God Knows I screw around on this site. I make fun of everything and everyone. Which is an American thing to do, for those of you who read this blog internationally(all three of you).
But one thing I don't joke about is the election on November 4th. The actual vote counting, and a citizens right and ability to cast a ballot for their candidate.
The Nevada GOP, led by Governor Jim Gibbons and Heidi Gansert have started a PR campaign, as has the GOP across the country, to discredit recent voter registration efforts in Nevada.
If you've read any of the other blogs,especially The Desert Beacon, you will know that the recent raid on A.C.O.R.N. was a little bit overblown, when compared to Gibbons and Gansert's allegations about the integrity of the new Democratic majority in Nevada. If 183 "problem" registrations, out of literally tens of thousands, maybe hundreds of thousands of registrations are an issue, I am betting that the GOP are going to do everything they can to discredit our elections in November. They started the machine, and they're getting ready to rev it up.
As I've discussed in many previous posts, the Judges throughout Nevada including here in Washoe County, are Republicans. If high-ranking government officials like our Governor have the political weight to have voting issues taken in front of the judges, we will not be happy with the outcome.
Two words: Florida Recount.
Although some of the rules involving challenging voters statuses has been changed in recent years, it doesn't take A Great Legal Scholar to recognize the extreme possibility that our incumbent politicians have the means, the will and the desire to wrestle a fair election away from the voters and turn it over to someone like Judge Polaha, who in recent years has systematically ruled favorably in GOP interests.
If you think "it can't happen here", think again. In fact plan on it.