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Octafish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-26-04 12:06 AM
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Know your BFEE: Vote Suppressor Supreme, the Turd Bill Rehnquist
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Chief Justice William the Traitor Rehnquist didnt start denying Americans their right to vote in 2000. He has a history of making certain the white kind of voters get their say since 1964, at least



Bill wearing his best Sgt. Pepper robe,
doing his damndest to impeach a DEM.


Just our Bill

By Dennis Roddy
Saturday, December 02, 2000

Lito Pena is sure of his memory. Thirty-six years ago he, then a Democratic Party poll watcher, got into a shoving match with a Republican who had spent the opening hours of the 1964 election doing his damnedest to keep people from voting in south Phoenix.

"He was holding up minority voters because he knew they were going to vote Democratic," said Pena.

The guy called himself Bill. He knew the law and applied it with the precision of a swordsman. He sat at the table at the Bethune School, a polling place brimming with black citizens, and quizzed voters ad nauseam about where they were from, how long they'd lived there -- every question in the book. A passage of the Constitution was read and people who spoke broken English were ordered to interpret it to prove they had the language skills to vote.

By the time Pena arrived at Bethune, he said, the line to vote was four abreast and a block long. People were giving up and going home.

SNIP

Party leaders told him not to get physical, but this was the second straight election in which Republicans had sent out people to intellectually rough up the voters. The project even had a name: Operation Eagle Eye.

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http://www.post-gazette.com/columnists/20001202roddy.as...


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