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This is for real, and IMHO deserving of some blogosphere-wide attention (while everything is still fresh in our minds, and before we get too far into counting-our-chickens-before-they're-inaugurated):

MoveOn Political Action is offering $250,000 Rewards for Evidence Leading to Voter Fraud Convictions

(details --- along with some kudos to our fellow Kossacks & and our netizen siblings at MoveOn for pulling off miraculous akido and heavy lifting --- beneath the fold...)

MoveOn.org Political Action is offering a $250,000 reward for new material evidence leading to a felony conviction for an organized effort of partisan voter suppression or electronic voting fraud.

Throughout the day accusations of election fraud and voter suppression incidents have been flooding into state and federal authorities throughout the country. In Virginia, the FBI has launched a criminal investigation into charges of voter suppression. In 20 Congressional districts, NRCC robocalls appearing to have come from Democrats harassed voters with repeated calls in an apparently coordinated campaign to suppress the vote.

Complementing an earlier reward for whistleblowers, MoveOn's reward is being offered to anyone who provides this information.

Send tips to: votingfraud@moveon.org

For direct contact by phone: Trevor Fitzgibbon, Laura Gross, Alex Howe, 202-822-5200

The original posting is here


(if you want folks to know about this, please recommend this diary.) ~~~~~~~~~~

I'd like to acknowledge and thank all the dKos folks who deftly akido'ed the slimy rovian robocall gambit and threw it back in their faces, with incredible agility -- all within 36 hours! I especially liked these:

Make the Robocall BS a National Scandal. Use it in TV ad
Ask Media Figures to Spread the Word About Robocalls (UPDATES)
Every NRCC robocall may carry a $500 fine
Fighting RoboCalls. Expert advice. Multiple updates.
Hard data on voter-suppression robo-calls (CONTRIBUTE!!) (6 updates)
Fighting Robocalls: Grassroots, NOT NETROOTS-style defense

With skills and results like that, some of you cyber sleuths may well be in the running for a cool quarter mil :)

Our netizen sisters and brothers at MoveOn (many of whom are us :)) certainly deserve substantial karma points for pulling off some hugely good stuff. In particular, let's give a DailyKos high-5 for MoveOn.org's Calling for Change initiative --- 6,921,140 calls made!


And thanks, MoveOn / Protect Our Votes, for ponying-up a serious prize... for what we at dKos naturally do anyway ;-)


(reminds me of a little poem I once wrote (inspired by the Grooks of Piet Hein):

doing well
by doing good
that's how it works
(or at least it should!)

Originally posted to iVote on Wed Nov 08, 2006 at 06:52 AM PST.

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Comment Preferences

  •  Giddy, tipsy, and feeling great :) (3+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    pb, epcraig, macmcd

    Haven't slept yet, and it's past dawn, but shure am feelin fine

    #3: defend network neutrality; #2: defend electoral integrity; #1: defend ecosystemic sustainability.

    by ivote2004 on Wed Nov 08, 2006 at 06:51:33 AM PST

  •  Recommended! Applause, applause, applause, (2+ / 0-)
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    ivote2004, epcraig

    The fabulous news about this is that it will probably bring whistleblowers out of the woodwork.  And it will probably have the dirty tricksters turning themselves in just to collect the money.  (The gene for Republicanism is so predictable.)

    Then the best news is that those who took cameras, recorded phone numbers of robocalls, etc., etc., will be rewarded for having done the right thing.  I cannot wait to see the "perp walks" of those criminals.
    Thank you for this wonderful diary of fabulous news.  This is a great day, indeed, because the best reward of all is having our country back.

    •  :-) (1+ / 0-)
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      macmcd

      Justice can be delicious.... yummm!

      And Justice can be a solemn responsibility.

      But Justice can also, maybe, maybe, be educational -- perhaps the rethugs can someday someday reform, grow up, and join us in a mature co-creation of a positive future.

      ok, i'm dreaming... better stop typing soon, and go be horizontal for a few hours, and have dreams the "proper" way.

      Really, thanks for your great feedback. I've never asked for tips before, and rarely posted diaries, so your kind words are the icing on the cake of a wonderful, wonderful election night. I can go off to sleep with a huge smile on my face
      :-) :-) :-)

      the best reward of all is having our country back

      very well said!

      #3: defend network neutrality; #2: defend electoral integrity; #1: defend ecosystemic sustainability.

      by ivote2004 on Wed Nov 08, 2006 at 07:14:39 AM PST

      [ Parent ]

  •  Yes!!! This is Huge!!! (1+ / 0-)
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    ivote2004

    We will only have clean elections and protect the sacrosanct right to vote for ALL Americans if we properly pursue wrongdoing in NH, Az., Va., Ohio, and everywhere else it occurred.

    Screw their bullshit cries of voter fraud!!!  WE are the ones who protect the right to vote--we alone, apparently, believe in Americans.

    Laura Ingraham's hateful ass should be shuffled off the air and into a prison cell!!!

    W and Turdblossom and Mehlman, apparently, want Democracy everywhere in the World but HERE!!!

    How about "Democrats for Democracy"???!!!

    •  Electoral Integrity is the cornerstone. (1+ / 0-)
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      emmasnacker

      Because we fought-off the threats to Net-Neutrality, we were able to use the genuinely-democratizing power of the Blogosphere (based on the Web, which is based on Internet + Personal Computing), to pull off the dKos & MoveOn & general netroots miracles -- which Harry Reid creditied yesterday as the keys to our victory:

      Because of you, no attack went unanswered. Because of you no lie avoided the truth. Because of you no distortion became a distraction to Democrats.

      Thank you for everything you have done. Without the netroots, Democrats would not be in the position we are in today. It is as simple as that.

      Next, we have to secure Electoral Integrity.

      Then we can handle the "issues" (insert laundry list here).

      Then, we will have a foundation to go after the real biggie:

      restoring the health and well-being our Ecosystem.

      #3: defend network neutrality; #2: defend electoral integrity; #1: defend ecosystemic sustainability.

      by ivote2004 on Wed Nov 08, 2006 at 07:34:29 AM PST

      [ Parent ]

  •  As seen on Hugh Hewitt's site... (0+ / 0-)

    I thought this post there was really interesting:

    Republicans won most close races despite a terrible national environment, a true testament to their GOTV efforts.
    Many races the GOP should have lost last night were won or lost narrowly. Last night would have been much uglier, but for the strong voter turn out effort.

    Check the numbers: did Republicans win a disproportionate number (50 wins, 27 losses? 65%, really?) of close elections due to their dirty voter suppression tactics alleged GOTV efforts? If so, I wouldn’t tout that fact as a positive, but now that it’s out there… did this correspond to the GOP’s robocalling efforts reportedly in at least 53 swing districts? Were these in red areas of the country, or with partisan Secretaries of State? Should we be pushing for recounts or investigations in some or all of these close races?

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