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cal04 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-20-10 04:38 PM
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One Wisconsin Now Exposes Voter Suppression, obtained audio
One Wisconsin Now Exposes Voter Suppression Plans Between Republican Party of Wisconsin, Americans for Prosperity, Tea Party Groups
http://onewisconsinnow.pnstate.org/site/MessageViewer?d...

A coordinated plot by the Republican Party of Wisconsin, Americans for Prosperity-Wisconsin and organizations in the so-called Tea Party movement targeting minority voters and college students in a possibly illegal voter caging effort for voter suppression has been uncovered in evidence obtained by One Wisconsin Now, a statewide advocacy organization in Madison, Wisconsin.

Based on what we have heard, the Republican Party of Wisconsin, the Americans for Prosperity-Wisconsin and leading Tea Party organizations are in collusion in an effort to suppress the ability of minorities and university students in Wisconsin to exercise their right to vote this November, said Scot Ross, One Wisconsin Now Executive Director. We will be providing all of the evidence we have received on this wrongdoing to federal and state authorities so that they can investigate to ensure justice and democracy prevail.

Ross said One Wisconsin Now will today be filing formal requests for investigation with the U.S. Attorneys Office, as well as the Wisconsin Attorney Generals Election Integrity Task Force and the Government Accountability Board demanding a full investigation to ensure the right to vote is not stolen by these plans.

The non-partisan Brennan Center for Justice outlines the process of voter caging:

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One Wisconsin Now obtained an audio recording it has verified as authentic from a June 16, 2010 meeting between the leaders of the states Tea Party movement, led by Tim Dake, head of the GrandSons of Liberty. Dake serves as a regular spokesperson for Wisconsins Tea Party organizations and is widely viewed as the movements Wisconsin leader. The full audio, available at One Wisconsin Nows voter protection website, www.SaveWisconsinsVote2010.org, details the plans for a coordinated voter suppression efforts, which is anchored in challenging voter eligibility on Election Day this November 2.

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and here
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2010/9/20/903616/-One-Wis...
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Blue Owl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-20-10 04:41 PM
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1. Oh it's all perfectly legal, I'm sure
And for the good of DEMOCRACY when voting citizens are disenfranchised.

:sarcasm:
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Froward69 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-20-10 04:52 PM
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2. This IS the season...
when the slimy tactics of republicans really gets goin'.
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