Sunday, January 20, 2008

Voter Intimidation in Nevada

UPDATE via Taylor Marsh: "NEVADA UPSET: Clinton over Obama"
Taylor Marsh has been on this story since last week. This morning, in "Free Elections Epilogue," Taylor posts, "'s Joan Walsh this morning":
But United Farmworkers' Union co-founder Dolores Huerta went further, accusing the Culinary Workers Union of intimidating Clinton supporters and keeping them away from the caucuses. Union leaders are telling Clinton backers if they don't vote for Obama, "they won't get transportation, they will be fired," Huerta said. She also argued that Clinton has a "cultural, political and social relationship with the Latino community, which Senator Obama does not have." Latinos call Clinton "Hilaria," Huerta said, adding derisively that they call Sen. Obama "Como se llama?" (as in "What's his name?") …
… .. Pro-Clinton blogger Taylor Marsh picked up the tale, relying on Marie Angers' account. But so far, Antuna has been silent since talking to the Sun. Reached by telephone Friday afternoon, at first she didn't want to talk. "I'm just afraid to say anything," she said. But then the CWU shop steward of 24 years agreed to tell her story.
Taylor continues:
As Walsh states in her piece, Atuna has been silent since originally talking to the Sun. Angers, whose name I have not used until this post, would not even allow me to use her name in the audio interview (the story I broke before anyone). As I said in this post taking on the Sun's piece, this is about free elections and having the right to vote for whomever you want.

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