Set your faces to stunned: Florida Republicans admit voter suppression was the goal of new election laws

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    Re: Set your faces to stunned: Florida Republicans admit voter suppression was the goal of new election laws

    In response to 12-Angry-Men's comment:

    What ever it takes for you to remain the queen of denial.

    Truth sukks, eh spanky....and you morons still lost.

    Carry on Cleopatra....




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    Re: Set your faces to stunned: Florida Republicans admit voter suppression was the goal of new election laws

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    Floridians endured election chaos and marathon voting lines this year, largely thanks to reduced early voting hours, voter purges, and voter registration restrictions pushed by Republican legislators. In an exclusive report by the Palm Beach Post, several prominent Florida Republicans are now admitting that these election law changes were geared toward suppressing minority and Democratic votes.

    Rick Scott (R-FL) targeted early voting almost immediately when he took office in 2011. Scott’s administration claimed the new laws were meant to curb in-person voter fraud, despite the fact that an individual in Florida is more likely to be struck by lightning than commit voter fraud.

    Current party members and consultants confirmed the motive was not to stop voter fraud but to make it harder for Democrats and minorities to vote:

    Wayne Bertsch, who handles local and legislative races for Republicans, said he knew targeting Democrats was the goal. “In the races I was involved in in 2008, when we started seeing the increase of turnout and the turnout operations that the Democrats were doing in early voting, it certainly sent a chill down our spines. And in 2008, it didn’t have the impact that we were afraid of. It got close, but it wasn’t the impact that they had this election cycle,” Bertsch said, referring to the fact that Democrats picked up seven legislative seats in Florida in 2012 despite the early voting limitations.

    Another GOP consultant, who did not want to be named, also confirmed that influential consultants to the Republican Party of Florida were intent on beating back Democratic turnout in early voting after 2008.

    [...]A GOP consultant who asked to remain anonymous out of fear of retribution said black voters were a concern. “I know that the cutting out of the Sunday before Election Day was one of their targets only because that’s a big day when the black churches organize themselves,” he said.

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



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    Re: Set your faces to stunned: Florida Republicans admit voter suppression was the goal of new election laws

    It was transperantly obvious what FL and other states with GOP governors and GOP dominated state legislatures were doing with these voter laws.  Meanwhile not a single one of those states could account for why these laws were being pushed in light of the fact that actual in person voter fraud is so rare that it is statistically insignificant (less than .00001% of votes cast).  

    When I hear GOPers talk about government tyranny and all of that while ignoring the actions (coordinated actions at that) of the 30+ GOP states that pushed these laws intended as a solution to a problem that does not exist, I know I am not dealing with sensible or serious people because they are willing to go along with systemic disenfranchisement if it means they have a chance to win.   

     
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