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Right-Wing Voter Suppression Effort Caught Using Doctored Photo (VIDEO, PHOTOS)
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Right-Wing Voter Suppression Effort Caught Using Doctored Photo (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

A right-wing group in Houston engaged in a systematic voter suppression and intimidation effort used a doctored photo in its showcase video. Tellingly, a hand-lettered sign carried by an African-American woman at a 2000 Florida, Gore-Lieberman recount rally was changed from, "Don't Mess With Our Vote," to read, "I Only Got to Vote Once."

Huffington Post editors first suspected the photoshopping after I posted "Possible Arson and the Right's Texas Voter Suppression Effort" regarding King Street Patriots' attacks on a nonprofit voter registration effort and the mysterious fire that destroyed all of Harris County's (Houston) voting machines.

In my regular Sunday FireDogLake column, I posted a follow-up piece, "Contempt for Democracy: Attacks on Voting Rights," that included a link to, which had launched an effort to locate the original photo. Within hours, Newshounds found it.

In addition, a Gore/Lieberman sign was altered to read, "I'm With Stupid." Here is the doctored video as presented in King Street Patriots' video, followed by the original photographs.

The King Street Patriots video has disappeared from their website (soon after the deception was revealed), but it remains on YouTube. UPDATE: Video still at King Street Patriots site affiliate, Here it is:

It's business as usual for the GOP deception machine. :mad:
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  -Right-Wing Voter Suppression Effort Caught Using Doctored Photo (VIDEO, PHOTOS) mod mom  Sep-06-10 04:36 PM   #0 
  - Kick  pinto   Sep-06-10 04:59 PM   #1 
  - No one is perfect  madmax   Sep-06-10 05:06 PM   #2 
  - Actually, Democrats have been as bad and as often.  Wilms   Sep-06-10 05:40 PM   #3 
  - seems gop'ers operate out of greed whereas dems operate mostly out of fear  Miss_Underestimated   Sep-06-10 10:53 PM   #6 
  - don't forget 2004 election night in OHIO.....  blue sky at night   Sep-06-10 06:05 PM   #4 
     - I hear ya! I was on the east side of Columbus witnessing the theft  mod mom   Sep-06-10 07:41 PM   #5 
        - Amy Goodman was doing an interview with Brian Lamb  molly77   Sep-07-10 04:28 PM   #8 
           - we live in a third world country you know....  blue sky at night   Sep-07-10 08:21 PM   #9 
  - What bad photoshopping  rbixby   Sep-07-10 11:00 AM   #7 
  - Thanks for posting  ClarkJonathanKent   Sep-13-10 04:50 PM   #10 

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