The Tea Party Election Day Army, Coming to Your State

by
Abby Zimet

From Colorlines, an alarming look at True (sic) the Vote and other right-wing,  Koch-funded groups working hard to deploy an army of over 1,000 citizen volunteers, all of whom are encouraged to “build relationships with election administrators,” to watch polls in 35 states for “irregularities” and anything  that looks "funny, funky, fraudulent" - unwritten coda: especially by people with suspiciously brown skin - to make sure the election is not "stolen" by Denocrats with the “illegal alien vote” and a “food stamp army.” These are the determined folks behind a nationwide slew of voter suppression efforts; attention must be paid.

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