Be careful of how you register to vote.

The following directly from the Air America Radio website.
Does your vote count?
There have been countless systematic errors in democracy over the pass few years — see Florida elections 2001, failed Afghani ink — and people are starting to worry whether or not their votes will not be counted in the upcoming election. Recent news proves those fears are founded-and no fault of “error.”
A group called Votes for America, spinning on a credible group called America Votes, may have been responsible for destroying the registration forms of Democrats. In Oregon, KGW-TV interviewed a canvasser who says he was instructed to only accept Republican registration forms. In Nevada, KLAS-TV interviewed a former Voters Outreach of America employee who claimed to have personally witnessed the shredding of hundreds of registration forms.
Conspiracy theorists’ fantasies were fulfilled when links were found between these incidences and the Voters Outreach of America fraud in Las Vegas, and Republican consulting firm Sproul & Associates.
Meanwhile, everyone’s eyebrows rose when additional ballots were requested in Wisconsin.
Meanwhile, Americans abroad are waiting for their absentee ballots to arrive.
Meanwhile, we’re down the final debate and Bush and Kerry are so close that people are actually watching round three.

Please make sure you link to the last link above. When you do, you’ll know why I suggested doing that. 🙂
And in case you really want the truth about last night’s debates, go over to Truthout.
Bush’s naive and irrational response to the question about gun control really left me speechless. Imagine that!!?
As reported by the Truthout piece:
Bush response: “I believe law-abiding citizens ought to be able to own a gun. I believe in background checks at gun shows or anywhere to make sure that guns don’t get in the hands of people that shouldn’t have them. But the best way to protect our citizens from guns is to prosecute those who commit crimes with guns. And that’s why early in my administration I called the attorney general and the U.S. attorneys and said: Put together a task force all around the country to prosecute those who commit crimes with guns. And the prosecutions are up by about 68 percent — I believe — is the number. Neighborhoods are safer when we crack down on people who commit crimes with guns. To me, that’s the best way to secure America.”
Kerry response: “I ran one of the largest district attorney’s offices in America, one of the ten largest. I put people behind bars for the rest of their life. I’ve broken up organized crime. I know something about prosecuting. And most of the law enforcement agencies in America wanted that assault weapons ban. They don’t want to go into a drug bust and be facing an AK-47. I was hunting in Iowa last year with a sheriff from one of the counties there, and he pointed to a house in back of us, and said, ‘See the house over? We just did a drug bust a week earlier, and the guy we arrested had an AK-47 lying on the bed right beside him.’ Because of the president’s decision today, law enforcement officers will walk into a place that will be more dangerous. Terrorists can now come into America and go to a gun show and, without even a background check, buy an assault weapon today. And that’s what Osama bin Laden’s handbook said, because we captured it in Afghanistan. It encouraged them to do it.”
In this exchange, Bush sided with the National Rifle Association, which has sadly become an institution that supports any and all weapons, up to and including personal rocket launchers and buzz-saw machine guns, in the hands of any American, regardless of criminal background. Kerry, the former prosecutor, injected a strong dose of law-enforcement reality into the conversation. Supporting the repeal of the assault weapons ban is tantamount to approving of cops walking into a spray of 7.62mm assault rounds while trying to do their jobs.

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