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Kerry Alleges Intimidation of Voters in 2004

Associated Press
Monday, April 11, 2005; Page A05

BOSTON, April 10 -- Many would-be voters in last year's presidential election were denied access to the polls through trickery and intimidation, former Democratic presidential candidate John F. Kerry told the Massachusetts League of Women Voters on Sunday.

Kerry cited examples of how people were duped into not voting. "Leaflets are handed out saying Democrats vote on Wednesday, Republicans vote on Tuesday. People are told in telephone calls that if you've ever had a parking ticket, you're not allowed to vote," he said.

Kerry has never disputed the outcome of the election, saying voting irregularities did not involve enough votes to change the result. President Bush won the pivotal state of Ohio by 118,000 votes, giving him enough electoral votes to win reelection.

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