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Monday, October 30, 2006

Watchwords for November 7

such a tremendous shame to be reading a headline like this in the united states of america...
Remember to Vote, Hope It Counts

Published: October 30, 2006

ON Nov. 7, many voters will encounter new voting machines, new computerized voter lists and new rules regarding registration and ID requirements. As primaries earlier this year demonstrated, local officials and poll workers are overwhelmed by all the changes — some of them engineered by mischievous partisans who have passed laws and rules that would block many eligible citizens from voting.

There is a silent disenfranchisement afoot — one that could affect hundreds of thousands of voters. That’s bad for democracy. In the 2004 presidential election, some states were decided by less than 1 percent of the vote. This year, dozens of Congressional races could be close enough that vote suppression would affect them.

what if races appear stolen...? what if people start turning out to protest (as some voter protection organizations are suggesting we should *)...? will that be the excuse to declare martial law...?
* How to Stop the November Elections from Being Stolen

By Don Hazen, AlterNet. Posted October 30, 2006

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