The Year of Moving Forward

The Year of Moving Forward
At our 4 person wedding reception in DC

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Grasping at....Acorns

Don't forget to vote in the poll to the left. There was some question about the last response. Voter registration is closed in many states, but in Alabama you can still register through Friday.

Here is an Alabama Voter Registration form, or you can call the county registrar at the number for your county that is on the form.

The hallmark of GOP success seems to be voter suppression.

In the video that follows, Paul Weyrich, conservative activist, states:

"I don't want everybody to vote. Elections are not won by a majority of the people. They never have been from the beginning of our country and they are not now. As a matter of fact, our leverage in the elections quite candidly goes up as the voting populace goes down."

This video shows that the fuss about ACORN being raised by John McCain and Sarah Palin is a joke. Again, they couldn't find anything of substance to base their campaign on so they get all squirrely over some nutty voter registration forms that quite frankly, were discovered by ACORN officials who brought them to the attention of officials.

In Alabama voter registration was being suppressed after Mike Hubbard, Republican Party chairman complained about efforts to register eligible inmates by raising the question of voter fraud. According to AP, Rev. Ken Glasgow sued the department of corrections and under a settlement his group will be able to post "Voting While Incarcerated" flyers on prison bulletin boards and in inmate libraries that explain how to register and vote absentee. He can still visit and inform prisoners, but will not be allowed to bring voter registration forms or mail forms for inmates.

"I'm not going to say I'm pleased, but I'm satisfied. We are trying to restore people's lives - we're not trying to cause any confusion. We are strictly nonpartisan and this is part of our ministry," Glasgow said.

Three days. I bet he and his group can get a lot done in three days.

Alabama Barack Team Bessemer has registered at least 2331 new voters in our area since July and while still working to register they are working to get absentee ballots to seniors and others too.

1 comment:

Trey said...

Bill Ayers and Acorn: the cornerstones of the McCain campaign.

How pathetic.