Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Desperation: Fraud in Virginia

According to the Richmond Times Dispatch, there is a flyer circulating lying about when to vote - telling Republicans to vote on November 4 and Democrats to vote on November 5:

Virginia elections officials say fliers are making the rounds in several Hampton Roads localities attempting to confuse voters.

The fliers advise Republicans to vote on one day, and Democrats on another.

Election Day for everyone, of course, is Nov. 4.

The bogus advisory features the logo of the State Board of Elections and states the two voting dates are intended to ease the load on local balloting officials.

State police are looking into the source of the fliers.

I believe that this is prosecutable. Especially since they are using the official logo of the State Board of Elections.

It also has "backfire" written all over it. It's being reported in the Virginia newspapers, on Virginia TV. Can you think of anything for likely to infuriate voters than this sort of transparent fraud?

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