Mitt Romney’s campaign has been training poll watchers in Wisconsin with highly misleading — and sometimes downright false — information about voters’ rights.
Documents from a recent Romney poll watcher training obtained by ThinkProgress contain several misleading or untrue claims about the rights of Wisconsin voters. A source passed along the following packet of documents, which was distributed to volunteers at a Romney campaign training in Racine on October 25th. In total, eight such trainings were held across the state in the past two weeks and 17 since late September.
One blatant falsehood occurs on page 5 of the training packet, which informed poll watchers that any “person [who] has been convicted of treason, a felony, or bribery” isn’t eligible to vote. This is not true. Once a Wisconsin voter who has been convicted of a felony completes his or her sentence, that person is once again eligible to vote.
The training also encouraged volunteers to deceive election workers and the public about who they were associated with. On page 3 of the packet, Romney poll workers were instructed to hide their affiliation with the campaign and told to sign in at the polls as a “concerned citizen” instead. As Kristina Sesek, Romney’s legal counsel who just graduated from Marquette Law School last year, explained, “We’re going to have you sign in this election cycle as a ‘concerned citizen.’ We’re just trying to alleviate some of the animosity of being a Republican observer up front.”
At least two official documents created by the Maricopa County Recorder’s Office misinformed Spanish-speaking voters in Arizona of the wrong election day and activists worry that the error could suppress Latino voter turnout on Nov. 6. Raw Story (s.tt...)
Many CEOs are taking advantage of their influence over their employees by telling them who they think -- in their humble opinion, of course -- should be president.
The strategy is one endorsed by Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, a former CEO himself, who told business owners in June that they should tell their employees who they're voting for and what each outcome would mean for their business.
That critical detail in Simpson’s opinion — that photo ID is not required in this election — has been lost in much of the $5 million advertising campaign by the Pennsylvania Department of State, voters rights advocates charge. On buses, an ad displays a photo ID with “SHOW IT” in big block lettering. In smaller type, it says photo ID is not mandatory. Moreover, state officials acknowledge that it was not until Tuesday, a full two weeks after the court opinion, that the last of the pre-decision billboards announcing photo ID as a requirement came down.
. At least thirteen states introduced bills to end highly popular Election Day and same-day voter registration, limit voter registration mobilization efforts, and reduce other registration opportunities. Maine passed a law eliminating Election Day registration, and Ohio ended its weeklong period of same-day voter registration. Florida,
When Wisconsin’s photo ID bill was first introduced, it too excluded all student IDs.29 After
substantial public debate and controversy,30 the bill was amended to permit student IDs that
meet certain criteria. The problem is that the student IDs currently issued by the University
of Wisconsin system and various other schools do not meet those criteria. The University of
Wisconsin would have to spend an estimated $1.1 million to issue new ID cards to students for
its photo IDs to be accepted for voting purposes.31
Many question the fairness of voter ID laws that exclude government-issued photo IDs held by
such a large segment of the population. This is especially the case with laws like Texas’s, which
does not allow voters to use student IDs but does allow them to use concealed weapon licenses
for voting.32 Some read into the fact that these bills exclude student IDs as a partisan motive to
exclude certain groups of voters more likely to Democratic.33
In Palm Beach County, Fla., alone, about 100 questionable voter registrations were flagged, more than half of which involved changing a voter’s party affiliation to Republican or independent. Discrepancies were also found in North Carolina.
A few weeks earlier, the GOP had been under fire following reports of suspicious registration applications that had been submitted in 10 Florida counties by a company run by Nathan Sproul, a Republican operative who has long been trailed by allegations of voter fraud. The Republican Party paid Sproul's company, Strategic Allied Consulting, about $3 million this year for registration drives in five swing states: Colorado, Florida, North Carolina, Nevada, and Virginia.
And a viral video uploaded to YouTube in late September showed a young woman who worked for Strategic Allied Consulting registering voters in Colorado and admitting that she was only looking for Republicans. "Well, I'm actually trying to register people for a particular party. Because we're out here in support of Romney, actually," the woman said.
The latest drama began to unfold on Oct. 17, when the manager of a Tuesday Morning discount store in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley saw a man throwing a garbage bag into the store's private dumpster. Inside the bag was a file folder containing eight completed Virginia voter registration forms.
Originally posted by 3chainz
If this thread were about democrats or Obama it would have gotten a milli flags, replies, stars.
Originally posted by tkwasny
After you've completed filing your taxes for 3 years and that average is you did not pay into the FedGov, you and your listed eligible dependents have no skin in the game. You should not be authorized to vote unless you are a retiree or military (and a few very exceptional cases).