Excerpted from ROLLING STONE MAGAZINE OCT 30, 2008 ISSUE from the following site:
THE THEFT OF 2008
A WARNING FROM Robert F. Kennedy Jr.
Voter suppression is real. It’s a crime. And it’s happening to YOU. But there’s something that you can do to prevent it. You can do all the campaigning you but if your voters aren’t counted, you’re going to lose the Presidency–and our democracy. Pass on this link: www.stealbackyourvote.org. Go to the site. Find out how to be sure your vote is counted. Get out he word! There’s still time to steal back your vote! Download the guide at stealbackyourvote. This guide is not about saving Democratic candidates. It is about saving our democracy. Vote-gaming is a bi-partisan sport.
Following excerpt from Rolling Stone Oct 30 2008 Issue (read full text at stealbackyourvote.org)
written by greg palast & robert f. kennedy jr.
BY Greg Palast
In 2002, George W. Bush signed the Help America Vote Act! The result: in the 2004 presidential election, over three million vote3,006,080—were cast and not counted. That’s from the official data from an agency created by George Bush called the “Elections Assistance Commission. Three MILLION ballots disappeared—pfft! And not just anyone’s ballots. U.S. government experts reported, for example, that a black voter’s ballot is 900% more likely than a white voter’s ballot to get “lost” in the machine. Bush fired the experts.
Three million voters went missing in ‘04—but that ain’t nuthin’! Law professor and voting law expert Robert Kennedy, Jr. warns that it’s about to get a whole lot worse. Nasty new spores of the “Help” America Vote Act” went into effect since the last election that have turned the process into a vicious game of “Chutes and Ladders,” with traps and tricks between you and your vote.
Example: the Republican Secretary of State of Colorado “helped” her state vote by eliminating 19.4% of the voters from the voter rolls. That’s one in five !@#$#@ voters! Over three million missing ballots–and now the voters themselves are disappearing by the millions. Where the hell did they go? Read more: www.wtealbackyourvote.org
“Instead of being a vessel for facilitating the vote, [HAVA ] became a vessel for restricting the vote.” -Bobby Kennedy
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