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Tue Nov 6, 2012, 03:57 PM

I FUCKING HATE THESE PEOPLE.

Tea Party Group Blocks Florida Voters, Stops Water Handouts at Polls
Brentin Mock and Voting Rights Watch 2012
The Nation

November 5, 2012 - 12:11 PM ET

Tea Party activists in Florida’s largely black and electorally significant Interstate 4 corridor have worked furiously to put a damper on what has been a record-setting turnout thus far. In one of the most striking examples of voter suppression to emerge, Voting Rights Watch obtained a list of several dozen Hillsborough County voters who will be surprised to learn they cannot vote regular ballots thanks to last-minute challenges filed against them.

I’ve requested similar information from Miami-Dade, Orange, Pinellas and Seminole counties, but officials have not responded. A spokesperson for the Secretary of State’s Office, Chris Cate, said the state does not track voter challenges, so there is no way of knowing how widespread these sorts of challenges may be.

In Hillsborough County, seventy-seven people—forty of them in Tampa—won’t be able to file a regular ballot because the True the Vote–affiliated group Tampa Vote Fair has challenged their voting status. Of those, sixty-eight have been challenged because Tampa Vote Fair asserts they are ineligible due to a felony conviction. These people will not know that their vote has been challenged until they reach the polls and are forced to cast a provisional ballot. (Some of them may have already attempted to vote during the early voting period.)

According to documents provided to Voting Rights Watch by Hillsborough County Attorney’s office, all seventy-seven of the voter challenges were filed by Kimberly Kelley, Tampa Vote Fair’s president, and all are dated October 16, 2012—a full week after voter registration ended in Florida. Earlier this year, Kelley sent to the Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections multiple lists of people she suspected were ineligible to vote because of felony convictions. One of those lists had 1,375 names on it, which the county supervisor forwarded on to the state to investigate, but which turned up no names yet of people improperly registered.

The rest: http://www.thenation.com/blog/171030/tea-party-group-blocks-florida-voters-stops-water-handouts-polls?rel=emailNation%22

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Reply I FUCKING HATE THESE PEOPLE. (Original post)
WilliamPitt Nov 2012 OP
GoneOffShore Nov 2012 #1
2pooped2pop Nov 2012 #3
nc4bo Nov 2012 #6
neffernin Nov 2012 #40
lilithsrevenge12 Nov 2012 #17
Zorra Nov 2012 #22
riderinthestorm Nov 2012 #24
GoneOffShore Nov 2012 #29
riderinthestorm Nov 2012 #32
Initech Nov 2012 #28
heaven05 Nov 2012 #35
bjobotts Nov 2012 #54
heaven05 Nov 2012 #57
WinkyDink Nov 2012 #37
BlueState Nov 2012 #2
barbtries Nov 2012 #4
ncgrits Nov 2012 #5
FieryLocks Nov 2012 #7
ProfessionalLeftist Nov 2012 #8
lpbk2713 Nov 2012 #9
HangOnKids Nov 2012 #21
yardwork Nov 2012 #25
lpbk2713 Nov 2012 #26
mzmolly Nov 2012 #10
onehandle Nov 2012 #11
defacto7 Nov 2012 #12
prairierose Nov 2012 #13
Gregorian Nov 2012 #14
Marr Nov 2012 #15
D23MIURG23 Nov 2012 #16
RagAss Nov 2012 #18
DearHeart Nov 2012 #19
Auntie Bush Nov 2012 #20
lpbk2713 Nov 2012 #30
WCGreen Nov 2012 #23
Solly Mack Nov 2012 #27
countryjake Nov 2012 #31
whathehell Nov 2012 #41
plethoro Nov 2012 #33
Gman Nov 2012 #34
ProudProgressiveNow Nov 2012 #36
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AtomicKitten Nov 2012 #38
Jamaal510 Nov 2012 #39
jackbenimble Nov 2012 #42
calimary Nov 2012 #43
BobbyBoring Nov 2012 #44
valerief Nov 2012 #45
Jack Sprat Nov 2012 #46
Window Nov 2012 #47
fascisthunter Nov 2012 #48
glinda Nov 2012 #49
jtuck004 Nov 2012 #50
Tippy Nov 2012 #51
kcass1954 Nov 2012 #52
FreedomFighter98201 Nov 2012 #53
Bluzmann57 Nov 2012 #55
MissMarple Nov 2012 #56
Doctor_J Nov 2012 #59
David Zephyr Nov 2012 #58
The Doctor. Nov 2012 #60

Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 03:58 PM

1. And some folks here say they are not evil.

What a load of crap.

They are evil fucksticks.

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Response to GoneOffShore (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 04:02 PM

3. ditto that n/t

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Response to GoneOffShore (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 04:04 PM

6. Don't forget there are those who say this isn't a big deal, much taa-doo about nothing.

It IS a BIG Effing DEAL!

are we doing about it?

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Response to nc4bo (Reply #6)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 06:12 PM

40. It is a big deal but

I anticipate it won't change the course of this presidential election. Though you gotta wonder about 2000 and 2004...

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Response to GoneOffShore (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 04:25 PM

17. There isn't a word strong enough to call these people,

but fucksticks is a good start

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Response to GoneOffShore (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 04:46 PM

22. Their pheremones stink like snake piss.

They totally emanate evil.

Serious. They've creeped me out all my life.

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Response to GoneOffShore (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 04:50 PM

24. Not only that, but if you call them "evil", you are demonizing them and acting like a Nazi! nt

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Response to riderinthestorm (Reply #24)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 05:26 PM

29. Yes, indulging in "other-ism" or "other-ising" them.

I'd like to Osterize them myself.

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Response to GoneOffShore (Reply #29)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 05:40 PM

32. You saw that too?? Bizarre.





Only one answer for that! Another drink!


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Response to GoneOffShore (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 05:22 PM

28. Evil? Maybe. Batshit fucking psychotically insane? Definitely.

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Response to GoneOffShore (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 06:04 PM

35. extremely evil

extremely evil.

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Response to heaven05 (Reply #35)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 06:53 PM

54. Evil? or Pathetic petty deceitful dishonorable pukes

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Response to bjobotts (Reply #54)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 07:28 PM

57. all

of the above in triplicate.

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Response to GoneOffShore (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 06:07 PM

37. THANK YOU.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 04:01 PM

2. I might normally react by saying that...

.... you "fucking hate" people is to strong a statement. I don't think so here.

When the dust settles we need to do everything within our power, and within the law to see that this nonsense stops!

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 04:03 PM

4. clearly unamerican fucks

who have no use for democracy. yes i hate the bastards.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 04:03 PM

5. Denying people water too?!?! What. The. Hell.

They really are evil assholes.
I'd have a hard time holding back if I were in that line.

Jeebus.
Now I'm mad as hell too!



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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 04:06 PM

7. Teahadists...

hate America!

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 04:08 PM

8. Helpful "Color of Change" link that lists all these Jim Crow poll-watchers:

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 04:10 PM

9. She must have been provided with confidential inside information.





Where else could she have gotten such a list of names?
And the timing makes it all highly suspicious.

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Response to lpbk2713 (Reply #9)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 04:36 PM

21. I Hope Those People On Her List Sue The Shit Out Of Kimberley Kelley

 

I too question the timing and where the fuck she got all that information? Like casual data mining gives up prison records? No fucking way. She is a dirty asshat.

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Response to lpbk2713 (Reply #9)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 04:50 PM

25. The article says that so far all her accusations have been proven to be wrong.

She could face a jail sentence of one year for each frivolous accusation.

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Response to yardwork (Reply #25)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 04:52 PM

26. And this was not her first list either.




I hope she does time for it. That would be poetic justice.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 04:12 PM

10. Gosh, aren't they fearful of The New Black Panthers

or Chicago/Union "thugs"?

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 04:15 PM

11. Klan 2.0. nt

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 04:17 PM

12. (gritting teeth)

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 04:19 PM

13. Will, you are not the only one....

these people are so evil and I can not believe the people who want to down play voter suppression and pretend that it is not a problem of is not serious. I really do think it is treason or should be called treason. I really do not understand why this is not a federal crime.

When you consider that the only people involved in this behavior, are republicans, it should tell everyone that those who engage in voter suppression hate democracy and America.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 04:21 PM

14. Sadly, it appears the Civil War didn't accompish quite everything it should have.

I don't know how to say it without getting into trouble. Maybe it's better to just say that there are stupid people among us.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 04:23 PM

15. As Bill Maher said, the only thing Tea Partiers hate more than being called racist, is black people.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 04:23 PM

16. There has to be some way to fight back.

Can they be sued under the voting rights act? On what grounds are they stopping water handouts?

All these freelance voter suppression groups need to be dealt with as harshly and decisively as possible.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 04:26 PM

18. Payback will be a Motherfucker !

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 04:27 PM

19. Where is the local Democratic Party???

Shouldn't they be at the polling places to make sure that this crap isn't happening?? There should be Dem lawyers and party representatives at these large, troubled polling places! Also, why aren't they there, making sure that these poor people have food and drink? Everyone knows about the long lines and people waiting for hours! What the HELL???

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 04:34 PM

20. My Mother, may she RIP... always told me I should never hate anyone.

Sorry Mom! I ((((HATE))))) Republicans.

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Response to Auntie Bush (Reply #20)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 05:31 PM

30. In their case I think it's understandable.




Their repugnance makes it mandatory.


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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 04:49 PM

23. Fuck 'em...

Challenge them next time.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 04:58 PM

27. Fucking POS. (she belongs to 9.12 - the Glenn Beck group)

Found a photo of her.

"A Lithia-based woman named Kimberly Kelley leads Tampa Vote Fair. The group is a local affiliate of True the Vote, a controversial Houston-based group that has been accused of harassing voters at the polls, though they have never been charged with any illegal activity.

Although a member of 9.12 (a Glenn Beck-inspired, Tea Party-esque organization), ...."


http://cltampa.com/tampa/the-urge-to-purge/Content?oid=3445398&storyPage=2#.UJmJPcXR6So



9.12
http://www.meetup.com/tampa912/
http://www.the912project.us/

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 05:36 PM

31. A hefty fine or prison time will be the only way to stop these bastards...

Throw the statutes of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 at them, disenfranchisement of this sort is illegal!

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Response to countryjake (Reply #31)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 06:16 PM

41. Probably true. The "true the vote" thugs were thrown OUT of the polls in OHio & PA.

I do HOPE that Florida Democrats work HARD to elect a Democratic Governor next time.

PA & Ohio both have ReThug Governors, but since 2000, Florida consistently seems to come up

extra sleazy, for some reason.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 06:02 PM

33. There was no way this was not going to happen. Florida and PA have

 

now been compromised. That means Ohio probably is also. I have been getting email from my diabetic website, which is all over the country, though mainly in the Southwest. My voting experience this morning was unusual. Every four years I go to the polls at 8:00 AM. In Long Beach, CA. Almost every year there is a medium line. This monring there was only me and another lady voting. And this was in a classroom in a school converted to a polling place rather than a gymnasium converted to a polling place. I am not as sanguine about victory as I was yesterday. The Republicans look like they may steal it.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 06:02 PM

34. They should sue her ass to kingdom come

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 06:11 PM

38. +

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 06:12 PM

39. How are they getting away with this?

I thought that everybody's right to vote is guaranteed in the Voting Rights Act and the Constitution. Isn't it against the law to impede somebody's ability to vote?

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 06:17 PM

42. Wonder if they can sue her.

If she is filing challenges based upon someone's name matching a felon then I think they should be able to sue her personally and what ever group she belongs to. There can be many people in a precinct with the same name. I live in a fairly small town and there is at least one other person in my town with the exact same name. It would be careless for someone to challenge my right to vote based upon name only. Seems like it would be even more careless for the elections board to allow it to happen based upon name only as well.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 06:20 PM

43. I FUCKING HATE THESE PEOPLE TOO, Will!

I hope this election goes WAY for President Obama - the more the better, the better to stick it to their lousy cheating selves. Voting (for Barack Obama and Democrats in general) IS INDEED the best revenge! Heartless scheming dirty tricksters! Makes me miss the Nixon era. After all - dirty tricksters back then got sent up the river.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 06:25 PM

44. I'm with you WRP!

It's a sad state of affairs when some of your "Countrymen" are acting like THEY own the country. It makes one hate them. Hate breeds hatred because theses fucking ass holes hate everyone that doesn't share their opinions which are spoon fed to them on a daily basis.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 06:26 PM

45. they make it so easy to hate them, too.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 06:38 PM

46. They are the dirtiest people on earth.

 

These people think they have values? They have no values, no morality, no sense of fairness, and obviously no sense of right and wrong.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 06:39 PM

47. RACIST and plain EVIL! How else can you explain their actions.





I'd like to catch her ass in dark alley.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 06:41 PM

48. they should lose their rights to vote in this country and do prison time

they give up their own rights when they take them away from others. People like this disgust me...

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 06:42 PM

49. I fucking hate them too, Will.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 06:42 PM

50. Getting the list of names, then filing 1375 libel suits ought to get some attention. n/t

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 06:46 PM

51. I hate them too...They truly deserve our hate

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 06:52 PM

52. I'm right there with you, Will.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 06:52 PM

53. Let's drop the "hate" thing

Hatred makes us less effective in solving real problems
Hatred makes peace loving people do terrible things

I am concerned, but not upset

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Response to FreedomFighter98201 (Reply #53)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 07:10 PM

55. I cannot respond for the OP

But I can respond for me. Yeah, hate is an apt word for these people. Anyone who is trying to deprive others of their right as American citizens is worthy of the emotion of hatred.

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Response to FreedomFighter98201 (Reply #53)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 07:15 PM

56. Pity, not hate. And many are just ridiculous.

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Response to FreedomFighter98201 (Reply #53)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 01:08 PM

59. Be my guest

I'll continue to treat them with the emotion that they've earned - hatred.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 07:29 PM

58. 104th Rec!

!!!!!!

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 04:19 PM

60. Arrogant, undemocratic, un-Christian,

 

Anti-American pieces of shit.

Subverting the will of others for their own personal ideology?

They don't belong in a civilized society.

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