Friday, October 29, 2004

GOP caught filming early voters in Florida  

I already posted a link to this story before, from the BBC, by Greg Palast, but it's worth it to highlight this section:

Private detective

In Jacksonville, to determine if Republicans were using the lists or other means of intimidating voters, we filmed a private detective filming every "early voter" - the majority of whom are black - from behind a vehicle with blacked-out windows.
The private detective claimed not to know who was paying for his all-day services.
On the scene, Democratic Congresswoman Corinne Brown said the surveillance operation was part of a campaign of intimidation tactics used by the Republican Party to intimidate and scare off African American voters, almost all of whom are registered Democrats.

Democratic Congresswoman Corinne Brown watches a private investigator film voters.