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After a bunch of calls, no one will go on the record, and few people will talk…so given that, here’s what we think happened. 

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ODP street money chaos ongoing

On November 17, 2010 By

I have it on good authority that The Lancer Group, the outfit which was hired to implement the ODP’s street money operation, has actually paid some people who were not canvassers and has yet to pay some who were canvassers, because of poor record keeping.  This story is still developing.  If anyone is reading this who needs to resolve payment, there is contact info for The Lancer Group in this comment.

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According to a commenter.

…I helped to run one of the offices that was authorized to hire 105 people to canvass in Cleveland. We were explicitly instructed to tell the people we hired that those who canvassed Saturday and Sunday would be paid Sunday night at 8 pm, and those who canvassed Monday and Tuesday would be paid on Tuesday at 8 pm. Sunday came and went, and the plan changed so that everyone would be paid on Tuesday. On Tuesday, at 8:20, I received a call informing me that no one would be paid that night. I had […]

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I’m starting to understand why the ODP’s field operation, by all accounts (including mine) a pretty good one, failed to deliver the Democratic turnout required in Tuesday’s close election to secure victory for Ted Strickland.

When I first heard the story of ODP paid canvassers bouncing checks, my first thought was….checks?  Who the hell pays street money in checks?  Most folks who are available to do this work, late in a campaign, do not have bank accounts.  They are unemployed, a street money campaign gig is often the most money they will make that month, maybe all year.  And […]

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