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@Thom_Hartmann blog: More on Republican Election Rigging

by Thom Hartmann posted Oct 8 2012 3:49PM


A Tea Party organization has drawn the attention of a Member of Congress for its efforts to suppress the Democratic vote.  The group True the Vote has filed a lawsuit in Ohio to kick thousands of minorities, students, and impoverished residents off the voting rolls – claiming they aren’t properly registered.  This is just one of the many tactics being used by the Right this year – along with Voter Suppression ID laws, cutting short early voting, and new hurdles to registration – to keep Americans from voting in November.  

Sensing what’s going on in Ohio – a key swing state – Democratic Congressman Elijah Cummings sent a letter to the True The Vote – alleging a criminal conspiracy.   As the letter reads: “At some point, an effort to challenge voter registrations by the thousands without any legitimate basis may be evidence of illegal voter suppression.  If these efforts are intentional, politically motivated and widespread across multiple states, they could amount to a criminal conspiracy to deny legitimate voters their constitutional rights.”

Sadly – Congressman Cummings is right.  Throw in to the mix the RNC’s growing election fraud scandal with the political firm Strategic Allied Consulting – and you just have to wonder, “Why is it that only Republicans are getting busted for election fraud?”

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Location : Ohio
People : Elijah Cummings
10/08/2012 3:50PM
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