Wednesday, May 23, 2007


I don't want to live my life angry or outraged, but reading this article on the content of the missing RNC emails (transcript) has made me livid. Of course, we don't have access to the documents they discuss (yet), but the idea that the RNC systematically disenfranchised minority voters... Words fail me.

The video starts out with a discussion of the David Iglesias firing, but 6 minutes in starts discussing the "caging" lists. With this method, the RNC would send (I assume) delivery receipt letters to people who they profiled as voting against them. If the delivery receipt wasn't signed, the letter would be returned to the RNC, and the name would go on a list to be challenged. Lots of these lists targeted people with addresses on military bases, so the presumption is that deployed members of the military were being disenfranchised in this caging activity.

Fradulent disenfranchisement should be one of the more serious crimes in country, and if these allegations are true, someone needs to go to jail for a long time.

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