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* Fox News engages in illegal Voter Supression * Attention: Attorneys for Ron Paul

By continuing to say that South Carolina has a closed Primary, Fox News is engaging in Voter Suppression, and it is illegal.

Forget about e-mailing Fox News; some lawyers need to contact the SC Attorney General, and the Federal and SC Election Commissions (see below). An injunction against Fox News is in order.

Where are Attorneys for Ron Paul?

http://www.facebook.com/AttorneysForRonPaul

"Voter suppression is a strategy to influence the outcome of an election by discouraging or preventing people from exercising their right to vote. It is distinguished from political campaigning in that campaigning attempts to change likely voting behavior by changing the opinions of potential voters through persuasion and organization. Voter suppression instead attempts to reduce the number of voters who might vote against the candidate or proposition advocated by the suppressors.

"The tactics of voter suppression can range from minor 'dirty tricks' that make voting inconvenient, up to blatantly illegal activities that physically intimidate prospective voters to prevent them from casting ballots. Voter suppression could be particularly effective if a significant amount of voters are intimidated individually because the voter might not consider his or her single vote important."

Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voter_suppression

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FOX Lies About SC Primary

"FOX is clearly trying to sabotage the election by claiming falsely that it is a closed primary. Here is what the South Carolina Election Commission has to say:

"'Q. Do I have to be a registered Republican to participate in the Republican Presidential Primary?

A. No, S.C. does not have registration by party. The Presidential Primary is open to all registered S.C. voters.'"

Link: http://www.lewrockwell.com/politicaltheatre/2012/01/fox-lies...
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SC Election Commission Contacts: http://www.scvotes.org/about_the_sec

Federal Election Commission complaints: http://www.fec.gov/pages/brochures/complain.shtml

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Voter Suppression in SC: http://www.aclu.org/blog/voting-rights/government-steps-bloc...




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FWIW I sent a link to this thread to RevPac

At least one of their advisory board members is an attorney who was with the campaign in 2008.

Perhaps the quickest "fix" would be a cease and desist letter directly to fox and a press release to other media outlets. It might at least create some media coverage in which the correct information would be aired.

3rd year Law School Student Willing to Help

Hi! My name is J.C. and I am a 3L getting ready to graduate law school, and while I have not yet taken the BAR (and therefore cannot take direct legal action against FOX), I am willing to assist any licensed attorney in doing so.

Please email me and I'll do most of the leg work in terms of research, a formal complaint to the FEC and pleadings to seek injunctive relief.

My email is jcweyand@yahoo.com

For LIBERTY

can anyone post a youtube link of this

so I can put it on the complaint.

Folks we must remember that we are consumers

This goes beyond the campaign,Anyone getting FOX News channel is paying to get it, This makes us consumers of a product.This gives consumers rights to those filing a complaint with the FCC.please go do it at the link I supplied below.Demand immediate action.

If I disappear from a discussion please forgive me. My 24-7 business requires me to split mid-sentence to serve them. I am not ducking out, I will be back later to catch up.

Good point

Someone would need to prove that they knew the rules and deliberately misled?

What's really sad...

"...is that the same people that control FOX News are the same people that control the justice system and the government." - NMH

Absolutely.

It's a crime. Campaign please take note.

Information to know before filing complaint

I don't know if this has been brought up yet, I haven't read through all the comments, but here is a good link on what the FCC will and will not investigate with respect to broadcast journalism: http://www.fcc.gov/guides/broadcast-journalism-complaints

Note that it says: "The FCC may penalize licensees for knowingly broadcasting false information."

I think that should be the angle of any complaints - that Fox News knew that SC was an open primary state when they stated that it was the opposite, closed.

Just my $.02 worth.

I beg to differ

please go read the options on this page:

http://esupport.fcc.gov/complaints.htm?sid=&id=d1e664

I just posted my Conformation below.

If I disappear from a discussion please forgive me. My 24-7 business requires me to split mid-sentence to serve them. I am not ducking out, I will be back later to catch up.

Thank you for the link

I did read the options, but I didn't see anything that would make me think differently about the "closed primary" comments being the best legal angle to take. If there's other evidence, it would be helpful if it was compiled in one place so that it would make it easier to file a complaint that the FCC would actually investigate. Tbh, I've never filed a FCC complaint so some guidance from those who have filed complaints as to how to do this the full and proper way would be useful for everyone, I would think.

Thanks!

That is the angle to take

Everything else they do might be overlooked due to the first amendment. But the one thing that is taken seriously if enough complaints are filed is intentional voter Suppression,Especially if it is a purchased product and you are the consumer. If FOX News was a free to public service they might weasel out of it.But the only way to get FOX News is to to purchase it in with a paid service.

I explained all this in my complaint and stressed that I was a consumer and purchased a product that is willfully committing an illegal act with the intent to deceive,suppress voters and misrepresent the State of South Carolina and the whole population of the U.S. for the direct purpose of Illegal voter suppression.

If I disappear from a discussion please forgive me. My 24-7 business requires me to split mid-sentence to serve them. I am not ducking out, I will be back later to catch up.

Only took 3 minutes to research the truth

Fox could have done the same thing if they were not willfully doing the wrong thing.

http://www.examiner.com/conservative-in-washington-dc/msm-ne...

Agreed

It is an outright illegal act and they know it.

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Done,Please consider doing the same right away

FCC Submission Confirmation: 2000E
Acknowledgement of Submission from xxxx xxxxxxx on 01/17/2012, reference number 12-C00362022.
Thank you for your information. The FCC will contact you if additional information is required. Please keep this information for future reference.
ATTENTION: When submitting additional information using this FCC Submission Confirmation sheet, please attach only one unsolicited fax advertisement (or multiple advertisements from the same sender) that matches your complaint number and carrier company named in this complaint. DO NOT include multiple unsolicited faxes from different senders with this unique case number. Your complaint is subject to be rejected, if more than one unsolicited fax advertisement from different senders accompanies this FCC Submission Confirmation sheet.
Please use this page as a Fax Cover Sheet when faxing additional details to the FCC at (866) 418-0232.

If I disappear from a discussion please forgive me. My 24-7 business requires me to split mid-sentence to serve them. I am not ducking out, I will be back later to catch up.

Just noticed you have the

Just noticed you have the same number of letters in your real name as Mike Nystrom... : ). Caught you! LOL

Please don't insult him that way! LOL

Although to claim that would be an honor,There are very few of his stature and I am not even close.I think sometimes I am a thorn in his side.lol, Just coincidence.

If I disappear from a discussion please forgive me. My 24-7 business requires me to split mid-sentence to serve them. I am not ducking out, I will be back later to catch up.

I agree, Fox News is acting illegaly

And Liberty minded lawyers may very well be working on an injunction against Fox News as we speak. The problem is we will never know it. Other than it leaking out on the internet the MSM will just bury the story. Herein lies the problem we are up against. The entire MSM is a controled entity. Controlled by the secret society that John Kennedy railed against in the 60's. They have unlimited funds. They have thier people in place in every major industry in this country. The one thing they do not control YET is the internet. Our only hope. Dr. Pauls huge support among young people bears this out. As I see it our only hope of defeating this goliath is keeping this Revolution alive with our hard work and more important DONATIONS. Dr. Pauls media people are doing a fantastic job but it takes money. Every time I see an illegal act comitted by the MSM I send more money. I will give till I am broke. Other than our subsistance what good is the money we work for if we do not have Liberty?

Please add this link to your OP

This is where we all need to go and file a complaint,like right now!

FCC Complaint forms:

http://esupport.fcc.gov/complaints.htm?sid=&id=d1e664

On my way to add my second complaint for this action by FOX news.My first was weeks ago for false advertisement.Important note to remember is to file the complaint against both FOX News and their parent company Newscorp. Demand charges filed and an immediate public apology to the state of South Carolina by the guilty parties.

If I disappear from a discussion please forgive me. My 24-7 business requires me to split mid-sentence to serve them. I am not ducking out, I will be back later to catch up.

A lot of work for lawyers here...

This is for sure not the only misleading information. Media keep ignoring Ron Paul even though he is on the top according to all indicators. I am sure that there are laws for this treachery...

Wouldn't RevPac be a good choice?

To at least issue cease and desist letters to media outlets and perhaps to SC elections commissions demanding a correction to the misleading information.

When CBS posted a Suffolk

When CBS posted a Suffolk University poll with the results maliciously altered to LEAVE OUT the second place finisher (Dr. Paul) I felt they had committed some sort of crime, as well. This was blatant manipulation on national TV, and soon I will read every word of what the FCC is supposed to do to see if there is any way I can file a serious complaint. They are sending me the rules. I am sick of these big corporations telling us what to think. It is criminal, somewhere,

Where is the FBI, when you NEED them??

It seems to me that as with as many suspicious things done in Iowa, too, that the IOWA GOP & Governor Terry Branstad should be "investigated" with potential "election rigging" & "election engineering" charges filed. It would be nice if the FBI made us all feel like they were earning their money, instead of doing other things, not that they aren't important, but Americans need their help...now.

If we & Dr. Paul are fighting for the LIFE OF AMERICA, then, perhaps HEADQUARTERS should consider these serious steps. We all are fighting fairly, debating fairly, and have been taking the drippings of what FoxNews and other shows have been dishing out to us, with few exceptions. However, I will admit a few people on CNN have been respectful and somewhat fair (if it weren't for the constant 3rd party crap)~~NEIL CAVUTO and WOLF BLITZER and more than fair JACK CAFFERTY. The rest, well, should resign for contributing to extreme biased coverage of the most important election Americans have. FoxNews is egregious in almost every respect.

I know Dr. Paul has an aversion to doing these things, but may I recommend a DEFAMATION ATTORNEY, in addition? Because we have a definitive case in that area, too, without going into the "details". Ron Paul is fighting for the Life of America, the very Life of the Republic. Let's not mince words here. Corruption reigns in D.C., the Media, and the Big Banking world. L. Lin Wood, Jr. is a famous & powerful defamation attorney. I hope the good doctor will be in touch with him soon...or already has called him. He certainly has a case!

Would be interesting

Through the period of discovery to see what comes out during a deposition of the Fox news people under oath. We know Fox is not just reporting on the campaigns, they are trying to direct the out come. This media organization was exposed in England, so we know the shenanigans they are capable of.

Excellent post

is all I have to say!

Yes please, nice job poster.

Yes please, nice job poster.

Give Fox News the arrow to the knee that they deserve

How hard is it, Fox News, to just Google whether a state has an open primary or not? Answer: Not hard at all. Real Answer: Fox News doesn't care because they are engaged in voter supression.

Come on attorneys, we need

Come on attorneys, we need you guys to dismantle the establishment propaganda machine. For Liberty's sake.

Absolutely!

Please, something has to happen to dismantle the horrendous actions of Fox News and other MSM outlets as well. This should be illegal! There are people out there that are not computer savy(older generations)that believe this BS on th MSM! Our country is at stake and we need help from somebody that knows what do do!