Friday, August 10, 2012

minority voters under attack from the right

“Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind. ”  ~George Orwell

Ohio Limits Early Voting Hours In Democratic Counties, Expands In Republican Counties

By Aviva Shen and Adam Peck on Aug 10, 2012 at 2:10 pm

Ohio has introduced a new tactic in their broader attempts to make it even harder for Democratic voters to get to the polls this year. Early voting stations in Ohio’s heavily Democratic counties will only be open between 8 am and 5 pm, while Republican counties have expanded their hours to allow voting on nights and weekends.

Former FL GOP Party Chairman testifies his party feels threatened by voters of color and acted against them

Marisa Treviño | August 10, 2012 | 2 Comment LatinaLista — The chilling admission recently by former Florida Republican Party Chairman Jim Greer should have garnered more national outrage than it did. Not just in Florida, but across the country. The party says one thing, but behind the scenes does something else,” said Greer. He’s talking about, in part, Governor Rick Scott’s administration’s effort to purge voter lists across the state. The administration called it a way to improve the integrity of Florida elections.
There is a culture in the Republican Party that deals with minority voters and there is a belief that minority voters are not going to vote Republican,” said Greer.

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