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Greg Palast’s report in Truthout explains why congressman Tim Griffin belongs in jail

August 27, 2012

Here’s what Tim Griffin did, with help from his assistant at the time of the crime: Matt Rhoades, and the ever-innocent Karl Rove:

“What they did was called voter “caging.” The RNC sent letters by the thousands to soldiers, first class, marked, “DO NOT FORWARD.” When the letters were returned undelivered, the Republicans planned to use these “caged” envelopes as evidence the voters were “fraudulent” – then challenge their ballot.

A soldier mailing in his or her vote from Iraq would have that ballot disqualified – and the soldier wouldn’t even know it. That’s not just sick, it’s a crime, a violation of the Voting Rights Act drafted by Kennedy’s late father. And it was a crime because of whom the RNC caging crew attacked: not just any soldiers, but soldiers of color. Running a vote-challenge operation based on racial profiling is a go-to-jail felony.”

To read the entire article click here.

This story is based on the investigations in Palast’s new book, “Billionaires & Ballot Bandits: How to Steal an Election in 9 Easy Steps” – with a forward by Kennedy and comics by Ted Rall, coming out on September 18th.

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