(Fwd) Some things that observers and challengers may actually do
parker at truman.edu
Tue Nov 2 15:21:38 PST 2004
One thing that the Republicans in Ohio have been using to allege
fraudulent registration is the tactic Eugene's source mentioned below --
challenging registrations of those whose mailings had been returned:
But as this article from the Akron Beacon makes clear, there are other
explanations for why registered mail may not be delivered:
The article has the headline, "Summit board rejects 976 voter challenges:
Officials say four Republicans had no proof of impropriety. Angry
citizens blast accusers"
The lead reads:
"When Catherine Herold received mail from the Ohio Republican Party
earlier this year, she refused it.
The longtime Barberton Democrat wanted no part of the mailing and
figured that by refusing it, the GOP would have to pay the return postage.
What she didn't count on was the returned mail being used to challenge
the validity of her voter registration."
cheers, paul parker
Volokh, Eugene wrote:
>Here's some feedback from an anonymous but reliable source, which seems
>to be consistent in some measure with Doug Laycock's and Ed Harnett's
>30 years ago, I would send a registered letter to every
>questionable voter, so I could prove that the PO didn't think he lived
>there, when it came back undeliverable. Etc., etc.
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