Monthly Archives: August 2012

AlterNet: Going Undercover at the GOP’s Voter Vigilante Project to Disrupt the Nov. Election

The Republican True the Vote project is a well-funded scheme with training sessions for activists across the country. Will it work?

-By Steven Rosenfeld

August 24, 2012- I was nervous getting onto the flight to Denver. Since 2004, I have been a national radio producer, investigative reporter, author and consultant—writing about how elections are won, lost, bungled and improved, with a big focus on voter registration. But I had never snuck into a meeting of right-wing voting vigilantes who are the frontline of a national voter suppression strategy, and where the main speaker was a man whose new book I’d aggressively debunked days before, in an AlterNet article lauded by a leading election law blog and Washington Post . The meeting was a state summit organized by a group called True The Vote. The author was John Fund, who absurdly claims that more than 1,000 felons voted illegally in Minnesota in 2008, sending Democrat Al Franken to the U.S. Senate, where he was the final vote that passed Obama's health care reform.

VR Ramps Up For Election Protection 2012

August 15, 2012- Over the past year, VR has been doing most of its coverage and updating on its Occupy For Accountability  and Protect Our Elections sites. Now, with the 2012 election getting closer, we will be ramping up coverage of election related issues on this site too. We are urging everyone to work hard to fight for clean, honest elections and support the right to vote by every person who is eligible to vote under the Constitution.

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