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Complaints have surfaced in predominantly African-American neighborhoods of Philadelphia where fliers have circulated, warning voters they could be arrested at the polls if they had unpaid parking tickets or if they had criminal convictions.
Over the weekend in Virginia, bogus fliers with an authentic-looking commonwealth seal said fears of high voter turnout had prompted election officials to hold two elections — one on Tuesday for Republicans and another on Wednesday for Democrats
In New Mexico, two Hispanic women filed a lawsuit last week claiming they were harassed by a private investigator working for a Republican lawyer who came to their homes and threatened to call immigration authorities, even though they are U.S. citizens
"He was questioning her status, saying that he needed to see her papers and documents to show that she was a U.S. citizen and was a legitimate voter," said Guadalupe Bojorquez, speaking on behalf of her mother, Dora Escobedo, a 67-year-old Albuquerque resident who speaks only Spanish. "He totally, totally scared the heck out of her"
In Pennsylvania, e-mails appeared linking Democrat Barack Obama to the Holocaust. "Jewish Americans cannot afford to make the wrong decision on Tuesday, Nov. 4," said the electronic message, paid for by an entity calling itself the Republican Federal Committee. "Many of our ancestors ignored the warning signs in the 1930s and 1940s and made a tragic mistake."
Former U.S. Sen. John Danforth is firing back at Democratic charges of voting intimidation by the GOP at polling places. Danforth, co-chair of John McCain’s Honest and Open Election Committee, told reporters this weekend that a flyer has been circulating in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, alleging that the Republicans are up to “various tricks” at the polling places.
“All of this is absolutely false, and the purpose of the (conference) call is to say that the suggestions made in the flyers distributed in Lancaster, Pennsylvania are flatly untrue and these are practices that are flatly repudiated by the McCain/Palin campaign.”
Danforth noted that the tactic is reminiscent of Democratic tactics in 2004 when similarly unfounded “preemptive strikes” of a “crying wolf” nature were launched against the GOP. The former Missouri Attorney General described the Democrats’ tactics in Lancaster as an attempt to “create a lot of smoke by alleging things that are just flatly untrue and are not happening -- that’s part of the playbook the Obama campaign this year just as it was part of their playbook in 2004.”