REFERENDUM DAY RUNNING UPDATE: PART III (MACACAS UNITE!)
As you've all noticed, there are a bevy of news stories coming out constantly about all sorts of election day craziness. Since I got over the morning adrenaline rush (returning by the way), I've followed news pieces all day, and have opted not to write on most of them, to see how legit and how important they are. And I've decided this one qualifies.
According to AP (though take your pick on news services), the FBI is investigating a series of threatening calls to Virginia voters.
State Board of Elections Secretary Jean Jensen said her office had forwarded several reports to the FBI of phone calls to voters apparently aimed at misleading them into not voting or directing them to the wrong polling place.Nice. Real nice. Check out some specifics:
In Arlington County, resident Timothy Daly said he got a phone message Sunday, said to be from the "Virginia Elections Commission," telling him he was registered to vote in New York so he couldn't vote in Virginia. "If you do show up, you will be charged criminally," said the message, the text of which appeared on Daly's affidavit to the Board of Elections.Beautiful! And how 'bout this gem:
Are these calls made by GOP ops? Probably not. From Allen's people, specifically? Don't know, don't care. After months of utter garbage emanating from Allen's mouth, from his TV ads, from his handlers (see that video of his goons tackling blogger Michael Stark last week?), I'm fully prepared to lay repsonsibility for these calls at his feet.
Lawrence Peter Baumann, a Northampton County resident, said in his affidavit that he got a call on Friday from a woman claiming to be from the Webb campaign. He said he assured her he planned to vote for Webb.
"She then told me that I would be voting at West Reed Street. I told her that there was no street by that name and that if she was supposed to be helping Webb, she needed to give correct information," Baumann's affidavit said. "She never gave me the correct precinct and never offered to get back to me with my correct precinct."
George Allen is a scumbag. Don't forget it.
(And hopefully he'll be Scumbag Without A Seat On The Hill after tonight.)