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PostSubject: Voter fraud, Republican style   Sat Oct 18, 2008 2:48 pm


Voters say they were duped into registering as Republicans

SACRAMENTO -- Dozens of newly minted Republican voters say they were duped into joining the party by a GOP contractor with a trail of fraud complaints stretching across the country.

Voters contacted by The Times said they were tricked into switching parties while signing what they believed were petitions for tougher penalties against child molesters

It is a bait-and-switch scheme familiar to election experts. The firm hired by the California Republican Party -- a small company called Young Political Majors, or YPM, which operates in several states -- has been accused of using the tactic across the country.

The Times randomly interviewed 46 of the hundreds of voters whose election records show they were recently re-registered as Republicans by YPM, and 37 of them -- more than 80% -- said that they were misled into making the change or that it was done without their knowledge.

Those who were formerly Democrats may stop receiving phone calls and literature from that party, perhaps affecting its get-out-the-vote efforts. They also will be given only a Republican ballot in the next primary election if they do not switch their registration back before then.

Some also report having their registration status changed to absentee without their permission; if they show up at the polls without a ballot they may be unable to vote.
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PostSubject: Re: Voter fraud, Republican style   Sat Oct 18, 2008 2:55 pm

Yikes....various voter fiascos going around I think...here in Ohio there has been a ruckus about some flaw with voter registrations....
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PostSubject: Re: Voter fraud, Republican style   Sat Oct 18, 2008 9:31 pm

Don't you need to fill out a form to change your political affiliation, or even to register? I mean ACORN has actual forms.

I can't believe a simple signature is all that is required.
This doesn't pass the smell test to me.

It seems like something to divert people from the ACORN fraud, which is HUGE. And has been going on for years.
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