No election in recent history would be complete with out the Republicans trying to rig it. The Obama camp wasted no time jumping on this one:
On afternoon conference call, Obama and Michigan Democratic officials say they’re seeking an injunction to block alleged “caging” by the state GOP — using home foreclosure lists to seek to block residents from voting.
Obama counsel Bob Bauer: “It is an absolute attack on their right to vote” and a “completely false and completely illegal basis” to challenge votes.
“This is a standard operating procedure within the Republican party that’s been under legal challenge.”
The Macomb party chair denies the comments attributed to him.
Brad Blog has a lot more on the injunction and the conference call. Brad notes:
The irony of today’s announced lawsuit is that just yesterday, the McCain campaign launched what they are calling — presumably with a straight face — their “Honest and Open Election Committee” and a website to go with it on which they make a number of claims about “transparency” and “zero tolerance for fraud.”
I don’t know how the McCain campaign can say anything with a straight face any more. They’ve been caught in so many lies, it’s beyond ridiculous. Watch for more tricks as we near election day from the GOP, as we all know by now, they won’t go down with out a fight or some attempted voter suppression and fraud.
UPDATE: I want to throw in a couple of other worthy links for late night readers to check out and discuss…
– Sean Penn: Country First (or, How The Media Loves A Lipsticked Rumsfeld)
– And last but not least, if you missed Obama’s speech on the economy today, it was awesome. Watch & read it here.
[Originally posted at TaylorMarsh.com]