Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Sam Stein: As Election Nears, Dirty Tricks Grow More Common

Make sure you tell everyone you know that EVERYBODY VOTES ON NOVEMBER 4TH(or before if you have absentee ballots or early voting) and nobody is in danger of being arrested at the polls for parking tickets and other nonsense the Republicans are trying to scare you with. VOTE! DON'T LET ANYONE TELL YOU THAT YOU CAN'T!
As the election nears, examples of political dirty tricks are emerging with
greater frequency.
On Tuesday, the Virginia Pilot reported that a phony Board of Elections flier was
circulating the state "advising Republicans to vote on Nov. 4 and Democrats on
Nov. 5." Voting, of course, is on the 4th only, creating fear among neutral
observers and the Obama campaign that people were simply going to miss the
opportunity to go to the polls.
Earlier this month, meanwhile, an anonymous flier was circulating in predominantly African-American neighborhoods in Philadelphia telling voters they could be arrested at the polls if they show up to vote with outstanding arrest warrants or unpaid parking tickets. This is also untrue

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