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Election Day Dirty Tricks

Nov. 3 2008, Published 2:04 p.m. ET

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While countless voters see Election Day as a chance to show their displeasure with the Bush administration, GOP loyalists are doing their best to minimize the damage to the party -- through unsavory means.

Reports have surfaced in African-American neighborhoods of Philadelphia that fliers have been distributed warning voters they could be arrested at the polls if they have unpaid parking violations or past criminal convictions.

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Also in Pennsylvania, e-mails have gone out linking Barack Obama to anti-semitism.

"Jewish Americans cannot afford to make the wrong decision on Tuesday, Nov. 4," said the message from the Republican Federal Committee. "Many of our ancestors ignored the warning signs in the 1930s and 1940s and made a tragic mistake."

In Virginia, official-looking documents have been circulated saying that anticipation of high voter turnout has caused officials to hold two elections - Tuesday for Republicans and Wednesday for Democrats.


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