Republican Points to Voter Suppressio...

Republican Points to Voter Suppression Efforts

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#1 Nov 27, 2012
Jim Greer, the former head of the Florida Republican Party, recently claimed that a law shortening the early voting period in the state was deliberately designed to suppress voting among groups that tend to support Democratic candidates, the Palm Beach Post reports.

“The Republican Party, the strategists, the consultants, they firmly believe that early voting is bad for Republican Party candidates,” Greer told the Post.“It’s done for one reason and one reason only...‘We’ve got to cut down on early voting because early voting is not good for us.’"

The HB 1355 law, which was passed by Florida's Republican legislature and signed by Gov. Rick Scott (R) in Nov. 2011, cut the number of early voting days from 14 to eight. It was publicly sold as an effort to reduce voter fraud and to save money, but Greer says that this was simply a "marketing ploy."

Greer served as Florida's GOP chairman from 2006 until 2010 when he was forced to resign after allegedly stealing money from the party. He was arrested and his case is pending.

Scott's predecessor, Republican-turned-Independent Charlie Crist, resisted efforts from Republicans to shorten the state's early voting period, citing reasons that mesh with Greer's claims.

In an interview with The Huffington Post earlier this month, Crist said the new law is clearly aimed at curbing turnout among Democrats.

"The only thing that makes any sense as to why this is happening and being done is voter suppression," he said.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/26/jim-...

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#2 Nov 27, 2012
I'm certain that the true believers will dismiss these folks as being RINOs and so forth. But, really, how much more evidence is needed?
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#3 Nov 27, 2012
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Greer served as Florida's GOP chairman from 2006 until 2010 when he was forced to resign after allegedly stealing money from the party. He was arrested and his case is pending.
That's why, this guy is trying to cut a deal

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#4 Nov 27, 2012
FKA Reader wrote:
I'm certain that the true believers will dismiss these folks as being RINOs and so forth. But, really, how much more evidence is needed?
Did you see that they just wiped out all of the Cleavon threads?.I guess I better behave today.

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#5 Nov 27, 2012
Liberal Troll wrote:
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That's why, this guy is trying to cut a deal
Greer? With whom is he cutting a deal?

And how do you account for Crist?
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#6 Nov 27, 2012
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Greer? With whom is he cutting a deal?
And how do you account for Crist?
Cabinet position, or a clean path in the D primary in 2014 to be Governor
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#7 Nov 27, 2012
We must stop the madness NOW. We voted to be less than and must accept all of Obama's edicts as all our pitiful families deserve.
Our Votes proved we don't measure up to previous generations and must prepare for the worst out comes that Pelosi can inflict on our children and grand children. We Voted to assure that America's best days are behind us.
Deal with it.

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#8 Nov 27, 2012
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<quoted text>Did you see that they just wiped out all of the Cleavon threads?.I guess I better behave today.
I just pulled up "Why Obama can't win" that he started. Of course, it may disappear later, but as I write this it's still there.

The man does need to learn some manners.

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#9 Nov 27, 2012
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Cabinet position, or a clean path in the D primary in 2014 to be Governor
A cabinet position with whom?

And how do you see a Republican (with baggage) getting a clean path to the D primary?

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#10 Nov 27, 2012
Dane Thorsen wrote:
We must stop the madness NOW. We voted to be less than and must accept all of Obama's edicts as all our pitiful families deserve.
Our Votes proved we don't measure up to previous generations and must prepare for the worst out comes that Pelosi can inflict on our children and grand children. We Voted to assure that America's best days are behind us.
Deal with it.
Historically you are way off base.

Politically Obama tends to align pretty closely with Eisenhower. Hardly the overseer of our worst days.
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#11 Nov 27, 2012
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A cabinet position with whom?
And how do you see a Republican (with baggage) getting a clean path to the D primary?
Crist is a D now, he left the Rs in 2010
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#12 Nov 27, 2012
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Historically you are way off base.
Politically Obama tends to align pretty closely with Eisenhower. Hardly the overseer of our worst days.
No, he aligns with Nixon
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#13 Nov 27, 2012
they don't even know how bad we screwed them.
Ohio was smart to go for obama. In Calif, we always vote against our kids best interests and they are really going to be screwed as adults. It's a "progressive" game we play and our kids always lose big. Terrible schools, trillions in unfunded pension debt and over $500 Billion already in State debt. Just let the little losers try to survive what our Leftwingers have done to them. HA.

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#14 Nov 27, 2012
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Crist is a D now, he left the Rs in 2010
And Greer? Who do you think is giving him some kind of deal, and why?
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#15 Nov 27, 2012
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And Greer? Who do you think is giving him some kind of deal, and why?
I'm presuming Eric Holder, or Pam Bondi, the FL AG who railroaded Zimmerman.

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#16 Nov 27, 2012
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I'm presuming Eric Holder, or Pam Bondi, the FL AG who railroaded Zimmerman.
That's some serious fantasizing, buddy.

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