Fri Aug 24, 2012, 05:42 PM
Island Blue (5,344 posts)
Americans For Prosperity - NC bullshit mailer
Has anyone received one? My mom & dad received this very elaborate mailing yesterday from them. It basically states that voting by mail is "patriotic" and that it's the best way to go because you can avoid long lines, and it's the only way to "make sure your vote counts and that it counts early." They give you a "convenient" postage paid postcard that you can send to them (not to your local Board of Elections) requesting an absentee ballot. On the card they suggest that you write your name, address, phone #, date of birth, and county of residence and your signature. It looks to me (and to my dad) like they are attempting to commit voter fraud. It's not like they're simply mining for mailing addresses, if you received the mailing they obviously have that already.
My parents can't really figure out why they received this other than they were registered Republicans until this past year. (Although they had seen the light loooong before that.) My dad scanned it and e-mailed it to me but I can't figure out a way to save it as a photo so I can post it.
I know that bullshit like this happens every year and I'm sure in states other than just NC, but it is disturbing just how blatant they are in their attempts to steal votes.
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Americans For Prosperity - NC bullshit mailer (Original post)
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Response to Island Blue (Reply #3)
Sat Aug 25, 2012, 02:38 PM
lastlib (4,984 posts)
6. Somebody could have fun with this.....
...just print a few hundred of those BRMs onto cards with nothing else, and drop 'em in the mail. AFP would be paying a small fortune for the postage w/o getting a thing back except blank useless cards.
"The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized."
Response to Island Blue (Original post)
Fri Aug 24, 2012, 06:01 PM
FLyellowdog (3,967 posts)
2. No, but this should be reported to someone.
NC law has provisions for getting an Absentee Ballot and it clearly states the request must be handwritten and requested from one's County Board of Elections.
"You must make a handwritten request for an absentee ballot from your County Board of Elections. "
"The request must be received by your county board of elections no later than 5:00 p.m. on the last Tuesday prior to the election. If the voter is qualified, the absentee balloting materials will be mailed to the voter after the receipt of a valid written request. Absentee voters must return their voted ballot to the board of elections by 5:00 p.m. on the day before the election."