PDA

View Full Version : Vote Suppression in Virginia



WinterRose
11-08-2006, 10:55 AM
VA-Sen: Voter suppression in Virginia
by kos
Mon Nov 06, 2006 at 02:01:07 PM PST

Republicans are so afraid to run on their merits that they continue to resort to dirty tricks.

Listen to this robocall (http://www.webbforsenate.com/media/phone_message.wav) (.WAV) being sent to Virginia voters:



Tim Daly from Clarendon got a call saying that if he votes Tuesday, he will be arrested. A recording of his voicemail can be found online at: www.webbforsenate.com/media/phone_message.wav

The transcript from his voicemail reads:

"This message is for Timothy Daly. This is the Virginia Elections Commission. We've determined you are registered in New York to vote. Therefore, you will not be allowed to cast your vote on Tuesday. If you do show up, you will be charged criminally."

Daly has been registered to vote in Virginia since 1998, and he has voted for the last several cycles with no problem. He has filed a criminal complaint with the Commonwealth's attorney in Arlington.


More from the Webb campaign (from an email):



Widespread Calls, Allegedly from "Webb Volunteers," Telling Voters that their Polling Location has Changed.

A couple of examples:

a. Norman Cox has been registered to vote in the same location in Arlington since 1972. Someone from a 406 number (in Montana) called to tell him that his polling place has changed. [Note: The Webb Campaign is NOT making any such phone calls.] Cox said he believed that he was being mislead and the caller hung up.

b. Peter Baumann in Cape Charles, VA (North Hampton) got a similar call from a "Webb volunteer" saying his polling location had changed. He said: No, I'm a poll worker and I know where I vote. The girl--who was calling from California--hung up.

The Secretary of the State Board of Elections Jean Jensen has logged dozens of similar calls, finding heavy trends in Accomack County (middle peninsula) and Essex County (outer peninsula) [as reported by the counties' registrars].

3) Fliers in Buckingham County Say "SKIP THIS ELECTION" (paid for by the RNC) have caused many in the African American community to call the Board of Elections to see if the election is still on. The full tag line says: "SKIP THIS ELECTION... (and then in smaller print): Don't Let the Tax and Spend Liberals Win."

4) Voter Machine Problems.

a. On many ballots in heavily Democratic neighborhoods, Jim's name is cut off. The ballots say: "James H. (Jim)" with no Webb.

b. New reports that ballots in Essex County have Jim's name split on 2 pages. The "James H (Jim)" on one page, "Webb" on the next.

c. Reports of voting machines in Isle of White that do not provide a clear image of the ballot, making voting a challenge.

May not want to pursue talk of a recount in Virginia TOO much, Mr. Allen

RickLM
11-08-2006, 10:57 AM
No way Allen can make up a gap of 8,000 votes without serious hijinks. He needs to concede.

stevapalooza
11-08-2006, 11:01 AM
Well come on, do you really want Virginians deciding anything?

Race
11-08-2006, 11:06 AM
Well come on, do you really want Virginians deciding anything?Yeah, I mean, it was only Virginians who drafted the Declaration of Independance . . . secured our independance from England militarily and politically . . .

What have they ever done? :roll:

Josh!
11-08-2006, 11:12 AM
It's common name, but I think that Tim Daly is a friend of mine... will investigage...

(if it's him, he's a vocal democrat supporter, and works on the hill as a spokesman for a democratic congressman... and he's from NY).

Bill!
11-08-2006, 12:08 PM
Yeah, I mean, it was only Virginians who drafted the Declaration of Independance . . . secured our independance from England militarily and politically . . .

What have they ever done? :roll:

Named the state after English royalty?

Magnum V.I.
11-08-2006, 12:12 PM
Yeah, I mean, it was only Virginians who drafted the Declaration of Independance . . . secured our independance from England militarily and politically . . .

What have they ever done? :roll:

You mean English citizens right?




And as far as the recount goes. The Whole VA Attorney General Recount last year with a margin of 323 votes. They recounted, took over a month, and The guy still won by 360. So a Recount changed 37 votes. Not a chance in hell a recount now can convert over 8000 votes, regardless of the margin of error.

stevapalooza
11-08-2006, 01:15 PM
Yeah, I mean, it was only Virginians who drafted the Declaration of Independance . . . secured our independance from England militarily and politically . . .

What have they ever done? :roll:

That's like saying modern Italians are the same as the Romans who built an empire. A lot has changed over time.

JoeE
11-08-2006, 01:22 PM
The Republicans can't even do vote fraud right. They should learn from the Democrats; dead voters don't complain.

Brad N.
11-08-2006, 01:24 PM
The Republicans can't even do vote fraud right. They should learn from the Democrats; dead voters don't complain.

We're very proud of our "get out the zombie vote" campaign.

Pumaman
11-08-2006, 02:50 PM
Oh no, haven't you all heard, no vote suppression THIS election. No sir. At least, that's what CNN had this morning. Wonder if this would still have been the story if things had turned out differently :)

http://www.cnn.com/2006/POLITICS/11/07/voting.doj/index.html

Bill!
11-08-2006, 02:56 PM
We're very proud of our "get out the zombie vote" campaign.

The constitution doesn't say anything about being alive as a requirement to vote.

glk
11-08-2006, 03:21 PM
Isn't this what Anne Coulter is accused of?