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hiphopnation Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-29-04 04:26 PM
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Observers Foresee Snags in U.S. Election
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Slow implementation of the Help America Vote Act of 2002, which authorized $3.86 billion to replace outdated machines and reform election procedures.


_Poorly maintained voter registration lists and a hodgepodge of procedures for handling absentee and provisional ballots could result in voter disenfranchisement and postelection litigation. Provisional ballots are a new feature, meant to allow anyone who shows up at the polls to vote even if their name isn't on precinct lists.


_The report criticized steps by states to allow military and overseas voters to fax rather than mail their completed ballots, calling them inconsistent "with the principle of the secrecy of the vote."


_The observers said the scale of complaints about intimidation of minority voters was difficult to assess but that "such allegations were repeated by Democratic Party representatives, while the Republican Party officials did not seem to share these concerns."

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This is most worrisome. Not a good sign at all...

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Gman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-29-04 04:29 PM
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1. They have been working on coup 2004 for 4 years now
however, Kerry has assembled a team of several thousand lawyers from around the country to stop them at every turn. I believe the Kerry campaign is ready this time.
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Malva Zebrina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-29-04 04:35 PM
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2. If we have to go through voter fraud again
and more of the Bush arrogance and bullying, I hope, with all of my heart, that the people take to the streets in huge hoards all over, in every major city in the United States, because I have little faith that anyone else will do a thing about it given the lack of action in the 2000 election.
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