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Voters contend they were duped into registering as Republicans
LA Times ^ | 10/17/2008 | Evan Halper and Michael Rothfeld

Posted on 10/17/2008 3:03:43 PM PDT by Hadean

SACRAMENTO -- Dozens of newly minted Republican voters say they were duped into joining the party by a GOP-hired with a trail of fraud complaints stretching across the country.

Voters contacted by The Times said they were tricked into switching parties while signing what they believed were petitions for tougher penalties against child molesters. Some said they were told that they had to become Republicans to sign the petition, contrary to California initiative law. Others had no idea their registration was being changed.

"I am not a Republican," insisted Karen Ashcraft, 47, a pet clinic manager and former Democrat from Ventura who said she was duped by a signature gatherer into joining the GOP. "I certainly . . . won't sign anything in front of a grocery store ever again."

(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: ca; ca2008; completebs; gop; loadofcrap; obviouslies; register; totalbs; vote; votefraud; voterfraud
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1 posted on 10/17/2008 3:03:43 PM PDT by Hadean
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To: Hadean

Bullshit!


2 posted on 10/17/2008 3:04:18 PM PDT by Gaffer ("Arguing with a Liberal is like not wiping yourself after taking a dump" Scatological, but true.)
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To: Hadean
Yes, I can understand this. You are told that you are registering for the "conservative" party, then wham!, you find out it's not conservative at all.

I've been duped!

3 posted on 10/17/2008 3:05:27 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Hadean

I would like this looked into very closely. I’d like to see who exactly is behind it.


4 posted on 10/17/2008 3:05:35 PM PDT by Steely Tom (RKBA: last line of defense against vote fraud)
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To: Hadean
And now the democrats begin to try and pin all this voter fraud on Republicans.

Just like 2000 Florida re-count, it was all the republicans fault, voter suppression etc. When the freaking dims were in charge.

They are truly evil people

5 posted on 10/17/2008 3:06:28 PM PDT by rlferny
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To: Hadean
"I certainly . . . won't sign anything in front of a grocery store ever again."

Good.

6 posted on 10/17/2008 3:06:31 PM PDT by Fundamentally Fair (If Barack Obama needs more experience, I could give it too him. - "Golden Girl" Betty White)
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To: Hadean

They probably changed their own party affiliations to vote for republicans in the primaries.


7 posted on 10/17/2008 3:06:35 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Paying taxes for bank bailouts is apparently the patriotic thing to do. [/sarc])
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To: Hadean

Let’s see, one person/one state/dozens (claimed) vs thousands of ACORN persons/14 states/at least 200,000 that we know of.

Only in the mind of a DIMocrat.


8 posted on 10/17/2008 3:06:41 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Is Obamanation what our founding fathers, our fallen men in combat, and Ronald Reagan had in mind?)
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To: Hadean

If you believe any of this crap, I know a guy in Nigeria who will make you very rich if you give him your bank account number.


9 posted on 10/17/2008 3:07:14 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (I'm just going to spread YOUR wealth around - Barack HUSSEIN Obama.)
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To: Hadean
PUHLEASE. Democrats coming out and saying they were tricked.

Never happened!

10 posted on 10/17/2008 3:07:15 PM PDT by rocksblues (Hockey Moms are tougher than Soccer Moms)
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To: Hadean
"I certainly . . . won't sign anything in front of a grocery store ever again."

Something most of us learn by age 12.

11 posted on 10/17/2008 3:07:26 PM PDT by CzarNicky (The problem with bad ideas is that they seemed like good ideas at the time.)
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To: Hadean

I call bullsh*t


12 posted on 10/17/2008 3:09:06 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: Hadean

I call BS.

I was registered to vote in California for years (probably still am, come to think of it.) You have to be deaf, dumb and blind to NOT know you are signing a voter registration card.


13 posted on 10/17/2008 3:09:50 PM PDT by SandyInSeattle (Go, Sonics! And take the Mariners with you.)
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To: Hadean

I hope this doesn’t hurt McCain’s chances in California.


14 posted on 10/17/2008 3:11:12 PM PDT by Question Liberal Authority (Joe The Plumber is the only undocumented worker in America that the Democrats dislike.)
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To: SandyInSeattle

What does it matter, the primaries are over? They can still vote for the candidate of their choice in the privacy of the voting booth.

They can also change their registration back to democrat at any time as well.


15 posted on 10/17/2008 3:12:13 PM PDT by MediaMole
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To: SandyInSeattle

Here in Michigan you have to put a lot more info on a voter registration than you would ever put on a petition.


16 posted on 10/17/2008 3:15:11 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Paying taxes for bank bailouts is apparently the patriotic thing to do. [/sarc])
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To: rlferny
And now the democrats begin to try and pin all this voter fraud on Republicans.

Not exactly correct.

They don't want to blame Pubbies, but it does give the democrats a talking point to counter the ACORN accusation.

Up until this point all they had was lies and denials

Now when ACRON is brought up they can take this small minor GOP issue which we really don't even know is a actual problem or not and counter point to neutralize ACORN blatant fraud

17 posted on 10/17/2008 3:16:35 PM PDT by Popman (Dont worry Barney Frank has your ass-ets covered!!!)
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To: cripplecreek

I think you nailed it!


18 posted on 10/17/2008 3:18:11 PM PDT by KJC1
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To: SandyInSeattle

Very true. The only problem with registering in California is making sure you are registered with the party you asked to be affiliated with. Now on my third go-round, because of moves, they’ve finally listed me as an R. Twice before I was shown as an independent. And I’m not alone in this, I’ve spoken to many people who have the same problem: Rs shown as independents.


19 posted on 10/17/2008 3:19:49 PM PDT by JoeA (JoeA / attention John McCain: this space available)
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To: JoeA

This thread inspired me to call the OC registrar of voters and make sure I was removed from the rolls when I moved. (I was.)

I don’t want some yahoo using my identify to cast a vote for The One.


20 posted on 10/17/2008 3:24:06 PM PDT by SandyInSeattle (Go, Sonics! And take the Mariners with you.)
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