Wednesday, October 27, 2004


And, as is becoming more and more common, Americans have to look to foreign news sources to find out what's going on in their own country.

This was on the BBC last night. God forbid that the So-Called Liberal Media actually cover the NEWS.

The short version: A list containing the names of black voters in Florida was sent around in an email to the Executive Director of Bush's Flordia Campaign and their National Research Director.

A secret document obtained from inside Bush campaign headquarters in Florida suggests a plan -- possibly in violation of US law -- to disrupt voting in the state's African-American voting districts, a BBC Newsnight investigation reveals.

Two e-mails, prepared for the executive director of the Bush campaign in Florida and the campaign's national research director in Washington DC, contain a 15-page so-called "caging list."

It lists 1,886 names and addresses of voters in predominantly black and traditionally Democrat areas of Jacksonville, Florida.

An elections supervisor in Tallahassee, when shown the list, told Newsnight: "The only possible reason why they would keep such a thing is to challenge voters on election day."

Challenging voters in black districts not only stops an individual voter: it backs up the line, causes chaos and intimidation and discourages MANY people from voting.

Interestingly enough, the last organization that used mass challenges to disenfranchise black voters was little organization called the Ku Klux Klan.

Now, the RNC may be planning the same thing.

And it is thoroughly illegal. In Florida, you are allowed to issue spot challenges, You are NOT allowed to target whole groups on the basis of race or poltical party.

Note: this is NOT some low-level operation. This was sent to the highest Republican operative in the Florida campaign.

According to Palast, he called 16 County Election Supervisors in Florida - and among all of them, they remembered ONE person challenged.

Now, the RNC may try to challenge THOUSANDS.

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