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Conyers Calls Out McCain Over Voter Suppression
The Hill ^ | 9/19/08 | Andy Barr

Posted on 09/19/2008 1:39:19 PM PDT by steve-b

House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers (D-Mich.) told John McCain's campaign Friday to take control over its supporters following reports that a Republican county chairman in Michigan planned to use lists of recently foreclosed residents to block them from voting

"It is beyond disgraceful that the Republican Party now seems to be targeting those who are suffering the most," Conyers said. "It appears that individuals who can't recall how many houses they own don't understand how awful it is to lose your home to foreclosure, and don't know that you don't need to own property to vote in the United States of America."

"It should surprise no one that the people who gave us the worst economy since the Great Depression would now want to prevent those victimized by this economy from voting in the coming elections. Senator McCain needs to step forward now and halt the Republican Party's efforts to profit politically from the economic misery of others."

In a letter sent to the McCain, Conyers asked the Arizona senator to "repudiate any efforts of the Republican Party and any of its state affiliates to engage in voter suppression and intimidation tactics."


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Politics/Elections; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: 110th; conyers; mccain; votefraud
Does he have to just "repudiate", or does he also have to "reject" and "denounce"?
1 posted on 09/19/2008 1:39:19 PM PDT by steve-b
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To: steve-b

Conyers, the most corrupt vile racist, playing the race card. What a surprise.


2 posted on 09/19/2008 1:40:16 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: steve-b

They really hate it when the LAW sticks it right up their .....

Squeels on a Pig?


3 posted on 09/19/2008 1:41:31 PM PDT by xcamel (Conservatives start smart, and get rich, liberals start rich, and get stupid.)
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To: steve-b

And I demands reparations!


4 posted on 09/19/2008 1:41:43 PM PDT by Panzerlied ("We shall never surrender!")
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To: steve-b

How interesting - Conyers wants McCain to repudiate, reject, and denounce voter intimidation at the same time Barack Hussein Obama is encourage his supporters to do so.


5 posted on 09/19/2008 1:42:25 PM PDT by Baladas ((ABBHO))
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To: steve-b

Conyers to McCain: Our vote fraud is off limits.


6 posted on 09/19/2008 1:42:26 PM PDT by Argus (Obama: All turban and no goats.)
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To: steve-b
worst economy since the Great Depression

Tell a lie often enough, and it becomes truth...

7 posted on 09/19/2008 1:42:40 PM PDT by RockinRight (Obama who?)
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To: steve-b

If you lose your house...your not living there anymore.

If your not living there anymore, why should you be voting there?

If these people become “homeless” and move to a new state, can they vote twice? Why not? Are you a racist McCain? No 2 votes, no peace!!!


8 posted on 09/19/2008 1:43:18 PM PDT by icwhatudo (VIEW THE PALIN VIDEO http://www.overstream.net/view.php?oid=n1ronxelmtin)
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To: steve-b
. . .following reports that a Republican county chairman in Michigan planned to use lists of recently foreclosed residents to block them from voting

Reports from where? Sorry, Conyers, until you provide some evidence, I'm not buying it.

9 posted on 09/19/2008 1:43:32 PM PDT by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall cause you to vote against the Democrats.)
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To: steve-b; Norman Bates
I think the dems may be trying to set up an argument if they lose Michigan for an Electoral Votes challenge like they did in Ohio in 2004.

Unfortunately, Since the GOP probably won't take back the Senate and even though they may take back the House, any electoral vote challenge in a split situation would go back to the Governor.

10 posted on 09/19/2008 1:44:36 PM PDT by Perdogg (Sen Robert Byrd - Ex community organizer)
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To: steve-b

McCain should tell him fine - he will do it, if Obama guarentees only live Democrats will be voting in Chicage.


11 posted on 09/19/2008 1:44:57 PM PDT by ZULU (Non nobis, non nobis Domine, sed nomini tuo da gloriam. God, guts and guns made America great.)
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To: steve-b

Conyers should get get a handle on those perennial underachievers of vote fraud, the Democrat sponsored ACORN.

What, are they being investigated now in 4 or 5 states?


12 posted on 09/19/2008 1:46:08 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Amazing how Obama, Rangel, Biden and Dodd all got killer mortgage rates and below cost property.)
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To: steve-b

OK so Conyers is saying you should move to another address and still be allowed to vote for the old address?

And BTW some other potential voters who now live at your old address may be prevented from voting.


13 posted on 09/19/2008 1:47:56 PM PDT by Williams
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To: xcamel

what is the Law you are referring to??


14 posted on 09/19/2008 1:49:12 PM PDT by God luvs America (When the silent majority speaks the earth trembles!)
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To: steve-b
Conyers Calls Out McCain Over Voter Suppression... this turd is like the Energizer Bunny...

I'm sure he'll start bitching and moaning regarding "voter suppression" on January 21, 2009 in anticipation of the 2012 presidential election.

15 posted on 09/19/2008 1:49:24 PM PDT by Trajan88 (www.bullittclub.com)
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To: steve-b

the worst economy since the Great Depression .... Gee Whiz! Where did I hear this before? Last election cycle?


16 posted on 09/19/2008 1:49:25 PM PDT by Safetgiver (Lord, I'll give to the poor when they stop wanting to be poor.)
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To: steve-b

Is he still taking money from the KGB? The democrat party has been full infiltarted by communists.


17 posted on 09/19/2008 1:50:28 PM PDT by John Robie
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To: Safetgiver

“The Worst Economy Since Jimmy Carter” just doesn’t have the same ring to it....


18 posted on 09/19/2008 1:50:34 PM PDT by steve-b (Intelligent design is to evolutionary biology what socialism is to free-market economics.)
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To: steve-b

Conyers should worry about his wife, Monica, the new Detroit City Council chairperson. She will be INDICTED by the Feds and GOING TO JAIL pretty soon for taking bribes...allegedly caught on tape. She is a vile and despicable person.


19 posted on 09/19/2008 1:50:55 PM PDT by Azzurri
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To: steve-b

This might be worth reading if Conyers wasn’t a horse a$$.


20 posted on 09/19/2008 1:53:34 PM PDT by wny
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To: icwhatudo
If you lose your house...your not living there anymore.

Michigan has a six month redemption period so, actually, you do still live there anymore.

21 posted on 09/19/2008 1:53:49 PM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: Azzurri

http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080705/METRO/807050357


22 posted on 09/19/2008 1:54:53 PM PDT by tommyboy
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To: steve-b

I saw this old goat attempting to read this statement to Muller this morning. It was all he could do just to read it. All I could think of was what a crook.


23 posted on 09/19/2008 1:55:06 PM PDT by Domangart (editor and publisher)
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To: God luvs America

Read the rest of the posts... you’ll figure it out...


24 posted on 09/19/2008 1:55:56 PM PDT by xcamel (Conservatives start smart, and get rich, liberals start rich, and get stupid.)
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To: icwhatudo

That said, Conyers is still a commie a-hole.


25 posted on 09/19/2008 1:56:48 PM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: steve-b
Voter fraud by Democrats in Michigan in general and Detroit in particular has been at epidemic proportions for a long time. Many of the houses in Detroit are abandoned and are used as crack houses. The population of Detroit has declined dramatically over the last several years. Yet the votes (about 95% Democrat) are so high as to be obviously fraudulent. Elections in Detroit are like elections in the former Soviet Union. Both are corrupt one-party states where the controlling party gets almost 100% of the vote.
26 posted on 09/19/2008 1:56:58 PM PDT by detective
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To: steve-b
No one would be denied the right to vote, the plan is to merely ask is this where you live? What is wrong with asking folks if their info is accurate?
27 posted on 09/19/2008 1:57:25 PM PDT by Mark was here (The earth is bipolar.)
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To: Perdogg
any electoral vote challenge in a split situation would go back to the Governor

If you're talking about the MI House and Senate designating the recipient of electoral votes for MI, only they can do it. Under Article II of the US Constitution the Governor has no authority over Presidential electors whatsoever.

28 posted on 09/19/2008 1:58:00 PM PDT by FredZarguna (Don't tase me, Pa!)
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To: steve-b

Conyers - ‘Community Organizer’


29 posted on 09/19/2008 1:59:31 PM PDT by Gaffer
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To: steve-b

I thought I read somewhere that the subject was simply a rumor and that the rumor was started by someone in the Hussein campaign.


30 posted on 09/19/2008 2:04:07 PM PDT by politicalwit (AKA... A Tradition Continues...Now a Hoosier Freeper)
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To: Larry Lucido

A flaming commie a-hole...fur shur.


31 posted on 09/19/2008 2:07:22 PM PDT by Doctor Raoul (Fire the CIA and hire the Free Clinic, someone who knows how to stop leaks.)
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To: steve-b

Maybe Rangel could explain to Conyers how things “just happen”.


32 posted on 09/19/2008 2:14:15 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (McCAIN/PALIN...THE CHANGE AMERICANS REALLY WANT—OBAMA..THE CHANGE THE WORLD'S TERRORISTS WANT)
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To: FredZarguna
If there is a dispute of the Electoral College that is Split between the US House and the US Senate, the decision would revert to the Governor of the State (Bush V Gore).
33 posted on 09/19/2008 2:21:08 PM PDT by Perdogg (Sen Robert Byrd - Ex community organizer)
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To: pissant
I don't know where Conyers hangs around but I don't see any bread lines in my neck of the woods. This economy isn't even as bad as the Carter years. Conyers must be as dumb as he looks.
34 posted on 09/19/2008 2:21:14 PM PDT by peeps36 ( Al Gore Is A Big Fat Lying Hypocrite. He Pollutes The Air By Opening His Big Mouth)
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To: steve-b; All
FYI: The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, John Conyers Jr of Michigan, is an endorser of the Revolutionary Communist Party call to "Drive Out the Bush Regime".

Click on the WCW link just below and see: "Endorsers of the Call to Drive Out the Bush Regime Include". Conyers' endorsement appears right after Ward Churchill's. Al Sharpton's, Maxine Waters and Jesse Jackson Jr's endorsements are also on the list:
http://worldcantwait.net/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=2538&Itemid=2

And on Oct 5, 2006, the demonRat chair of the House Judiciary Committee, John Conyers Jr, gave a speech to the World Can't Wait--Drive Out the Bush Regime organization. Here's full-page coverage of it from the WCW website:
http://www.worldcantwait.net/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=3114&Itemid=243

Fact: World Can't Wait--Drive Out the Bush Regime is a Maoist-revolutionary movement organized by the Revolutionary Communist Party! (scroll down the list that appears (after clicking link) to find the World Can't Wait organization --rwor.org is the website of the Revolutionary Communist Party):
http://rwor.org/a/rwlink/links.htm

From David Horowitz's FrontpageMag.com /DiscoverTheNetworks.org:
Profile: World Can't Wait (WCW)

*Revolutionary communist movement that stages protests against the Bush administration

*Organizes college and high-school students

*Founded in June 2005 by Charles Clark Kissinger, a longtime leader of the Revolutionary Communist Party

http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/groupProfile.asp?grpid=7213

35 posted on 09/19/2008 2:23:27 PM PDT by ETL (Smoking gun evidence on ALL the ObamaRat-commie connections at my newly revised FR Home page)
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To: steve-b; All
Here is a revised link to John Conyers' speech to the Revolutionary Communist Party front group World Can't Wait--Drive Out the Bush Regime. The original is apparently no longer accessible.
http://www.worldcantwait.net/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=3801&Itemid=69
36 posted on 09/19/2008 2:38:40 PM PDT by ETL (Smoking gun evidence on ALL the ObamaRat-commie connections at my newly revised FR Home page)
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To: Perdogg

What ??? Show me where you see that in Bush v. Gore.


37 posted on 09/19/2008 2:40:56 PM PDT by FredZarguna (Don't tase me, Pa!)
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To: FredZarguna

I am sorry I brought this up, never mind, just forget it.


38 posted on 09/19/2008 3:03:23 PM PDT by Perdogg (Sen Robert Byrd - Ex community organizer)
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To: steve-b

Hey Conyers, remember when you vicitmized “those hurting the most” by taking turkeys meant for the poor and passing them out to your cronies?


39 posted on 09/19/2008 3:03:50 PM PDT by jbarkley
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To: Perdogg
No, no. It's a legitimate issue, and it could happen. But if the Governor were involved (and that might have been the prescribed procedure in Florida prior to the Florida SC getting involved) that would have to be laid out by the MI legislature as their means for selecting electors under some circumstance prior to the EC vote.

Once the EC vote's held, if there's no majority, the US House votes on the President, with one vote for each state. I actually believe Republicans would not need to retake the House in order to win that vote -- they would just need to control a majority of State delegations in the House (which, I believe because of small States, they would.) The US Senate would pick the VP, and that would definitely be Biden.

40 posted on 09/19/2008 3:10:52 PM PDT by FredZarguna (Don't tase me, Pa!)
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To: steve-b

Every election, the same old crap. Blacks are being kept from voting. The same crap over and over again.


41 posted on 09/19/2008 3:13:42 PM PDT by csvset
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To: FredZarguna

If there are two disputed set of electors, both houses of Congress would vote on which set of electors to accept. Even if there is a split among the House and Senate, it would go back to the Governor. Since that Granholm is Governor, she would chose the Obama slate.


42 posted on 09/19/2008 3:14:06 PM PDT by Perdogg (Sen Robert Byrd - Ex community organizer)
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To: Perdogg

Nope.


43 posted on 09/19/2008 3:23:30 PM PDT by FredZarguna (Don't tase me, Pa!)
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To: Safetgiver
"where did I hear this"

My hardcore Democratic near-ninety pappy told me recently that he's never seen things so bad. So I asked dear old dad if today was worse than the Great Depression. He said yes. My father lived in Detroit for a good share of his youth, and maybe he told Conyers. (smirk)

44 posted on 09/19/2008 3:24:11 PM PDT by driftless2
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To: steve-b

It’s amazing that Conyers can form these “thoughts” while he’s crapping in his Depends, and drooling all over himself.>[p>
You go, Crap-Boy!


45 posted on 09/19/2008 5:40:39 PM PDT by an amused spectator (That would be... harsher punishment for parole violators, Stan.)
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To: FredZarguna

I am right, look it up. It’s the law, Electoral Count Act in 1887. It was put in right after the election of 1876.


46 posted on 09/19/2008 6:13:00 PM PDT by Perdogg (Sen Robert Byrd - Ex community organizer)
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To: Perdogg
There is no provision in the Electoral Count Act for returning a disputed set of electors in the event of a tie between the House and the Senate. You are simply mistaken. The Act says that in the event of more than one set of electors, or if a set of electors is disputed by one Congressman and one Senator at the time the count of vote occurs, then the electors certified by the state shall be deemed to be authoritative. It's not a decision made by the Governor, it is simply the act of certifying the election -- usually done by the State's Secretary of State -- long before EC vote counting takes place.

The heart of the dispute in Bush v. Gore was that in order to meet the safe harbor provisions of the law, the electors needed to be certified before a meaningful recount could be obtained. Note the timing: the Governor would have had nothing to say about a dispute in the EC vote count at the point where the House and Senate would (potentially) become involved in 2001, because Florida law required certification by the Governors appointee before the safe harbor date; and so does the controlling US Code 5.3. This is what the SCOTUS ruled.

47 posted on 09/19/2008 7:51:23 PM PDT by FredZarguna (Don't tase me, Pa!)
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To: FredZarguna

Mark Levin explained this on his show. In the event there are two different slate of electors, let’s say, one slate for Gore and one for Bush.

The House would have voted for the Bush Slate and the Senate would have voted for the Gore Slate. In order to resolve the the deadlock, the matter would have gone back to the Governor of Florida, who was Jeb Bush, and Bush would have won.


48 posted on 09/19/2008 8:21:36 PM PDT by Perdogg (Sen Robert Byrd - Ex community organizer)
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To: Perdogg

I have a lot of respect for Levin, but if he said that, he was mistaken.


49 posted on 09/19/2008 8:37:15 PM PDT by FredZarguna (Don't tase me, Pa!)
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To: steve-b
The release this week of John Fund's book Stealing Elections. This is an incredibly important book. John exposes the plans of the ultimate "community organizer" ACORN to commit massive voter fraud in cities throughout the country - and details how Obama is an ACORN operative. He was a "community organizer for ACORN and then their lawyer.

Obambi, John reveals, has 9,000 lawyers ready to challenge November 4 election results in thousands of precincts in hundreds of counties in dozens of states, all under the phony claim of "voter suppression" perpetrated by evil election-stealing Republicans.

Just to take one single county, Bernalillo County in New Mexico: over 1,000 fraudulent voters registrations have been submitted by ACORN, and if they are not accepted, ACORN will scream "voter suppression!"

Incidentally, Obambi's call for his followers to "argue with your neighbors and get in their face" if they don't support him (9/17 in Elko NV) is a classic ACORN intimidation technique. Read John's book.

50 posted on 09/19/2008 8:46:36 PM PDT by shield (A wise man's heart is at his RIGHT hand;but a fool's heart at his LEFT. Ecc 10:2)
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