Needless to say I was upset to see the lack of coverage OSU was getting this week, although there coverage is better than I would have ever expected in SC and w/out cable. But I have to know how the Bucks are doing, so I was glad to learn that there is an inderground radio station on the net.
Just thought I'd spread the word, GO BUCKS!!
Today I've taken action to protect the vote in Ohio, where the Secretary of State Ken Blackwell (Republican) is trying to refuse thousands of new voters the right to cast a ballot in the upcoming election -- based on the weight of the paper of their application. He may also be violating federal law
No person acting under color of law shall -
in determining whether any individual is qualified under State law or laws to vote in any election, apply any standard, practice, or procedure different from the standards, practices, or procedures applied under such law or laws to other individuals within the same county, parish, or similar political subdivision who have been found by State officials to be qualified to vote;
deny the right of any individual to vote in any election because of an error or omission on any record or paper relating to any application, registration, or other act requisite to voting, if such error or omission is not material in determining whether such individual is qualified under State law to vote in such election;
Ah-hem, not to mention that you can NOW register w/out paper via the net. This ruling by Mr. Blackwell is based on an old rule that made the paperweight standard for paper sorters way back in the day.
Now the reason for this voter purge is because of the info in this NYT article
"A sweeping voter registration campaign in heavily Democratic areas has added tens of thousands of new voters to the rolls in the swing states of Ohio and Florida, a surge that has far exceeded the efforts of Republicans in both states, a review of registration data shows.
The analysis by The New York Times of county-by-county data shows that in Democratic areas of Ohio - primarily low-income and minority neighborhoods - new registrations since January have risen 250 percent over the same period in 2000. In comparison, new registrations have increased just 25 percent in Republican areas. A similar pattern is apparent in Florida: in the strongest Democratic areas, the pace of new registration is 60 percent higher than in 2000, while it has risen just 12 percent in the heaviest Republican areas."
Please join me in signing the Paper Stock Petition today and pass it on to everyone you know.
If you know anyone who recently registered to vote, please advise them to check with proper officials.
Again Thank You, and it appears that our point was made