GOP running 30+ scams to kill DEM votes music: Judy Collins
BEFORE YOU VOTE YOU NEED TO KNOW THIS
From Ring of Fire with Mike Papantonio and Robert Kennedy Jr. Sept. 20, 2008
Bobby: There are about 30 scams the republicans are deliberately using, particularly in the swing
states to get democratic voters off the rolls. These scams originate in the so-called Help America
Vote Act (HAVA) which was passed after the Florida debacle in the year 2000. It was originally
suggested by democrats and republicans but it was passed by a republican congress with a republican
senate and a republican president. And instead of reforming what happened in Florida it basically
institutionalized all the problems that happened in Florida. And institutionalized a series of
impediments that make it very difficult for democrats to register, for democrats to vote and
then for democrats to have their vote counted.
One of these requirements under HAVA is called "the perfect match" and what that does is little
known but it is devastating. A quarter of the voters in Colorado have just been removed from the
rolls because of this--just this one scam. And what it does is they use a computer system to compare
your registration application to all other government records of you in the state. So theyíll look at
your social security records, your motor vehicle records and any time youíve had any interaction
with the government and if there is any information on your voter registration that is different than
the information on another government record that they find they remove you from the voting rolls.
For example, if I registered as Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and yet my motor vehicle license said Robert
Frances Kennedy Jr. Iíd be removed from the rolls. If your initial is different, if you leave an initial out,
if you leave a "Jr." out, if you leave a hyphen out in your name. And what theyíve done is a study in
New York that said 80% of the errors are errors that were done by state clerks who are taking down
this information. And particularly immigrant communities that people tend to vote democratic, people
have namesÖspell Muhammad with an ìoî instead of a ìuî (crosstalk)
Pap: Are the democrats suing to stop this?
Bobby: No, the democrats are doing nothing to stop it. In New Jersey, which is a swing state,
300,000 voters in New Jersey were just sent letters saying that they are now ineligible to vote. New
Jersey is nice enough to actually notify them--most states will not even notify them. And New
Jersey intends to send out 870,000 letters so that is three quarters of a million people off the voting
rolls in a state that could decide this vote by 50,000 votes. And these are democrats that are being
pushed off the rolls.
Bobby: Let me tell you about one other of these scams people should know about. If youíre a
newly registered voter--and of course the democrats have done these gigantic registration
drives--12 million people on registration--if youíre a new voter you MUST include your license
or some other state I.D. when you come to vote. What that means is that if youíre a college kid
(and college kids now--theyíre sending in absentee ballots--theyíre not going to the voting place,
they do everything online or they do everything remotely--they donít dream of going to the precinct
house voting on election day and waiting in a long line) so if they send in the absentee ballot and
they donít include a color copy of their license their vote is going to be thrown into a trash can.
And none of these people know this because you have had to read the law in order to know it. So
there is no notification for when you fill out your registration form, so all of those 12 million people
that the democrats have registered: those ballots are going to be just thrown out.
Pap: And if democrats wonít talk about this how the hellís anybody gonna know about it? I'm
involved with this kind of thing every day--I didnít know that until you just told me. The media is
not talking about it. How in the hell is somebody gonna find this out? Itís just incredible.
Bobby: Hopefully--Obama is getting 66 million dollars a month--hopefully somebody in the democratic
organization is going to pay some attention to this before election day.
(Bobby has a piece that he worked on with Greg Palast that will be in the October 17 issue of
THIS IS FROM HAVA (HELP AMERICA VOTE ACT)
2) Requirements.-- (A) In general.--An individual meets the requirements of this paragraph if the
individual-- (i) in the case of an individual who votes in person-- (I) presents to the appropriate State
or local election official a current and valid photo identification; or (II) presents to the appropriate State
or local election official a copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or
other government document that shows the name and address of the voter; or (ii) in the case of an
individual who votes by mail, submits with the ballot-- (I) a copy of a current and valid photo
identification; or (II) a copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck,
or other government document that shows the name and address of the voter. (B) Fail-safe voting.--
(i) In person.--An individual who desires to vote in person, but who does not meet the requirements
of subparagraph (A)(i), may cast a provisional ballot under section 302(a). (ii) By mail.--An individual
who desires to vote by mail but who does not meet the requirements of subparagraph (A)(ii) may cast
such a ballot by mail and the ballot shall be counted as a provisional ballot in accordance with section 302(a).
(that means your vote will be thrown out!)
2. VOTE IN PERSON (IF POSSIBLE)
3. DON'T VOTE EARLY (IF POSSIBLE)
4. VOTE ON A PAPER BALLOT (NO MACHINE IF YOU HAVE A CHOICE)
5. BRING AN "VALID" I.D. (IF POSSIBLE)
6. IF YOU HAVE TO VOTE ABSENTEE ENCLOSE A COLOR COPY OF CURRENT LICENSE
OR OTHER OTHER "VALID" (STATE?) I.D. OR OTHER DOCUMENTATION LISTED ABOVE.
See SunMt archive of earlier GOP vote frauds in 2000 and 2004