Republicans turn up voter suppression efforts

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    In Florida, election officials found that 75 percent of about 20,000 voter registration applications from a three-week period in September were mismatched due to typographical and administrative errors. Florida's Republican secretary of state ordered the computer match system implemented in early September.

    In Wisconsin, Republican Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen sued the state's election board after it voted against a proposal to implement a "no-match" policy. The board conducted an audit of its voter rolls and found a 22 percent match failure rate -- including for four of the six members of the board.

    The Brennan Center has also documented cases across the country of possible illegal purging, impediments to college student voting and difficulties accessing voter registration.

    A lawsuit has been filed over Georgia's mismatch system, and the state is also under fire for requesting Social Security records for verification checks on about 2 million voters -- more requests than any other state.

    One of the lawyers involved in the lawsuit says Georgia is violating a federal law that prohibits widespread voter purges within 90 days of the election, arguing that the letters were sent out too close to the election date.

    Some voters 'purged' from voter rolls - CNN.com
     
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    Good god your idiotic....
    From your post...
    "In this state and all states, there's a process to ensure that a voter who comes in -- even if there's a question about their status -- that they will vote either provisional or challenge ballot, which is a paper ballot," she said.

    "So then the voter has ample opportunity to clarify any issues or address them," Handel added. "And I think that's a really important process."


    Now contrast that to this...
    www.dcexaminer.com >> Local News
    Fairfax County elections officials are rejecting about 200 overseas ballots, many of them from members of the military, saying the voters failed to observe a minor technicality in filling out their absentee forms.
    The decision to invalidate the ballots has angered local and federal Republican officials, who say the county is disenfranchising a group most deserving of the right to vote. The county’s registrar argues he has no choice but to obey a law he recognizes as flawed.

    “I’m not the guy disenfranchising people,” said Fairfax County Registrar Rokey Suleman. “The commonwealth of Virginia is disenfranchising people
     
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    Republican voter suppression is a proud tradition. It continues today.

    I urge everyone to read the link and not believe jreeves lies.
     
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    Kirky boy, the habitual liar and misdirection master, calling someone else a liar again....

    laughable
     
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    Republicans don't have the courage to own up to the voter suppression efforts out of the Karl Rove playbook.

    No integrity whatsoever....
     
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    Ensuring registrations are legit and people are who they say they are, is not voter suppression...
     
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    Thats from your post....

    "In this state and all states, there's a process to ensure that a voter who comes in -- even if there's a question about their status -- that they will vote either provisional or challenge ballot, which is a paper ballot," she said.

    "So then the voter has ample opportunity to clarify any issues or address them," Handel added. "And I think that's a really important process."



    Whereas the Democratic Virginia election official admits Military personnel are being disenfranchised.
     
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    I'd rather listen to country music then listen to JReeves :lol:
     
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    Do You Know What Happens To Provisional Ballots?
     
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    No one believes Jreeves.

    It is funny now 4 years later, GW and the GOP are worried that not all the votes in Ohio will be counted because there is now a Democratic Secretary Of State.

    Reminds me of the guy who cheats so he assumes everyone else cheats too.

    Life in a swing state is exciting. In the past 48 hours, I’ve received e-mails from liberal organizations (ProgressOhio.org and MomsRising.org) encouraging me to vote early, and phone calls (robo and real) from Republicans worried that Ohio will go Obama.

    Our older son James recently registered to vote and the Republicans are hot on the trail of fresh blood. On Tuesday alone, I received two calls for James. The first was a real person and went something like this:

    “May I speak to James, please?”

    “I’m sorry James is away at college.”

    “Oh. I’m calling for the Republican Party encouraging James to vote.”

    “James will be voting, but he intends to vote for Obama.”

    Click.
     

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