Tuesday, April 01, 2008

voter suppression, alive and well

Here's a prime example of the GOP's approach to voter fraud. In Texas, the Republican Attorney General Greg Abbott is prosecuting little old ladies, blacks, and Hispanics for "voter fraud" for such offenses as carrying a ballot to the mailbox on behalf of somebody who can't walk that far, or for failing to sign the back of the envelop when volunteers help an elderly person to fill out a ballot.

But surprisingly, instances like the one where two Republican party operatives handed out over a hundred mail ballots to all comers in a heavily Republican part of Dallas were NOT prosecuted.

Remember - when a Republican talks about "voter fraud," what he REALLY means is "voter repression." A vote-related crime for the GOP is any voter that wants to vote Democratic.


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