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Saturday, October 30, 2004

DNC House Organ Oregonian Strikes Again

Living up to the standards we've all come to know and loathe, the Oregonian strikes again in part 873 of their ongoing series "Oh My God Kerry's Gonna Lose Unless We Turn Up the Lie Machine to Top Volume." In the provocatively title tale de jour "Deceptive Tactics Inflate GOP Voter Registration," we learn all about how the Nazi/Fascist GOP has misled all the innocent college boys and girls into registering as nazi/fascist Republicans!

At 11:30 p.m. on Oct. 12, Rori Smith, a Republican Party official temporarily assigned to Oregon, and several other GOP operatives strode into the Barracuda nightclub in downtown Portland. They were on official party business.
Smith was delivering several thousand voter registration cards, all of them ostensibly new Republican voters, to a special drop-off point set up at the nightclub during extended registration hours on the last day to register to vote in this year's election.
But apparently unknown at the time to Smith and other GOP officials, it soon began to emerge that some of those cards -- the number is not known -- were signed by young people who were deceived into registering as a Republican, or who may have registered as an independent or a Democrat and then had the registration switched to Republican by someone else before the card was turned in.
The registration forms were valid and newly registered voters received ballots. But some of them were the product of deceptive tactics, used on several college and university campuses around the state, by canvassers working for Sproul & Associates, a Phoenix, Ariz.-based company that was hired by the Republican National Committee to boost GOP registration in Oregon and several other states.

That's right, boys and girls. "Some" of these registrations, number unknown, stand ACCUSED of having been tampered with. However, Oregon, like every other state in the union, is an open ballot state for Federal elections. You still get to vote for anyone on the ballot, as they get to in paragraph 15 of the tale:

But state and local elections officials said they did not think there would be much if any impact on voting. All registered voters receive the same ballot and are free to vote for any candidate, regardless of party affiliation, they noted.

Lurid headline aside, there is absolutely no story here. Much like the Florida voters who somehow, magically knew they had voted wrong AFTER GORE LOST, what we have here is nothing more then Demo fear mongering. Note how there are no facts to substantiate the claims anywhere throughout the tale, only accusations. Apparently the DNC and their adjunct the Oregonian are setting up the "stolen election" nonsense even out here in Little Beirut! Not a good sign. We can smell the fear, kids, and anyone with a whit of sense ain't buyin' this.

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