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    Thought you were "registered to vote" think again...

    Missouri officials suspect fake voter registration

    Wednesday, October 8, 2008 9:12 PM EDT
    The Associated Press
    By BILL DRAPER Associated Press Writer

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Officials in Missouri, a hard-fought jewel in the presidential race, are sifting through possibly hundreds of questionable or duplicate voter-registration forms submitted by an advocacy group that has been accused of election fraud in other states.
    Charlene Davis, co-director of the election board in Jackson County, where Kansas City is, said the fraudulent registration forms came from the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, or ACORN. She said they were bogging down work Wednesday, the final day Missourians could register to vote.
    "I don't even know the entire scope of it because registrations are coming in so heavy," Davis said. "We have identified about 100 duplicates, and probably 280 addresses that don't exist, people who have driver's license numbers that won't verify or Social Security numbers that won't verify. Some have no address at all."
    The nonpartisan group works to recruit low-income voters, who tend to lean Democratic. Polls show Republican presidential candidate John McCain with an edge in bellwether Missouri, but Democrat Barack Obama continues to put up a strong fight.
    Jess Ordower, Midwest director of ACORN, said his group hasn't done any registrations in Kansas City since late August. He said he was told three weeks ago by election officials that there were only about 135 questionable cards — 85 of them duplicates.
    "They keep telling different people different things," he said. "They gave us a list of 130, then told someone else it was 1,000."
    FBI spokeswoman Bridget Patton said the agency has been in contact with elections officials about potential voter fraud and plans to investigate.
    "It's a matter we take very seriously," Patton said. "It is against the law to register someone to vote who does not fall within the parameters to vote, or to put someone on there falsely."
    On Tuesday, authorities in Nevada seized records from ACORN after finding fraudulent registration forms that included the starting lineup of the Dallas Cowboys.
    In April, eight ACORN workers in St. Louis city and county pleaded guilty to federal election fraud for submitting false registration cards for the 2006 election. U.S. Attorney Catherine Hanaway said they submitted cards with false addresses and names, and forged signatures.
    Ordower said Wednesday that ACORN registered about 53,500 people in Missouri this year. He believes his group is being targeted because some politicians don't want that many low-income people having a voice.
    "It's par for the course," he said. "When you're doing more registrations than anyone else in the country, some don't want low-income people being empowered to vote. There are pretty targeted attacks on us, but we're proud to be out there doing the patriotic thing getting people registered to vote."
    Republicans are among ACORN's loudest critics. At a campaign stop in Bethlehem, Pa., supporters of John McCain interrupted his remarks Wednesday by shouting, "No more ACORN."
    According to its national Web site, the group has registered 1.3 million people nationwide for the Nov. 4 election. It also has encountered complaints of fraud stemming from registration efforts in Wisconsin, New Mexico, Nevada and battleground states like Michigan, Ohio and North Carolina, where new voter registrations have favored Democrats nearly 4 to 1 since the beginning of this year.
    Missouri offers 11 electoral votes; the presidential candidates need at least 270 to win the election.

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    Looks to me like if you want your registration to stand you best register as republican or maybe indie and then vote your real conscience otherwise you can say guh-bye to your pre-registration. Though, this comes as no surprise, the Reds here in the US have been doing this every election I've paid attention to. Some folks call it "voter intimidation" In MN you can register and vote the same day, less chance of the gestapo throwing out your already useless vote.

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    "The nonpartisan group works to recruit low-income voters"

    nonpartisan?!
    I dont know how they expect anyone to believe that..
    they are as nonpartisan as moveon.org.

    Though, this comes as no surprise, the Reds here in the US have been doing this every election I've paid attention to.
    I totally agree!
    but by "Reds" im talking about the liberal activists signing up all the fake votors and engaging in obvious voter fraud..

    I think you are referring to different "Reds"!

    its fascinating how you can take a story about obvious liberal/democrat voter fraud and manage to turn it around so that the (evil, naturally..) rebublicans trying to fight the voter fraud are somehow the bad guys..

    talk about partisan!
    woah..

    Scot

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    On Tuesday, authorities in Nevada seized records from ACORN after finding fraudulent registration forms that included the starting lineup of the Dallas Cowboys.
    yep its those evil republicans doing wrong WTF? these guys are obviously doing something illegal and its the republicans who are in the wrong? dude you have got to be smoking some good stuff............
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    On the concept of 'dirt tricks' (or election strategy), I'm curious if either party has any really brilliant moves up their sleeve for this election. In hindsight, the last 2 elections were significantly influenced by the strategies of the 'Man-behind-the-curtain' - Karl Rove.

    I still periodically ponder his approach of placing controversial issues (like gay marriage) on the ballots of key swing states. Mr. Rove had virtually zero interest in the actual passage of any of these bills. Their purpose was to mobilize voters who would likely not have bothered to vote. The people who were most incensed by the thought of legalizing gay marriage were conservative Republicans. While they were at the polls voting against this heinous initiative - they'd also press the button to vote for 'W'. By providing these issues with huge amounts of free press coverage, the media was a strong accomplice in his schemes and allowed him to spend needed funds elsewhere.

    From a strategy perspective - truly brilliant.
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    I think this may only be the very tip of the iceberg. When the actual voting gets underway we'll likely see the largest voter turn away / "registration challenges" (voter intimidation) on voting day in those key states than we've seen in at least the last two elections since the democratic candidate this time really affronts the status quo and the prevailing anglo saxon reality-tunnel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swords View Post
    I think this may only be the very tip of the iceberg. When the actual voting gets underway we'll likely see the largest voter turn away / "registration challenges" (voter intimidation) on voting day in those key states than we've seen in at least the last two elections since the democratic candidate this time really affronts the status quo and the prevailing anglo saxon reality-tunnel.
    Rattler,
    notice how he completely IGNORED the points we made??
    and instead just continued on about how its the Rebuplicans who are the problem here..
    not the liberal extremists actually comitting the fraud..which is of course the whole point of the story he posted in the first place..

    its its only defense I guess..ignore the real point, make up a new one.

    Scot

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