Wednesday, August 13, 2008

DNC Paying People to Register to Vote

WASHINGTON, D.C. - A casual encounter sparked a controversy over the methods of the Democratic National Committee. Several women say they saw volunteers offering to pay people to register to vote. They are on street corners and outside Metro stations -- usually in blue DNC t-shirts. Armies of volunteers are doing all they can to get Barack Obama (webnewsbio) elected, but are some going too far? "They encourage people but what their main goal is is to fund raise for the DNC."

The volunteers say they are just raising money. But Paula Abeles, a lifelong democrat, says some of the volunteers have other objectives. "We heard it very distinctly. I mean, we were standing right next to them so it's just I thought it was outrageous," said Abeles. Abeles and several friends heard a supervisor instructing volunteers. She says she heard them go through a drill before hitting the streets. It dealt not with raising money but shelling out cash to get people registered to vote. "She said I'm not really interested in maybe some other time and he said would $10 make a difference?" said Abeles. Abeles accuses the volunteers of breaking the law.

According to the law, just simply paying someone to register wouldn't put you behind bars, said Linda Lindberg, Arlington County Voter Registrar. Money to register in Virginia may not be a problem but cash for a vote is a serious offense. "If you tried to influence their vote in any way like if you said register and vote for this particular candidate, now that is illegal," said Lindburg.

Eli Rosenthal has volunteered for the DNC and has no problem with offering people money to register to vote. "In Australia there's a $75 fine if you don't vote so democracy is what you make of it. So that puts it in perspective," he said.

See video here: Register to Vote and Get Paid?

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At August 14, 2008 at 10:50 AM , Anonymous pf said...

Obama must be worried about his dwindling poll numbers to send children out to do his bidding. He can only count on love-struck women (under the age of 40, most likely), college students being brain-washed by liberal educational institutions and Hollywood celebrities that live and breathe the air in California (if it isn’t the air making them all loons, then it must be the water out there).

Since most of Hollywood have the morals of an alley cat, they are probably hoping the man who has voted time and time again for partial-birth abortions will also vote to legalize drugs, pornography and pedophilia - - just another reason not to vote for Obama. I realize that our youth are particularly vulnerable to celebrity entertainers, but I sincerely hope that the adults are not subject to the same malady as this great country of ours cannot withstand any further assaults on our morals and integrity.

An eye-opener is Obama’s past extreme liberal voting record both in Illinois and as a US Senator; I would not be a bit surprised if he passed a bill to abolish parental controls on our TV’s so our children could have access to any smut that takes their fancy.

At August 15, 2008 at 3:04 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

ROFL. Fake Democrats. You're nothing but a bunch of juvenile Republicans posing as Democrats.

Get over yourselves.

At August 15, 2008 at 7:57 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't find labels of "liberal" or "conservative" very helpful or meaningful. They just perpetuate a "me versus them" kind of thinking which doesn't advance us.

If I had to label myself, I would call myself a liberal, because I believe in the Golden Rule and treating everyone fairly. I believe in responsibility and accountability, as well. I believe that these principles should apply in matters of criminal justice, health care and economics.

In recent days, it has become apparent that many "conservatives and liberals" have a lot more in common than we thought, because we can see through lies and manipulation. That is why I will not vote for Obama. I don't trust--even a labelled liberal--who is a sexist and who inflames racial tensions for his own benefit. I think actions are more telling than labels.

At August 17, 2008 at 5:19 PM , Blogger Patty said...

You will see how fake all these Democrats are in November. when the only fake fraud out there is defeated: Mobamba!~

At August 18, 2008 at 12:01 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

ziqThis is dead on !!! Right here in my little town of 50.000,everyday there stands a young guy at the front door of something like a 7/11 store and demands to sign up people for OBAMA. Its nauseating to hear him lecture folks on the GREATNESS of this ULTRA PHONY and it cheapens the whole voting process. Whatever happened to FREE ELECTIONS ??? America is the country of FREEDOM, and this OBAMA CAMPAIGN is trying to TRAP folks into voting for their guy.-- DISTRIBUTION of WEALTH !!! They must be nuts, how about getting of your fat a.. and earn a living , this is still a capitalist country where everybody gets a chance to make it !!! Lets NOT elect somebody who gives YOUR MONEY to your lazy neighbor, who refuses to work, and lets the government take care of him ( SOCIALISM ) while YOU try to achieve the american DREAM !!!


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