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9th-Oct-2008 04:39 pm
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NY Times: Swing states are using what appear to be illegal methods to purge voter rolls:

Tens of thousands of eligible voters in at least six swing states have been removed from the rolls or have been blocked from registering in ways that appear to violate federal law, according to a review of state records and Social Security data by The New York Times.

The actions do not seem to be coordinated by one party or the other nor do they appear to be the result of election officials intentionally breaking rules...

Suuuuuure. Plausible deniability and all that, but then why are they targeting ACORN for following the law? Back to the NYT:

Still, because Democrats have been more aggressive at registering new voters this year, according to state election officials, any heightened screening of new applications may affect their party’s supporters disproportionately.

Ya think?

Another good reason to double check that you're really registered at VoteForChange.
9th-Oct-2008 09:23 pm (UTC)
The swing state thing is really concerning, but I'm withholding judgment on ACORN right now. It's important to note that (1) the NV investigation is largely being led by Democratic officials and (2) the deadline to register in NV by mail was over the past weekend, so this shouldn't have any effect on the election, as far as I understand. It's presently unclear as to what's going on, and ACORN has used bad tactics before.

Having said that, the NYT article today scared me.
9th-Oct-2008 10:41 pm (UTC)
Have they? It seems like they get talked down a bunch, but I don't necessarily trust the sources doing the talking down.

Me too. Especially the part about Ohio Republicans suing to get the list of questioned names. Can we say "caging lists"?
9th-Oct-2008 10:59 pm (UTC)
Here's an article - it's kind of a mixed bag. Again, I don't know how it will end, and think that it has the potential to be concerning, but it's not clear voter suppression.
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