Skip to comments.(Lead RAT) Wasserman Schultz accuses GOP of rigging elections with 'suppression laws'
Posted on 11/17/2011 4:43:08 AM PST by Libloather
Wasserman Schultz accuses GOP of rigging elections with 'suppression laws'
By Pete Kasperowicz - 11/16/11 08:43 PM ET
Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (Fla.) on Wednesday night said Republican governors and legislatures are purposefully pressing for the enactment of voter identification laws in order to suppress Democratic voter turnout in the 2012 election.
"State legislatures are attempting to impose voting restrictions that are the modern day equivalent of poll taxes and literacy tests," she said on the House floor. "We cannot allow state legislatures to drag our nation backward in what is nothing more than a political quest to protect their governing majority's interests."
Wasserman Schultz said GOP efforts to end early voting is an example of this effort, since in her state, more than half of the early voters were African Americans and Hispanics.
"So do we think it's a coincidence that that group of voters, which voted overwhelmingly for Democratic candidates, now suddenly has their right to vote on that particular Sunday removed from them?" she asked.
She went further by saying Republicans are purposefully trying to limit Democratic voter turnout because they don't think they can win in the upcoming elections.
"Blocking anyone's access to the polls is unacceptable to begin with," she said. "But insidiously trying to influence the outcome of an election through systematically changing the law to prevent people who are likely to go to the polls to vote for your opponent is the most heinous form of anti-democratic policy.
"It's clear that these Republican legislatures led by Republican governors just don't think that they can win an election on the merits," she continued. "And so they need an insurance policy, because in the event that voters actually decide that no, Republicans aren't interested in creating jobs, no, they're not interested in getting the economy turned around, and gee, maybe I'd like to actually go to the polls and vote for the candidate of my choice they are using the insurance policy of voter suppression laws to make sure that people who are likely to go tot eh polls and vote for someone other than them can't do it. That's un-American. That's unacceptable."
Democrats have taken to the House floor several times this year to warn against what they call "voter suppression laws," although Republicans continue to argue that voter ID laws are meant only to ensure that all voters are legal and qualified.
Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) said on the floor right after Wasserman Schultz spoke that Democrats seem to be downplaying the rampant evidence of voter fraud.
"I find it a bit ironic that I'm watching the representatives from Florida, New York and Texas speak to the speaker pro temp about the election situation," he said. "I'm thinking about the 2000 election when it was reported that as many as 25,000 people from New York voted both in New York and in Florida either for a president from Texas or one from Tennessee."
King said convictions of voter fraud in New York and the ACORN scandal show there is evidence of voter fraud that needs to be policed.
"I think there's too much focus on how you get more warm bodies to the polls as many times as possible and not enough on the legitimate vote," King said.
Isn't that what she's doing?
Sorry, but I can’t post on this thread. The “C” word isn’t allowed on FR.
This coming from the same DNC that thinks people should be able to vote without picture proof IDs or that dead people should be able to continue voting? ACORN, SEIU, etc. enough said, WasserIdiot! =.=
Typical DNC projection.
The DNC prefers to let al Qaeda, the dead,
and illegals vote — rather than the US military.
Warm bodies? I don't think the Democrats are that picky. Also the Republicans are trying to suppress the vote of the life-impaired and zombie-Americans.
Hussein’s fellators are invading Florida. Dick Turban is coming to the state to “investigate” voting laws. And Hussein’s butt lickers at DOJ are “investigating” shootings by Miami police that resulted in the deaths of several black suspects. Let’s all guess what the conclusion will be.
Ah, yes.. Dumpy`s Gem of the Week!
major sucks to be Debbie
ugly, stupid and paranoid (no way to go through life)
This woman is a flake and continues to prove it each day.
Debbie Dimwit and Pelosi are truly dumber than a bag of rocks
We see her after she tries her best to look good,
Can you imagine how hideous first thing I’n the morning
She’s right. Decent, America-loving conservatives are “surpressing” the “blame America first, socialist-loving, DNC perverts” from stealing 2012 elections via voter fraud.
The Republicans are trying to limit the Democrat voters to legally registered, living citizens of the USA!
Talk about narrow-mindedness! Just 'cause someone is either dead, not a resident of the precinct, not a citizen of the USA or even an illegal alien, that is no reason to deny them their right to vote!
After all, they accept the welfare and food stamps and free medical and housing that the Americans just won't accept!
Democrats have been looking to be a permanent ruling class sense FDR, with Social Security and government giveaways.
She's right, and all the disenfranchised Dem voters pictured below are upset!