Tea Party plot in Wisconsin?

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    If these allegations are true, it gets one wondering if similar actions are not being planned in other states:


    State Republicans, Tea Party groups planning 'voter suppression' during fall elections, liberal group says


    One Wisconsin Now, a liberal advocacy group in Madison, said Monday it uncovered a conspiracy by conservative parties in the state to suppress minority and college student turnout during the Nov. 2 general election.

    The group says they have recordings of a leader of the Tea Party movement laying out plans to reduce the number of traditionally Democratic voters who can cast ballots on Nov. 2. Tea Party groups, the Republican Party of Wisconsin and Americans for Prosperity-Wisconsin are allegedly working together on a "voter caging" effort.

    The non-partisan Brennan Center for Justice outlines the process of voter caging:

    Voter caging is the practice of sending mail to addresses on the voter rolls, compiling a list of the mail that is returned undelivered, and using that list to purge or challenge voters registrations on the grounds that the voters on the list do not legally reside at their registered addresses. Supporters of voter caging defend the practice as a means of preventing votes cast by ineligible voters. Voter caging, however, is notoriously unreliable. If it is treated (unjustifiably) as the sole basis for determining that a voter is ineligible or does not live at the address at which he or she registered, it can lead to the unwarranted purge or challenge of eligible voters. …Moreover, the practice has often been targeted at minority voters, making the effects even more pernicious. [Brennan Center, “A Guide to Voter Caging,” 6/29/07]
    One Wisconsin Now said Monday it obtained an audio recording it has verified as authentic from a June 16, 2010 meeting between the leaders of the state’s Tea Party movement, led by Tim Dake, head of the GrandSons of Liberty. Dake serves as a regular spokesperson for Wisconsin’s Tea Party organizations and is widely viewed as the movement’s Wisconsin leader. The full audio, available at One Wisconsin Now’s voter protection website, Save Wisconsin's Vote 2010, details the plans.


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    That's crap...No one can keep a registered voter from voting.
     
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    And you would be wrong. Your name & address determine your ability to vote. If either is wrong, you don't get a vote. The best way to overcome this is having a PO Box as your address, so regardless of where you are in the state, you can vote. I have seen voter booths require ID, and/or an utility bill showing your address.
     
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    Sounds like an solid attempt to root out voter fraud to me.
     
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    I suggest you actually READ the full article, and then research what "voter caging" is.
     
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    Really? Because if you understand what voter caging is, you'd know that it's intent has nothing to do with voter validation.
     
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    Underhanded, dirty, yet clever.
     
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    So people who aren't legally registered don't get to vote.

    Not a surprise Democrats oppose it. I mean seriously, why are you guys always opposed to measure to prevent voting fraud? There is no legitimate reason to oppose such fraud.
     
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    A couple of New Black Panthers with a nightstick just might though. :eusa_whistle:
     
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    Actually before Obama took over it is the law of the land that ALL States purge their voter roles every year. I doubt his appointees much care about that though since the vast majority of illegal voters vote democrat. Along with the dead, the mentally handicapped and all those cartoon characters.
     
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