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(Daily Kos)   If you are a Colorado Democrat you might want to check to see if you been purged off the list of registered voters   (dailykos.com) divider line 22
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2012-09-03 12:37:43 AM
4 votes:
systematic voter suppression is just the Republican party's way of protecting you from big government, because what's more governmenty than letting citizens participate in it.
2012-09-03 02:14:40 AM
3 votes:
GOP electoral fraud and voter suppression

UFO sightings are more common than voter fraud
http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2012/07/voter-id-laws-charts-maps

GOP admits it wants to making it more difficult to vote
http://takingnote.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/02/28/you-gotta-fight-for-yo u r-right-to-vote
http://www.freep.com/article/20120807/COL33/120807094/Stephen-Henders o n-A-lousy-feeling-on-Election-Day-thanks-to-Secretary-of-State-Ruth-Jo hnson-

4 GOP staffers indicted in "blatant and disgraceful" election fraud
http://politic365.com/2012/08/09/4-republican-staffers-indicted-for-b l atant-and-disgraceful-voter-fraud-in-michigan/

Proven GOP voter fraud. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/05/us/indiana-secretary-of-state-convic ted-in-voter-fraud-case.html?_r=1

More GOP fraud. This time in Massachusetts
http://www.wgbhnews.org/post/galvin-calls-voter-fraud-allegations-pre t ty-extreme

Columbus Ohio GOP Chair Opposes More Early Voting, Saying It Helps African-Americans
"I guess I really actually feel we shouldn't contort the voting process to accommodate the urban - read African-American - voter-turnout machine," said Doug Preisse, chairman of the county Republican Party and elections board member who voted against weekend hours, in an email to The Dispatch. "Let's be fair and reasonable."

http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2012/08/19/fight-over-p o ll-hours-isnt-just-political.html
2012-09-03 12:40:05 AM
3 votes:
Fark you, Republicans.
2012-09-03 12:38:33 PM
2 votes:
Find Your Registration

Our Secretary of State is a proud and dedicated Republican Party operative who has been doing everything he thinks he can get away with to suppress non-Republican voting.
2012-09-03 12:37:09 PM
2 votes:
For those who may be suspicious of an anonymous post in a DailyKos diary, there are other sources for the Colorado purge:

The Associated Press (published in the Austin Statesman): http://www.statesman.com/news/nation/colorado-voter-purge-finds-many-s uspected-ineligible-voters-2445872.html

Tara Culp-Ressler, ThinkProgress.org: http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2012/08/30/774461/colorado-voter-purg e-finds-us-citizens/

Ressler mentiones these tid-bits:

"Although Gessler denies his attempted voter purge has any political motivation, about 40 percent of his letters were sent to registered Democrats, while only 13 percent went to Republicans. Voter suppression tactics, such as Gov. Rick Scott's (R-FL) failed voter purge in Florida, do tend to disproportionately target Democrat and Latino voters.

Despite the fact that Republican lawmakers across the country have been pursuing similarly aggressive strategies to tamp down "voter fraud" in their states, the only real threat to democracy is the voter suppression they perpetrate under the guise of stopping it. When pressed on the issue, even the authors and biggest proponents of stringent voter ID laws cannot cite examples of in-person voter impersonation. This is probably due to the fact that a person is more likely to be struck by lightning than commit voter fraud."
2012-09-03 12:24:03 PM
2 votes:

CreamFilling: Bucky Katt: CreamFilling: If you're a Colorado Republican you might want to do the same thing, but that wouldn't be as interesting a headline.

So you're saying GOP voters are also getting purged?

I'm saying that, unless you have another source, all we know is there an unconfirmed report by someone claiming to have been visited by the Obama campaign, and she knows that of the supposed 20000 purged voters, two were Democrats, in a state with a Democrat governor and lieutenant governor, and she's already concluded that the evil Republicans are behind it. That's an assumption as unfounded as my previous sentence is run-on.


The Secretary of State is the election official in CO. He is a Republican. So partisan one, that after he was elected, he announced he was going to continue working at his law firm (which was the CO election law firm for the GOP) during evenings and weekends.

This email is not exactly factually accurate, but Scott Gessler has been working very hard to suppress the independent and Dem vote here. Most of his efforts have been fruitless when they are statewide or flat out ignored by designated election officials on the county level. But he's doing his best.

And hey, he's put in hundreds of thousands of dollars and countless man hours and he has found 6 illegal immigrants who voted. Maybe. Except that maybe he hasn't.

/had one guy convicted of voter fraud from the 2010 elections.
//he was a white Republican who thought you could vote in any state you own property.
2012-09-04 01:25:37 AM
1 votes:

Strix occidentalis: glassgrl: So far in this thread there were people from WI, TX and AK who found they were not on the voter registration rolls, go here to find out if you are on yours: http://www.canivote.org/

Just did so.

My status as a nonpartisan Nebraskan has not been compromised, and my polling place is still a mere two blocks away from my house. I should be ready to rock in November.

/was a good idea to check, though, just in case


Yep, I too am non partisan registered and seem to still be intact down at the recorders office. Glad I checked though.
I made a facebook post on this issue. Slacktivism, I know, but folks should check and make sure while there is still time.
2012-09-04 12:33:56 AM
1 votes:

glassgrl: So far in this thread there were people from WI, TX and AK who found they were not on the voter registration rolls, go here to find out if you are on yours: http://www.canivote.org/


Just did so.

My status as a nonpartisan Nebraskan has not been compromised, and my polling place is still a mere two blocks away from my house. I should be ready to rock in November.

/was a good idea to check, though, just in case
2012-09-03 11:45:53 PM
1 votes:
Thanks subby. Not to be too paranoid, but Republicans have been gaming the voting system by purging eligible voters on the state level.

We just checked our registration. BF is registered and active, I was registered but inactive. Fixed that. Gonna let my super liberal coworkers know that they should check their statuses as well.

\liberals? In my Colorado? It's more likely than you might think!
2012-09-03 01:16:48 PM
1 votes:

StreetlightInTheGhetto: On the flip side, a coworker of mine registered to vote on her college campus. Found out on election day that she wasn't actually registered.


That happens a lot, particularly on college campuses for some reason. It's blatant fraud and probably 90% of the time, it's committed by Republicans. But very rarely a Democrat will do it too, so both sides are equally bad.

/someone wanna explain to me why attempting to rig an election isn't considered treason?
2012-09-03 12:51:21 PM
1 votes:

GitOffaMyLawn: OK.

So I've used my voter registration information to verify who I am to the state board of unclaimed property.
I voted in the primary

I go to check on Orange County, California's web site to see if I'm registered.

I'm not.

EVERYONE needs to check.

EVERYONE.

It's not just Colorado. This is systemic.

/ Now officially pissed off
// Tuesday some Orange county election officials are going to get serious grief by phone


In tune with GitOffAMyLawn, my name had been purged before the recall primary. I had not moved in 7 years, hence the same polling place/district, and had voted at every election during that time. I was turned away and had to go home, print out a utility bill between 30 and 90 days old, come back, and re-register before I could vote. And the WI GOP wants to do away with same day registration, which would have meant I could not have voted at all.
2012-09-03 12:47:53 PM
1 votes:

Zalan: Lionel Mandrake: Bucky Katt: GOP electoral fraud and voter suppression

b-b-b-b-but ACORN LET MICKEY MOUSE VOTE!!1!!or something

You really have to think about the thought processes going on in the people who frothed over the Acorn shiat.

Either you have an organization that takes every application for voter registration and turns them in flagging the ones they think is fraudulent, which Acorn did.

OR.

You have an organization that looks at every voter registration, picks out ones they think are fraudulent (or perhaps registering for the other party) and throws those away, never to be turned in.

Which is worse?


I had a friend who worked for ACORN. Yep, every single voter registration form was counted. If someone turned in 7 and was given 20, there better be 13 blank ones turned in too. Legally, they had to turn in even stupid nonsense - but on the plus side, they got many, many people registered who simply wouldn't have otherwise. One trip they did IIRC was to a low income senior complex - young people, yeah, often laziness. But elderly people who want to vote (hey, better late than never) and don't have easy or any internet access, can't get out to the secretary of state, etc.. they provided a *damn* good service.

On the flip side, a coworker of mine registered to vote on her college campus. Found out on election day that she wasn't actually registered.

I'm surprised more conservative groups don't do that sort of thing more often, especially during freshmen events week stuff. Be the star of your Young Republican group! Just make sure not to get your "toss" and "submit" piles mixed up!
2012-09-03 12:47:14 PM
1 votes:

Lionel Mandrake: Bucky Katt: GOP electoral fraud and voter suppression

b-b-b-b-but ACORN LET MICKEY MOUSE VOTE!!1!!or something


They found Mickey Mouse and Adolf Hitler signed the recall petitions after I signed their names!!! THAT PROVES THE DIMORATS ARE TRYING TO STEAL THE ELECTION!!!!

We had people in WI that claimed to sign obviously fake names just to mess with circulators, then they raged about false names being found on the petitions. Not even kidding. Wish I was.
2012-09-03 12:42:18 PM
1 votes:
OK.

So I've used my voter registration information to verify who I am to the state board of unclaimed property.
I voted in the primary

I go to check on Orange County, California's web site to see if I'm registered.

I'm not.

EVERYONE needs to check.

EVERYONE.

It's not just Colorado. This is systemic.

/ Now officially pissed off
// Tuesday some Orange county election officials are going to get serious grief by phone
2012-09-03 12:41:14 PM
1 votes:

CreamFilling: I'm saying that, unless you have another source, all we know is there an unconfirmed report by someone claiming to have been visited by the Obama campaign, and she knows that of the supposed 20000 purged voters, two were Democrats, in a state with a Democrat governor and lieutenant governor, and she's already concluded that the evil Republicans are behind it. That's an assumption as unfounded as my previous sentence is run-on.


Have you been paying any attention whatsoever to the past six months?

/I'm guessing "No."
2012-09-03 12:29:47 PM
1 votes:
One of my friends had just registered over in Colorado. He said they're basically out in force (especially when Obama spoke in Boulder yesterday). And it's not like you're made to register Democrat. You can still be any party you want.

Funny how Obama is trying to help people register while the GOP is excluding people via Voter ID laws to stop the massive voter fraud (massive meaning tens of people that were caught for it years ago).
2012-09-03 12:28:54 PM
1 votes:

Britney Spear's Speculum: -create public stink over unauthorized voters at the polls
-use illegal tricks to kick legit people off the roles
-on election day, millions show up but cant vote, thus proving the first point.
-since the election can only be held on one day, there cant be a do over even though the original of kicking people off the roles was illegal


-profit

/you forgot one
2012-09-03 12:28:09 PM
1 votes:

Lionel Mandrake: Bucky Katt: GOP electoral fraud and voter suppression

b-b-b-b-but ACORN LET MICKEY MOUSE VOTE!!1!!or something


You really have to think about the thought processes going on in the people who frothed over the Acorn shiat.

Either you have an organization that takes every application for voter registration and turns them in flagging the ones they think is fraudulent, which Acorn did.

OR.

You have an organization that looks at every voter registration, picks out ones they think are fraudulent (or perhaps registering for the other party) and throws those away, never to be turned in.

Which is worse?
2012-09-03 12:27:15 PM
1 votes:
Riiiiight.

Some anonymous diarist on a leftie blog claims that someone showed up at his door saying that if he didn't sign these papers, he wouldn't be able to vote?

I'll believe it when I see pr--
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/29/colorado-voter-purge-list_n_ 1 841731.html

Uh...

Nevermind.
2012-09-03 12:24:32 PM
1 votes:

LordZorch: Dead democrats still allowed to vote...


Laziest. Troll. Ever.
2012-09-03 12:23:35 PM
1 votes:
-create public stink over unauthorized voters at the polls
-use illegal tricks to kick legit people off the roles
-on election day, millions show up but cant vote, thus proving the first point.
-since the election can only be held on one day, there cant be a do over even though the original of kicking people off the roles was illegal
2012-09-03 01:12:28 AM
1 votes:
The Fascist pigs are up to their old tricks.
 
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