Update [2005-3-31 0:21:19 by lapin]:
After some reflection and cruising over to Brad Blog
and reading more there, I'm kinda sorry that I focused on the po box aspect of the story. This group, ACVR, is really much more sinister than it's ridiculous physical presence makes it out to be. Go read the whole story at Brad Blog. This comment by soloing in the diary below really summarizes the problem quite well:
This is meant to fly under the radar while doing real damage to legitimate election fraud investigations. I want to know who funded and set this group up and more importantly, how in the hell they managed to be the only voting rights group to be invited to a Congressional hearing.
This is really a very serious problem.
Brad (from Blad Blog, duh) has this teaser attached to a post on his site:
Dean and Conyers, etc. are all working on this. Stay tuned...
If you're an RNC Team Leader like me, you may have recieved this e-mail recently:
Election after election, Democrats have cried Republican voter intimidation as one of their campaign tactics.
But like so many other Democrat claims, this falsehood is shattered by the truth.
More below the jump...
2004 saw Democrats at their worst. From tire slashings in Wisconsin to a union thug literally breaking the arm of a Republican staffer in Florida, we have seen the true perpetrators of voter intimidation and fraud, Democrats and their allies.
With each day that goes by, more and more fraud and intimidation are uncovered.
Now, in a new report presented to the House Administration Committee, the American Center for Voting Rights uncovers and documents massive amounts of voter intimidation by Democrats and their third-party allies, as reported in numerous talk radio programs and blogs including Ankle Biting Pundits.
Check out the documented Democrat intimidation tactics at www.ac4vr.com.
RNC Political Director
I'm pressed for time today, so I haven't had an opportunity to read the report. If no one does, I'll post something on it after I get to read it. But I did find an interesting post at Brad Blog that shows the physical location of the esteemed organization the American Center for Voting Rights (ACVR).
but by way of a reminder, here again is the screenshot from the ACVR's Internic registration which has, as of this posting, now been locked from public view:
Notice the address: 8409 Pickwick Lane 229, Dallas, Texas. Well, one of Brad Blog's reader's took a field trip to Dallas to find the physical location of the American Center for Voting Rights:
Here now -- for the first time on the Internets -- is an Exclusive BRAD BLOG look at "8409 Pickwick Lane 299", the address for the Dallas, TX company who designed the website for the ACVR or -- perhaps even more likely -- the headquarters for the American Center for Voting Rights itself!...
Kudos to Brad Blog for piercing the veil of this disinformation outfit! Now let's get some Kossacks debunking ACVR's report. Given the physical presence of this organization is nothing more than a charade, its report is most likely the same or worse: an attempt to minimize the real disenfranchisement of voters in Ohio in 2004.