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kpete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-12-08 10:02 PM
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Vote Suppression in Rensselaer County, NY
Vote Suppression in Rensselaer County, NY



A general election absentee ballot from Rensselaer County, N.Y. misspelling the name of Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama is seen, Friday, Oct. 10, 2008 in Sand Lake, N.Y. The absentee ballots sent to voters in Rensselaer County identified the two presidential candidates as 'Barack Osama' and 'John McCain.' In the United States, the best-known individual named Osama is Osama bin Laden, leader of the al Qaida terrorist group behind the 2001 attacks that destroyed the World Trade Center in New York City. (AP Photo/The Albany Times Union, Michael P. Farrell)

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yellerpup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-12-08 10:14 PM
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1. As IF the mistake wasn't bad enough...
they said on the news yesterday that if anyone corrects the spelling on the ballot that their vote will not count. They did announce on the local news that these ballots went out to about 300 people and that they were reprinting them asap in order to get them to those who requested ballots before the election. It is voter suppression, because if someone fills it out and sends it in before they get the corrected ballot it WILL count as a vote UNLESS the voter corrects the error themselves on the ballot.
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AlinPA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-12-08 10:20 PM
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2. We are going to see a lot of this the country. Rotten.
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