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Reports continue to pour in of the Right Wing’s voter-fraud fraud and voter suppression related to next Tuesday’s election. Today, instead of lions, and tigers, and bears, they want you to worry about Big Macs, and Mexicans, and zombies. Oh my!
Here’s the latest.
Big Macs. Alan Schulman of Schulman Zimmerman & Associates in Canton has contacted local prosecutors regarding a disturbing handbill sent to employees at a McDonald’s franchise in Ohio. The handbill, enclosed with recent paychecks, reportedly tells employees that they must vote for a slate of Republican candidates, or else. “[If] the right people are elected, we will be able to continue with raises and benefits at or above our present levels. If others are elected we will not.”
Mexicans. We’ve long heard about the vast numbers of undocumented immigrants who apparently think it’s worth risking deportation to appear at a polling place and try to vote. Now, apparently, the claim is that Mexicans are being bused across the southern border to sway the election in favor of Democrats, in exchange for short trip and a free meal. At least that’s what Jesse Kelly (R) wants you to believe (scroll down for audio). Kelly is challenging US Congresswoman Gabrielle Gifford (D) for Arizona’s 8th District.
Zombies. This might just be the best yet. Did you know that zombies are voting? The Tea Party Paranormal Society – you heard me right, the Tea Party Paranormal Society – is dedicated to stopping zombies from voting.
They even have instructions on how to perform a Zombie Voter exorcism.
Basic Instructions to find, identify, and exorcise Zombie Voters:
- Go to your local municipal court house
- Find Clerk of Court Office
- Obtain a copy of the death rolls
- Copy names of the deceased potential voters going back at least 2 election cycles
- Upon completion of this project notify media that you are in possession of the names of all deceased potential voters in the area
- Provide a copy list to appropriate conservative representative and/or poll watchers, and instruct them of the legal process in your jurisdiction on how to challenge a fraudulent vote (information obtained from commissioner of elections, registrar, or other appropriate authority from your state)
- Document everything and get video if possible
In other news:
- AZ secretary of state debunks right wing voter-fraud conspiracy theory
- Elderly Black Voters Allegedly Intimidated At Their Homes In Texas
- True The Vote Documents Show Hidden Donations, Republican Ties
- New Mexico voter registration forms are fraudulently altered - by Republicans
Note: Generally the Policy Corner is about legislative advocacy, where I write to you as a Senior Policy Analyst in the Public Policy department at People For the American Way.