Monday, June 4, 2012

GottaVote.Org: The 15th Amendment Held Hostage: Day 18 (It's Over!)

    Well, I just adopted GottaVote.org's misinformation as my blog's cause célèbre three days ago and now the crisis is resolved.  For those of you who have not keep abreast of events, when the Obama campaign debuted their new GottaVote.org website a little over two weeks ago, it included this on both the English and Spanish language versions of the site:
Dorothy Cooper was born in 1915, before women or African Americans could exercise the right to vote in the United States.
While women were not granted the right to vote until 1920 when the 19th Amendment was ratified, the 15th Amendment extended the right to vote to all races in 1870 following the Civil War (although many states found ways to prevent blacks from exercising that right freely well into the 20th century.)  Within 24 hours, the GottaVote.org site had revised the English version, but the Spanish language version remained uncorrected for over two weeks.  I attempted to contact the Obama campaign about the error, but to no avail.  Until now.  While I did not hear back from anyone, the Spanish language site is revised as of this morning.
    While this is good news for the truth, it leaves me fresh out of cause célèbres.  It was nice while it lasted.  I'll put away my yellow ribbon until the next assault on the Constitution by the Obama administration.  If the past is any guide, it shouldn't be too long.

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