Friday, June 01, 2007

What is vote caging you ask?

Brad Blog has the latest, very interesting news this morning about the US Attorney purge.
Tim Griffin, formerly right hand man to Karl Rove, resigned Thursday as US Attorney for Arkansas hours after BBC Television 'Newsnight' reported that Congressman John Conyers requested the network's evidence on Griffin's involvement in 'caging voters.' Greg Palast, reporting for both BBC Newsnight and Democracy Now, obtained a series of confidential emails dating from the 2004 presidential election in which the GOP operative transmitted so-called 'caging lists' of voters to state party leaders.

Palast has been talking about this for quite a while now, but as usual, the MSM isn't picking up on what seems to be a big dang deal. In her testimony to congress, this year's Monica referred to vote caging by the GOP. What is vote caging you ask? For one, it's illegal. For two, it's a method that can be used to illegally and inappropriatly purge voter rolls. In a nutshell, they send mail to voters and if it comes back undelivered, they scrub them off the rolls. Before the 2004 election, there is a lot of evidence showing that it was used to purge primarily African American voters from the registrar's list. That's illegal.

Say for example, you were in the Marine Corp serving your country. Maybe you're stationed in Baghdad? Do you get your mail that's sent to your home address? No, you don't. Are you still eligible to vote? Yes, you are. Oops...but not if you've been caged! It's wrong. It's inappropriate. It's illegal, and there's enough evidence out there to investigate. Just Do It, Mr Conyers.

See? There are connections between this DOJ scandal and OUR elections.

Anyway, I've got to run off to work now, but you read up on this because it's important. Mark my words!

(edit- btw, there seems to be a lot of talk that Griffin is going to work for Fred Thompson's presidential campaign. Interesting that several of the Bush/Rove people are heading toward that campaign.)

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Blogger nunya said...

Ah great minds think alike. I swear I just checked your blog this morning. Have you seen this ? Palast & RFK Jr. in NYC

6/02/2007 03:08:00 PM  

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