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Sat Feb 16, 2013, 06:56 PM

102 Year Old Woman Made to Wait Hours To Vote

102 year old woman made to wait at the polls for hours in order to vote in Presidential Election. A woman rightly honored in the SOTU address by the President.

This outrageous treatment, and its lack of coverage by the media, makes the inconvenience of cruise line passengers seem small in comparison.

Maybe the country should be as concerned about voter suppression in our elections, as fire suppression on a cruise line.






http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/14595-meet-the-102-year-old-face-of-voter-suppression



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kairos12 Feb 2013 OP
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Sat Feb 16, 2013, 07:06 PM

1. Another election problem that needs to be both covered by the media and corrected by our congress.

Don't expect congress to do anything they are on break -- again. The damn Rs don't care about the problems with this country as the house left until Feb 26th.

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Sat Feb 16, 2013, 07:25 PM

2. And Fox News just joked about her... (link)

Fox Mocks 102-Year-Old's Long Wait To Vote
Network Also Downplays GOP Role In Exacerbating Long Voting Lines


After glossing over state Republicans' role in exacerbating long lines at the ballot box, three Fox hosts mocked the hours-long wait and multiple trips a 102-year-old woman endured in order to cast her vote in 2012.

On Fox News Radio's Kilmeade & Friends, host Brian Kilmeade and Fox's Martha MacCallum and Bill Hemmer laughed off the difficulties 102-year-old Desiline Victor endured in order to vote in the 2012 election. Victor, who was invited to the State of the Union address and whom President Obama applauded for enduring a long wait to vote, had to make two trips to the polls and wait in line for over three hours before she was able to cast her ballot. Discussing Victor, MacCallum wondered, "What's the big deal?" and said, "This is such a non-issue. Ridiculous." Hemmer added that at the State of the Union, "They held her up as a victim. What was she a victim of?"


the rest:
http://mediamatters.org/blog/2013/02/13/fox-mocks-102-year-olds-long-wait-to-vote/192658

Hat tip to kpete.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10022369100

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