Memorial, the site for early voting. The observers have documented REPUBLICANS OPERATIVES TaKING PHOTOGRAPHS and WRITING DOWN LICENSE #'s OF VOTERS.
3) The New York Times has reported that boards of elections in at least nine crucial states, including Ohio, have violated federal law in conducting purges and have been illegally using Social Security data bases as part of those purges. The Times has also reported that boards of elections in Nevada, North Carolina, Michigan, Indiana and Ohio have illegally used federal Social Security databases to flag and possibly eliminate voters whose registration applications were suspected of irregularities. The Times reported some 37,000 Colorado voters removed in the three weeks after July 21; Secretary Coffman said the number was 14,000.
4) Michigan elections director Christopher Thomas said his state had removed about 11,000 voters in August, while the Times estimated the real number to be closer to 33,000. Thomas refused to make the purged files public. Michigan Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land is a long-standing Republican partisan whose political activism traces back to the mid-70s when she worked for Gerald Ford's campaign in high school. Critics charge that she functions in the traditional of Florida's Katherine Harris and Ohio's J. Kenneth Blackwell.
5) North Carolina's BOE director Gary Bartlett dismissed concerns raised by the Social Security Administration about possible mis-used of SS files to purge registrations there in conjunction with drivers licenses. The SSI contends Social Security numbers can only be accessed when there is no drivers license or other form of state ID available.
6) A US PIRG report has revealed organized caging attempts by the GOP TO ELIMINATE REGISTERED VOTERS FROM THE ROLLS IN 19 states. The report marks one of the first initiated by a corporate news organization isolating Republican anti-vote campaigning.
Compare to The grassroots organizing group ACORN has come under serious attack in Nevada, Missouri, Ohio and elsewhere from Republicans attempting to negate the thousands of generally low-income citizens ACORN has registered to vote. As a matter of law, ACORN is required to report irregular registrations that come through its process. But GOP operatives have equated these with "fraudulent" filings, and a have ramped up a smear and fear campaign aimed at negating thousands of legitimate ACORN registrants throughout the US.
- ang§tgegnerLv 51 decade agoFavorite Answer
- Yogi bearLv 51 decade ago
So you are saying if voter registration is fraudulent on the democrat side, it is ok but if it is republican voter fraud, then it is not ok. Is that correct?
I seem to recall Al Gore's people trying to do the same to republican voters when Bush won his first election. As long as they only throw out bad or fraudulent voters, then there is nothing wrong with it.
- 1 decade ago
Just protective measures to ensure that people only VOTE once and are legal to vote, and oh yea, alive to vote.
What do you suggest? Overlook the ACORN fraud and move on, leaving thousand and thousands to be fraud? That is really fair.
I hope the actual elections is scrutinized and all early votes are scrutinized.
I hope that all registrations in question are thrown out and people have to re-register - just one time.
- sansan1256Lv 51 decade ago
Sure they do. The last time they stole their candidate into the White House, they installed the most idiot president in history and look at the mess we are in. The only good thing about it is they are suffering too for their effort. Should their efforts succeed this time, it may finish off America as we have known it forever.
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- 1 decade ago
ACORN is known for voter fraud. It's natural for people to investigate this, in the hopes of catching them red-handed. And I live in Ohio. Greene County is rural. What is ACORN doing there?
- Anonymous1 decade ago
Yes! Depriving legitimate voters of their votes should be a crime. Feel free to challenge people, but you better get it right.
- Fancy ThatLv 61 decade ago
no more so than the elected officals of the red states who sent out state troopers to block black voters from going to the polls.
Those people should be strung up by their nads. Samefull right wingos.
- susanmarieLv 51 decade ago
Everything you mentioned above is an attempt to make sure voter fraud does NOT occur.
ACORN is doing everything in their power to commit voter fraud. How in the world do you equate the two?
- bassdocLv 61 decade ago
You can file that one under Republican "False Outrage" something they are getting very good at lately.
Also called "hypocracy" - doing the same thing you are accusing others of.
- 1 decade ago
sad little Marxist, elections are for real Americans.
Every party in every election in the US has people watch polls, especially in rural America, they watch for people trying to vote twice and for obvious fraud. The same as having partisans from both sides working as polling place marshalls.