Voting rights activist looks at upcoming election09/17/08 Robert Lorei
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Good afternoon, welcome to WMNF’s Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up, we’ll talk about some unusual letters the Republican Party is sending to voters. Some voting rights activists think it might be a way to deny people the right to vote in the presidential election.
But first, some listener comments about yesterday’s program. Yesterday we heard parts of speeches by John McCain and Barack Obama addressing how they would deal with the financial problems on Wall Street.
This morning the St. Petersburg Times reported that a new mailing for John McCain's presidential campaign aimed at older Democratic voters is causing complaints by Democrats and concern by elections officials. According to the Times, the piece, paid for by the Republican National Committee, tells voters it is seeking to double-check their "unconfirmed" party affiliations while soliciting money. A letter signed by McCain tells the Democrats: "We have you registered as a Republican."
We’re joined now by Pam Haengel who is vice president and co-founder of the Florida Voters Coalition. The coalition’s mission is to ensure all eligible voters are provided an equal opportunity to cast a private and independent ballot and have all votes on that ballot recorded and canvassed accurately.
For more information, visit FloridaVoters.org or call (727) 244-9064.