2012 will be the first election cycle where Super PACs pick up some of the major two parties’ dirty work: suppressing the vote in a new and improved way, with even less transparency and accountability. Read this article for self-defense, and spread the word. An important excerpt:
Super PACs are the perfect vehicle for voter suppression, thanks to two crucial advantages they have over traditional campaigns. First, they operate in a legal black hole of opaque disclosure requirements that allows them to disguise their activities. Second, a candidate’s campaign is shielded from a super PACs’ duplicitous actions by a legal firewall that prevents coordination between the two entities. These features afford a super PAC plausible deniability: they can suppress the vote while claiming to have done something else, and the candidate can easily disavow a super PAC’s actions.