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Utah Man Buys Democratic Domain Names, Links to Bush Site

Utah Man Buys Democratic Domain Names, Links to Bush Site

Posted - Aug. 26, 2004 at 7:31 a.m.



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RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) -- Type VermontDemocrats.com in your computer and you'll be in for a surprise.

A Utah man is buying up the domain names for various Democratic Party Web sites and linking them to President Bush's re-election Web page.

Twenty-eight-year-old Jed Merrill of Park City, has already registered the domain names of VermontDemocrats.com, MaineDemocrats.com and others.

Merrill says he's a Bush supporter and wants to get the Republican president's message out.

Vermont Governor James Douglas -- a Republican -- says he regrets -- quote -- "any chicanery on the Internet."

And state Democrats say the tactic is an annoyance.

(Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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