Hate seeing voters disenfranchised? Want to do something about it? Check out the Election Protection Wiki. It’s “a non-partisan, non-profit collaboration of citizens, activists and researchers to build a one-stop-shop for reports of voter suppression and the systemic threats to election integrity. We collect just the straight facts that are fully referenced to external, verifiable sources, and we need your help.”
Sounds like they’ll need all the help they can get from us all. The New York Times’ article, States’ Actions to Block Voters Appear Illegal, begins, “Tens of thousands of eligible voters in at least six swing states have been removed from the rolls or have been blocked from registering in ways that appear to violate federal law…” That much of this is due to mistakes and mishandling rather than deliberate fraud is no cause for complacency. From the same article: “for every voter added to the rolls in the past two months in some states, election officials have removed two, a review of the records shows.” Ack!
Such irregularities were not mentioned for New Hampshire, the latest addition to the Blue States on 270toWin (Yay, NH!). According to this site, Obama now has 264 of the 270 states needed to win. But a fair electoral count in any race will apparently require ongoing vigilance and work. I’m glad that those who work for Obama have not slackened their pace. I’ve volunteered to drive voters to the polls.
How ironic that Jefferson was a consummate conspirator and mudslinger, according to David McCullough in his biography, John Adams. For Jefferson himself has been credited with the quote, (according to some), that “The eternal price of freedom is vigilance.”
Well, here’s to aligning intention with action. Full-time work for me, at any rate!