Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Keeping you up to speed on Voter Suppression 2012

These videos are all about GOP Voter Suppression.

From PoliticusUSA:

Keith Olbermann Tears ‘Fascist Bastard’ Scott Walker A New One

On his Worst Persons segment, Keith Olbermann called Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker a “fascist bastard” for suppressing the vote of citizens of his state under the guise of fighting voter fraud

Olbermann told the story of 84 year old Ruthelle Frank who won’t be able to vote for the first time since 1948 due to Scott Walker’s voter ID law. Olbermann said, “So even though Miss Frank has a certificate of baptism and her Social Security card, she cannot get one of those new state issued IDs that was foisted on Wisconsin by that fascist bastard Scott Walker, and the criminal gang put in control of the state by the blood money of the Kochs. The register of deeds in Wisconsin does have a record of her birth, but her maiden name was misspelled by the doctor in 1927. So to get an actual birth certificate so she can her Walker approved identity papers, she has to petition the court to get the mistake made in 1927 corrected in 2011. Total cost could easily exceed two hundred dollars. To prevent the almost non-existent crime of voting when you’re not supposed to, two hundred dollars to get an ID for a woman who has voted in every election since 1948. And before you say well, that’s asinine, but that’s just one woman, one study estimates that there are 177,399 residents 65 and older who don’t not have state ID in Wisconsin alone.”





Rev. Al has spent the week on voter suppression.

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Rev. Al speaks with the head of the League of Women Voters in Florida, which has suspended voter registration in that state because of the new Voter Suppression laws enacted there.


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Lawrence O'Donnell has a piece on Voter Suppression also.


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Martin Bashir also did a segment on it.

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1 comment:

The Angry Independent said...

These people know exactly what they are doing. They know that people who don't have State issued ID's are more likely to be poorer, Black/other minority...and more likely to lean towards supporting Democrats.

And their argument for it doesn't fly (ID needed to combat widespread voter fraud) because we know that this problem is pretty much invented.... it doesn't exist at nearly the level that they want the public to believe.

A new voting rights bill may be needed... but under "States rights" it's not clear if that could really do much to deal w/ this problem (a problem which mysteriously pops up around election time - every cycle). The U.S. (at minimum) needs some sort of national voting rules across the board. Not likely to happen because States are given so much leeway on administering elections.

Congress wouldn't pass anything anyway... not with Republicans controlling the House. Any relief will have to come through court challenges.