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Oilwellian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 10:05 AM
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GOP voter suppression has started in Virginia
I received this letter on Saturdayalso corroborated by another person I know who lives in Southwest Virginia. People are reportedly calling the Rex McCarty campaign to complain about this Terry Kilgore/Republican Party dirty trick. As well they should, because its disgraceful and wrong to mislead people by telling them they are not properly registered to vote.

September 24, 2005

Dear Sir or Madam:

The Republican National Committee is apparently targeting voters who voted in the 2005 Democratic Primary or possibly all identified Democratic voters with the following pre-recorded message:

Hello, this is an important election alert. Our records indicate that you may not be properly registered to vote at this address. The race for Virginias next governor will be close. Every vote will count. Thats why it is so important that you are properly registered to vote. Youll be receiving a form in the mail in the next couple of days. Please, take a moment to fill it out and return it by October 11 so you can exercise your right in the upcoming election on November 8. Paid for and authorized by the Republican National Committee 05077. Not authorized by any candidate or candidate committee. www.gop.com

My wife and another lady in Lee County received the calls. I checked with a few friends and it has apparently been targeted to several Democrats in Scott and Bland Counties as well.

A friend of mine has the mailer from the RNC if you are interested.

If I recall correctly, this is an old Karl Rove trick. I also think it was intentional that it was not released until the end of the week to make it more difficult for Democrats to get an injunction against its distribution and also to minimize weekend press.

Please advise if you wish additional information.

http://www.raisingkaine.com/888
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Jo March Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 10:16 AM
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1. What can we do at this point?
Media blast? Who can we call?
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Oilwellian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 10:23 AM
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2. I'm writing an LTTE as we speak
Plus, I think most Dems who took the time to vote in the primary are fairly savvy to GOP dirty tricks.
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Jo March Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 10:42 AM
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4. Are there any vocal Dem leaders to call?
I'll be happy to make a few calls.
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RedCloud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 10:26 AM
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3. Maybe this site can get some attention going:
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Matariki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:03 AM
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5. i don't get it
what happens if someone fills in the form? or are they hoping people will think they're not registered and not vote?
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DancingBear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:08 AM
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6. I just forwarded this to a Dem activist friend in NoVA
She can get this info out - trust me.
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