happens to himself be a vicious antisemite.
He’s scary. Happy Halloween!
Lawyers head for battleground states to monitor vote for Obama, McCain
Lee-Anne Goodman, THE CANADIAN PRESS
WASHINGTON – Hanging chads, court interventions and Jews who were stunned to learn they’d actually voted for Pat Buchanan instead of Al Gore.
The painful memories of the 2000 election, when George W. Bush’s disputed victory in Florida ended up winning him the White House after the Supreme Court intervened, are alive and well this U.S. election.
Teams of lawyers for both the Democrats and Republicans are heading to key battleground states to keep a close eye on the polls on election day.
The Democrats put out a call for volunteers earlier this year and tens of thousands of lawyers responded, eager to help ensure that Americans need not fear a fraudulent election result on Tuesday night. More than 5,000 of them are headed to Florida alone.
“I am sick and tired of all this incredible activity devoted to denying people the right to vote,” Mark Levine, a Yale law school graduate who hosts his own political radio show, “The Inside Scoop,” in Washington.
Levine will be in the newly pro-Democratic state of Virginia on election day, keeping an eye on a polling station, driving people to the correct station if they’ve come to the wrong place and rectifying any problems they might have encountered while trying to cast their ballots.
He’s been working at polling stations every election day since 1996, but says the 2000 contest truly angered him because of the many bogus attempts he says he saw by Republicans to prevent people from voting.
“They’re still determined to keep Americans from voting, and in particular minorities who they know are strong supporters of the Democratic party, and whatever their intent may be, it becomes racist when they go through lists and centre people out with ethnic names,” he said Thursday.
“The Republicans say we’re at war in Iraq to promote democracy and that this is something we should fight for, and I believe this is something we should be willing to fight for in America as well. So that’s why I do the work I do on election day.” read more
From the looks of things, John McCain’s connection to G. Gordon Liddy is far greater than Barack Obama to William Ayers, and not just because Liddy hosted a fundraiser at his house for McCain. McCain defends Liddy, while Obama has condemned Ayers. See, e.g., http://www.huffingtonpost.com/carl-bernstein/ayers-and-the-mccain-g-go_b_134256.html
…is because the Republican Party of Florida doesn’t want people to vote!
Floridians, angry about standing in line so long to vote, should stick it out the five necessary hours…then go in and vote for the Democratic Legislators who will change Floridian voting law back to allow more polling places and voting machines and longer hours for early voting.
The Republican Florida Secretary of State (we’ll call him Katherine Harris the Second) “isn’t worried” about the long lines for one reason — he WANTS them! — It’s his party that in 2005 forced a law through the Legislature to dramatically shut down polling locations and insist that all early voting stop at — get this — 3 pm.
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