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The Election Has Already Been Stolen
By Indy Media / filmsforaction.org
Oct 21, 2008
Summary from 911Truth.org:

"I don't think the Democrats get it. All these new rules and games ... could flip the vote to the GOP in half a dozen states."


Rolling Stone Magazine is making this important investigative story available on the net in its entirety, free of charge.


Read this excerpt, then read it all on-line at RollingStone.com.
Or download it all, with the Kennedy-Palast voter guide, Steal Back Your
Vote
, at StealBackYourVote.org.


"The new registrations thrown out, the existing registrations scrubbed, the spoiled ballots, the provisional ballots that were never counted -- and what you have is millions of voters, more than enough to swing the presidential election, quietly being detached from the electorate by subterfuge.


"Jim Crow was laid to rest, but his cousins were not," says Donna Brazile. "We got rid of poll taxes and literacy tests but now have a second generation of schemes to deny our citizens their franchise." Come November, the most crucial demographic may prove to be Americans who have been denied the right to vote. If Democrats are to win the 2008 election, they must not simply beat John McCain at the polls -- they must beat him by a margin that exceeds the level of GOP vote tampering.



- From the current Rolling Stone


These days, the old west rail hub of Las Vegas, New Mexico, is little more than a dusty economic dead zone amid a boneyard of bare mesas. In national elections, the town overwhelmingly votes Democratic: More than 80 percent of all residents are Hispanic, and one in four lives below the poverty line. On February 5th, the day of the Super Tuesday caucus, a school-bus driver named Paul Maez arrived at his local polling station to cast his ballot. To his surprise, Maez found that his name had vanished from the list of registered voters, thanks to a statewide effort to deter fraudulent voting. For Maez, the shock was especially acute: He is the supervisor of elections in Las Vegas.


Maez was not alone in being denied his right to vote. On Super Tuesday, one in nine Democrats who tried to cast ballots in New Mexico found their names missing from the registration lists. The numbers were even higher in precincts like Las Vegas, where nearly 20 percent of the county's voters were absent from the rolls. With their status in limbo, the voters were forced to cast "provisional" ballots, (Show me more...)


Source URL: http://www.stealbackyourvote.org/




RELATED:



ROLLING STONE: It's Already Stolen



Investigation by Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Greg Palast released today


Don't worry about Mickey Mouse or ACORN stealing the election. According to an investigative report out today in Rolling Stone magazine, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Greg Palast, after a year-long investigation, reveal a systematic program of "GOP vote tampering" on a massive scale.


- Republican Secretaries of State of swing-state Colorado have quietly purged one in six names from their voter rolls.


Over several months, the GOP politicos in Colorado stonewalled every attempt by Rolling Stone to get an answer to the massive purge - ten times the average state's rate of removal.


- While Obama dreams of riding to the White House on a wave of new voters, more then 2.7 million have had their registrations REJECTED under new procedures signed into law by George Bush.

Kennedy, a voting rights lawyer, charges this is a resurgence of 'Jim Crow' tactics to wrongly block Black and Hispanic voters.



- A fired US prosecutor levels new charges - accusing leaders of his own party, Republicans, with criminal acts in an attempt to block legal voters as "fraudulent."


- Digging through government records, the Kennedy-Palast team discovered that, in 2004, a GOP scheme called "caging" ultimately took away the rights of 1.1 million voters. The Rolling Stone duo predict that, this November 4, it will be far worse.


There's more:


- Since the last presidential race, "States used dubious 'list management' rules to scrub at least 10 million voters from their rolls."


Among those was Paul Maez of Las Vegas, New Mexico - a victim of an unreported but devastating purge of voters in that state that left as many as one in nine Democrats without a vote. For Maez, the state's purging his registration was particularly shocking - he's the county elections supervisor.


The Kennedy-Palast revelations go far beyond the sum of questionably purged voters recently reported by the New York Times.


"Republican operatives - the party's elite commandos of bare-knuckle politics," report Kennedy and Palast, under the cover of fighting fraudulent voting, are "systematically disenfranchis[ing] Democrats."



The investigators level a deadly serious charge:


"If Democrats are to win the 2008 election, they must not simply beat McCain at the polls - they must beat him by a margin that exceeds the level of GOP vote tampering."


Block the Vote by Robert F. Kennedy Jr. & Greg Palast in the current issue (#1064) of Rolling Stone.


[Media enquiries - Dave Falkenstein, Sunshine Sachs & Assoc, via interviews@gregpalast.com.]


Note
- Kennedy and Palast are releasing, simultaneously with the Rolling Stone investigative report what they call, the vote-theft 'antidote': a 24-page full-color comic book, Steal Back Your Vote, which can be downloaded or obtained in print from their non-partisan website, StealBackYourVote.org



For updates and video reports, go to RollingStone.com, www.GregPalast.com and
StealBackYourVote.org.

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