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See, Democrats? There’s a need for Voter ID.

Posted by Charles II on October 24, 2012

Michael McAuliff and John Celock, HuffPo:

 

 

If Republicans had an acronym for their aggressive voter outreach in North Dakota’s oil fields, it could be ACORN’D: Association of Conservative Oilworkers For a Republican North Dakota.That’s because Republican operatives deployed in the western part of the state where the oil industry is booming are using the same tactics that conservatives have often complained the defunct ACORN used to help Democrats: signing up transient and recent arrivals, such as colleges students, as voters. But in this case, the prospective voters are oil workers.

The main effort is getting people who are drawn to the oil patch from far and wide to sign up as North Dakota residents, which automatically allows them to vote. The state has no voter registration process, and out-of-staters can vote legally in North Dakota as long as they have lived there for at least 30 days.

In the western part of the state, though, the effort has gotten so agressive that it’s now targeting people in bars, temporary housing and even in RV parks and pop-up “skid shack” towns.
 

Why McAuliff and Celock have to drag ACORN through the mud is not clear. The attempt to subvert North Dakota’s vote is bad enough that it deserves to be considered on its own.

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Wednesday AM News Roundup: Some GOPers Rethinking Citizens United, Creepy MN GOPer Swedin Acts Like A Stalker, Many MN GOPers Who Back Marriage Restriction Amendment Don’t Dare Debate Chris Kluwe

Posted by Phoenix Woman on October 24, 2012

Some news of note:

1) Certain Republicans across the nation are starting to regret Citizens United. They want to rein in the attack ads a touch.

2) Vern Swedin is frickin’ creepy as hell. First he boasts about making a seventeen-year-old girl cry, then he shows himself to be too stupid to breathe, or a particularly dedicated stalker, or quite possibly both.

3) Andy Parrish was Bachmann’s Chief of Staff, and is now running the “Minnesotans for Marriage” anti-marriage-equality campaign Wednesday AM News Roundup: Some GOPers Rethinking Citizens United, Creepy MN GOPer Swedin Acts Like A Stalker, Many MN GOPers Who Back Marriage Restriction Amendment Don’t Dare Debate Chris Kluweto get the marriage restriction amendment embedded into the state constitution.

That mean old foulmouthed Vikings punter Chris Kluwe just spanks him on Twitter — and without cussing once:

Kluwe has put out a challenge to several amendment supporters to debate him on the topic, and they’ve all chickened out, so he decided to debate a chair:

http://www.tombarnardpodcast.com/chris-kluwe-vs-the-chair/

Dammit, Chris! Run. For. Office.

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