GOP Voter Suppression Plan: Seven Tactics To Block Your Vote in 2012

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    Much More: GOP Voter Suppression Plan: Seven Tactics To Block Your Vote in 2012 | News & Politics | AlterNet
     
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    Florida, under Gov. Rick Scott, who has been a leader in the voter-suppression effort, reduced early voting from 14 days to eight. In Ohio, it went from 35 days to 16.

    GOP's voter suppression

    America isn't going to forget the rotten things Republicans are doing. If their policies were any good, they wouldn't need to do this.
     
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    Funny stuff.
     
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    When I lived in Florida, I usually took advantage of early voting. There would be 12 or 14 poll workers present inside, a few outside, 10 or 12 people outside passing out campaign literature, and usually, I would be the only voter in the place. Cutting the available time would make far better use of funds; funds that could be used to, for instance remove the names of dead people from the rolls, or are you against disenfranchising dead people?
     
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    Your Politico article is good. Thanks.
     
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    Gee, get a license...register to vote...then vote. Not exactly rocket science.

    What I find most amusing, Lakhota...is that progressives like you like to point to GOP "voter suppression tactics" as the reason the Democrats got their tushies handed to them in 2010. Funny how that didn't seem to work in 2008. Could it be that after two years of "Hopey Changey" the electorate that BOUGHT the whole Obama thing in 2008 wasn't buying it in 2010?
     
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    Yeah, just keep thinking that...
     
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    dead people voting- another pub myth, at least recently....Spending cuts go to enforcement- the Pub way...
     
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    I still find it highly amusing that the left thinks that the only people who would be negatively affected by voter ID laws... are the left.

    I guess they think their own kind are too lazy or stupid to get the proper ID ahead of time, properly register, and actually go to the polling place.
     
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    You honestly think you're going to get the youth vote to turn out again like the did for Obama in 2008? You think the independents are going to go heavy for Obama like they did in 2008? Sorry, buddy...but Barack ran out of new ideas to fix things about a year and a half ago. He's pushing the class warfare thing hard because he's well and truely screwed if he has to defend his economic record or explain his "plan" to fix the economy going forward.
     

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