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Mon Nov 26, 2012, 06:09 PM

Former Florida GOP Leaders Say Voter Suppression Was Reason They Pushed New Election Law

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Source: Palm Beach Post

Updated: 9:58 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012 | Posted: 7:00 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012

POST EXCLUSIVE EARLY VOTING CONTROVERSY
Former Florida GOP leaders say voter suppression was reason they pushed new election law

Former GOP chair, governor - both on outs with party - say voter fraud wasn’t a concern, but reducing Democratic votes was.

By Dara Kam, John Lantigua

Palm Beach Post Capital Bureau

A new Florida law that contributed to long voter lines and caused some to abandon voting altogether was intentionally designed by Florida GOP staff and consultants to inhibit Democratic voters, former GOP officials and current GOP consultants have told The Palm Beach Post.

Republican leaders said in proposing the law that it was meant to save money and fight voter fraud. But a former GOP chairman and former Gov. Charlie Crist, both of whom have been ousted from the party, now say that fraud concerns were advanced only as subterfuge for the law’s main purpose: GOP victory.

Former Republican Party of Florida Chairman Jim Greer says he attended various meetings, beginning in 2009, at which party staffers and consultants pushed for reductions in early voting days and hours.

“The Republican Party, the strategists, the consultants, they firmly believe that early voting is bad for Republican Party candidates,” Greer told The Post. “It’s done for one reason and one reason only. … ‘We’ve got to cut down on early voting because early voting is not good for us,’ ” Greer said he was told by those staffers and consultants.

Read more: http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/news/state-regional-govt-politics/early-voting-curbs-called-power-play/nTFDy



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Hissyspit Nov 2012 OP
tblue Nov 2012 #1
valerief Nov 2012 #2
arely staircase Nov 2012 #3
yellowcanine Nov 2012 #5
Dubster Nov 2012 #4
Berlum Nov 2012 #7
Jackpine Radical Nov 2012 #6
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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 06:10 PM

1. Isn't that a civil rights violation?

And I think somebody should serve prison time, and those policies should be overturned.

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Response to tblue (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 06:19 PM

2. +1

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Response to tblue (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 06:26 PM

3. i think this guy walked right up to the line of confessiong to a felony

he may have crossed it and may be given another opportunity to cross it when asked to expand on these comments during sworn depositions.

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Response to tblue (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 06:32 PM

5. Yes and there was also a multi state conspiracy which should be investigated.

How is it that so many states with Republican governors and legislatures came up with the same ideas of voter ID, limiting early voting, etc., that just HAPPENED to suppress minority votes which were overwhelmingly Democratic?

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 06:30 PM

4. Spam deleted by gkhouston (MIR Team)

 

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Response to Dubster (Reply #4)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 06:41 PM

7. What a clueless retrograde chickenhawk Dweeb Republican parrot he is

He should hang his head in shame.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 06:40 PM

6. Doesn't it seem like everything's coming unglued for them right now?

People defecting, plots being exposed in the infighting…

Sorta like lifeboat ethics, except the lifeboat too is sinking, and they're trying to plug the holes in the hull with each other's body parts.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 06:49 PM

8. Locking, sorry. LBN Dupe. Please continue discussion on LBN link below

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