Social & Political

If you can't steal the votes, mislead would-be voters

<![CDATA[A Las Vegas firm that recruited new voters in the city has been throwing away the registration forms filled out by Democrats.
This dirty trick will have people showing up at the polls on election day will find they have not been registered. This is unconscionable. Notice was not given to people filling out the registration forms that if they indicated they were going to vote Democrat their effort would be wasted, or that they should have gone to a legitimate registrar that would not abuse their trust.
Fortunately, former employees of the company, which has disappeared after failing to pay its rent, reported the scam:

Two former workers say they personally witnessed company supervisors rip up and trash registration forms signed by Democrats.
“We caught her taking Democrats out of my pile, handed them to her assistant and he ripped them up right in front of us. I grabbed some of them out of the garbage and she tells her assisatnt to get those from me,” said Eric Russell, former Voters Outreach employee.
Eric Russell managed to retrieve a pile of shredded paperwork including signed voter registration forms, all from Democrats. We took them to the Clark County Election Department and confirmed that they had not, in fact, been filed with the county as required by law.

After enduring abuse from right-wing nuts all day for daring to question Sinclair Broadcasting’s right to broadcast whatever it wants because I am a “hateful liberal,” this just reinforces for me that the neocons will stop at nothing to retain power.]]>