Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Mess up a voter...go directly to jail...

From truthout.org :

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House Bill Would Punish Voter Deception
By Jim Abrams
The Associated Press
Monday 25 June 2007

Washington - Those who knowingly convey false information with the intent to keep others from voting would face up to five years in prison under voter deception legislation that passed the House on Monday.

The legislation, passed by voice vote, was spearheaded by Democrats who cited alleged incidents during the 2006 elections of minorities, immigrants and other legal voters being misled about election dates, guided to the wrong polling sites or told they were ineligible to vote.

"This reform will put an end to campaign practices that disenfranchise thousands of American voters and will give citizens the right to cast a ballot free from intimidation and misinformation," said Rep. Rahm Emanuel, D-Ill., a chief sponsor of the bill.

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