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Peter Carlisle and his attempt to Suppress the Vote.

PANOS PREVEDOUROS MAYOR 2010
Contact Panos Prevedouros 383-5006

Panos Prevedouros to hold press conference today immediately following voting at Honolulu Hale.

When:
2:30 PM Today, immediately following Panos voting at Honolulu Hale
Where: Property Tax Building. > 300 feet from Honolulu Hale, 558 S. King > MAP

PETER CARLISLE and ED CASE ATTEMPT TO SUPPRESS THE VOTE
LAST MINUTE DIRTY TRICKS ARE COWARDLY


Statement from Panos Prevedouros:

"This morning, Peter Carlisle sent Ed Case's note telling supporters not to vote for me-- to all of Carlisle's supporters -- in effect, Carlisle has now joined Case in suppressing the
vote."*

"This is Democracy?"

"I'd like to say both are desperate men, but that is not the point. Carlisle and Case have insulted the voting public."

*To quote Carlisle's favorite research source, Wikipedia:

Voter suppression is a strategy to influence the outcome of an election
by discouraging or preventing people from exercising their right to vote. It is distinguished from
political
campaigning in that campaigning attempts to change likely voting
behavior by changing the opinions of potential voters through persuasion
and organization. Voter suppression instead attempts to reduce the
number of voters who might vote against the candidate or proposition
advocated by the suppressors.


The tactics of voter suppression can range from minor "dirty tricks"
that make voting inconvenient, up to blatantly illegal activities that
physically intimidate prospective voters to prevent them from casting
ballots.


"Last minute smears of opposing candidates is a favorite of the
unpleasant side of Honolulu politics. A new twist on "the smear" was
made after last night's televised debate when Ed Case, no longer a
candidate for any office, sent an email urging people not to vote for
me, because I might undermine the ability of his preferred candidate to
win."

"This is the same argument that was made by the same Mr. Case of Senate
President Hanabusa during the special election. He was wrong then. And
he is wrong now."

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Prosecutor Peter Carlisle forwards Mr. Case's E Newsletter

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Peter Carlisle a href="mailto:peter@petercarlisle.com" target="_blank">peter@petercarlisle.com>
Date: Wed, Sep 15, 2010 at 11:02 AM
Subject: A vote for Panos is a vote for Caldwell
To: hanak512@gmail.com











From: "Ed Case" a href="mailto:edcase@edcase.com" title="mailto:edcase@edcase.com" target="_blank">edcase@edcase.com>


Date: September 14, 2010 10:27:01 PM HST


Subject: To Panos' Supporters






Dear Friend:



This is to ask you to vote for Peter Carlisle because if it's not Carlisle it'll be Kirk Caldwell.


In my last e-newsletter, I endorsed Carlisle as an independent, fiscally responsible, inclusive leader
for Honolulu, and opposed Caldwell as a dependent, fiscally irresponsible
follower of an exclusionary political machine. I applauded Panos Prevedouros'
contributions, but expressed concern that he would split the majority vote for
change with Carlisle and allow Caldwell to win. (This election is winner-take
all, so the successful candidate will probably win with well less than 50%.)



This is the risk we now face. Caldwell's special interest money and negative campaign have closed the gap with Carlisle to around 7 points (37% to 30%)
according to a recent public poll.
Caldwell would like nothing more than to increase Prevedouros' votes because
most every vote for Prevedouros is one less for Carlisle and one more for
Caldwell. That's why Caldwell isn't also attacking Prevedouros.



Prevedouros will tell you he can win, but that's just not a realistic assessment. He's been 10-20% the whole way, half firm and half maybe. There's no late surge going on.


Many Prevedouros supporters oppose rail. But if the practical choice is Carlisle or Caldwell, I'd far rather have Carlisle applying some responsible and
transparent fiscal scrutiny and sound judgment to the project than for Caldwell
to be going along with whatever his rail support factory wants.



I hope Prevedouros serves in future public office. But it's time for the hard decision to unite behind Carlisle as the candidate with the only realistic
chance of changing business as usual at both Honolulu Hale and, together with
other candidates, throughout our state.


Please don't wake up Sunday morning with the Mayor you least wanted and the status quo intact. Mahalo for your consideration.



Aloha,





Ed Case


Please forward this message!! Mahalo






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