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We've all heard about the purging of voters around the country, well it's been happening here in Texas for years, but it seems this year they are going after the elderly. This means that if you are Latino/Hispanic, elderly, or Asian you should check to make sure you are still registered to vote!

A friend of mine yesterday who is a Precint Chair, extremely active with the Democratic Party, and received a form in the mail for a Mail-in-ballot, recently also received a letter telling her that she needs to contact them as someone told them she was deceased.  This was not a prank!  The letter was an official letter from the Voter Registrar's office.  My friend is trying to find out who the person or persons were that told them she was deceased, but she may not be the only one this is happening to.

We need to find out if this is happening to others in Texas!  Call the TDP at (512) 478-9800 if this has happened to you or someone you know. Please help by making sure this gets out there as we only have a few weeks left that we can get people registered to vote for this election period.

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  •  Well, some local officials are toning it down, (8+ / 0-)

    but the SoS is still insistent on getting rid of some of those "pesky voters", and trying to declare some of them dead.

    Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector Don Sumners said Monday that he would not purge from the voter roll before the November election any of the 9,018 citizens who received letters from his office in recent days notifying them that they may be dead and are at risk of having their registrations canceled.
    Over 9,000 in Harris County?  Dead? Really?  That would seem to possibly defy the mortality rate for the county population (though I'm no population statistician nor demographer).

    http://www.chron.com/...

    You may be right that this kind of $#!t is going on around the state.  I'll see what I can find out here in Dallas.

    Torture is Wrong! We live near W so you don't have to. Send love.

    by tom 47 on Tue Sep 11, 2012 at 09:02:19 AM PDT

    •  So, here's even a story from the DaMN: (7+ / 0-)

      http://www.dallasnews.com/...

      Associated Press
      Published: 04 June 2012 12:12 PM
      RelatedHOUSTON — More than 1.5 million Texans could be removed from the state's list of registered voters if they fail to vote or update their records in consecutive federal elections, part of an aggressive policy to keep files current.

      Already, one in 10 voters in Texas had their registration suspended, and for people under 30, the number doubles to one in five, the Houston Chronicle reported Monday.

      Ya think?

      Need to use that voter verification widget-thingy.  Make sure you're on the rolls, and straighten it out if the SoS or the local Registrar questions your registration.

      Torture is Wrong! We live near W so you don't have to. Send love.

      by tom 47 on Tue Sep 11, 2012 at 09:06:56 AM PDT

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  •  On the News (1+ / 0-)
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    nomandates

    Last night.  Not a lone incident.  They interviewed several people in the Austin area, who all received "you are dead" notices.  SOS saying it's just to clear up voter records.  Odd timing, if they aren't going to do anything about it until after November, as suggested in the blog above. Why wouldn't they wait until after November to let people know they are dead?

  •  i LOATHE republicans - really LOATHE them! nt (0+ / 0-)

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