AP: Pennsylvania GOP disavows inflammatory email

AP via TPM Election Central (10/26/08)

Pennsylvania GOP disavows inflammatory email

Pennsylvania Republicans are disavowing an e-mail sent to Jewish voters that likens a vote for Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama to events that led up to the Holocaust.

“Jewish Americans cannot afford to make the wrong decision on Tuesday, November 4th, 2008,” the e-mail reads. “Many of our ancestors ignored the warning signs in the 1930s and 1940s and made a tragic mistake. Let’s not make a similar one this year!”

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Dallas Morning News: Blacks worry about polls vs. reality in Obama campaign

Dallas Morning News (10/26/08)

Blacks worry about polls vs. reality in Obama campaign

The long-running campaign has taken its emotional toll on some blacks who are jubilant one moment and fearful the next, and the mixed feelings were evident in interviews conducted last week.

Many simply don’t believe white voters are telling pollsters the truth about whom they’ll back, though recent elections involving high-profile black candidates, including Mr. Obama’s own primaries this year, suggest polls are fairly accurate. Some voters also suspect something more sinister – malfeasance in the counting of votes come Election Day.

“Racism is still alive and well in this country,” said Washington-based Democratic consultant Ray Strother, who contends that polls don’t reflect some white voters’ reluctance to back a black candidate. “There will be people who go into the voting booth intending to vote for Obama but won’t be able to do it.”

Las Vegas Sun: Anger, Fear and Racism Follow Palin Rally

Las Vegas Sun (10/26/08)

Anger, Fear and Racism Follow Palin Rally

Oct 22, 2008 (6:54 p.m.).  A group of 10-20 Obama backers gathered in front of Henderson Pavilion’s gates during Gov. Sarah Palin’s speech. As McCain/Palin supporters exited the rally, many became enraged at the sight of the protest. Photo by Leila Navidi.

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