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Sharpton Kicks Off Voter Fraud Campaign

Another press release parading as news from the DNC’s Associated Press:

Rev. Sharpton announces voter campaign

DENVER (AP) The Rev. Al Sharpton said Monday that he and other civil rights leaders are kicking off a campaign to prevent a repeat of the 2000 and 2004 elections when there were widespread complaints of voter obstruction and vote manipulation.

Sharpton said during a gathering at a Denver restaurant that the Democratic National Convention, where Barack Obama will become the first black nominee of a major U.S. party, is just a start.

Sharpton said the civil rights organization National Action Network and others first will go to Florida and then six other states to register voters and make sure people who think they’re registered actually are. Other states the ”Not This Time” campaign will target are Georgia, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Alabama.

”We are coming out of here dealing with voter protection and voter registration,” Sharpton said. ”We’re going to send people into key states in mid-September to go into churches and community centers and have people give us their names to check their registration so that we don’t wait until election day and find out they’re not registered.”

Sharpton said the campaign is called ”Not This Time” because the intent is to prevent the voting debacle of Florida in 2000 when confusion over ballots and recounts landed the decision in the presidential election in the U.S. Supreme Court, giving George Bush the win over Democrat Al Gore. There were reports that black voters were disenfranchised.

In 2004, many voting problems were reported in Ohio, including the accuracy of vote totals in precincts where electronic voting machines were used. Bush scored a key victory in the state over Democrat John Kerry.

”We feel they robbed the election in 2000 in Florida, but not this time,” Sharpton said. ”We feel they robbed the election in Ohio in 2004, not this time.”

People are signing up to help to register voters and check voter rolls, Sharpton added. The National Action Network will work with the National Urban League, the Southern Christian Leadership Council and the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, or ACORN.

”Before our times, many blacks, whites, Latinos left the North and went south to get the right to vote. We need to go back to the South this time to protect the vote,” Sharpton said.

The first trip will be to Florida the last week of September, Sharpton said. The program is independent of the Obama campaign, he said.

”We’re going to go to sites all around this nation ensuring that our vote is protected, that justice is protected because as happy as we are about what is going down this week, this week is just a kickoff of justice taking place,” said the Rev. Dr. Freddie Haynes of the Friendship West Baptist Church in Dallas and on the board of National Action Network.

This would be hilarious except for the fact that they are stealing our votes with their fraud.

People are signing up to help to register voters and check voter rolls, Sharpton added. The National Action Network will work with the National Urban League, the Southern Christian Leadership Council and the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, or ACORN.

Yes, let’s put the foxes in charge of the henhouse for when the chickens come home to roost.

On a slightly difference tangent, imagine what a different election we would have if only people who actually paid income tax could vote?

This article was posted by Steve on Tuesday, August 26th, 2008. Comments are currently closed.

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