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Tuesday, November 02, 2004

Okay, after the Diebold machines, THIS will be today's biggest FUBAR

This just in from Yahoo!
Court OKs Voter Challengers at Ohio Polls

9 minutes ago

BY LISA CORNWELL, Associated Press Writer

CINCINNATI - Giving a pre-dawn Election Day boost to the GOP, a federal appeals court early Tuesday cleared the way for political parties to send in people to challenge voters' eligibility at Ohio polling places. The U.S. Supreme Court declined to step in.

Overturning the orders of two federal judges, a three-judge panel of the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 2-1 early Tuesday that the presence of Election Day challengers was allowed under state law. It granted emergency stays that will allow Republicans and Democrats one challenger per precinct each.

Plaintiffs' appeals to the U.S. Supreme Court were unsuccessful. Early Tuesday, Justice John Paul Stevens, who handles appeals from Ohio, refused a request to stay the 6th Circuit decision.

Republicans say they wanted challengers in many polling places because of concerns about fraud. Democrats have accused the GOP of trying to suppress Democratic turnout. Hundreds of thousands of voters have been newly registered in a state President Bush and Sen. John Kerry (news - web sites) both say they need to win.


Pardon me for asking this if it's already been asked, but... who the hell do the Republican Party think they are to confront average Americans like this?

Come to think of it, who the hell are the Republicans and Democrats to believe that God gave THEM authority over America? 'Cuz that's exactly what the Republicans are assuming right now: that they have sovereignty over the franchise of the ordinary citizen.

Now, this is a "dirty trick", boyz and goylz. There've been riots in places because of things like this happening, and more than once in American history.