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  • America Votes

    Election news from across the Knight Ridder network and the Web

    Tuesday, March 02, 2004

    GOP brings out big rig 

    The Republicans have enlisted a very large supporter in their latest effort to get Americans registered to vote — a 56-foot 18-wheeler. The big rig will leave Republican National Committee headquarters Wednesday to begin a cross-country tour that will go right up to Election Day in November. The RNC's goal is to register 1 million voters during National Voter Registration Week March 6-13, and 3 million voters by the election.

    The massive truck is loaded with features, including a soundstage, multimedia capabilities and Xbox gaming systems to help attract the young people that the RNC is targeting for its outreach effort. The rig's first stop is West Virginia, but after that, an itinerary hasn't been set.

    posted by Jim Van Nostrand at 6:36 AM



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