Great article in the NYT today about how the GOP plans to steal the election in Ohio. They've signed up 3600 people to be "poll watchers", hanging out in heavily Democratic districts and challenge whether specific voters have the right to vote. They may or may not catch a few people improperly registered, but that's not the point. The point is to make voting in Democratic districts really upleasant.
"Our concern is Republicans will be challenging in large numbers for the purpose of slowing down voting, because challenging takes a long time,'' said David Sullivan, the voter protection coordinator for the national Democratic Party in Ohio. "And creating long lines causes our people to leave without voting.''
As usual, the Democrats are now trying to match the Republicans for dirty tricks but aren't doing as good a job at it. They've got 2000 poll watchers of their own in Ohio.
  2004-10-23 16:03 Z