The WSJ covers the most recent litigation involving what it deems a “voting rights conflict.”
The evidence Mr. Bauer cited came from a news article published last week in the Michigan Messenger, a Web-based news site, that quoted the Republican Party Chairman of Macomb County, a Detroit suburb, as saying the tactic would be used. “We will have a list of foreclosed homes and will make sure people aren’t voting from those addresses,” party chairman James Carabelli was quoted as telling the publication.
In a later interview with The Wall Street Journal, Mr. Carabelli denied making such comments.
Mr. Bauer said despite the denials, “It’s impossible to believe something this explicit was made up.”
An internal Kerry-Edwards/DNC manual obtained by the press in October 2004 urged Democrat operatives to launch “pre-emptive strikes” alleging Republican voter intimidation against minority voters, regardless of whether evidence of such intimidation actually existed. The Kerry-Edwards/DNC “Colorado Election Day Manual” stated: “If no signs of intimidation techniques have emerged yet, launch ‘pre-emptive strike.’” Though titled “Colorado Election Day Manual” this document and its recommendations were reportedly part of the campaign plan used by Democrats in Florida and other battleground states.