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TEXAS TACKLES VOTER FRAUD (get this going in your state)
REPUBLICAN PARTY OF TEXAS ^ | 10/16/04

Posted on 10/16/2004 12:38:52 AM PDT by Liz

Press Release from Secretary of State Geoff Connor

Zero Tolerance Policy on Voter Fraud

Don't Mess With Texas Voters; Don't Mess With Texas Votes

Secretary of State Connor Joins State & Federal Law Enforcement in Election Alert

AUSTIN - Secretary of State Geoff Connor announced Friday that his office is joining with the Texas Attorney General Gregg Abbott, the Texas Department of Public Safety and Texas' four U.S. Attorneys in an effort to insure the integrity of Texas balloting by launching a statewide watch for incidents of voter intimidation or voter fraud on Election Day.

"Voter interest appears to be running at or near an all-time high for this election. We're determined to insure that such enthusiasm is rewarded with a fair and honest Election Day," Connor said.

"To anyone who might be considering engaging in any sort of voter intimidation or voter fraud, our message is simple and clear: Don't mess with Texas voters; don't mess with Texas votes."

Connor announced a Voter Hotline number of 800/ 252-VOTE (8683), which anyone can use to notify the Secretary of State's Office on Election Day about any sign of voter irregularities.

Texas' U.S. Attorneys - Johnny Sutton of the Western District in San Antonio, Matthew Orwig of the Eastern District in Beaumont, Richard Roper of the Northern District in Dallas and Michael Shelby of the Southern District in Houston -- also will be announcing regional hotlines staffed in field offices across the state.

"We have had extensive discussions with these federal and state law enforcement officials, and voters can rest assured that we will vigilantly pursue any cases of voter fraud or voter intimidation," Connor said.

Connor noted that his office has trained more than 400 Election Inspectors, who will be on hand in practically every county in the state, and that DPS and FBI agents will be on call and spread across the state on Election Day, as well.

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KEYWORDS: 2004electionfraud; 2004votefraud; election; electionfraud; gop; gopemail; howtostealanelection; rattricks; texas; votefraud; voterfraud
Texas' U.S. Attorneys - Johnny Sutton of the Western District in San Antonio, Matthew Orwig of the Eastern District in Beaumont, Richard Roper of the Northern District in Dallas and Michael Shelby of the Southern District in Houston -- also will be announcing regional hotlines staffed in field offices across the state. "We have had extensive discussions with these federal and state law enforcement officials, and voters can rest assured that we will vigilantly pursue any cases of voter fraud or voter intimidation," Connor said. Connor noted that his office has trained more than 400 Election Inspectors, who will be on hand in practically every county in the state, and that DPS and FBI agents will be on call and spread across the state on Election Day, as well.

We should get some of these ideas going in as many states as possible.

1 posted on 10/16/2004 12:38:52 AM PDT by Liz
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To: Liz; backhoe

bump and ping


2 posted on 10/16/2004 12:41:06 AM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Who would the terrorists vote for?)
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To: Liz
"We should get some of these ideas going in as many states as possible."

Problem is, they won't go over well with states that belong to the Dems, for obvious reasons. :(

3 posted on 10/16/2004 12:44:34 AM PDT by explodingspleen (http://mish-mash.info)
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To: Liz
I will cross-link this post to here:

Click the picture & goto "last" for the latest on Vote Fraud:


4 posted on 10/16/2004 12:57:58 AM PDT by backhoe (Just a Keyboard Cowboy, ridin' the Trackball into the Dawn of Information...)
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To: Liz

Hopefully, states with Republican governors have been prepping for this election for at least two years, like Jeb Bush and Kathleen Harris did in Florida during the late '90s. This prep work involves "cleansing" the voter rolls of felons, dead people, and people who have not voted for X years (whatever "X" is, legally).

Democrat-controlled states like Pennsylvania are, I hate to say it, hopeless. Rendell is a crooked scumbag who will once again get 110% voter "turnout" in Philadelphia, so forget whatever the polls say. Likewise, New Jersey - - in Democrat hands and corrupt beyond anyone's imagination.


5 posted on 10/16/2004 1:12:03 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Liz

bump


6 posted on 10/16/2004 1:50:55 AM PDT by PowerPro (Still Praying America Wakes Up In Time)
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To: Liz

I'm sending this article to Gov. Jeb Bush. I haven't heard if my state of FL has this plan - but we all know we will need it.


7 posted on 10/16/2004 1:54:19 AM PDT by Elkiejg (O.K., I'll say it...... Democrats ARE UNPATRIOTIC!!)
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To: PetroniDE; antivenom; stevie_d_64

Ping!


8 posted on 10/16/2004 2:03:56 AM PDT by Flyer (Prosecute Vote Fraud!)
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To: Liz; maeng; ValerieUSA; txflake; WinOne4TheGipper; DrewsDad; HiJinx; MeekOneGOP; Gracey; ...

Texas voter fraud ping. Don't mess with TEXAS.


9 posted on 10/16/2004 4:22:15 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Out of the mouths of democRATs come nothing but stupid words.)
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To: Arrowhead1952; Alamo-Girl; onyx; ALOHA RONNIE; SpookBrat; Republican Wildcat; Howlin; ...
TEXAS TACKLES VOTER FRAUD
(get this going in your state)

Excerpt:

AUSTIN - Secretary of State Geoff Connor announced Friday that his office is joining with the Texas Attorney General Gregg Abbott, the Texas Department of Public Safety and Texas' four U.S. Attorneys in an effort to insure the integrity of Texas balloting by launching a statewide watch for incidents of voter intimidation or voter fraud on Election Day.

"Voter interest appears to be running at or near an all-time high for this election. We're determined to insure that such enthusiasm is rewarded with a fair and honest Election Day," Connor said.

"To anyone who might be considering engaging in any sort of voter intimidation or voter fraud, our message is simple and clear: Don't mess with Texas voters; don't mess with Texas votes."


Please let me know if you want ON or OFF my Texas or General Interest ping list!. . .don't be shy.


10 posted on 10/16/2004 4:47:28 AM PDT by MeekOneGOP (There is only one GOOD 'RAT: one that has been voted OUT of POWER !! Straight ticket GOP!)
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To: Elkiejg

Volunteer to be a poll watcher (if you haven't already). I'm going to poll watcher training next week. Call your local GOP headquarters for information.


11 posted on 10/16/2004 5:13:05 AM PDT by livius
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To: Liz

Posted here yesterday too.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1246537/posts


12 posted on 10/16/2004 5:45:06 AM PDT by SwinneySwitch (What have YOU done to defeat a liberal today?!)
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To: MeekOneGOP

A Dallas Bump!!


13 posted on 10/16/2004 7:10:36 AM PDT by Brownie74
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To: Liz
Have heard students on the campus here in madison (wi) boasting about voting multiple times.

Fat chance that socialist Doyle will look into voter fraud that would benefit dems!

14 posted on 10/16/2004 7:14:59 AM PDT by NoClones
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To: livius
Volunteer to be a poll watcher

Already signed up. Also planning to vote early by visiting one of our election offices so my ballot will be tabulated instantly. Encourage everyone to vote early personally rather than by absentee ballot. Also planning to take my small digital camera with me when I work at the polls.....just in case some RATS try anything.

15 posted on 10/16/2004 8:29:33 AM PDT by Elkiejg (O.K., I'll say it...... Democrats ARE UNPATRIOTIC!!)
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To: MeekOneGOP

Thanks for the ping!


16 posted on 10/16/2004 8:55:07 AM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: Liz
"We have had extensive discussions with these federal and state law enforcement officials, and voters can rest assured that we will vigilantly pursue any cases of voter fraud or voter intimidation," Connor said.

Right! A lot of good that's gonna do with them cryin' about it after the elections which is exactly what will happen.

These people need to find some way, sadly, to stamp hands or something to disallow pollers from voting more than once. It's a simple fix. Shoudn't be unconstitutional! They stamp hands all over this nation every Saturday night without any issues.

17 posted on 10/16/2004 8:57:44 AM PDT by Fruitbat
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To: Liz

Perhaps the best way to impliment these ideas would be to send this to the appropriate people in each state? Or to the Bush/Cheney and RNC headquarters?


18 posted on 10/16/2004 10:08:11 AM PDT by MistyCA
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To: Liz

I've sent this to not only the Governor of Ohio but to Secretary of State, Kenneth Blackwell also!


19 posted on 10/16/2004 10:37:36 AM PDT by Sister_T (Democrats AND The Partisan Press are the REAL enemies to freedom in the world!)
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To: Sister_T

Nice move. Stay attuned to make sure nobody drops the ball on this.


20 posted on 10/16/2004 11:16:27 AM PDT by Liz (The man who establishes the reputation of rising at dawn, can sleep til noon.)
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To: Elkiejg

You mentioned a good point: early voting. I'm going to vote early, too, and I think anybody who can do this should take advantage of it.

The camera is also important. I'm taking mine, too.


21 posted on 10/16/2004 12:22:41 PM PDT by livius
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To: livius

I remember some pub poll watchers that were told by dem lawyers they couldn't use a camera because it 'intimidated' voters(I guess so since the man voting had already voted earlier) and they made them stop. I have seen poll watchers in dangerous areas be yelled at and told they couldn't be there. The couple with the camera figured the 2 lawyers must know what they were talking about and left.

I think the training will be better this time around now that we know some of their tactics. I am so glad Texas is taking a proactive stance, but am concerned along with others that the swing states and those run by democrats will be the ones that matter. It seems the dems have their judges all picked out to give rulings that favor them even though they are against the law.


22 posted on 10/16/2004 6:35:09 PM PDT by Reb Raider
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To: Reb Raider
I think the training will be better this time around now that we know some of their tactics.

I hope so...of course, they seem to have spent the last four years refining their ways of causing mischief, so they've probably come up with truly unpredictable scams. I think you're right, though; it's very important for us to know what is legitimate for us to do, so they can't intimidate us and drive us away.

23 posted on 10/16/2004 7:04:34 PM PDT by livius
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To: Liz

BUMP!


24 posted on 10/16/2004 7:07:24 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: 1riot1ranger; Action-America; Aggie Mama; Alkhin; Allegra; American72; antivenom; Antoninus II; ...

HOUSTON/TEXAS PING


25 posted on 10/17/2004 1:17:45 PM PDT by weegee (Ted Kennedy, your brother defined Vietnam antiwar protesters as traitors, giving aid to Ho Chi Mihn)
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To: Liz

Back when I lived in Tom Delay's district back in Texas, I both registered voters and worked the polls in my precinct. Texas always did this upright, I thought...a class act. I see they are still keeping the tradition going!


26 posted on 10/17/2004 1:23:20 PM PDT by Knitting A Conundrum (The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing)
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To: Knitting A Conundrum

How conincidental ... I live in DeLays district and I'm working the polls on November 2. Anyone is welcomed to bring a camera into our polling place, as far as I am concerned. I was wondering if I should bring one in myself, in case someone started to try and claim that they were being "disinfranchised." It ought to be an interesting day.


27 posted on 10/17/2004 2:21:11 PM PDT by RedWhiteBlue
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To: All

Early voting begins today, October 18th and runs through the 29th. A list of voting locations for my area was in the Houston Chronicle yesterday.


28 posted on 10/18/2004 6:38:32 AM PDT by girlscout
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