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Republican Moves to Steal the 08 Election

 
Republican moves to steal the 08 Election

Investigation by Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Greg Palast

 

Stolen Election:  what ONLY the European media carries

http://www.gregpalast.com/bbc-newsnight-the-theft-of-2008/ Greg Palast on BBC investigative report on Republican purging of voter registrations.

  

http://www.gregpalast.com/ pod cast link to BBC program on voter suppression. 

 

http://canivote.org/ to check your voter registration.

 

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 took away the rights of 1.1 million voters. The Rolling Stone duo predict that, this November 4, it will be far worse.  There's more:: Since the last presidential race, "States used dubious 'list management' rules to scrub at least 10 million voters from their rolls."   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 elections supervisor.

 

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, October 30, 2008) of Rolling Stone. [Media enquiries - Dave Falkenstein, Sunshine Sachs & Assoc, via interviews@gregpalast.com.]

 

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 website, StealBackYourVote.org

 

For updates and video reports, go to RollingStone.com, www.GregPalast.com and StealBackYourVote.org.

 

Rolling Stones on McCain and Republicans

 

Make-Believe Maverick:  A closer look at the life and career of John McCain reveals a disturbing record of recklessness and dishonesty

By Tim Dickinson, October 16, 2008

Link to in depth article covering the all of the bull shit.

http://www.rollingstone.com/news/coverstory/make_believe_maverick_the_real_john_mccain

 

 

Five Myths about John McCain (pod cast by Tim Dickinson October 3, 2008)

http://www.rollingstone.com/nationalaffairs/index.php/2008/10/03/five-myths-about-john-mccain/

 

 

Will the Next Election be Hacked?  Fresh disasters at the polls – and new evidence from an industry insider  -- prove that electronic voting machines can’t be trusted

Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Sept 21, 2006

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/story/11717105/robert_f_kennedy_jr__will_the_next_election_be_hacked

 

 

JUST FOR FUN

http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&VideoID=29170400 Diebold releases 2008 results in April.

http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&VideoID=42592874 collapse of Anti-Bush industry news cast, very professional

This is one of the most entertaining (musical cartoons) websites mostly on current events—middle of the road.   A fun one that sings out musically the consequences of outsourcing http://www.jibjab.com/originals/big_box_mart

FREE DOCUMENTARIES

 

http://www.freedocumentaries.org Excellent collection of films for free; over 80 including Sicko by Michael Moore.