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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 08:29 AM
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PA GOPers Help Short-Handed Green Partiers with Signature Challenge
http://www.tpmmuckraker.com/archives/001372.php

So, not only did the Green Party use GOP money to get on the ballot, now they can't even get enough volunteers to help with the signature check and the republicans are chipping in again. I can just see the Santorum volunteers "Seriously, Minnie Mouse - she's real and legally registered to vote"


GOPers Help Short-Handed Green Partiers with Signature Challenge
By Paul Kiel - August 18, 2006, 11:26 AM

It's a heartwarming image -- Greens and Republicans working side by side.

Short of hands to help review thousands of contested signatures as part of the ongoing court battle between Democrats and Green Senate candidate Carl Romanelli, the Pennsylvania Green Party is getting some help from volunteers from Sen. Rick Santorum's (R-PA) campaign.

To resolve Democrats' charges that most of the Greens' 100,000 signatures are invalid, a judge ordered that volunteers from both parties work side by side to establish whether they could agree on the validity of the signatures. The Department of State set up 9 computer terminals for the effort; at each station, a Democratic volunteer was to be paired with a Green volunteer. The effort is expected to take weeks.

But earlier this week, the Greens found themselves short of volunteers. So Republicans have arrived to help fill the gap. It's only natural: since GOP supporters paid for the Green signature drive, and Santorum volunteers helped collect the signatures, they have a vested interest in seeing this through to the end.


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blue neen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 08:53 AM
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1. This whole debacle is despicable.
The very fact that avowed Santorum supporters are counting the signatures should be enough to throw Romanelli off the ballot. How much more crooked can you get?
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 08:55 AM
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2. Like THIS wasn't obvious
Edited on Mon Aug-21-06 08:56 AM by LynneSin
And they're not shy about it. This morning's sign-in sheet at the court shows two names, Ben Irwin and Brian Hunt, who identify their organization as "GOP - Santorum '06." All the other volunteers identified themselves as either with the Green Party or the Democratic Party, the two parties in the suit.

The judges ordered that people from both parties in regards to the challenge on the votes be present. That would be the Democrats (the party challenging) and the Green Party (the party being challenged).

What the FUCK are republicans doing there?
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The Magistrate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 09:05 AM
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3. What The Republicans Are Doing There, Ma'am
Is making clear to all and sundry the fact that the Green party is an auxiliary body of the Republican party, operated to the benefit of the Republicans with Republican money and personnel.
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 09:06 AM
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4. And when they asked that idiot Romanelli about the help from repukes
the guy doesn't even care. He's being used as a tool by the republican party to help them get re-elected and the guy doesn't care
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JNelson6563 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 09:13 AM
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5. Funny isn't it?
How none of the Greenie purists seem to have any comment on this? I wonder how they're taking this over at another forum I know of....

:rofl:

Julie
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