Don’t worry about Mickey Mouse or ACORN stealing the election.
According to an investigative report out today in Rolling Stone
magazine, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Greg Palast, after a year-long
investigation, reveal a systematic program of “GOP vote tampering” on
a massive scale.
- Republican Secretaries of State of swing-state Colorado have quietly
purged one in six names from their voter rolls.
Over several months, the GOP politicos in Colorado stonewalled every
attempt by Rolling Stone to get an answer
to the massive purge – ten
times the average state’s rate of removal.
- While Obama dreams of riding to the White House on a wave of new
voters, more then 2.7 million have had their registrations REJECTED
under new procedures signed into law by George Bush.
Kennedy, a voting rights lawyer, charges this is a resurgence of ‘Jim
Crow’ tactics to wrongly block Black and Hispanic voters.
- A fired US prosecutor levels new charges – accusing leaders of his
own party, Republicans, with criminal acts in an attempt to block legal
voters as “fraudulent.”
- Digging through government records, the Kennedy-Palast team
discovered that, in 2004, a GOP scheme called “caging” ultimately
away the rights of 1.1 million voters. The Rolling Stone duo predict
that, this November 4, it will be far worse.
- Since the last presidential race, “States used dubious ‘list
management’ rules to scrub at least 10 million voters from their
Among those was Paul Maez of Las Vegas, New Mexico – a victim of an
unreported but devastating purge of voters in that state that left as
many as one in nine Democrats without a vote. For Maez, the state’s
purging his registration was particularly shocking – he’s the county
The Kennedy-Palast revelations go far beyond the sum of questionably
purged voters recently reported by the New York Times.
“Republican operatives – the party’s elite commandos of bare-knuckle
politics,” report Kennedy and Palast, under the cover of fighting
fraudulent voting, are “systematically disenfranchis[ing] Democrats.”
The investigators level a deadly serious charge:
“If Democrats are to win the 2008 election, they must not simply beat
McCain at the polls – they must beat him by a margin that exceeds the
level of GOP vote tampering.”
Block the Vote by Robert F. Kennedy Jr. & Greg Palast in the current
issue (#1064) of Rolling Stone. [Media enquiries - Dave Falkenstein,
Sunshine Sachs & Assoc, via firstname.lastname@example.org.]
Note – Kennedy and Palast are releasing, simultaneously with the
Rolling Stone investigative report what they call, the vote-theft
‘antidote’: a 24-page full-color comic book, Steal Back Your Vote,
which can be downloaded or obtained in print from their non-partisan
For updates and video reports, go to RollingStone.com,
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