Oh the irony again. GOP caught red-handed committing election fraud. True (no pun) the story is unfolding.
Here's True The Vote's homepage. Where you will find their hotline phone number: 855-444-6100. A bit devilish to mention, BUT CALL TRUE THE VOTE AND COMPLAIN if you are hassled by one of their "poll watchers"
Then call FBI Voter Intimidation 202-514-1888, DoJ Civil Rights Division Voting Section 1-800-253-3931, 1-866-Our-Vote #justincase
Take names, pictures, etc. If enough of these enemies of democracy are prosecuted, perhaps this type of intimidation will end. Dare we dream?
You can read the story from Plunderbund.com here:
The FCBOE met today and determined that True the Vote had likely falsified the forms submitted for general election observers. The new observer forms, filed over the past few days by True the Vote representative (and Hilliard Tea Party Member) Jan Loar, used candidate signatures copied from a previous set of forms filed in early OctoberHooray! True the vote. GOP is using Orwell as a mentor.
All but one of the six candidates whose names appeared on the original form had withdrawn permission to use their signatures prior to the submission of today’s forms.
During the BOE meeting Candidate Terri Jamison spoke up to say her name was “forged” on the latest round of forms.
True the Vote observers will not be allowed in Franklin County polling locations tomorrow.
Classic Teahadist, Hatriot, GOP behavior. And why are women doing these things? To be popular?
And this is rich:
Ah, that's what's behind the voter purging this year, perhaps.
I'll add this to the list:
UPDATE, Nov. 6th: Think Progress has added this to the story:
The U.S. Department of Justice is monitoring Franklin County — home to Columbus, Ohio — to enforce federal voting rights laws and “protect the rights of all citizens to access the ballot on Election Day.”UPDATE 2X - LET THESE PEOPLE KNOW, IT'S NOW A FELONY TO INTIMIDATE VOTERS
Numerous studies have shown in-person voter fraud is virtually non-existent in the United States. But attempts to suppress the vote by intimidation and challenges to legitimate voters by groups like True the Vote are a serious threat to what President Ronald Reagan called “the crown jewel of American liberties” — the right to vote.
SUMMARY: This act increases the maximum penalties for violating certain election
laws related to influencing or intimidating voters, making them class C or D felonies. It also specifies that town clerks, registrars of voters, and their staff are among the primary, election, and referendum officials who may vote by absentee ballot if their duties require them to be absent from their polling place during voting hours (see BACKGROUND).GO TO LINK to see table of offenses and penalties.
EFFECTIVE DATE: July 1, 2012, except for the absentee voting provision, which is effective upon passage.
The act increases the maximum penalties for certain elections violations. It also makes two of these violations a felony (see §§ 2 and 3 below).
By law, the penalty for a class C felony is a fine of up to $10,000, one to 10 years in prison, or both. The penalty for a class D felony is a fine of up to $5,000, one to five years in prison, or both. Prior law designated a separate and lesser maximum penalty for each offense included in the act, as Table 1 shows.
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