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ACTIONABLE WATCH!!!...er..I mean Activest corpses...
« on: July 29, 2008, 04:23:55 PM »
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EarlG ADMIN  (1000+ posts)       Tue Jul-22-08 04:44 PM
Original message http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=106x32512
Activist Corps Action: (15 weeks until election): Help Prevent Republican Election Fraud
 Advertisements [?]Edited on Tue Jul-22-08 04:46 PM by EarlG
For more information about the Activist Corps, click here. Thanks to sfexpat2000 for suggesting this week's action.

DU ACTIVIST CORPS ACTION: HELP PREVENT REPUBLICAN ELECTION FRAUD

For years now, Republicans have been quietly using "voter fraud" laws to perpetrate election fraud. According to a recent story in the American Prospect, "Using the Department of Justice, friendly governors, and its usual propaganda outlets, the GOP has propagated the myth of voter fraud to purge the rolls of non-Republicans."

Democrats all over the country need to check their registrations and make sure they are still eligible to vote in the November elections. This week's action is to write an email or letter to Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean and encourage him to make all Democrats aware that they may be prevented from voting in November, and to take action now to prevent any problems on election day.


CONTACT INFORMATION

Howard Dean
Democratic National Committee
430 S. Capitol St. SE
Washington, DC 20003

Web contact form: http://www.democrats.org/page/s/contact


TALKING POINTS

  • Republicans have set up vote caging operations all over the country.

    Republicans plan to exploit the Help America Vote Act (HAVA) by using electronic databases to scrub registered Democrats from voter rolls.

    We need to counter by advising all Democrats to check their voter registration between now and October.

    In addition, Democrats should be reminded to vote in person, and in a group if possible.

    It is especially critical that Democrats in SWING STATES check that they are eligible to vote.

TIPS FOR SUCCESS

Be brief... be polite... be coherent!! oh, dear...there is going to be a problem...
You can find a sample letter here.


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Oh...we need to help this along...

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MelissaB  (1000+ posts)      Tue Jul-22-08 04:47 PM
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1. Recommended!
 Now to complete.


not quite the support Earl wants I think...

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proud2Blib  (1000+ posts)       Tue Jul-22-08 05:09 PM
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17. Done - excellent idea!!
 My letter:

I am writing to ask my party to begin immediately to address election fraud in order to prevent the election day problems we dealt with in 2000 and 2004. I get emails almost daily from the DCCC or the DSCC or Al Gore or numerous other prominent Democrats and elected Democratic officials. Please send emails out reminding Democrats to check their registration and polling location. I also think the party should set up a means of reporting problems and suspected election fraud schemes.

I live in Kansas and the GOP here has already admitted caging voters - in largely minority and low income areas. In 2004 a GOP operative in my county contacted elderly Democrats to offer them a ride to the polls on Wed, the day AFTER the election. My own mother received one of these calls.

Please this must be addressed!

* Republicans have set up vote caging operations all over the country.

* Republicans plan to exploit the Help America Vote Act (HAVA) by using electronic databases to scrub registered Democrats from voter rolls.

* We need to counter by advising all Democrats to check their voter registration between now and October.

* In addition, Democrats should be reminded to vote in person, and in a group if possible.

* It is especially critical that Democrats in SWING STATES check that they are eligible to vote.


I would gladly volunteer to aid in any efforts here in my state to counter these election fraud schemes. But we need to start NOW.

Sincerely,

let me sum this up:

Now, I haven't really seen any of this, but DU told me to post it, so I did...as I don't have to leave the basement...

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drm604  (1000+ posts)       Tue Jul-22-08 05:41 PM
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29. I added some ideas that others may want to use.
 Dear Sirs,
I am writing to ask that you immediately begin to address Republican election fraud in order to prevent the problems we've seen in the past.

Please this must be addressed!

* Republicans have set up vote caging operations all over the country.

* Republicans plan to exploit the Help America Vote Act (HAVA) by using electronic databases to scrub registered Democrats from voter rolls.

* We need to counter by advising all Democrats to check their voter registration between now and October. They need to be provided with explicit instructions on how to do so. They also need to be provided with instructions on exactly who to contact should they encounter a problem on or before election day.

* In addition, Democrats should be reminded to vote in person, and in a group if possible.

* It is especially critical that Democrats in SWING STATES check that they are eligible to vote.

* We need to have state and local party officials on the lookout for caging and other vote denial operations and there must be mechanisms available for them to report such activities to authorities and to the national party.

* We need to have stories about this appear in as many local and national media as possible. The media may be more likely to run them if they are non-partisan - telling all voters how to double-check their registration without mention of party.

* Letters to the editor warning individuals about such activities should appear regularly in local newspapers throughout the country. These letters should tell people what to watch for (caging letters, for example) and give a contact number and URL for reporting of such activities. Such letters may not only help people fight such activities, they may also discourage the perpetrators who will know that they're being watched.

* Local, state, and federal candidate mailings could all include a short mention of a phone number and a URL labeled with something like "Your vote may be in danger, call now!" or "Double-check your registration" or something similar.

Having good candidates who are on the right side of the issues and who campaign effectively may not be sufficient if voters are thwarted on election day.


See! it's already working!!!

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kimpossible  (778 posts)       Tue Jul-29-08 12:43 PM
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130. Procrastinator check-in
 Here's the note I sent:

Dear Dr. Dean,

I'm very excited about the huge surge of new Democratic voters that we're registering this year. I hope that it'll lead to landslide victories in the fall. But I'm worried that many people will be unable to vote on Election Day, unless we take strong preventive actions starting now.

As reported by BBC investigative reporter Greg Palast, the shenanigans have already begun. Voter roll purges, voter caging, and voter suppression started to surface already in some primary states. In addition, the sheer number of new registrations will inevitably cause honest errors in some counties. We can't afford to take the chance that voters will be turned away from the polls on Election Day due to missing registrations.

Please follow up your voter registration drive with a crucial step to touch base for verification. Let all the registrants know that they need to double-check their registration status before Election Day!

I think we can help Earl out by sending Deano a couple of e-mails saying the same thing over and over and over and over...

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Re: ACTIONABLE WATCH!!!...er..I mean Activest corpses...
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2008, 04:41:24 PM »
Let me explain that to ya'll...it means.. "WASH THE TOMBSTONE YOU'RE VOTING FOR"
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Re: ACTIONABLE WATCH!!!...er..I mean Activest corpses...
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2008, 05:03:12 PM »
Dear Dr. Dean,

Howl, howl, bark, bark, howl, baaaaaarrrrrrrkkkk!

Yearghhhh!

Sincerely,

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Re: ACTIONABLE WATCH!!!...er..I mean Activest corpses...
« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2008, 05:11:59 PM »
Why was it only democrats who ended up in front of judges answering to charges of vote fraud, tire slashings, intimidation, vandalism, and other nasty things after election day 2004?  Why is it only democrats who throw a hissy fit every time a common sense measure is introduced to stop fraud and cheating at the polls?

When they can answer these question under oath without being charged with perjury, then I'll take the little goons seriously.

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« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2008, 05:27:26 PM »
Dear Dr. Dean,

Howl, howl, bark, bark, howl, baaaaaarrrrrrrkkkk!

Yearghhhh!

Sincerely,

DUAC DUmbass

You forgot "*piss* *piss* *piss*" but I h5ed you anyway.
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« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2008, 05:31:50 PM »
Dear DUmmy:

Please provide ONE incident. ONE.

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« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2008, 06:04:01 PM »
Hey DUmmies!  That person that follows you around in the bathroom, you know that person, right, the on who is constantly staring back at you with the crazy, bloodshot eyes, the scraggly beard (this applies to the women), the unkempt hair, the unwashed body and clothes.   You know that guy right, the one generally frothing at the mouth, and muttering incoherently. 

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« Reply #7 on: July 29, 2008, 06:22:57 PM »
Dear DUmmy:

Please provide ONE incident. ONE.



Actually a friend of mine put a hand painted sign at the polling place in 2004 that read "Republicans vote on Tuesday, Democrats on Wednesday and Undecided on Thursday.......................he ended up facing charges, but it all went away with........................"we understand it was satire, but for the LOVE OF GOD......don't put the sign at the polling place
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« Reply #8 on: July 29, 2008, 07:43:07 PM »
If in their infantile minds they are determined to believe this then by all means do what is suggested and make sure they are on the rolls....whatever.

None will because they are either not legit or would rather make up stories after if they lose.