Tuesday, October 12, 2004

Jesus Christ in Lycra Shorts On a Goddamn Pogo Stick

According to KLAS-TV in Las Vegas, some fly-by-night voter registration company funded by the Republican National Committee is tossing Democrat registrations and keeping Republican registrations (via Buzzflash):
Oct. 12) -- 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.
Two former workers say they personally witnessed company supervisors rip up and trash registration forms signed by Democrats.

"We caught her taking Democrats out of my pile, handed them to her assistant and he ripped them up right in front of us. I grabbed some of them out of the garbage and she tells her assisatnt to get those from me," said Eric Russell, former Voters Outreach employee.

Eric Russell managed to retrieve a pile of shredded paperwork including signed voter registration forms, all from Democrats. We took them to the Clark County Election Department and confirmed that they had not, in fact, been filed with the county as required by law.
The company has been largely, if not entirely funded, by the Republican National Committee. Similar complaints have been received in Reno where the registrar has asked the FBI to investigate.

If this is the "October Surprise" Rove is talking about, he should know the surprise will be arrests and indictments by a Justice Department not screwed by John Ashcroft.


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