October 20, 2008
OBAMA ON THE OFFENSIVE: Assembles Thousands of Lawyers to Monitor the ElectionObama assembles the largest "law firm" in the country:
In Florida, Democratic lawyer Charles H. Lichtman has assembled almost 5,000 lawyers to monitor precincts, assist voters turned away at the polls and litigate any disputes that can't be resolved out of court.We all know that as the desperate GOP contends with the very real possibility of losing this election and losing it big, the dirtier and sleazier they will play.
They will commit voter fraud. They will disenfranchise voters. They will create a bogeyman to incite anger in their wingnut lynch mob.
Which is why in addition to playing defense, Obama is playing offense:
With the election just over two weeks away, Bob Bauer, Obama's chief lawyer, said in a conference call with reporters this afternoon that he is asking U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey to hand over to special prosecutor Nora Dannehy any probe into what Bauer called "bogus claims of vote fraud" that mirror concerns raised by Republicans two years ago.His team and the DNC have also filed a lawsuit in Michigan against a particularly repugnant form of caging which is due to be heard by a judge later today.
The intent here is clear: Obama is warning the GOP, we know what you're up to and you're not getting away with it.
The best way to foil the GOP is for us to vote in such massive numbers all across the country, resulting in an overwhelming sweep for Obama that renders their dirty tactics obsolete.
For the meantime, the GOP will continue their unprecedented efforts to steal this election. Obama knows this and he's ready for it:
In a conference call with reporters, Bauer vowed to mount "ferocious response" to any effort to purge voter rolls...Technorati Tags: obama elections voter fraud voter suppression voter caging michigan ohio GOP politics news
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