Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Voter suppression tactics revealed by Bob Shrum

At times, the MSM has considered allegations of vote suppression to be, as they should be, very important. This makes the current treatment of Bob Shrum’s book, No Excuses: Confessions of a Serial Campaigner seem quite curious.  According to Bob Bauer, the book contains serious allegations, ignored by the MSM, of vote suppression during two Democratic primaries:
Shrum relates how l980 Kennedy campaign operatives, posing as officials of the National Weather Service, phoned in to radio stations fake reports of a weather emergency to depress the Carter vote in southern Ohio.  No Excuses at 113-114.  Twenty years later, with the full support of the candidate, Gore campaign operatives manufactured traffic jams to obstruct the Bradley vote in southern New Hampshire.  Id. at 324.
Via The Politico.

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