GOP Voter Fraud Serious and Widespread

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    Analyst: GOP voter fraud scandal 'really serious'


    Published: Monday October 20, 2008

    The Los Angeles Times reported on Saturday that dozens of voters have complained they were duped by a firm working for the GOP into switching their party registration to Republican while being told they were signing a petition for tougher penalties on child molesters.

    The switches could impede Democratic get-out-the-vote efforts and could prevent those affected from voting in next year's Democratic primaries. Some of the voters were even switched to absentee status, meaning they could lose their vote entirely if they show up at the polls on Election Day without bringing an absentee ballot.

    The story began last summer, when California Democrats noticed sudden, unexplained turnarounds in Republican registration in certain counties and obtained a list of the new registrations from the San Bernardino County registrar's office. They found that more than 75% of the phone numbers given were invalid, and of those voters who could be reached, over 80% said their registrations had been switched to Republican without their knowledge.

    A single group turned out to be behind the "slamming" -- Young Political Majors, which was previously found to be using similar tactics in Florida in 2004. In that election, YPM was employed by another firm called JSM Inc., which was working for conservative powerhouse Arno Political Associates. Similar stories involving all three have surfaced in Arizona, Massachusetts, and Ohio.

    MSNBC's Contessa Brewer asked legal analyst Susan Filan on Monday about the case. "This is really serious," Filan responded. "This is a very specific, deliberate intent to mislead." She contrasted it with the far more trivial accusations of voter fraud against the anti-poverty group ACORN, which has handed in occasional fake registrations under names such as "Mickey Mouse"



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    when will the right show their outrage over this voter fraud scandal?


    :eusa_whistle: waits patiently
     
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    Waits patiently for a legit news story

    I am all against any type of voter fraud, including registration fraud....

    But when it is a nutbag biased fishwrap reporting it, it is hardly something to be taken seriously.. and I will wait and see if there are any charges brought against anyone, or if this is more liberal whining and story telling.... my guess is it is the whining and storytelling
     
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    la times good enough?

    Voters say they were duped into registering as Republicans - Los Angeles Times
     
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    That article is written so slanted it is not funny.. that is about as biased as Rush Limbaugh on a pain killer rant...

    And you only see, in very limited words burred down in the story, that officials really say there is no wrong doing... no... the whol beginning of the story they are just trying to rile up the libbies in reaction to the ACORN issue (where actual wrongdoing and charges have been filed numerous times)
     
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    Oh so when FauxNews reports about ACORN, you have no condemnation?
     
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    :lol: do you know how pathetic it is that you make excuse after excuse for the GOP behavior? you're like saran wrap you're so transparent.
     
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    so true, but NONE of those charges were against ACORN but rogue ACORN employees, right? The same thing could have been happening with this group...rogue employees....

    ACORN does not pay for each registration like some have said is the cause though....they just pay by hour...

    This group in the article does pay by republican registration gotten though...so it could encourage the fraud by the rogue/temp employees?

    either way, i don't see how being registered under another party group than one wishes... is really that harmful, these suckers can still vote in the voting booth, democratic if wished....and they can change their party easy enough, to the proper party...?


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    When there are actual investigations, charges etc... I think it is fair to say it is an issue

    And if there are charges and investigations to this one, and not just a biased report, I will indeed condemn it... for as I said.. I condemn any and all voter fraud including registration fraud
     

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