The final presidential debate is over, and just when you thought you could put on your slippers, pour yourself three fingers of Maker's Mark and play some Nina Simone, the alarm rings. It ain't over yet, to use the vernacular, so keep your boots on. There are more tricks in store--or at the very least roadblocks to a fair election. Some key, swing states are taking action to block voters from the polls.
"The important point to realize is that these abuses aren't aberrations. They're the inevitable result of a Republican Party culture in which dirty tricks that distort the vote are rewarded, not punished. It's a culture that will persist until voters - whose will still does count, if expressed strongly enough - hold that party accountable." - Paul Krugman, Nobel Prizewinner,"Block the Vote"
The New York Times article (State's Actions to Block Voters Appear Illegal, Oct. 8, 2008) suggests this could even throw the election in swing states. Read the article here.
"The six swing states seem to be in violation of federal law in two ways. Michigan and Colorado are removing voters from the rolls within 90 days of a federal election, which is not allowed except when voters die, notify the authorities that they have moved out of state, or have been declared unfit to vote. Indiana, Nevada, North Carolina and Ohio seem to be improperly using Social Security data to verify registration applications for new voters." - NYT, Oct 8, 2008
Today, the Times has another disturbing article, Ruling May Impede Thousands of Ohio Voters, which can be read here.
Like father, like son: Robert F. Kennedy Jr. fights against voter registration fraud and election balloting discrepancies with Steal Back Your Vote (Stealbackyourvote.com), an organization he runs with BBC investigative journalist Greg Palast.
Robert Kennedy Jr, has written extensively about voter fraud in the 2004 election (Was the 2004 Election Stolen--link here) and now suggests the 2008 election may already be stolen. Read his article about hacking the election here.
Kennedy and Palast have a new article in the current Rolling Stone about stealing the 2008 election, Block the Vote, and can be read here.
Watch the Kennedy/Palast video, Steal Back Your Vote! here:
(Recent update from the Wall Street Journal, Oct. 18: "Court Ruling Stokes Voter-Fraud Fight," click here)