Voter Suppression


…more than 50,000 registered Georgia votershave been "flagged" because of a computer mismatch in their personal identification information. At least 4,500 of those people are having their citizenship questioned and the burden is on them to prove eligibility to vote.

Experts say lists of people with mismatches are often systematically cut, or "purged," from voter rolls.

It’s a scenario that’s being repeated all across the country, with cases like Berry’s raising fears of potential vote suppression in crucial swing states.

"What most people don’t know is that every year, elections officials strike millions of names from the voter rolls using processes that are secret, prone to error and vulnerable to manipulation," said Wendy Weiser, an elections expert with New York University’s Brennan Center for Justice.

"That means that lots and lots of eligible voters could get knocked off the voter rolls without any notice and, in many cases, without any opportunity to correct it before Election Day."

Weiser acknowledged that "purging done well and with proper accountability" is necessary to remove people who have died or moved out of state.

"But the problem is it’s not necessary to do inaccurate purges that catch up thousands of eligible voters without any notice or any opportunity to fix it before Election Day and really without any public scrutiny at all," she said.

Such allegations have flared up across the United States during this election cycle, most notably in Ohio, where a recent lawsuit has already gone to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Yeah, I’m sure this isn’t an attempt to disenfranchise college students, minorities, and immigrants who have become citizens. No…that would just be crazy.

.:voters ‘purged’ from voter rolls->via CNN


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Posted: October 27th, 2008
at 12:37pm by orangemenace

Categories: myninjaplease,life,politricks,fo' real?,real life news

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  1. man, im from canada, we just had our federal elections, i didnt even vote in my required area ( or whatever its called) I just took a phonebill with a temporary adress on it and i was good to go. Sounds to me like american voting is a bunch of bullshit to scared to have a black man become president.


    28 Oct 08 at 12:58 pm



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