Republican Party officials in Ohio took formal steps yesterday to place thousands of recruits inside polling places on Election Day to challenge the qualifications of voters they suspect are not eligible to cast ballots.
Party officials say their effort is necessary to guard against fraud arising from aggressive moves by the Democrats to register tens of thousands of new voters in Ohio, seen as one of the most pivotal battlegrounds in the Nov. 2 elections.
Election officials in other swing states, from Arizona to Wisconsin and Florida, say they are bracing for similar efforts by Republicans to challenge new voters at polling places, reflecting months of disputes over voting procedures and the anticipation of an election as close as the one in 2000.
Disgusting. They're trying to steal another election. Republicans are the definition of un-American. I don't care if Lincoln was a Republican, if today's GOP had their way only the people with property would be able to vote and there'd be poll taxes as well. Preventing people from voting is pure evil.
Remember, all the Republicans want is to keep counts close. This is what Karl Rove does in close elections. We've seen it before, we'll see it again.
"Our role was to try to keep people motivated about [the] election, and then to undermine the other side's support by casting them as liars, cheaters, stealers, immoralâ€”all of that."
- Karl Rove