Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Election Day

Today's the day. We arise in hope, who knows how we will retire? If we don't take the House and the Senate, then we need to demand that the Dems refuse to concede and contest the results. Too many dirty tricks are already coming to light. The latest, as explained here in How to Stop the GOP'S Deceptive Robocalls from Depressing Election Turnout, on Alternet.org consists of the almost certainly illegal use of Robocalls to depress voter turnout in at least 50 congressional districts.

In Missouri, here in Missouri Elections Chief: My Voting Experience Was "Troubling"..., again on Alternet.org, the chief election official was asked for photo ID at the voting booth, despite the fact that it is not required.

We can expect further chicanery at the polls, as outlined in Tomorrow's Outcome Hinges on Our Vigilance at the Polls by Bob Fitrakis/Harvey Wasserman on Common Dreams.

Read the articles. When you go to the polls, watch what is happening. Report any deception you observe.


J said...

I just hope it's not close enough for crap to happen this time. Sometimes I think that's part of the problem. If things weren't so divided, it wouldn't be so easy.

Ally Bean said...

Where we live the people who man the polls are so slow and dimwitted, that they'd have a doozy of a time even trying to remember how to rig the voting let alone actually doing it! Still, it is good to be aware of such frauds and keep an eye out.

KelliAmanda said...

I want big wins. BIG WINS for the Dems.

I'd do better to vote and then go watch at another precinct, because I'm in the only truly liberal part of North Carolina, and the Dems always win in my community. Which is why I live here.

Gina said...

Man, I am crossing my fingers!

My sister, whose district votes with electronic machines, demands a paper ballot every time.

Ginnie said...

It's about 6pm and I pray that the results will be clear-cut. I know what Kelliamanda means...she lives in Carborro and I'm happy to hear there's at least one part of North Carolina that's Democratic. I live about 50 miles south of her and my County of Moore is very Republican...drives me crazy. However I was pleased to see that my little town of Vass had paper ballots and even gave me the number of my ballot to check up on later if need be!