Saturday, October 16, 2004

 

Calls to misdirect voters pop up in Cleveland

This story from the Plain Dealer is predicitable - and alarming if its the beginning of a trend. I haven't heard reports about this from anywhere else yet, but its going to happen, guaranteed.

And, given all of SOS Blackwell's shenanigans to avoid providing a provisional ballot to voters that show up at the wrong precinct, the story is the A-one reason why all voters should have a right to a provisional ballot.

Here is part of the PD's report:
Cuyahoga County elections officials are warning voters to be careful of callers telling them where to vote on Election Day.

The board has received two complaints from voters who said they received calls telling them their polling locations had changed. And the Cleveland office of America Coming Together, a Democrat-friendly voter-registration group, has received as many as 40 similar complaints.

. . .

Maurice Henderson, a spokesman for ACT, said some callers claim to be with his organization, which has registered some 10,700 new voters in Cuyahoga County. He suspects the callers are trying to confuse new voters by sending them to the wrong precincts so their votes might not be counted.

. . .

The elections board also received a complaint that someone was going door-to-door in Cleveland's Ward 7, ostensibly to recruit poll workers. Elections officials are not recruiting door-to-door.

Stay tuned.

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