Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Bush Campaign Official Accused of Voter Suppression

James Tobin, the president's 2004 campaign chairman for New England, is charged in New Hampshire federal court with four felonies accusing him of conspiring with a state GOP official and a GOP consultant in Virginia to jam Democratic and labor union get-out-the-vote phone banks in November 2002.

A telephone firm was paid to make repeated hang-up phone calls to overwhelm the phone banks in New Hampshire and prevent them from getting Democratic voters to the polls on Election Day 2002, prosecutors allege. Republican John Sununu won a close race that day to be New Hampshire's newest senator.


Blogger Kyle McCullough said...

I hope they throw the book at him. But it makes me wonder--how much does it take before they hold a new election?

11:04 PM  

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