Thursday, September 27, 2007

GOP 'Vote Caging" Ready to Suppress Ohio's 08 Election

The McClatchy News posted an alarming article about a tactic that the GOP is using in several states to suppress the Democratic vote among inner city voters. It is called 'vote caging.' according to the article: Caging, used in the past to target poor minorities in heavily Democratic precincts, entails sending mass mailings to certain voters and then using the undelivered letters to compile lists of voters for eligibility challenges.

The article goes on to say: In Ohio, which swung the 2004 election to Bush, new Democratic Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner said in a phone interview that an election law passed last year and signed by former Republican Gov. Bob Taft effectively ``institutionalized'' vote caging.

Gosh, what a surprise: GOP dirty tricks. But, of course, Jesus is on their side so everything is OK.

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