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Sat Nov 10, 2012, 03:32 PM

Harris-Perry to OH Secretary of State: Voters won’t forget suppression attempts

Saturday morning on MSNBC’s “Melissa Harris-Perry,” author, Tulane professor and host Melissa Harris-Perry directed this week’s weekly open letter segment to Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted. In it, she addressed the partisan Republican’s attempts to eliminate early voting and lessen voter accessibility in the 2012 elections.

“Dear Secretary Husted,” she began, “It’s me, Melissa! Can I call you Jon? How are you feeling today? Still a little sore, I’d imagine. Getting beaten so badly with all that backlash had to sting a bit. It’s probably going to leave a mark.”

“After all, you’ve spent the better part of this year throwing the full force of your power as Secretary of State into restricting the right of some Ohioans to vote and on Tuesday,” she said, “it boomeranged bang upside your head somethin’ fierce.”

Harris-Perry went on to explain how when Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R), Republican state legislators and Husted tried to shut down early voting the weekend before the election, a time when a great number of African-American and working voters were known to vote, the Obama campaign sued the state of Ohio to have those hours restored and won.

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 03:50 PM

1. I'm waiting for the video clip.

I watched Melissa Harris Perry give her letter to Jon Husted. Terrific ...I posted a quick thread about it. It was soooooo perfect and on target.

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Sat Nov 10, 2012, 04:13 PM

3. GOOD-- now it's common knowledge that those creeps are underhanded

and have no compunction about breaking the law. For a long time, some people were in deep denial.

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 05:30 PM

4. I hope it finally becomes an issue

not just right before a Presidential election.

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Sat Nov 10, 2012, 06:59 PM

5. And don't forget in 2014. We can make Obama's last 2 years the best.

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