Originally posted by goose
Here is evidence of a company registering voters and trashing the democrats registration, sad that this is happening to voters who are registering
whether they be democrats or republicans.
[edit on 13-10-2004 by goose]
Great Job, goose
and someone tried to say it was the Democrats committing voter registration fraud,
. The Republican party are up to no good, again. They are trying to steal this election just like in
2000 , but what they don't realize is certain ORG's are watching them this time,
. Here's something my brother-in-law
sent me today.
This top article was copied from www.talkingpointsmemo.com
I've pasted the Add that they mention in this article at the bottom of this e-mail. Look at them carefully.
Hint: The word you are looking for is GOP
Their own private Florida. News from the CBS affiliate in Las Vegas ...
Employees of a private voter registration company allege that hundreds, perhaps thousands of voters who may think they are registered will be rudely
surprised on election day. The company claims hundreds of registration forms were thrown in the trash.
Anyone who has recently registered or re-registered to vote outside a mall or grocery store or even government building may be affected.
The I-Team has obtained information about an alleged widespread pattern of potential registration fraud aimed at democrats. Thee focus of the story is
a private registration company called Voters Outreach of America, AKA America Votes.
The out-of-state firm has been in Las Vegas for the past few months, registering voters. It employed up to 300 part-time workers and collected
hundreds of registrations per day, but former employees of the company say that Voters Outreach of America only wanted Republican registrations.
Here's a careerbuilder.com listing for (Voters Outreach of America) looking for door-to-door canvassers. Paid for by the GOP.
-- Josh Marshall
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And here it seems that the same outfit was doing work for Nader in Arizona.
Nader's Dubious Raiders in Arizona
by former Nader Voter Saturday June 26, 2004 at 04:44 PM
This explains why the Arizona Nader group didn't make a calling on Arizona Indymedia for people to volunteer in the begining to gather signatures to
get him on the ballot. Whom am I to vote for,the Libertarian?
Nader's Dubious Raiders Exclusive:
Ralph's Arizona ballot tactics are worse than this week's Democratic lawsuit alleges. Some petitions piggybacked on a reactionary anti-immigrant
initiative -- and others were paid for by a former executive director of the state GOP.
By Max Blumenthal Web Exclusive: 06.25.04 After four decades of tireless crusading for consumer's rights and against corporate influence over
government, Ralph Nader has developed an unblemished luster of integrity. However, as Nader forges ahead with his long-shot, independent presidential
candidacy in an especially heated election season, he appears to be shedding the conviction that has formed the core of his politics for so long in
favor of political expediency. In its effort to get on the ballot in the key battleground state of Arizona, the Prospect has learned, the Nader
campaign hired a petition company that is also gathering signatures for a draconian anti-immigrant initiative pushed by right-wing elements in the
state. The initiative, called Protect Arizona Now (PAN), would restrict access to public services by undocumented immigrants. In addition, according
to several sources, the Nader campaign was assisted in its petition drive by an unlikely figure: the ultra-conservative former executive director of
the Arizona Republican Party, Nathan Sproul. Sources say Sproul -- who is also spearheading an initiative to block public funding from political
campaigns in the state -- made payments to the petition contractors working on his public-funding initiative to gather signatures for Nader as well.
Moreover, according to several sources, the signature-gathering drive for PAN is mostly funded by the Federation for American Immigration Reform
(FAIR), a Washington-based anti-immigrant group that has spent tens of millions in the last two decades to roll back the rights of both legal and
illegal immigrants living in the United States. The Arizona ballot drive was never the grassroots effort that Nader characterizes his campaign as. In
trying to garner the 14,694 signatures necessary to get on the Arizona ballot, the Nader campaign first unsuccessfully solicited a Republican
consulting firm to handle its ballot-qualification bid. This spring, as droves of professional petitioners descended on Arizona like traveling
carnival folk to gather signatures for PAN -- and to collect the $2–4 that a petitioner is awarded for each signature delivered -- they also presented
signatories with the Nader petition, according to several sources. This petition piggybacking helped Nader get more than the amount of signatures he
needed to qualify for the ballot -- most of them from Republicans. In fact, according to a volunteer for the Arizona Democratic Party who has reviewed
Nader's signatures, of the more than 21,000 signatures Nader garnered, a whopping 65 percent percent came from Republicans, compared to 18 percent
from Democrats. Nader spokesman Kevin Zeese said, "We only heard of Sproul a week ago from media reports. We received 20,000 signatures, and we paid
for 20,000 signatures, so I'd be surprised if any of this is true." "As people make their decision on who they're going to vote for based on
candidates' ideals and how they present themselves, the methods by which Ralph Nader tried to get on the ballot in Arizona should make voters
question what his real motives are in running for president," said Sarah Rosen, press secretary for the Arizona Democratic Party, which is
challenging Nader's petitions in the state and trying to knock him off the ballot. Nader's bid for the Arizona ballot began this spring when members
of his campaign sought a contract with Arno Political Consultants, a California-based Republican consulting firm that has handled past
ballot-qualification efforts for GOP icons like Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush, as well as anti-immigrant groups like U.S. English. Arno's
client list also comprises a virtual Who's Who of the corporate cartels Nader routinely rails against, including Occidental Petroleum, Phillip
Morris, and Wal-Mart. Arno Political Consultants rebuffed the Nader campaign's request. "I thought it would be bad for us to go in with anyone like
Nader," said the company's co-director, Michael Arno. "And even though I don't know [George W.] Bush personally, I have a relationship with some
of the people close to him, so I didn't want to be part of anything that could be seen as nefarious. I have too much respect for the process."
Despite the rejection, Arno says, he has been repeatedly approached by members of Nader's campaign this month to handle their ballot qualification
effort in New Mexico. He has refused these appeals as well. Arno referred Nader's campaign to Jenny Breslyn, owner of the Florida-based petition
contractor JSM Inc., who promptly accepted a contract with the Nader campaign. Breslyn was already in Arizona at the time, subcontracted by Arno to
oversee PAN's ballot-qualification effort. Breslyn's signature gatherers bundled Nader's petitions with the PAN petitions; as a result, signatures
from Republicans, whom polls show are far more likely than Democrats to support PAN, came pouring in for Nader. Not only did the bundling of Nader's
petitions with PAN apparently help Nader's ballot-qualification effort, but by pumping more prize money into an already lucrative signature-hunting
season for professional petitioners, the Nader campaign may have inadvertently helped PAN. "Petitioners are carrying bunches of petitions out there.
So one way or another, the petitions benefit from each other," explained Arno. "The more petitions you put in their hands, the more chance you give
[petitioners] of making money. In general terms, everybody benefits when there's more money around." Nader's Arizona campaign coordinator, Cheryl
Rohrick, claimed she was unaware Nader petitions were bundled with PAN petitions. "I didn't know if they [Breslyn's petitioners] were gathering
signatures for other initiatives and neither did [Nader campaign manager] Theresa Amato," Rohrick said. Though Rohrick stated her personal opposition
to PAN, Nader has yet to publicly denounce the initiative. Nor has Nader denounced the covert assistance his Arizona ballot-qualification effort
received from Sproul, who is currently running the No Taxpayer Money For Politicians" initiative, a right-wing effort to ban candidates from
receiving public financing. According to several sources, two of the contractors Sproul hired to oversee petition gathering for No Taxpayer Money For
Politicians -- Aaron "A.J." James, who directs Voters' Outreach of America, and Diane Burns -- were also paid by Sproul to get as many signatures
as possible for Nader. "Aaron [James] told me he was out there getting signatures for Nader. So I can only assume that Diane [Burns] was too," said
Derek Lee, who, as owner of Lee Petitions, was part of the traveling petition carnival that descended on Arizona this spring. "The only thing I can
tell you for sure is that Aaron was working with Nathan [Sproul] on this Nader thing. I've heard that from a number of people but they put the
hush-hush on it real quick." Reached by phone, Burns and James were clearly nonplussed; when asked if they were hired by Sproul to get signatures for
Nader, both immediately hung up. Neither responded to follow-up interview requests. According to a source who monitored petitioning in Arizona this
spring, Sproul covered his tracks by having his secretary deliver Burns and James' Nader petitions to Breslyn, who was operating out of "a low-end
motel" in Scottsdale. Upon receiving the petitions, the source says, Breslyn mixed them in with her own. Breslyn did not deny receiving petitions
from Sproul: "I wasn't there [at the motel] all the time. I can't discuss my clients with you," Breslyn said. "I don't really even know Mr.
Sproul. He is not one of my regular clients. I don't like to give interviews," she continued. Sproul rejected an interview request. However, on June
8, he commented, "I'm not being paid by anybody to do petitions [for Nader], and I've not paid anybody to do petitions." Sproul's machinations
are nothing new: According to Rob Boston of Americans United for Separation of Church and State, when Sproul was the Arizona field director for the
Christian Coalition in the early 1990s he encouraged members to run for Republican precinct committee chairs and mislead voters about their Christian
Coalition affiliation. Though Sproul's efforts helped Nader qualify for the Arizona ballot by an overwhelming margin, their victory may be
short-lived. On Wednesday, two Democratic voters supported by the Arizona Democratic Party filed a lawsuit alleging, among other things, that more
than 14,000 of Nader's signatures were invalid because they came from unregistered voters and convicted felons, who are barred from voting by Arizona
state law. The lawsuit also alleges that several petition contractors -- including Diane Burns -- falsified their home addresses, thus disqualifying
them as registered voters. "According to what we've found and according to the laws of the state, Ralph Nader simply does not qualify for the
ballot," stated Rosen of the Arizona Democratic Party. Rumors are circulating through Arizona's political circles that the Democratic lawsuit could
include subpoenas for people from Sproul's shop. Sproul and his employees are keeping mum, but if and when the subpoenas arrive, it may be time for
at least one of them to talk. Max Blumenthal is a freelance writer based in Los Angeles. Visit his blog at www.maxblumenthal.blogspot.com. Copyright ©
2004 by The American Prospect, Inc. Preferred Citation: Max Blumenthal, "Nader's Dubious Raiders", The American Prospect Online, Jun 25, 2004. This
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As you can see, Nader's been connected to the Republican Party also .
As a Democrat, I beleive I can speak for out party when I say, WE'RE NOT GOING TO LET IT HAPPEN AGAIN .
I, myself have "caught-wind" of certain things that the Republican Party has been up to and turned it over to the Democrat Party, to check , verify,
and use for the good of the people in the US
. Rove's dirty little politics are not going to go over as smoothly as the Republicans are hoping
it will. We are not going to let another "stealing of the votes" happen again, (check the "URL" out in my signiture).
Why anyone would want a "CROOK" like Bush & Cheney to remain a second term is anyones guess.
With GOD's Blessings Bush will be OUT after Nov. 2,.