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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
    More: Obvious, Florida Republicans, florida, voter suppression, election law, Florida GOP, Jim Greer, University of New Zealand, Floridians  
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2012-11-26 05:48:57 PM  
13 votes:

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"Sherlock Holmes, his bowels constipated."

2012-11-26 04:50:20 PM  
6 votes:
It's time to cut our losses. 

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2012-11-26 06:45:44 PM  
4 votes:

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 06:00:37 PM  
4 votes:
Not for nothing, but Democratic organizations also tried to get Democrats elected by registering as many people as possible and encouraging them to vote. So see? They're both bad.
2012-11-26 06:56:07 PM  
3 votes:

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 05:40:12 PM  
2 votes:
But....but... buses of illegals! And I don't personally know why people might not have ID!
2012-11-26 05:20:35 PM  
2 votes:

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.
2012-11-26 11:44:05 PM  
1 vote:

Zasteva: badhatharry: The Congress may determine the Time of chusing the Electors, and the Day on which they shall give their Votes; which Day shall be the same throughout the United States.

That means the election is to be held on the same Day thoughout the US.

Yes, the Day on which they [the Electors] shall give their Votes must be the same throughout the United States. It is: Dec 17th.


Wow...why didn't any of us pick up on that earlier.
2012-11-26 08:53:49 PM  
1 vote:

badhatharry: As Ron Paul might say, "It's not in the Constitution.""I think that taking part in a scripted debate against an actor portraying President Obama on Fox Business Channel is a good idea that will make people take me seriously as a presidential candidate."



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2012-11-26 08:38:37 PM  
1 vote:

badhatharry: As Ron Paul might say, "It's not in the Constitution.""Contrary to the claims of the supporters of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the sponsors of H.Res. 676, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 did not improve race relations or enhance freedom. Instead, the forced integration dictated by the Civil Rights Act of 1964 increased racial tensions while diminishing individual liberty.

The Civil Rights Act of 1964 gave the federal government unprecedented power over the hiring, employee relations, and customer service practices of every business in the country. The result was a massive violation of the rights of private property and contract, which are the bedrocks of free society. The federal government has no legitimate authority to infringe on the rights of private property owners to use their property as they please and to form (or not form) contracts with terms mutually agreeable to all parties. The rights of all private property owners, even those whose actions decent people find abhorrent, must be respected if we are to maintain a free society."

2012-11-26 08:25:24 PM  
1 vote:

HighOnCraic: badhatharry: As Ron Paul might say, "It's not in the Constitution." "Given the inefficiencies of what DC laughingly calls the criminal justice system, I think we can safely assume that 95 percent of the black males in that city are semi-criminal or entirely criminal."

2012-11-26 08:24:08 PM  
1 vote:

badhatharry: As Ron Paul might say, "It's not in the Constitution.""Gays in San Francisco do not obey the dictates of good sense. These men don't really see a reason to live past their fifties. They are not married, they have no children, and their lives are centered on new sexual partners. They enjoy the attention and pity that comes with being sick."

2012-11-26 08:14:54 PM  
1 vote:

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

It's pretty interesting watching your brain in action. Here is a clear case of corruption, where the former leader of the Florida Republicans comes out and admits the corruption, and yet your brain creates a reality where you think the alternative to this corruption is that the Democrats would be more corrupt.

I don't see it as corruption. Early voting is a new thing. Democrats want to expand it to be "fair". Republicans want to restrict it to be "fair". They both lie about their motivations. They both just want the most votes That's politics.


How is increasing overall voter turnout unfair? Use graphs, charts and crayons if you must.
2012-11-26 08:08:34 PM  
1 vote:

badhatharry: As Ron Paul might say, "It's not in the Constitution." "Threats or no threats, I've laid bare the coming race war in our big cities."

2012-11-26 07:49:51 PM  
1 vote:

badhatharry: As Ron Paul might say, "It's not in the Constitution."


Neither is the Republican Party, so by your "logic" maybe we should outlaw the GOP.
2012-11-26 07:23:47 PM  
1 vote:

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 07:18:42 PM  
1 vote:

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 07:02:50 PM  
1 vote:

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 06:54:43 PM  
1 vote:

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 06:43:21 PM  
1 vote:

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

[citation needed]

original work


Snape's voice: Obbbbbbviously....
2012-11-26 06:36:45 PM  
1 vote:
And Democrats would like early voting to last 6 months.
2012-11-26 06:34:18 PM  
1 vote:
i64.photobucket.com
2012-11-26 06:23:10 PM  
1 vote:
when will you libs understand, Democracy is too important to just leave in the hands of Mud People and Poor Folks.
2012-11-26 06:20:54 PM  
1 vote:
But... but... BENGHAZI!!!!
2012-11-26 06:05:27 PM  
1 vote:
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 06:01:04 PM  
1 vote:
And they STILL lost.

Nice job, retards.
2012-11-26 05:57:03 PM  
1 vote:
A GOP consultant who asked to remain anonymous out of fear of retribution said black voters were a concern. "I know that the cutting out of the Sunday before Election Day was one of their targets only because that's a big day when the black churches organize themselves," he said.

But don't you dare call them racists!
2012-11-26 05:54:17 PM  
1 vote:
I wonder how many of these "anti-fraud" voter obstruction laws might have hurt the GOP based on the law of averages. How many Republican voters saw the long lines and decided to just go home since according to unskewed polls, a Romney win was certain?
2012-11-26 05:50:23 PM  
1 vote:
They're just staying true to what the founding fathers wanted - for black people not to vote.
2012-11-26 05:44:50 PM  
1 vote:
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2012-11-26 05:43:16 PM  
1 vote:
They farked that up to by STILL losing FL.

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2012-11-26 05:42:26 PM  
1 vote:

LazarusLong42: skullkrusher: fewer voters allowed to vote and they still couldn't finish counting on time. You suck, Florida!

/and Florida GOP

There's only one abacus in the whole state, what did you expect?

Excepting Cape Canaveral, but they weren't going to loan out their slide rules.


but those old farkers know when you've taken more than 2 Werther's from the candy dish. I think they're lying to us. They know how to count.
2012-11-26 05:42:20 PM  
1 vote:

SilentStrider: MaudlinMutantMollusk: My only surprise is that they'd admit it

Same here. They're getting more brazen.


They had to show their benefactors that they tried.
2012-11-26 05:41:35 PM  
1 vote:

Ambivalence: :O ---My stunned face.


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2012-11-26 05:38:30 PM  
1 vote:

skullkrusher: fewer voters allowed to vote and they still couldn't finish counting on time. You suck, Florida!

/and Florida GOP


There's only one abacus in the whole state, what did you expect?

Excepting Cape Canaveral, but they weren't going to loan out their slide rules.
2012-11-26 05:35:50 PM  
1 vote:
fewer voters allowed to vote and they still couldn't finish counting on time. You suck, Florida!

/and Florida GOP
 
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