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Nader sues Democratic Party (update)
Posted by: McQ on Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Seems the only real case of voter disenfranchisement in '04 may have been perpetrated by the Democrats:
Consumer advocate and 2004 independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader sued the Democratic Party on Tuesday, contending officials conspired to keep him from taking votes away from nominee John Kerry.

Nader's lawsuit, filed in District of Columbia Superior Court, also named as co-defendants Kerry's campaign, the Service Employees International Union and several so-called 527 organizations such as America Coming Together, which were created to promote voter turnout on behalf of the Democratic ticket.

The lawsuit also alleges that the Democratic National Committee conspired to force Nader off the ballot in several states.

"The Democratic Party is going after anyone who presents a credible challenge to their monopoly over their perceived voters," Nader said in a statement. "This lawsuit was filed to help advance a free and open electoral process for all candidates and voters. Candidate rights and voter rights nourish each other for more voices, choices, and a more open and competitive democracy."

Among other things, the lawsuit alleges that the DNC tried to bankrupt Nader's campaign by suing to keep him off the ballot in 18 states. It also suggests the DNC sent Kerry supporters to crash a Nader petition drive in Portland, Ore., in June 2004, preventing him from collecting enough signatures to get on the ballot.
Now if we can just get Nader to run in '08 (how about Cynthia McKinney for his VP), it would be at least an entertaining election - especially with Hillary having to have every percentage point available to stay competitive. If Nader thought Kerry, et. al., were nasty about this, he ain't seen nothin' yet.

UPDATE: And if you want to talk about voter fraud, well, there's this.
 
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Nader wouldn’t be intimidated by Hillary. Love him or hate him, Nader has fought for and stood by principle his entire political life, and doesn’t back down to anyone when principle is involved.
 
Written By: Scott Erb
URL: http://faculty.umf.maine.edu/~erb/blog.htm
There is some good background on ACORN at NRO. ACORN is a Soros (TIDES Foundation) front group that has actually managed to get Federal government funding to promote the election of Democrats, using illegal tactics:
In the course of its crusade to defeat the president and establish a Democratic stronghold, ACORN faces remarkable allegations: taking license with its internal bookkeeping; gathering and filing illegitimate petition forms; forging signatures; destroying voter-registration applications and other official documents entrusted to its care; profiting from illegal pay-per-vote schemes; lying to potential donors; abusing a state constitution for national-level partisan exploits; vilifying conscientious employees; and disenfranchising hundreds, and possibly thousands, of citizens.

And — if it’s all true — that’s just in Florida, itself only a small part of ACORN’s antics nationwide.

And those antics are supported by Uncle Sam’s dime.

 
Written By: Aldo
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Now Nader’s a credible witness?!? Next you’ll be trumpeting Beauchamp’s stories as long as they’re anti dem.
 
Written By: Retief
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" Nader has fought for and stood by principle his entire political life,"

And grown wealthy doing it. He is now, therefore, one of the evil rich and thus unsuitable to be president.
 
Written By: timactual
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Now Nader’s a credible witness?!? Next you’ll be trumpeting Beauchamp’s stories as long as they’re anti dem.
Nice logical leap (not that it’s particulary unexpected). I’m not suggesting Nadar is anything but suing the Dems and suggesting that if there was any voter disenfranchisement it appears it was the Dems who were responsible for it.
 
Written By: McQ
URL: http://www.qando.net/blog
The Democrats have been stealing votes since they invented the process with big Tammany-type machines in the 19th century. I worked for Dems in St. Louis and across the country in a national political campaign as national staff. At least on the local level, buying votes was routine for Dems. The Daley Machine stole the national election in 1960 by crooked vote counts and Nixon had too much moral character to demand a recount. Gore is a brainless lizard and moral character is not part of his skill-code.

Note that the Seattle Times story mentions nothing about the ACORN frauds being left-wing adjuncts to the Dem party. The reason Dems want felons to vote—-one of Jimmy Carter’s passions—-is that felons are almost always Democrats.
 
Written By: daveinboca
URL: http://www.daveinboca.blogspot.com
If Nadar announces today, I’m giving him 2000 dollars.
 
Written By: Joel C.
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Now Nader’s a credible witness?!? Next you’ll be trumpeting Beauchamp’s stories as long as they’re anti dem.


That’s right. The only important thing is the success of the Democratic Party.

I’ll defend Erb; he isn’t a tool of a political party. Retief, glasnost, and several others are Democrats first and formost, to the point of being tools.
 
Written By: Don
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Love him or hate him, Nader has fought for and stood by principle his entire political life, and doesn’t back down to anyone when principle is involved.
So did Hitler, and the analogy is really quite strong since they had similar principles.
 
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