American Blackout Trailer & Current Voter Disenfranchisement

Posted: October 13, 2008 by trggradio in Uncategorized

With recent reports about voter disenfranchisement already underway in the 2008 election, we may do well to check out what happened in the recent past. American Blackout is a useful reminder of what occurred and what is occurring now, especially in swing states. According to the New York Times (10/8/2008), “The screening or trimming of voter registration lists in the six states — Colorado, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Nevada and North Carolina — could also result in problems at the polls on Election Day: people who have been removed from the rolls are likely to show up only to be challenged by political party officials or election workers, resulting in confusion, long lines and heated tempers. Some states allow such voters to cast provisional ballots. But they are often not counted because they require added verification. Although much attention this year has been focused on the millions of new voters being added to the rolls by the candidacy of Senator Barack Obama, there has been far less notice given to the number of voters being dropped from those same rolls.” [Click on title to see full story.]


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