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#4839: Origin of press allegation re: voter registration? (fwd)


Thinking back over the incredible amount of disinformation surrounding the 
entire election process dating back to 97 to date, I'm wondering if anyone 
recalls when and where a particular item of disinformation began.  Remember 
the press was saying that people were turning out for voter registration 
solely because they wanted to have ID cards for the first time in their 
lives.  This was repeated by many journalists but I'm trying to recall in 
what press it started.  It certainly was an attempt to minimalize the Haitian 
people's commitment to participatory democracy. Obviously it was far from 
true when you look at the record number of voters who waited hours to cast 
their votes on May 21st.