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damn_registrars's Journal: Let the GOP voter suppression begin... in Ohio 10

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Romney is already incapable of winning this election, but that won't stop dedicated activists from trying to steal it for him anyways . We should recall the massive voter suppression efforts the Bush administration and their friends executed in 2004 in Ohio, by intentionally under-supplying voting machines in economically disadvantaged precincts which cause some people to wait several hours to vote while voters in more affluent areas voted in 10 minutes or less.

Now, the Tea Party is targeting likely democratic voters to get them dropped from the rolls for eligible voters.

The tea party groups, scattered around the state, have joined forces under the banner of the Ohio Voter Integrity Project. It is an offshoot of True the Vote, a Texas organization that has recruited volunteers nationwide to challenge voter rosters and work as poll watchers.

True the Vote was founded by Catherine and Bryan Engelbrecht, a couple who run an oil field equipment manufacturing firm in Rosenberg, Texas.

In Ohio, election records show, one of the project's top priorities has been to remove college students from the voter rolls for failure to specify dorm room numbers. (As a group, college students are strongly in Obama's camp.)

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All told, the Ohio group has questioned registrations in 13 counties, according to Siegel. In 2008, Obama won nine of them.

Whether this is about race or not, this does show one thing. The GOP is indeed united in one thing above all else - their hatred of Obama. They don't care what they have to do to get him out, what laws they have to break, what kind of underhanded tricks they have to pull. Of course this shouldn't surprise anyone after what happened in 2000. And 2004. And 2008. And the midterms in 2006 and 2010.

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Let the GOP voter suppression begin... in Ohio

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  • This particular component of election 2012 shenanigans is not about race per se. It is about voter suppression. You engage in activities that are more likely to affect voters for Obama than voters for Romney. Obviously the most tilted voting demographic is the blacks. Keep 100 blacks from voting, and you've kept 99 votes from Obama while only losing one Romney vote. Two problems are that blacks are not large parts of the electorate (thanks to drug laws, mostly) and racism is something the media will keep an

    • Here's the punchline though: Romney's so behind in the polls that this latest round of voter suppression isn't going to be enough!
      • by PopeRatzo (965947)

        Here's the punchline though: Romney's so behind in the polls that this latest round of voter suppression isn't going to be enough!

        I thought so too, until I read an article about how this "True the Vote" tea party organization is planning on challenging every single vote in heavily Democratic areas. They're planning on challenging students whose addresses do not include dorm room numbers. If you live on the third floor and your license says "apartment 3" and your registration says "unit 3" you will get cha

        • by gmhowell (26755)

          Just like the GOP. Claim that government doesn't work then pick incompetents to run it and overwhelm the services to 'prove' your point.

          I can't recall: is "True the Vote" another Koch founded group?

        • Honestly, I believe this election will be the opening campaign of a "Cold Civil War".

          If by cold, you mean that eventually part of the country leaves without their being an actual physical conflict, then I agree. I do think that we are getting closer to seeing secession movements take shape, with the paranoia ramping up [foxnews.com]. If I were in charge and Texas wanted to leave - even taking most of the south with them (they can even have Florida for as much as I care) - I'd say go for it.

          • by gmhowell (26755)

            The funny thing is that many Texans think they could do a better job securing the southern border than the federal government. They secede and they become the northernmost state of Mexico within a generation.

            • The funny thing is that many Texans think they could do a better job securing the southern border than the federal government.

              The US would definitely be spending a lot less on border security if Texas left, as nobody would ever try to enter the US through Texas. Any person trying to enter the US from Texas would probably be well suited to living in the US, so the US-Texas border wouldn't likely need much security, either.

              They secede and they become the northernmost state of Mexico within a generation.

              Unfortunately once that happens then the Texans try to invade / enter the US. That would not be better.

      • by gmhowell (26755)

        Didn't you hear? The polls are lies.

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