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Wednesday, October 13, 2004

Blocking the Vote in America

Josh Marshall points out this article about an unfortunate snag in the Block the Vote effort. Apparently, a private registration company called Voter's Outreach of America has been caught throwing registration forms straight in the trash!

Former employees have turned over on their bosses, alleging that they saw supervisors bin Democrats' forms.

A quote follows -

"We caught her taking Democrats out of my pile, handed them to her assistant and he ripped them up right in front of us. I grabbed some of them out of the garbage and she tells her assisatnt to get those from me," said Eric Russell, former Voters Outreach employee.

This allowed upstart employees of our media to abandon their prescribed Bush hagiography to perform investigative acts of journalism:

Eric Russell managed to retrieve a pile of shredded paperwork including signed voter registration forms, all from Democrats. We took them to the Clark County Election Department and confirmed that they had not, in fact, been filed with the county as required by law.

Now, clearly this won't do. We can't Block the Vote with such simple tactics.

First of all, this article shows once again that we must reduce our dependence on domestic labor. Our workers cannot be allowed to get uppity enough to spill the beans on their natural superiors. Until our administration has ended regulation entirely, this will remain critical.

Secondly, this article reminds us never to leave a paper trail. Our friends at Diebold have done a great deal of work to make sure that we can steal this election and leave no evidence whatsoever. This is extraordinarily important - when we do our work in public, citizen outrage can harm our effots. For example, Ohio Secretary of State J. Kenneth Blackwell was forced to abandon his Block the Vote initiative after he publicly stated that he would only accept voter registration forms on "white, uncoated paper of not less than 80-pound text weight."

Of course, both Kenneth Blackwell and Voter's Outreach of America have the right idea - it's essential that we block the vote to get our full eight years. But children, please let's be more sophisticated about it!

As State Rep. John Pappageorge (R-Troy) said, "If we do not suppress the Detroit vote, we're going to have a tough time in this election cycle."

Please, darlings, try to suppress the vote - but not on record.

showing worry through the Botox,

Dee

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