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Tue Nov 27, 2012, 05:03 PM

Jim Greer, Ex-Florida GOP Chair, Claims Republican Voting Laws Focused On Suppression, Racism

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/26/jim-greer-florida-voting-laws_n_2192802.html?utm_hp_ref=mostpopular


Jim Greer, the former head of the Florida Republican Party, recently claimed that a law shortening the early voting period in the state was deliberately designed to suppress voting among groups that tend to support Democratic candidates, the Palm Beach Post reports.

“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.’"

The HB 1355 law, which was passed by Florida's Republican legislature and signed by Gov. Rick Scott (R) in Nov. 2011, cut the number of early voting days from 14 to eight. It was publicly sold as an effort to reduce voter fraud and to save money, but Greer says that this was simply a "marketing ploy."

Greer served as Florida's GOP chairman from 2006 until 2010 when he was forced to resign after allegedly stealing money from the party. He was arrested and his case is pending.
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Bill USA Nov 2012 OP
still_one Nov 2012 #1
Angry Dragon Nov 2012 #2
marmar Nov 2012 #3
Bill USA Nov 2012 #4
RainDog Nov 2012 #5

Response to Bill USA (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 05:05 PM

1. The lee Atwater legacy

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Response to Bill USA (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 05:06 PM

2. Federal prison for all involved .........

that is the only way they will learn

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Response to Bill USA (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 05:08 PM

3. No mierda?


Good on him for saying it, but this comes as a surprise to no one who's paid attention.


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Response to marmar (Reply #3)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 05:10 PM

4. nice to have corraboration from within the cult... good club to use on GOP schmucks.

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Response to Bill USA (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 05:57 PM

5. k&r n/t

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