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cal04 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-20-10 01:28 PM
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Huge voter suppression plot exposed in Wisconsin
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by xofferson
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http://www.dailykos.com/story/2010/9/20/903538/-Huge-vo...

A massive, coordinated and illegal plan to suppress Wisconsin voter turnout in November was exposed today by One Wisconsin Now (OWN).

The plan, targeting minority voters and students, is a joint effort of the Republican Party, Americans for Prosperity, and Tea Party groups. OWN has somehow obtained both copies of the plan and a recording of a meeting at which it was discussed, both available on a new website, SaveWisconsinVote2010.org
(http://www.savewisconsinsvote2010.org /)

OWN Executive Director Scot Ross said the group will request investigations by the U.S. Attorneys Office, as well as the Wisconsin Attorney Generals Election Integrity Task Force and the Government Accountability Board, to insure the right to vote is not stolen by these plans.

The term for what the right-wing intends to do is called "vote caging,"and involves sending mail to addresses on voter lists and using returned mail to challenge voters at the polls on election day.

The result? Some voters are forced to cast provisional ballots, which require them to follow-up the day after an election for the ballot to be counted. Historically, about 35% of all provisional ballots are never counted.

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