Sunday, February 17, 2008

Rove, Voter Caging, and U.S. Attorney Scandal

Why did Karl Rove and Alberto Gonzales resign so suddenly? Was the U.S. Attorney Scandal connected to the change? Go to this video and fast forward to the 5:30 point to find what may be the shocking answer.

The fellow on the video is a British Broadcasting Corporation U.S. Correspondent. His source had the domain "georgewbush.org". The official website for the President's re-election campaign was "georgewbush.COM". Hundreds of campaign emails were mistakenly sent to the .org site. Some of them reveal a systematic plan to challenge minority voters in swing states.

Apparently, even U.S. Servicemen who were gone on lengthy deployments to Iraq got their votes thrown out on the basis that they "no longer lived at the address listed on their voter card". That may be disgusting, but it is not illegal. What is both disgusting and illegal is targeting votes to suppress on the basis of race, and it appears that this is what was done. It violates the 1964 Civil Rights Act.

The correspondent says that former U.S. Attorney Tim Griffin was hip-deep in the effort.

7 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I remember your prediction about their resignations. For whatever reason, their day of reckoning was delayed. But it looks like their chickens might be finally coming home to roost.

The Bush administration is one corrupt band of thugs.

9:17 PM, February 17, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Old news. The liberal Arkansas Times beat this to death when it came out recently as well as in 2004.

9:09 AM, February 18, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hadn't heard of this, and with recent developments in the investigation into the attorney firings, this is good to know.

1:25 PM, February 18, 2008  
Anonymous Rick said...

Mark,

Not sure I buy into all this. Why would a Republican administration try to supress military votes? A very highy percentage of military vote Republican, 80-90% I believe.
As far as minority votes all I know about is wanting everyone, including minorities, to show proof of ID, something Democrats hate because they want illegals to vote since they go primarily Democrat.
I will have to wait and see on this one. Sounds like you're spewing liberal talking points!

6:29 AM, February 19, 2008  
Anonymous Mark Moore said...

If it is the truth, it is the truth. I follow the truth wherever it takes me. Partisans of this personality or that one may not like it. They would rather follow their "hero" than the truth. Not me. I will follow the Truth.

The man claims to have emails straight from the campaign with voter lists attached. They have checked, and the names belong to minorities.

Either that has happened or it has not. The man sure sounds like he has the goods. Rove resigned suddenly, "to spend more time with his family", which I guess was one son already gone to college.

The BBC correspondent is not making unverifiable claims, he has to have what he claims to have or he is ruined.

As far as the military voting for Bush, I think they just looked at the race and that they were gone from their home precinct. The fact that they were gone on military deployment was incidental. It was not a deliberate attempt to suppress military votes, it was an attempt to suppress minority votes, some of whom were in the military.

And while in 2004 he might have gotten most of the military votes, I believe most of them are now disgusted by his mis-handling of Iraq and his back-to-back deployments. Ron Paul's top three employer contributers last quarter were the United States Army, the United States Navy, and the United States Air Force!

7:47 AM, February 19, 2008  
Anonymous Rick said...

Mark,

I am less partisan today than I was 6 months ago but either way you and I both know the media isn't exactly conservative so I take EVERYTHING they say with a grain of salt.
Now taking a look at November. This will be a McCain vs Obama election. Which do you vote for? Do you throw away your vote and go third party and watch Obama roll into the White House?

8:39 AM, February 20, 2008  
Blogger Mark Moore (Moderator) said...

I throw away my vote if I vote for McCain or Obama, for neither will do the things I want done, that must be done, if we are to avoid disaster.

I will not legitimize either of these men with my support, or my vote. Perhaps they will cause enough of a wreck that my countrymen will awaken. If no third party candidate rises up that I can vote for with a clean conscience, then I will leave the slot for President blank. I can only hope many more will do the same, denying either of these men a "mandate".

1:12 PM, February 20, 2008  

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