Revealed: How Team Romney is Training Poll Watchers to Steal the Election
Last Thursday The Tennessean reported that one Tennessee precinct plans to challenge voting rights based on how well a potential voter speaks English. Now ThinkProgress is reporting that it has obtained documents from a Romney poll watcher training in Wisconsin which contains false information about voters rights:
One blatant falsehood occurs on page 10 of the training packet, which informed poll watchers that any “person [who] has been convicted of treason, a felony, or bribery” isn’t eligible to vote. This is not true. Once a Wisconsin voter who has been convicted of a felony completes his or her sentence, that person is once again eligible to vote. The training also encouraged volunteers to deceive election workers and the public about who they were associated with.
The Romney campaign workers were specifically advised to hide their association with the campaign and sign in at polls as “concerned citizens.” So the Romney campaign’s plan is to infiltrate the polls, and suppress the Democratic vote once inside. This could wreak havoc on election day because not only will eligible voters be turned away from the polls, but it could also result in long lines and frustration.
The Romney training packet includes a series of lies, the second most blatant of which is the assertion that poll workers can’t assist voters. That’s just not true.
Do yourself a favor before election day. Review the law in your state for yourself and with elderly and new voters who might be easily swayed or misled on election day.
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