Breach of a Duty of Reasonable Care at the DNC

Go to the RNC homepage and the first thing you see is a box to click for an early ballot.

Go to the DNC homepage and there isn't even a box for voter register (You have to go to the "ACTION" box and scroll down.)

The GOP site asks you to sign up and offers you a ballot. Another box directs interested people to party related activities. The DNC offers a cluttering of "Volunteer!" and "Contribute!" stuff which non-party folks couldn't care less about.

Early and absentee voting is the most vital form of GOTV and the Democratic Party is AWOL on it. I've been a supporter of Dean in most regards, but he needs to be taken to the woodshed for such breach of a duty of reasonable care. Contact the DNC.

Tags: DNC, early ballot, RNC, voter registration (all tags)

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16 Comments

Did you e-mail the DNC

Please Email this and I will do so and if many others do so,  they will act on it.

by jasmine 2006-10-05 03:41PM | 0 recs
Re: Gross Negligence at the DNC

I've contacted the DNC about it, but the only people I know who would take action are bloggers. I posted this diary at Kos and was pretty thoroughly denounced for it. But there were some who said they would email the DNC.

by Sitkah 2006-10-05 07:38PM | 0 recs
Re: Gross Negligence at the DNC

That's because "Gross Negligence" means a little more than a non-prominent link on the homepage of the Democratic party to most people.

It's not the sentiment the Kossacks objected to, it's the exageration.

I doubt many unregistered voters start their quest to get registered at the DNC web site.  Probably more important that every Democratic congressional candidate and governor has the link.  

by scientician 2006-10-06 08:21AM | 0 recs
Re: Gross Negligence at the DNC

The trusted abusers at kos will sieze on anything to disrupt a thread they don't like.

by Sitkah 2006-10-06 10:25AM | 0 recs
Okay...

How about a "breach of a duty of reasonable care?"

by Drummond 2006-10-06 03:43PM | 0 recs
Re: Okay...
It doesn't really matter to me anyway.
Check out the diary now.
by Sitkah 2006-10-06 10:57PM | 0 recs
Agree 110%

But the problem is much, much bigger than just the website. Most of the people that the DNC  has in the field aren't doing registration, voter id/outreach, or anything else that will help with GOTV (don't bother asking the DNC's canvassers for registration sheets- they don't carry them). All that the DNC's "field" people do is "fundraise," i.e. PIRG canvassing.

I guess I'm just dense. Why would the DNC want to do registration/outreach/GOTV? It's not like they're in the voting business.

I was very happy when Dean announced the 50-state strategy, but here we are in the thick of the elections and it's the same old bull shit.

by Alex Urevick 2006-10-05 08:36PM | 0 recs
Re: Agree 110%

Back in 2004 I lobbied hard on Dean's blog for an early voting link on the main page and blog page. When it turned up one day I was stunned to have been actually listened too and heeded.

You'd think that one of Dean's first actions at the DNC would have been early ballot GOTV since his own campaign did it back then.

There must be a few hacks at DNC HQ who do nothing everyday anyway.

by Sitkah 2006-10-05 09:33PM | 0 recs
Re: Agree 110%

Call the DNC - Call Jim Dean at DFA - I'm pretty irritated with dk right now myself.  It'll pass.

by dkmich 2006-10-06 02:07PM | 0 recs
Re: Agree 110%

Call the DNC - Call Jim Dean at DFA - I'm pretty irritated with dk right now myself.  It'll pass.

by dkmich 2006-10-06 02:07PM | 0 recs
Re: Agree 110%

I've contacted them.

by Sitkah 2006-10-06 03:48PM | 0 recs
Re: Gross Negligence at the DNC

I will report one thing positive. In Las Vegas today I received a flyer from the Nevada State Democratic Party, a request form for an absentee ballot and already filled out with my name and address, etc. I'm not going to use it but if so all I would need to do is sign it and provide a different address, if needed, to receive the ballot.

I've been here since the '80s and this is the first time I've ever received anything like that. Plus it was a pitch, not merely the request form. A big negative section on Bush and Iraq was on the front of the 2-page flyer, to the point you would think that was the whole idea, until turning to the back of the second page. On that back page there was also a note from Harry Reid.

So maybe we're accomplishing some things in terms of absentee ballots although I agree the website should provide the basics right off the bat.

by jagakid 2006-10-05 09:21PM | 0 recs
Re: Gross Negligence at the DNC

I got an early ballot request form from a ballot proposition group here in AZ. The GOP used to send them out to registered Reoublicans, but nada from the Democrats.

BTW, the ballot prop people called today and said my wife left the address off of her form. She gave it to them and everything is great. THAT's how the Democratic Party should be operating.

by Sitkah 2006-10-05 09:28PM | 0 recs
Re: Gross Negligence at the DNC

Yes, because that's what STATE PARTIES should be doing. It's the most appropriate place for it, less so with the DNC. Procedures and deadlines for early voting, absentee voting and voter registration differ in every state.  

by buffalo girl 2006-10-06 09:05AM | 0 recs
Ehrlich asking his voters to vote absentee

Ehrlich is phoning his voters to vote absentee.

MD can still be won by absentee balloting esp if organizef by Ehrlich.

by jasmine 2006-10-06 04:25PM | 0 recs
Re: Breach of a Duty of Reasonable Care at the DN

Uh-oh?  

by Robert P 2006-10-07 03:44AM | 0 recs

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