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Monday, October 23, 2006

Phoney Slate Card Election Mailers & Sample Ballots

Full Disclosure Network™ presents an eight-minute Internet video debate from a two-part series covering questionable campaign tactics used to influence voters on issues and candidates. Now available at URL: http://www.fulldisclosure.net/flash/238-9_slatecardmailers.htm “Free” on demand, 24/7 as a public service of the Full Disclosure Network™

Video clips from this two-part cable television series feature Craig Holman, Ph.D, author of Proposition 208, (1996) for the Center for Governmental Studies and former California Senator Dick Mountjoy, who challenge UCLA Law Professor Daniel Lowenstein, a defender of slate card mailers. Lowenstein filed a lawsuit to overturn Prop 208 including the disclosure requirements, on behalf of the slate card mailing operators.

Senator Dick Mountjoy reveals how questionable slate card mailers damaged his 1998 campaign with deceitful tactics and points to examples of the “for profit” slate card campaign mailers that they claim promote phony endorsements that have been bought and paid for by the very people purportedly endorsed.

In part-two Craig Holman exposes how phony sample ballots sent out by California Congresswoman Maxine Waters were prepared by a “for profit” slate card mailing operator, in an attempt to deceive voters. UCLA Law Professor Dan Lowenstein countered, saying that oppressive campaign laws were trying to discredit the mailings. He scoffed that if imitating an Official Sample Ballot is a problem, then it should be made illegal.

“If you take away the deceptiveness of a slate card, you take away the effectiveness of a slate card” said Senator Dick Mountjoy He cited the deceptive mailers targeting senior citizens in his Southern California district. He said the slate card mailings used his image and name to falsely imply he had endorsed those candidates. In fact the candidates had paid for the false endorsements. Click here for transcript of quote.

Over the past fourteen years Full Disclosure™ has produced series of programs involving campaign irregularities, voter registration and election fraud. The programs are featured on 43 cable systems and the Internet. In 2002 the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences presented host Leslie Dutton with a local public affairs Emmy Award for the series entitled “L.A.’s War Against Terrorism.”


Anonymous Anonymous said:

Phony slate mailers are nothing new. How do yo think Tony the Liar was able to get that white valley vote? Parke Skelton - the emperor of misinformation and Larry Levine - the king of slate disinformation - form a formidale 1-2 punch when it comes to confusing the voters. Sort of a Jewish dynamic duo - WHAM! POW! KABLAM! - and then you get Tony as the Mayor, not to mention Waters, as congresswoman, "Starbuck" Huizar as councilman, Lee Baca as Sheriff - get the picture?

Slate mailers provide a paper trail of how these consultants have made a mockery of the democratic process. A stupid voting populace is the reason for their success. Dumbfucks are so much more easier to confuse.

October 23, 2006 10:03 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

more easier? hmmm...

October 23, 2006 2:19 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


Just part of that dumbfuck populace. Is that more easier for you to understand?

October 23, 2006 3:19 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Forget the phony slate mailers. Hahn lost the white valley voters when he spent all that money on secession. That issue is one that Larry Levine was paid to kill. And he did a good job. He convinced all the Democrats it would "financially harm" the rest of the city and they believed him. At that point, Villaraigosa was in the door. It was an anybody but Hahn vote.

October 24, 2006 8:42 AM  

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