This is sad that this kind of tactic is still going on. TMZ is reporting that Deerfield Beach, Fla. which is one hour south of Palm Beach had 400 people waiting to vote at 6:15 a.m. this morning. All were waiting for the polls to open at 7:00 a.m and this is what they found.
There is one voting machine to accommodate all of them.
The area almost entirely African American. Many of the people never have voted before. One woman was 101 years old. She was wheeled into the polling place and on her way out she said that before she died, she wanted to vote for a black man.
KCBS Local News for the San Francisco Area is reporting that voters have been receiving some unusual racy robocalls and are complaining about the messages being left on their answering machines.
The recorded phone message is being sent by a Republican candidate. Voters in Sonoma and Napa counties were surprised on Sunday afternoon to hear what sounded like a call from a sex hotline on their answering machines.
“Mike Thompson’s been a bad boy…” says a woman who sounds like a phone sex operator, calling on behalf of the campaign of Republican Zane Starkwolf. He’s running against Democratic Congressman Mike Thompson.
Not only is it weird, but it’s also illegal, according to Shaun Dakin who runs stoppoliticalcalls.org.
Some three dozen workers at a telemarketing call center in Indiana walked off the job rather than read an incendiary McCain campaign script attacking Barack Obama, according to two workers at the center and one of their parents.
Nina Williams, a stay-at-home mom in Lake County, Indiana, tells us that her daughter recently called her from her job at the center, upset that she had been asked to read a script attacking Obama for being “dangerously weak on crime,” “coddling criminals,” and for voting against “protecting children from danger.”
Williams’ daughter told her that up to 40 of her co-workers had refused to read the script, and had left the call center after supervisors told them that they would have to either read the call or leave, Williams says. The call center is called Americall, and it’s located in Hobart, IN.
“They walked out,” Williams says of her daughter and her co-workers, adding that they weren’t fired but willingly sacrificed pay rather than read the lines. “They were told [by supervisors], `If you all leave, you’re not gonna get paid for the rest of the day.”
I received mine the other day and was horrified when this message was left : “Hello. I’m calling for John McCain and the RNC,” – “need to know that Barack Obama has worked closely with domestic terrorist, Bill Ayers, whose organization bombed the U.S. Capitol, the Pentagon, a judge’s home, and killed Americans.” These propaganda tactics should not be allowed. What this causes is a myth to be perpetuated and some people believe these lies to be true. Which leads to what we see in the video below by The Young Turks.
The McCain-Palin Campaign and the Republican National Committee has launched a massive campaign on Thursday, more on this from Huffington Post.