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(Think Progress)   Set your faces to stunned: Florida Republicans admit voter suppression was the goal of new election laws   (thinkprogress.org ) divider line
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2012-11-26 06:04:28 PM  

dehehn: Headso: As much as I like to make fun of Florida this was a nationwide GOP disenfranchisement effort.

Yeah it was.

Even though here in PA the law was struck down by a judge shortly before the elections, they nice old ladies were still asking for IDs at the poll. When I asked them why they were checking IDs even though the law was struck down they said they were "practicing for next time".

It's a concerted effort and it's not over yet. Republicans have no desire to actually change with the demographics of the country, they will try every dirty trick in the book before treating non-white males like human beings.


You mean like trying to split up the electoral votes by district instead of by popular vote?

(Obama would've still won even if we used that system)
 
2012-11-26 06:05:27 PM  
Of course it was. Even the Fark Conservative brigade knows this to be the case. You guys can stop pretending that you are concerned with voter fraud now. The cat's out of the bag.
 
2012-11-26 06:07:06 PM  

Mrtraveler01: You mean like trying to split up the electoral votes by district instead of by popular vote winner take all?

(Obama would've still won even if we used that system)


FTFM
 
2012-11-26 06:08:25 PM  

Ambivalence: :O ---My stunned face.


But you told me that was your O face!
 
2012-11-26 06:10:13 PM  

Ambivalence: MrBallou: How is this not illegal?

How can a law be illegal? Unconstitutional, sure, but not illegal.


i.ytimg.com

LLLLLLLLLLAAAAAAAAAAAAW!!!
 
2012-11-26 06:10:16 PM  

MrBallou: How is this not illegal?


It's legal, and even moral, when Republicans do it.
 
2012-11-26 06:10:54 PM  
Follow up;

Florida Pastors 'Appalled but not Surprised' by Report that Voter Suppression Measures Intended to Target African Americans

Link

/But remember, black people are the REAL racists!
 
2012-11-26 06:12:15 PM  

Mikey1969: Wayne Bertsch, who handles local and legislative races for Republicans, said he knew targeting Democrats was the goal. "In the races I was involved in in 2008, when we started seeing the increase of turnout and the turnout operations that the Democrats were doing in early voting, it certainly sent a chill down our spines.

What? People in an opposing Party getting to express their Constitutionally protected right to vote? Jesus, what a slimy piece of shiat. I currently despise the GOP, but people getting to legitimately vote for GOP candidates doesn't "scare" me.


This. It scares me that people will WANT to vote for this trash, but not that they CAN.
 
2012-11-26 06:14:44 PM  

realmolo: And they STILL lost.

Nice job, retards.


The current crop of Florida Republicans is less competent than the ones that were around in '00.

[scarytag.jpg]
 
2012-11-26 06:15:29 PM  
In other news, Republican "fiscal responsibility" is a paper-thin veneer over a policy of cutting taxes for the wealthy to zero (at which point they would actually start refunding money), eliminating all regulations that hinders wealthy campaign contributors from making more money, increasing regulations (SOPA) that help wealthy campaign contributors make more money, constantly increasing "defense" spending that results in fat, no-bid contracts for wealthy campaign contributors, and demonizing anyone who actually works for a living as a useless slacker welfare queen who should either start scrubbing toilets and paying 33% income tax on $8 an hour, or else hurry up and starve.
 
2012-11-26 06:17:14 PM  

dehehn: Even though here in PA the law was struck down by a judge shortly before the elections, they nice old ladies were still asking for IDs at the poll. When I asked them why they were checking IDs even though the law was struck down they said they were "practicing for next time".


Placing the ultimate decision of whether or not someone can vote in the hands of untrained, unvetted election workers is the true, subtle, and sinister genius of these kind of Voter ID laws.
 
Ehh
2012-11-26 06:18:06 PM  

HighOnCraic: realmolo: And they STILL lost.

Nice job, retards.

The current crop of Florida Republicans is less competent than the ones that were around in '00.

[scarytag.jpg]


The Bushes pay better. They have bigger secrets to protect.
 
2012-11-26 06:19:39 PM  
They're disingenuous liars. Yellow cowards.
 
2012-11-26 06:20:54 PM  
But... but... BENGHAZI!!!!
 
2012-11-26 06:22:16 PM  

Ehh: HighOnCraic: realmolo: And they STILL lost.

Nice job, retards.

The current crop of Florida Republicans is less competent than the ones that were around in '00.

[scarytag.jpg]

The Bushes pay better. They have bigger secrets to protect.


Romney should fire those people. I bet he'd like that.
 
2012-11-26 06:23:10 PM  
when will you libs understand, Democracy is too important to just leave in the hands of Mud People and Poor Folks.
 
2012-11-26 06:25:44 PM  
No shiat? One of them already admitted as much about Pennsylvania (which they also lost), so I assume that the same held for every other state.
 
2012-11-26 06:26:30 PM  
INT - Smokey Room at Florida Governor's Mansion - NIGHT

Sycophant #1: So, our cunning plan didn't work?!?!

Sycophant #2: Because we didn't go far enough!

Sycophant #1: Are you saying that we should look at... 60% solutions?

Sycophant #2: 3/5ths of the people in Florida would be outraged!

Sycophant #1: Yeah, but 3/5ths of the 3/5ths would only count as 3/5ths!

Rick Scott takes out a legal pad and starts jotting down notes.
 
2012-11-26 06:34:18 PM  
i64.photobucket.com
 
2012-11-26 06:34:34 PM  

realmolo: And they STILL lost.

Nice job, retards.


Well that proves that Obama committed election fraud. Despite all of the fraud and suppression the GOP did, they still lost. He had to be cheating.
 
2012-11-26 06:36:45 PM  
And Democrats would like early voting to last 6 months.
 
2012-11-26 06:39:19 PM  
Let's call them what they are, traitors to America and Democracy.
 
2012-11-26 06:40:12 PM  

badhatharry: And Democrats would like early voting to last 6 months.


[citation needed]
 
2012-11-26 06:41:24 PM  

badhatharry: And Democrats would like early voting to last 6 months.


As long as everyone was allowed to vote, why would extending early voting be a bad thing for either party?

/Or were you just trying to find some way to spin this as "Dems bad!!!!111!!!"?
 
2012-11-26 06:41:48 PM  

coeyagi: badhatharry: And Democrats would like early voting to last 6 months.

[citation needed]


original work
 
2012-11-26 06:43:21 PM  

badhatharry: coeyagi: badhatharry: And Democrats would like early voting to last 6 months.

[citation needed]

original work


Snape's voice: Obbbbbbviously....
 
2012-11-26 06:43:36 PM  
The farking Tories are back! All hail King Corp.
 
2012-11-26 06:43:53 PM  
I am shocked! Shocked!
 
2012-11-26 06:45:44 PM  

badhatharry: coeyagi: badhatharry: And Democrats would like early voting to last 6 months.

[citation needed]

original work



Still a better love story than Twilight.
 
2012-11-26 06:46:11 PM  

NewportBarGuy: Everyone involved with voter ID or restricting voters in any way should be lined against the wall and shot.

I'm sorry your sh*tty, childish policies are not popular. Deal with it.

If you want to stand for something, stand for universal voting machines with a paper record for every single precinct in the country. If we can spend $10,000,000,000 on a f*cking aircraft carrier, we can damn well do the same for universal voting machines that work properly. Put the contract out for bid, make sure they have no ties to any party and go from there. Sure, it'll be hard to find a neutral company to make them, but that doesn't mean we shouldn't try.

Just doing that would go much further to ensuring free and fair elections than any of your crackpot ideas to keep people you don't like away from the polls.


I still wouldn't mind an voter ID, but agree with everything else you said. We can afford a standard voting machine for every district.
 
2012-11-26 06:48:22 PM  

badhatharry: And Democrats would like early voting to last 6 months.


Since the election all my ditto head friends have been parrotting this "early voting = voter fraud" talking point.
 
2012-11-26 06:48:32 PM  

HighOnCraic: badhatharry: And Democrats would like early voting to last 6 months.

As long as everyone was allowed to vote, why would extending early voting be a bad thing for either party?

/Or were you just trying to find some way to spin this as "Dems bad!!!!111!!!"?


Democrats like early voting because it gives them more time to coral all their retard voters that can't just show up and vote on election day. That's why Republicans don't like it.
 
2012-11-26 06:51:31 PM  

badhatharry: HighOnCraic: badhatharry: And Democrats would like early voting to last 6 months.

As long as everyone was allowed to vote, why would extending early voting be a bad thing for either party?

/Or were you just trying to find some way to spin this as "Dems bad!!!!111!!!"?

Democrats like early voting because it gives them more time to coral all their retard voters that can't just show up and vote on election day. That's why Republicans don't like it.


Retard voters? Ok, time to post this again:

2008 Educational Rankings:

Blue States Average: 20.5
Red States Average: 32.4
 
2012-11-26 06:52:12 PM  

JohnnyC: Want to know how incredibly unpopular the Republican party is... They cheated and they still couldn't win.


This.

Gotta give it up to the Obama ground game for overcoming the GOP derp tactics.
 
2012-11-26 06:53:12 PM  

abb3w: MrBallou: How is this not illegal?
Ambivalence: How can a law be illegal? Unconstitutional, sure, but not illegal.

Dunno. It might make for an interesting circus to indict all the Florida legislators who voted for those laws, alleging that they were engaged in a conspiracy to oppress the free exercise of the franchise per 18 USC § 241. I don't think it would survive trial, much less the resulting appeals, but it would make for spectacular political theater.


"we didnt know we were breaking the law"
HAHAHAH HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
I can hear them all now, pleading the 5th
 
2012-11-26 06:54:27 PM  
I'm only shocked they've admitted it.
 
2012-11-26 06:54:43 PM  

badhatharry: HighOnCraic: badhatharry: And Democrats would like early voting to last 6 months.

As long as everyone was allowed to vote, why would extending early voting be a bad thing for either party?

/Or were you just trying to find some way to spin this as "Dems bad!!!!111!!!"?

Democrats like early voting because it gives them more time to coral all their retard voters that can't just show up and vote on election day. That's why Republicans don't like it.


Is there something about early voting that prevents Republicans from doing it?
 
2012-11-26 06:56:07 PM  

HighOnCraic: badhatharry: HighOnCraic: badhatharry: And Democrats would like early voting to last 6 months.

As long as everyone was allowed to vote, why would extending early voting be a bad thing for either party?

/Or were you just trying to find some way to spin this as "Dems bad!!!!111!!!"?

Democrats like early voting because it gives them more time to coral all their retard voters that can't just show up and vote on election day. That's why Republicans don't like it.

Is there something about early voting that prevents Republicans from doing it?


Give an elderly person lots of time with a deadline far in the future and Alzheimer's will eff them.
 
2012-11-26 06:57:11 PM  

badhatharry: Democrats like early voting because it gives them more time to coral all their retard voters that can't just show up and vote on election day. That's why Republicans don't like it.


For months I had been convincing all my friends and family to vote early, sending them articles about voter suppression laws passed by the GOP and telling them "There's probably gonna be a lot of shennanigans this election day. Might as well vote early and skip all the hassle." I got alot of people to vote early for the first time.

In the leadup to the next election I'm gonna send them articles about how people in Florida had to wait in line sometimes for 3-8 hours just to vote. Why deal with that? Vote as early as possible.
 
2012-11-26 07:00:11 PM  

dehehn: Even though here in PA the law was struck down by a judge shortly before the elections, they nice old ladies were still asking for IDs at the poll. When I asked them why they were checking IDs even though the law was struck down they said they were "practicing for next time".


did you tell them that they were breaking the law and you were calling the police?
LOL
would have loved to have seen that on the news
"batty old ladies arrested for election tampering"

bwhahahahahahahahahahah
 
2012-11-26 07:02:06 PM  
healthyinfluence.com

Unavailable for comment.
Probably because he's so shocked.
 
2012-11-26 07:02:50 PM  

badhatharry: coeyagi: badhatharry: And Democrats would like early voting to last 6 months.

[citation needed]

original work


As you are a liar, claims issued by you lack credibility.
 
2012-11-26 07:03:41 PM  
Hahahaha! The Melanin-in-Chief beat the cheaters twice. Twice!
 
2012-11-26 07:11:25 PM  
24.media.tumblr.com

Was originally looking for Toot's "duuuuu-uuuuuuuh!" from Drawn Together, but this will serve.
 
2012-11-26 07:12:13 PM  

CorporatePerson: badhatharry: Democrats like early voting because it gives them more time to coral all their retard voters that can't just show up and vote on election day. That's why Republicans don't like it.

For months I had been convincing all my friends and family to vote early, sending them articles about voter suppression laws passed by the GOP and telling them "There's probably gonna be a lot of shennanigans this election day. Might as well vote early and skip all the hassle." I got alot of people to vote early for the first time.

In the leadup to the next election I'm gonna send them articles about how people in Florida had to wait in line sometimes for 3-8 hours just to vote. Why deal with that? Vote as early as possible.


It's not right to have to wait 3-8 hours on election day. That is a problem that needs to be fixed.
 
2012-11-26 07:18:42 PM  

badhatharry: CorporatePerson: badhatharry: Democrats like early voting because it gives them more time to coral all their retard voters that can't just show up and vote on election day. That's why Republicans don't like it.

For months I had been convincing all my friends and family to vote early, sending them articles about voter suppression laws passed by the GOP and telling them "There's probably gonna be a lot of shennanigans this election day. Might as well vote early and skip all the hassle." I got alot of people to vote early for the first time.

In the leadup to the next election I'm gonna send them articles about how people in Florida had to wait in line sometimes for 3-8 hours just to vote. Why deal with that? Vote as early as possible.

It's not right to have to wait 3-8 hours on election day. That is a problem that needs to be fixed.


If only there was something that could be done to allow people to vote earlier than election day. . .
 
2012-11-26 07:23:47 PM  

HighOnCraic: badhatharry: CorporatePerson: badhatharry: Democrats like early voting because it gives them more time to coral all their retard voters that can't just show up and vote on election day. That's why Republicans don't like it.

For months I had been convincing all my friends and family to vote early, sending them articles about voter suppression laws passed by the GOP and telling them "There's probably gonna be a lot of shennanigans this election day. Might as well vote early and skip all the hassle." I got alot of people to vote early for the first time.

In the leadup to the next election I'm gonna send them articles about how people in Florida had to wait in line sometimes for 3-8 hours just to vote. Why deal with that? Vote as early as possible.

It's not right to have to wait 3-8 hours on election day. That is a problem that needs to be fixed.

If only there was something that could be done to allow people to vote earlier than election day. . .


But retarded Democrat voters will vote early! -badhatharry

Unexpected results - call the other team retarded.TM
 
2012-11-26 07:25:58 PM  

badhatharry: HighOnCraic: badhatharry: And Democrats would like early voting to last 6 months.

As long as everyone was allowed to vote, why would extending early voting be a bad thing for either party?

/Or were you just trying to find some way to spin this as "Dems bad!!!!111!!!"?

Democrats like early voting because it gives them more time to coral all their retard voters that can't just show up and vote on election day. That's why Republicans don't like it.


Put simply, Republicans don't like it when the % of the electorate that casts ballots is high, therefore they pursue methods of suppressing the vote. If you need to childishly call people that vote Democrat 'retards' to make yourself feel better about being a disgusting excuse for an American, then by all means, continue.
 
2012-11-26 07:26:45 PM  

coeyagi: Unexpected results - call the other team retarded.TM


If it's good enough for Ann Coulter, it's good enough for the third-string Fark trolls!
 
2012-11-26 07:34:35 PM  

HighOnCraic: badhatharry: CorporatePerson: badhatharry: Democrats like early voting because it gives them more time to coral all their retard voters that can't just show up and vote on election day. That's why Republicans don't like it.

For months I had been convincing all my friends and family to vote early, sending them articles about voter suppression laws passed by the GOP and telling them "There's probably gonna be a lot of shennanigans this election day. Might as well vote early and skip all the hassle." I got alot of people to vote early for the first time.

In the leadup to the next election I'm gonna send them articles about how people in Florida had to wait in line sometimes for 3-8 hours just to vote. Why deal with that? Vote as early as possible.

It's not right to have to wait 3-8 hours on election day. That is a problem that needs to be fixed.

If only there was something that could be done to allow people to vote earlier than election day. . .


I guess demanding that the government be more efficient is a silly idea. Maybe more stations or a simpler ballot. I can't wait for Obamacare.
 
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