…because the only things they have left are voter intimidation and cheap tricks. As described by fellow ScienceBloglings coturnix and Josh, the Republicans are calling Democratic voters and either informing them that their polling place has changed or that they will be arrested if they vote illegally (the voters are accused of being out of state residents). These ‘robocallers‘ are usually impersonating Democratic campaigns or election officials, the latter being a crime. The Republican crime wave has hit the following states:
This is sorry, pathetic, and un-American. When the Democrats take back the House (and maybe the Senate?), investigate and subpoena the fuckers. And the next time the Republicans propose some stupid ass Constitutional amendment, hit them with a counter-amendment that would guarantee the right to vote.
I really didn’t want to write a post tonight, but I’m really Mad about this. It’s the same old Republican shit, and they never are called on it. Ever. Our Republican lapdog mainstream media at work.
Update: Another dirty trick by the Republicans: tell voters they need photo identification, even in states where they do not. In Missouri, the GOP got trouble when an election worker demanded that the Missouri Secretary of State show photo id (it’s not required in Missouri). Oops.
Another update: A California radio station used the Emergency Alert System to transmit a Republican political ad. People need to start going to jail for this bullshit.
More: Keith Olbermann describes the Republican voting fraud.
Even more: Laura Ingraham has told her listeners to call the Democratic hotline and jam. Voter suppression is so funny! Giggle!
Maryland: The Republicans bused in out of state homeless people to hand out inaccurate sample ballots. The Republican governor’s wife was there to greet them, so this can’t be a rogue operation. I guess this is their welfare to work plan…
Nebraska: More robo-calling, but this time the Republicans actually used Democratic candidate Scott Kleeb’s voice in the fraudulent calls.
Arizona: Crazy people with guns harrass Latino voters, on the grounds that they’re probably illegal immigrants.
Ohio: I guess Cuyahoga County is the new Cook County.