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i saw this today and felt i had to repost it and make sure that it made the rounds.


so, blackpaladin was one of those people asked to perform their dirty work. (if you're on his friends-list, see this post.) he chose to quit instead of do that. just another reason to vote democrat this election.

i feel: angry angry
i hear: KROCK

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From: gaz2 Date: October 20th, 2004 02:39 pm (UTC) (bookmark)

now you've done it

It's been reported in one of the local papers here that local Rebublican activists have engaged in activities that could be considered voter fraud - getting huge numbers of registered Republicans to sign petitions to put Nader on the ballot. Luckily the Nader campaign head in Madison was stand up. When he asked where all of these signatures came from (I think there were thousands), the guy turned and walked away. The signatures were from all over the state, and included a decent number Republican elected local officials

I guess according to Wisconsin law, if you sign a petition in support of a candidate, you must be serious about actually voting for him/her. Of course, all of these Republicans are surely supporting Nader because of his support of increased environmental conservation, increased policing of corporate wrongdoing, concern about civil liberties, support of gay marriage, and his opposition to the war in Iraq.

This "win at all costs" mentality wrt the election is disgusting. There was an article in the paper a few weeks ago that basically said that young people (probably the 18 to 25 crowd) were uninformed and more likely to vote Democrat, therefore they shouldn't be encouraged to vote. Statements like that, and this phony voter registration drive seem un-American to me.

demonlurking From: demonlurking Date: October 21st, 2004 07:45 am (UTC) (bookmark)

Re: now you've done it

<sarcasm>if it's pro-Bush, it can't be un-American</sarcasm>

ok, now that i've got that out of my system. i totally agree with you. then again, i think that some of the "win at all costs" mentality affected the election in 2000. but i'm just un-American that way...oh, wait, no, i'm just anti-Bush.
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