I’m going to monitor Google News for mentions of voter suppression today. We all remember Florida in 2000 and Ohio in 2004.
Briguy out…here’s hoping I have nothing more to report throughout the day.
Voter docs found on Tampa highway
2 p.m. update:
Not getting many google hits, but here’s a Huffington Post story:
and another, with celebrity appeal!:
The I just got home update:
A tale of two districts
Morning update: Yay! Reason won over fear of The Other. Colour me a little surprised. There are surprisingly few mentions of voting problems on the intertubes. Most instances (even those mentioned above) appear isolated and, most importantly, uncoordinated. I guess the machine that elected Bush stayed home, or perhaps felt too intimidated to flip votes, illegally challenge minority voters, and strike people from the voting rolls en masse. I think kudos are owed to Obama’s charisma, and also to the efforts of individuals such as Kennedy and Palast, for really defusing these tactics long before they could be put in place. As Cohen sang: Democracy is coming, to the USA.