In an election, dirty tricks abound, but they're racist this time

Sunday, November 2, 2008 | 4:06 p.m. CST; updated 5:07 p.m. CST, Sunday, November 2, 2008

 In the hours before Election Day, as inevitable as winter, comes an onslaught of dirty tricks, confusing e-mails, disturbing phone calls and insinuating fliers left on doorsteps during the night.