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'Voter Fraud Watch' — Uncle Pajamas Wants You!

2. Registration fraud.  In many places, political organizations are submitting large numbers of registrations.  Often they are duplicates, meaning someone gets registered multiple times.  They are often deficient, and do not include information such as Social Security numbers or DL numbers.  If they are registered without these numbers, as many often are, there is no assurance that these are real people.  In states without voter ID, they will be able to vote as ghost voters.

3.  And, of course, dead voters.

We would also be interested in instances of behavior that, while not strictly illegal, arguably stretch ethical limits for voting in a democracy.  Again, this would be irrespective of political party or ideology.


The methods for uploading these election day reports are still evolving, but will be publicized on Pajamas Media and PJTV shortly.  Our producer/editor Bryan Preston is preparing an instructional video on "best techniques" for shooting and uploading video in the field with Flipcams, iPhones, Blackberrys and other cellular phones.  He will also be producing a test video from an actual polling place in his home state of Texas, where the polls open for early voting a couple of weeks in advance of election day on November 2.

But none of these methods and techniques are helpful without you. We need your participation in the project in the form of suggestions now (please leave them in the comments section below) and in the field on election day.  In all areas you are allowed to bring a camera to the polls and photograph outside.  In some you are allowed to photograph inside.  Again, this is a matter of state law.

In any case, if you would like to join us in this project, and we hope  you do, contact us at [email protected].  Please indicate your area of the country and level of video and/or camera expertise. We are aware that other organizations have taken an interest in voting matters this election and would be pleased to cooperate with them as well.

We look forward to more dialogue on this topic in the very near future.  Don't forget to leave your suggestions.