READER COMMENTS ON
"'Daily Voting News' For August 10, 2006"
(5 Responses so far...)
COMMENT #1 [Permalink]
said on 8/10/2006 @ 6:10 pm PT...
John, I noticed that:
Indiana is now finding a large number of mistakes in their voting roll purges. …
(link here). So is there a surge of competency or a surge of honesty ... or what ???
COMMENT #2 [Permalink]
said on 8/10/2006 @ 6:37 pm PT...
Dredd, Thanks for the question.
I think it is a surge in fear. The RNC has been getting away with calls for picture ID for voting and voter roll purges. Finally the DNC is waking up a little to this tactic but the fight is really being fought by civil rights organizations and folks like PFAW. I know that VoteTrustUSA is going to get deeper into this issue.
COMMENT #3 [Permalink]
said on 8/11/2006 @ 7:12 am PT...
You are certainly welcome sir. I was taken by your statement: "I think it is a surge in fear." That comment hits the nail square on the head!
We are constantly being told that "everything changed" on 9/11 ... which is false. The Constitution did not change, and a lie is still a lie.
America has changed, during this soon-to-be "past republican dictatorship", so much that fear is now a very large commodity.
They sell fear like it was the greatest thing since Ronald Reagan. But that is not working:
Leading political journal CQPolitics.com has amended its forecasts for several key Congressional races that show Democrats making strides and Republicans prospects sliding, RAW STORY has learned.
Most significantly, the site predicted serious trouble for pro-war GOP Rep. Chris Shays of Connecticut and four-term veteran Rep. John Sweeney of New York, both facing spirited Democratic challengers and voter disenchantment.
(Raw Story). The surge of fear ... fear about terror, fear about elections, and fear of government ... well ... it has got to go and Americans know that.
COMMENT #4 [Permalink]
said on 8/16/2006 @ 9:38 pm PT...
Allow me to correct an inaccurate statement: Bruce McDannold did attend the annual conference of the California Association of Clerks and Elections Officials in San Diego but he did not, to my knowledge, address the group. Any statements attributed to Mr. McDannold were made in casual conversations and not in an address to the association.
COMMENT #5 [Permalink]
said on 8/16/2006 @ 9:54 pm PT...
Thank you for the correction. However, he was still under an agreement of confidentiality and violated that when he made casual remarks. And, those remarks, made prior to any published decision by the staff, consultants, or anyone else in the SoS Office were said in such a way as they could damage Vote-PADs reputation.