My Friend Was Deregistered...in 1905

From a friend's e-mail, names changed to protect the innocent:

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Dear Friends:

I am sure there will be much foul play.....

I registered to vote in Pennsylvania a few months back through the obama website and hadnt heard anything from the voter registration people. Yesterday, I called them and they said they had an Annamma Mathew at the Phila address but someone had CANCELLED my voter registration. When I asked "who?" she said she didnt know. When I asked "when?", she said "In 1905!!!!!".

I said, "so someone named Annamma Mathew lived at my same address in 1905 and unregistered me for the 2008 election?". She said that what it looked like and she would have a supervisor call me back.

Not to state the obvious but....
I am not a 120 years old.
My neighborhood was built in 1952.

Women didnt have the right to vote untill 1919.
I know South Asians have been in the US since the English colonizers, BUT an ANNAMMA MATHEW that migrated to the U.S. in 1905. Come on.....

What is also obvious is....
the neighborhood I live in is predominately black and immigrant, its low income and it is voting for Obama.

If you live in a swing state, please call and make sure that you are registered to vote.

Annamma Mathew 1905

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This really upsets me. Here

This really upsets me. Here is a longer, more detailed article about vote intimidation tactics and other unacceptable things occuring at some early voting places in W.Virginia, Ohio and other key battleground states. http://www.democracynow.org/2008/10/22/votes

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