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October 14, 2004 12:09 PM   Subscribe

The increasingly spotty record of the GOP's involvement with voter registration companies. This is a follow-up to Tueday's Nevada thread. If you registered to vote for the first time this year as anything but a Republican you should probably check to see if your registration was properly filed... you know, just to be on the safe side.
posted by clevershark (16 comments total)

 
Weren't almost all those dailykos links provided in the previous thread less than forty-eight hours ago?
posted by dhoyt at 12:49 PM on October 14, 2004


This is a follow-up to Tueday's Nevada thread. Just like the FPP mentions...
posted by clevershark at 1:25 PM on October 14, 2004


Judging from the thunderous response this thread has gotten, I doesn't sound like the "followup" was really providing information anyone hadn't already read. Three links have been deleted today for this reason alone.

A "follow-up" would be if it you were providing new information. These are just the same links transplanted from one thread to another, referenced from an extremely overlinked partisan site (dailyKos).

Peer-approval is awesome and everything, but is it really worth filling the front page with redundancies to get it? Only the shadow knows.
posted by dhoyt at 1:50 PM on October 14, 2004


Take it to MeTa if you're unhappy with it, dhoyt. 1st comment derails are frequently deleted as well.
posted by scarabic at 1:57 PM on October 14, 2004


Scarabic: I should've, except when something like this is taken to MetaTalk, it's almost always met with "If you don't like it, skip over it" and other similar illogic. Ya can't win ;)
posted by dhoyt at 2:02 PM on October 14, 2004


This is truly shameful behavior on the RNC's part.

I hope some reporters with guts look into this.
posted by bshort at 2:13 PM on October 14, 2004


How does one check on one's registration?
posted by cell divide at 2:17 PM on October 14, 2004


cell: you can check with your countys voter registration office/voter registrar. you can usual google for a phone number
posted by bob sarabia at 2:36 PM on October 14, 2004


dhoyt has raised his sceptre and delcared this thread dead, WHY MUST YOU STILL COMMENT?
posted by eyeballkid at 2:51 PM on October 14, 2004


dhoyt can't declare threads dead. only seth can do that.
posted by mr.marx at 3:05 PM on October 14, 2004


It's going to keep coming up--there are people hearing about this for the first time, and who are very worried about not being able to vote. (I wish there was a MeKnows or something so that we could add info/contacts about topics discussed here.)
posted by amberglow at 3:08 PM on October 14, 2004


You are all worse than Hitler :)
posted by Krrrlson at 3:19 PM on October 14, 2004


Go Cheney yourself, Krrrlson : P
posted by amberglow at 3:26 PM on October 14, 2004


when something like this is taken to MetaTalk, it's almost always met with "If you don't like it, skip over it" and other similar illogic. Ya can't win ;)

*contemplates starting MeTa thread with this text quoted and a 'hear! hear!', realizes the fractal irony of it, gets another coffee instead*

(I wish there was a MeKnows or something so that we could add info/contacts about topics discussed here.)

Start a section of the Wiki. That's what wikis are for.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 4:00 PM on October 14, 2004


nobody goes to the wiki, except when the site's down.
posted by amberglow at 4:06 PM on October 14, 2004


Read about Dominionism in my post above, and a good deal of Republican behavior become quite clear :

The Republican Party has been taken over from within by the Religious Right, and the Religious Right is under the sway of a new, heretical theology - Dominionism - which advocates, among other things, intentional covert deception.

Without rapid action, the wobbly wall between church and state will soon come tumbling down

This is no longer business as usual.
posted by troutfishing at 4:07 PM on October 14, 2004


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