Thursday, October 14, 2004

Voter Fraud

Yesterday I posted an article about voter fraud in Nevada and Oregon by a voter registration group called Voters Outreach of America, AKA America Votes. They are alleged to have both torn up voter applications of Democrats and not even signing up anyone who said they were Democrats.

This story has hit the cable news channels today and both of those states are now investigating the group. As well a third state may be involved, West Virginia.

It seems that these states need to make it well known to everyone in the state that the possibility of their registrations never occurred. These states may have to make some large efforts to provide a second chance for these voters.

These kind of things really make me upset. It goes to the heart of our democracy, and the fact that we claim to the world how great we are and then prove that we are not so great. We want to claim we are for freedom, yet we have problems like voter fraud that denies our most basic freedom, freedom of speech in the simple act of voting.

Until we can claim something more akin to perfection in our voting system, politicians like George Bush should shut their big mouth about pushing "freedom" and "democracy" around the world. Note that this story is one among many voter frauds as we approach the 2004 presidential election. Also note the dead silence from Bush about these problems. As president he should be vocally opposing these frauds and making it well known that these actions will not ever be tolerated in the supposed home of the free.


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