November 4th, 2008

Yes we can!

Voter suppression efforts - Protect your vote!!

There is a scary amount of voter suppression efforts going on today.   (Read here for my previous voter suppression post.)

The latest ones I've heard about are:

Scam #1 - Wrong Day: people being told that Democrats vote on Wednesday (instead of Tuesday).   Some of these letters or fliers make it sound like voting is being extended to Nov 5th because of expected high voter turn-out.  This is simply not true. Even in a state that allows early voting, Nov 4 is the last possible day to cast your vote for Obama!!  Make sure your friends and family KNOW that today is the day!

Scam #2 - Phone Scam: other people are being told that Democrats can "vote via phone."   This is a scam!!  Make sure your contacts know they can't vote via a phone number.  Period.  Get to the polls and cast your vote for Obama today!!

Here's more info:

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How long are you willing to wait in line to vote?

Yesterday, CNN's Jack Cafferty asked viewers how long they'd be willing to wait in line to vote. Here are some of my favorite answers:

~ My whole day is devoted to this one moment in history, i never want to look back and regret that i was not involved in one of the most important moments in United States history.

~ Considering that there are some that wait ....and sometimes fight a lifetime for the opportunity to vote, I will wait happily for as long as it takes to vote for my chosen candidate. I urge everyone to do the same!

~ You take your pick: A few hours, or a few years. I’ll be voting tomorrow. Guaranteed.

~ I’ve already waited 8 years. One day is nothing.

~ I think if the veterans can do 3 one year tours of duty in Iraq, I can wait on line 24 hours if it will help get them home.

~ I am prepared and willing to wait all day. I have cleared my calendar to make sure I can spend the whole day. And the time I don’t spend waiting or voting, I will spend poll watching and holding signs. This is far too important not to make a personal sacrifice to make sure my vote counts. And, as an Army wife, one day of work loss is meaningless compared to the days my husband has and will spend on deployment. To all within the sound of your voice: Get out and vote!