McCain launches 'Honest and Open Election Hotline'

The “Honest and Open Election Hotline ” has been launched by the McCain campaign to help voters find their polling place and report fraud, and intimidation.

The phone hotline can be reached at 866-976-VOTE.

In announcing the hotline, McCain’s national political director, Mike Duhaime issued the following statement:

“The hotline will allow us to learn about and take steps toward remedying any voter irregularities at polling places across the country. While we are hopeful that Election Day will be free of any wrongdoing, allies of the Democrat Party, such as ACORN, have shown a willingness to commit fraud in both this election cycle and in 2004. Given the tightness of the polls, all examples of fraud must be addressed to preserve the integrity of the election.”

In 2004, multiple forms of voter fraud occurred, including voter intimidation, fraudulent registrations, multiple ballots cast and votes bought for money. Already during the 2008 election cycle, a dead woman in Missouri cast an absentee ballot, individuals were arrested for voting twice in Florida and people in Ohio registered and voted on the same day.

In anticipation of voting problems resulting from the combination of an expected high turnout and millions of new voters, both campaigns have lined up literally thousands of lawyers to deal with Election Dayimproprieties. According to the Times, the Obama campaign is expected to send at least 5,000 lawyers to Florida alone.