Glenn Reynolds jokes that the calls he’s been getting from the Bredesen campaign are so annoying they might be Republican dirty tricks. It’s no joke in New Hampshire, where someone (I wonder who?) is robocalling in the name of the Democratic gubernatorial candidate stressing such sure-fire vote-winners as tax increases, gay marriage, and opposition to the Pledge of Allegiance. Atrios provides the text here.
But that sort of minor-leage fraud is pretty mild compared to some of what’s going on: systematic attempts to scare voters away from the polls, so far reported in Texas, Arkansas, Maryland, and Tennessee. There’s a catalogue here and more here. TAPPED thinks that “voter suppression” is too mild a term for this, and asks for alternatives. I nominate “vote-gooning.”