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Barack Obama and John McCain Ready Their Lawyers

If being announced the winner on election night is Plan A, then John McCain and Barack Obama's respective Plan B could be litigation. Both candidates have assembled teams of lawyers as part of their campaign strategies.

The barrage of barristers will be on hand to handle any legal controversy involving newly registered voters, huge turnout, and voter fraud or intimidation.

A Democratic lawyer in Florida has recruited about 5,000 lawyers to monitor precincts, assist voters turned away at the polls, and take to court any disputes that cannot be resolved. Since voters are out of luck after the polls close, it seems important to make sure no proper voter is disqualified.

Watching HBO's Recount provided more than enough 2000 flashbacks. I hope we don't see more on Nov. 4.

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kastarte2 kastarte2 8 years
Seriously, is Micky Mouse going to show up to vote? Of course not. The actions True is describing are much more serious.
Great-Sommelier Great-Sommelier 8 years
Which is a drop in the bucket compared to Obama's donations to ACORN.
Jillness Jillness 8 years
I posted a link, but it got flagged.
Jillness Jillness 8 years
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/us_and_americas/us_elections/article4992730.ece
Jillness Jillness 8 years
John McCain paid $175,000 of campaign money to a Republican operative accused of massive voter registration fraud in several states, it has emerged. The documents show that a joint committee of the McCain-Palin campaign, the Republican National Committee and the California Republican Party, made the payment to Lincoln Strategy, of which Mr Sproul is the managing partner, for the purposes of “voter registration”. Mr Sproul has been investigated on numerous occasions for preventing Democrats from voting, destroying registration forms and leading efforts to get Ralph Nader on ballots to leach the Democratic vote. In October last year, the House Judiciary Committee wrote to the Attorney General requesting answers regarding a number of allegations against Mr Sproul’s firm, then known as Sproul and Associates. It referred to evidence that ahead of the 2004 national elections, the firm trained staff only to register Republican voters and destroyed any other registration cards, citing affidavits from former staff members and investigations by television news programs. One former worker testified that “fooling people was key to the job” and that “canvassers were told to act as if they were non-partisan, to hide that they were working for the RNC, especially if approached by the media,” according to the committee’s letter. It also cited reports from public libraries across the country that the firm had asked to set up voter registration tables claiming it was working on behalf of the non-partisan group America Votes, though in fact no such link existed. The revelation of Mr Sproul’s involvement with the McCain campaign – he has also donated $30,000 to the ticket and received at least another $37,000 directly from the RNC – could undermine his case (about ACORN).
Jillness Jillness 8 years
I am very scared about this. I have heard that they are sending out postcards to african americans in Florida telling them that if they show up to vote, and their driver's license address doesn't match their registration, not only will they be turned away, but they will be arrested! I am really concerned about lies likes these affection large numbers of people.
zeze zeze 8 years
I'll be on patrol at some precinct!!!! I'm a little excited, we are doing the same thing they are doing in FL, but a non-partisan organization, we are told to watch like hawks and the minute anyone gets hassled by the people working the stations we swoop in with their rights, I'm like a superhero but much, much geekier!
kastarte2 kastarte2 8 years
This makes me feel warm and fuzzy inside. I just want a decision on the 4th. No whining from the loser, just a clear and decisive victory, please.
lorenashley lorenashley 8 years
basty...are you having a party or something? i hope we have a winner 2 hours after the polls have closed at the latest!
bastylefilegirl bastylefilegirl 8 years
Lorenash.. I took off on Novermber 5th there will be no sleeping!
lorenashley lorenashley 8 years
i was just saying to my friend...i hope that this does NOT take forever! i want to go to bed knowing who the winner is! :pray:
bastylefilegirl bastylefilegirl 8 years
Oh if it takes longer than the actual election I may not survive it!
Great-Sommelier Great-Sommelier 8 years
lol, call in repeatedly? That would be funny. Horrible, but funny.
wildegurl wildegurl 8 years
We should cast our votes for president the same way people vote for American Idol!
graylen graylen 8 years
It's just crazy, really. They are already prepared to make it an outcry... leaving no chance for it to go smoothly. It's too important to everyone, but that's certainly not going to make it any easier.
Jude-C Jude-C 8 years
Very much so, GS!
ladiva1 ladiva1 8 years
ditto what UnDave said - enough is enough
Great-Sommelier Great-Sommelier 8 years
antsy in your pantsy?
Jude-C Jude-C 8 years
This is making me very antsy.
Great-Sommelier Great-Sommelier 8 years
"but I don't know anyone who feels confident that that's going to be reality." Amen, steph.
Great-Sommelier Great-Sommelier 8 years
Ugh, I hope this doesn't turn ugly.
indielove indielove 8 years
I'm with Dave. What a surprise. ;)
sexylibrarian sexylibrarian 8 years
I hope we come out with a clear winner on the 4th!! I do not want a repeat of the past two elections.
hausfrau hausfrau 8 years
If there was one redeeming thing about Kerry in 04 it was that he at least conceded gracefully. I didn't like him at all in 04, but that act made me respect him a lot more after.
Adrenalynn75 Adrenalynn75 8 years
One thing to note, if you live in a state that has a box that allows you to vote Straight D or R, make sure that it includes your vote for President. Already poll workers are noticing people are checking off the box for a straight ticket, but not checking the box off for President. Some states will count that straight ticket box as a vote for Pres, but others will not.
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