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The Tally Ho

Tuesday, October 12, 2004

Bringing Democracy to America

I was about to write that the even more pathetic than the Red Sox performance tonight was what the GOP has been doing in Nevada. Then I checked the scoreboard after doing dishes and realized that Boston scored 5 runs in the top of the 7th. They didn't give up despite being down 8-0. But what is alleged in Nevada there is no excuse for
The out-of-state firm has been in Las Vegas for the past few months, registering voters. It employed up to 300 part-time workers and collected hundreds of registrations per day, but former employees of the company say that Voters Outreach of America only wanted Republican registrations.

Two former workers say they personally witnessed company supervisors rip up and trash registration forms signed by Democrats.

"We caught her taking Democrats out of my pile, handed them to her assistant and he ripped them up right in front of us. I grabbed some of them out of the garbage and she tells her assistant to get those from me," said Eric Russell, former Voters Outreach employee.

Eric Russell managed to retrieve a pile of shredded paperwork including signed voter registration forms, all from Democrats. We took them to the Clark County Election Department and confirmed that they had not, in fact, been filed with the county as required by law.

So let me get this straight, the people bringing Democracy to the Middle East are subverting it at home? We have now seen efforts in Nevada, Minnesota, Ohio, and Colorado. Florida goes without saying. It is just sad.

TPM, Kos, and others have been following the Sinclair controversy. Make the calls if you feel up to it.

At least tonight I came home to have homemade potato squash soup, salad, and some Shiraz.

BTW, Boston has scored 7 and only down by 1 now. Hopefully Timlin can hold it. I probably would have used Keith Foulke instead - but thats why Francona is the manager and I'm not.


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