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Interest Groups Spend $350 Million to Prod Voters

Wednesday, 20 October 2004 12:00 AM

The efforts, costing at least $350 million, “are part of the most expensive voter-drive ground war in history,” the New York Times reported today. The strategy, in addition to the national parties and partisan 527s, includes business interests, increasingly violent goons dispatched by Big Labor, and left-wing self-described “civic organizations,” which call themselves nonpartisan but have unmistakable agendas.

The 11th-hour push includes the legal, the dubious and the criminal. Highlights:

The state Republican Party plans an ad campaign urging residents to blow the whistle on fraud being perpetrated by "independent" pro-Democrat groups.

"By most accounts, their work can only be considered sloppy, haphazard and, in some cases, downright illegal," said Robert Bennett, chairman of the state GOP.

"I hope you will put an end to protest activities that have led to injuries, property damage, vandalism and voter intimidation," Racicot wrote. "We will hold you and your organization accountable for the actions of your members ...."

Assaults and other crimes are likely to worsen in the next two weeks, however, especially now that several

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