Saturday, February 25, 2012

GOP election strategy: silence select voters


There’s more than one way to rig an election.

Just ask the Republican Party which is busy trying to limit who can vote in Novembers presidential election.

Will you be able to vote? Will ALL Americans be able to vote?

Not if the Republicans get their way:

“In the latest example, the Virginia state Senate is headed for a vote Friday on a new voter identification requirement – one more indication that the voter ID controversy will keep boiling in legislatures and in the courts right up to Election Day.

These new voter ID laws are being proposed almost exclusively by Republican legislators and governors in states throughout the nation, spawning both litigation and angry rhetoric from Democrats.

“All of a sudden after the 2008 election, these (voter ID laws) miraculously appear,” said Rep. Frederica Wilson, D- Fla. at a recent anti-voter ID event at the Capitol. “Why? Because we have a black president in the White House and it is to stop all of the people of color from … coming out to vote, because they (the proponents of voter ID laws) know who they are targeting …"

Here’s the status of some recently enacted voter ID laws and states where such laws might be considered this year:

Here’s a link for the following:

Enacted but blocked

Enacted but likely to be blocked

Enacted but may be blocked

May be enacted this year

Recently enacted

Not likely to be enacted this year

Needless to say, it’s pretty obvious the GOP knows they won’t win the legal way.

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