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tjwash Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-05-08 11:43 PM
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Black neighborhoods targeted by vote-scam fliers
Edited on Mon Oct-06-08 12:35 AM by tjwash
Just a little taste of how nasty this election has yet to become. It will only get worse as McCain gets more desperate. It looks like McCain may have just lost Colorado, which was barely hanging on to GOP. McCain needs Colorado, Nevada, Missouri, Indiana, Ohio, Virginia, North Carolina, and Florida to ALL go his way in order to win. Obama only needs one of them to win.

Expect cheap ass tricks like this to escalate in the next month.

By CATHERINE LUCEY
Philadelphia Daily News
luceyc@phillynews.com

With just weeks to go before the presidential election, voter intimidation has reared its ugly head.

An anonymous flier circulating in African-American neighborhoods in North and West Philadelphia states that voters who are facing outstanding arrest warrants or who have unpaid traffic tickets may be arrested at the polls on Election Day.

Deputy Mayor for Public Safety Everett Gillison, who learned of the flier last week, said that the message is completely false.

"The only thing that police officers are going to do that we'll be encouraging that day is that they'll be exercising their own individual right to vote," Gillison said.

He plans to put up statements on the city and police Web sites to let citizens know that the handouts are false. He said that he also will record a public-service announcement for broadcast.

Gillison referred the matter to the U.S. Attorney's Office and the district attorney.

"We are not going to stand for any intimidation of voters," Gillison said. "Not in this city."

He said that he did not know who was behind the fliers, which appear to be targeted at supporters of Democratic candidate Barack Obama.

*snip*

The Flyer:




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sandnsea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-06-08 12:01 AM
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1. Can we please please get a copy of this flier
Those of us in the west are pretty much unfamiliar with this sort of thing. It's time to get this to the national level so more of the country understands what's at stake when people talk about election fraud.
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tjwash Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-06-08 12:28 AM
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2. Here it is...there is a link to it on the story...
Edited on Mon Oct-06-08 12:30 AM by tjwash
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sandnsea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-06-08 12:58 AM
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3. Thanks
I am going to start sending this to some reporters. If we can't get it to the national level, maybe a few local reporters will pick it up.
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