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The GOP War on Voting
Rolling Stone ^ | August 30, 2011 | Ari Berman

Posted on 09/05/2011 11:31:17 AM PDT by americanophile

As the nation gears up for the 2012 presidential election, Republican officials have launched an unprecedented, centrally coordinated campaign to suppress the elements of the Democratic vote that elected Barack Obama in 2008. Just as Dixiecrats once used poll taxes and literacy tests to bar black Southerners from voting, a new crop of GOP governors and state legislators has passed a series of seemingly disconnected measures that could prevent millions of students, minorities, immigrants, ex-convicts and the elderly from casting ballots. "What has happened this year is the most significant setback to voting rights in this country in a century," says Judith Browne-Dianis, who monitors barriers to voting as co-director of the Advancement Project, a civil rights organization based in Washington, D.C.

(Excerpt) Read more at rollingstone.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012electionbias; boycotttimewarner; cultureofcorruption; howtostealanelection; kochbrothers; obamavoters; rollingstoned; timelieswarner; votefraud; voting
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With a plug on the cover of rag Rolling Stone this week. Saw it in the supermarket checkout line.
1 posted on 09/05/2011 11:31:20 AM PDT by americanophile
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To: americanophile

b.s.


2 posted on 09/05/2011 11:32:42 AM PDT by ken21 (ruling class dem + rino progressives -- destroying america for 150 years.)
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To: americanophile

GOP War on VOTER FRAUD.
There, fixed it.
STFU Rolling Stoned.


3 posted on 09/05/2011 11:33:03 AM PDT by Shady (The undeniable truth of the Obama Administration...The numbers do not lie.)
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To: americanophile

doesnt the supermarket req an id for cc or check.. isnt that a supermarket tax to use one..lol


4 posted on 09/05/2011 11:33:40 AM PDT by GreaterSwiss
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To: americanophile

Without voter fraud, the ‘RATS can’t “win”.


5 posted on 09/05/2011 11:33:56 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Spreading fear isn't working for the 'RATS anymore so they've resorted to using threats.)
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To: americanophile
Stopping people who shouldn't be voting from voting? Scandalous! I hope the dimwits try to run on this. The public is on our side here, in spite of what the media says.
6 posted on 09/05/2011 11:34:28 AM PDT by festusbanjo (This is what happens when you hire a guy to run the country that hadn't run anything but his mouth)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

People still read that rag?


7 posted on 09/05/2011 11:35:04 AM PDT by Mmogamer (I refudiate the lamestream media, leftists and their prevaricutions.)
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To: americanophile

This guy was either smoking dope or is just an evil Marxist.
If you mean voter suppression by preventing felons, dead-people, and illegal aliens from casting a vote — I say about time.


8 posted on 09/05/2011 11:35:45 AM PDT by 3Fingas ( Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: americanophile

Should have come with a mega-barf alert!


9 posted on 09/05/2011 11:36:02 AM PDT by fwdude ("When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve ...")
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To: americanophile

I don’t even know where to begin with this article. It is so deliberately deceptive, nakedly partisan and unbelievably hypocritical that it must be shared with you all.


10 posted on 09/05/2011 11:36:02 AM PDT by americanophile ("this absurd theology of an immoral Bedouin, is a rotting corpse which poisons our lives" - Ataturk)
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To: 3Fingas

Evil Marxist. The article is unbelievable.


11 posted on 09/05/2011 11:37:21 AM PDT by americanophile ("this absurd theology of an immoral Bedouin, is a rotting corpse which poisons our lives" - Ataturk)
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To: americanophile

“the elderly from casting ballots”

This must be related to the practice of busing an entire facility of alzheimer’s patients to the polling station and having a social worker go in with each of them to assist them with voting.


12 posted on 09/05/2011 11:38:20 AM PDT by dila813
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To: americanophile

I was trying to give him the benefit of the doubt. :-O


13 posted on 09/05/2011 11:39:16 AM PDT by 3Fingas ( Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: americanophile
All told, a dozen states have approved new obstacles to voting. Kansas and Alabama now require would-be voters to provide proof of citizenship before registering.

Imagine that! Two states who believe only citizens should vote.

14 posted on 09/05/2011 11:40:01 AM PDT by freespirited (Stupid people are ruining America. --Herman Cain)
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To: americanophile

OMG u mean you have to show ID before u can vote..oh the humanity!!


15 posted on 09/05/2011 11:40:19 AM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: FlingWingFlyer
Ari Berman = Sonderkommando: Sonderkommando, groups of Jewish male prisoners picked for their youth and relative good health whose job was to dispose of corpses from the gas chambers or crematoria. Some did the work to delay their own deaths; some thought they could protect friends and family,..

Ari, is a Sonderkommando, sucking up to the radical Anti- Semetic left hoping to when the shooting starts he would be labeled a good Jew and spared. Wrong Ari, they will shoot you and your family first and make a lampshade out of your kid's skin. Secualr American Jews = Deathwish Jews

16 posted on 09/05/2011 11:41:31 AM PDT by pburgh01 (Jesus is my Savior not Sarah Palin)
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To: americanophile

“To hear Republicans tell it, they are waging a virtuous campaign to crack down on rampant voter fraud – a curious position for a party that managed to seize control of the White House in 2000 despite having lost the popular vote.”

WOW! Absolutely breathtaking! Did they just completely forget the electoral college or did they intentionally demagogue this issue? Never mind! I know the answer! The Republicans “seized control” as if it was illegally done! WOW!

JUST WOW! How does one get retribution for such a pack of lies like this being prominently displayed at the checkouts?

WOW!

This article is one lie, demagogue, deception and fraud after another - non-stop


17 posted on 09/05/2011 11:47:07 AM PDT by Castigar
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To: americanophile

ROFLOL...wow, REALLY?!?!?...the GOP SUPPRESSED...???...just...ROFLOL....the GOP suppressed!?!?


18 posted on 09/05/2011 11:49:37 AM PDT by cake_crumb (Obama: the Unholy Won.)
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To: americanophile
". . . could prevent millions of students, minorities, immigrants, ex-convicts and the elderly from casting ballots."

Did they purposely leave out the dead, or was it a simple oversight? I'm suspicious. . . Necrophobes!

19 posted on 09/05/2011 11:51:10 AM PDT by ArchAngel1983 (Arch Angel- on guard / The democrat party "Can Go Straight To Hell".)
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To: Castigar

The GOP SUPPRESSED!!!????!!!!?????

OMG, best laugh I’ve had since 1984!!!!!


20 posted on 09/05/2011 11:51:16 AM PDT by cake_crumb (Obama: the Unholy Won.)
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To: ArchAngel1983

LOL!


21 posted on 09/05/2011 11:53:34 AM PDT by americanophile ("this absurd theology of an immoral Bedouin, is a rotting corpse which poisons our lives" - Ataturk)
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To: cake_crumb

It has to be read to be believed.


22 posted on 09/05/2011 11:54:21 AM PDT by americanophile ("this absurd theology of an immoral Bedouin, is a rotting corpse which poisons our lives" - Ataturk)
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To: americanophile

Really, any able-bodied person getting a govt handout check should not be able to vote. The rat party would dry up.


23 posted on 09/05/2011 11:54:57 AM PDT by Neoliberalnot ((Read "The Grey Book" for an alternative to corruption in DC))
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To: americanophile

What a joke.

Not allowing multiple or illegal votes is a war on voting?


24 posted on 09/05/2011 11:55:52 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: americanophile
About the Author, Ari Berman:

Reinforces every snot-nosed lefty stereotype you can imagine.

25 posted on 09/05/2011 11:58:12 AM PDT by americanophile ("this absurd theology of an immoral Bedouin, is a rotting corpse which poisons our lives" - Ataturk)
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To: americanophile

No one has read Rolling Stone in over 40 years.

The magazine for wankers that arent cool enough for rock and roll or country for that matter.

A bunch of cocaine addled pseudo intellectuals engaging in mental masturbation.


26 posted on 09/05/2011 11:58:40 AM PDT by mylife (OPINIONS ~ $ 1.00 HALFBAKED ~ 50c)
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To: americanophile

What are all those people from Chicago going to do on election day when they don’t have to go to Wisconsin to vote...


27 posted on 09/05/2011 12:00:18 PM PDT by Recon Dad ("Don't forget, incoming fire has the right of way..")
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To: freespirited

Add Texas to the list.
Perry passed Voter ID.


28 posted on 09/05/2011 12:00:34 PM PDT by mylife (OPINIONS ~ $ 1.00 HALFBAKED ~ 50c)
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To: mylife

Why don’t you tell us how you really feel? /s

I think this should be promoted everywhere. Make Ari snot nose famous and see how the independents react to Dems wanting felons and illegals and dead people to vote.


29 posted on 09/05/2011 12:01:51 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright
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To: Castigar

If you want illegal office holders, I present not one but TWO Democratic Senators: Frank Lautenberg of New Jersey, and Al Franken of Minnesota.


30 posted on 09/05/2011 12:02:44 PM PDT by GeorgeTex (Obama-Four M President (Mendacious Manchurian Muslim Marxist))
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Believe me, The rats are showing their colors and they will get what’s coming to them.

You cant run on lies and half truths forever.


31 posted on 09/05/2011 12:05:23 PM PDT by mylife (OPINIONS ~ $ 1.00 HALFBAKED ~ 50c)
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To: Shady
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32 posted on 09/05/2011 12:10:47 PM PDT by Dick Bachert (The 2012 election is coming. Seems we have MORE TRASH TO REMOVE!)
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To: americanophile

Florida and Iowa barred all ex-felons from the polls...What is an ex-felon? You were either guilty or not.


33 posted on 09/05/2011 12:11:07 PM PDT by Safetgiver (I'd rather die under a free American sky than live under a Socialist regime.)
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To: ken21

If bottles of ink accidentally spilled over all the RS’s in the rack, I suppose the store or the distributor ends up footing the loss? How does that work?

Serve them right anyway.

“You just shot an unarmed man!”
“He shoulda armed himself, before he decorated his store with my friend.” Paraphrased, -Unforgiven-


34 posted on 09/05/2011 12:13:22 PM PDT by tarotsailor
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To: dila813

This must be related to the practice of busing an entire facility of alzheimer’s patients to the polling station and having a social worker go in with each of them to assist them with voting....Busing, Hell. I worked for the MH/MR Dept. of Welfare in PA for ten years and SAW the Union stewards take absentee ballots into totally comatose MR’s and explain what the form was and they said”So you wanted to vote for Bill Clinton, didn’t you?” If there was never a negative answer, it was a Dem vote.


35 posted on 09/05/2011 12:16:30 PM PDT by Safetgiver (I'd rather die under a free American sky than live under a Socialist regime.)
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To: americanophile

Seriously, the wussiest party in the entire world suppressed ANYTHING!? I’ve been doing this going on 40 years. I wish sometimes. Cut me a break.


36 posted on 09/05/2011 12:18:51 PM PDT by cake_crumb (Obama: the Unholy Won.)
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To: americanophile

Flaming, in need of a significant other.


37 posted on 09/05/2011 12:20:31 PM PDT by cake_crumb (Obama: the Unholy Won.)
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To: americanophile
As the nation gears up for the 2012 presidential election, Republican officials have launched an unprecedented, centrally coordinated campaign to suppress the elements of the Democratic vote that elected Barack Obama in 2008.

TRANSLATION: Ubama was elected on the basis of vote fraud.

38 posted on 09/05/2011 12:35:22 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Palin is coming, and the Tea Party is coming with her.)
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To: americanophile
Just as Dixiecrats once used poll taxes and literacy tests to bar black Southerners from voting...

Nice attempt at deception there, blaming a few "Dixiecrats" for one hundred years of racist laws courtesy of none other than the "Democrats".

The author, being a Democrat sympathizer himself, just can't find a way to speak the truth, can he?

39 posted on 09/05/2011 12:37:15 PM PDT by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: americanophile
GOP is against voting rights...
- For the dead
- For felons
- For illegals
- For second, third, fourth votes cast in one election

So essentially, the entire Democrat base is in our cross hairs.

40 posted on 09/05/2011 12:38:13 PM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: Safetgiver

wow

I didn’t know that we had first hand witnesses here

I know they did it to my Dad, but I wasn’t there to see it first hand


41 posted on 09/05/2011 12:43:17 PM PDT by dila813
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To: dila813; Safetgiver

Oh, my Dad was a hard core Democrat, he would have voted that way anyways....still pisses me off that they do this crap wholesale


42 posted on 09/05/2011 12:44:34 PM PDT by dila813
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To: americanophile

snip-”A group backed by Soros is gearing up to steal the 2012 election for President Obama and congressional Democrats by installing left-wing Democrats as secretaries of state across the nation. From such posts, secretaries of state can help tilt the electoral playing field.”
http://spectator.org/archives/2009/12/04/soros-eyes-secretaries/print#


43 posted on 09/05/2011 12:50:22 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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Just as Dixiecrats once used poll taxes and literacy tests to bar black Southerners from voting

Just a DEMOCRATS once used poll taxes and literacy tests ot bar black REPUBLICANS from voting...

There. Fixed their Stalinist historical rephrasing of the situation.

44 posted on 09/05/2011 12:54:35 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The liberal press applauded when the NY Times hacked Newt Gingrich's phone calls.)
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To: americanophile

The Koch Brothers. This decade’s target of hate since the libs can’t really get traction out of Karl Rove and Newt Gingrich’s names anymore.

George Soros, Warren Buffett, Ted Turner, and Bill Gates are all Socialist billionaires that the liberals just adore. I loathe those who have stockpiled wealth (some at the expense of those in my profession like Bill Gates who brought foreign labor to America to drive down industry wages while pocketing the saving himself) and insist that I AM NOT PAYING ENOUGH TAXES.

How many Justin Beiber covers has Rolling Stoned run now? And they think they are relevant to music or political discussion?


45 posted on 09/05/2011 12:57:25 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The liberal press applauded when the NY Times hacked Newt Gingrich's phone calls.)
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To: americanophile; 537cant be wrong; Aeronaut; ├čudda├čudd; bassmaner; Bella_Bru; ...
Republicans have long tried to drive Democratic voters away from the polls. "I don't want everybody to vote," the influential conservative activist Paul Weyrich told a gathering of evangelical leaders in 1980. "As a matter of fact, our leverage in the elections quite candidly goes up as the voting populace goes down."

Rolling Stoned's selective outrage is barf worthy.

Quite alright when a faggot like Moby does it with lies and smears.

Punk the prez? - Moby's anti-Bush tricks(New York Daily News ^ | 2/09/04 | Rush & Molloy)

One of Sen. John Kerry's celebrity supporters is ready to pull out all the stops to get him elected. Republicans are shrieking over a suggestion by rocker Moby that Democrats spread gossip about President Bush on the Internet. "No one's talking about how to keep the other side home on Election Day," Moby tells us. "It's a lot easier than you think and it doesn't cost that much. This election can be won by 200,000 votes."

Moby suggests that it's possible to seed doubt among Bush's far-right supporters on the Web.

"You target his natural constituencies," says the Grammy-nominated techno-wizard. "For example, you can go on all the pro-life chat rooms and say you're an outraged right-wing voter and that you know that George Bush drove an ex-girlfriend to an abortion clinic and paid for her to get an abortion.

"Then you go to an anti-immigration Web site chat room and ask, 'What's all this about George Bush proposing amnesty for illegal aliens?'"

Moby didn't claim that he believed the abortion story.


46 posted on 09/05/2011 1:03:04 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The liberal press applauded when the NY Times hacked Newt Gingrich's phone calls.)
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To: dila813

I went to different higher ups and explained what I saw, said this might be illegal, and all ignored me (all liberals). When I pushed it a bit further, the head of personnel actually looked into it and informed “They’ve ALL voted this way for 25 years (or however long they poor ‘tard had been in the system). DUH!!


47 posted on 09/05/2011 1:05:35 PM PDT by Safetgiver (I'd rather die under a free American sky than live under a Socialist regime.)
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To: 3Fingas
If you mean voter suppression by preventing felons, dead-people, and illegal aliens from casting a vote

Even the legal aliens can't vote.

Sometimes I wonder if the Left believes that green card aliens should be allowed to vote, too.

-PJ

48 posted on 09/05/2011 1:08:19 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (Everyone's Irish on St. Patrick's Day, Mexican on Cinco de Mayo, and American on Election Day.)
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To: americanophile
The GOP War on Voting Fraud

I see the mental defectives at Rolling Stone got their head line wrong. I fixed it for them

49 posted on 09/05/2011 1:10:37 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: americanophile

That topic as discussed by the government-employed-and/or-paid, bipartisan political class is beside the point and full of white noise. It’s unclear, as to what the political folks are trying to accomplish with their political efforts to change or resist changes to voting laws. They’re all supported by government. The nearest that an American observer can gather, is that one party is in favor of more largesse for direct federal income recipients, and the other, for local income recipients of federal funding. With so many local courts also corrupt, there’s no good reason to bother with being subject to jury duty.


50 posted on 09/05/2011 1:33:06 PM PDT by familyop (cbt. engr. (cbt), Army NG, '89-' 96)
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