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!
Who is the ugly one next to the cute looking rat?
Obviously it is a Senate committee, not a House committee, that will be charging our state laws with discrimination against felons, illegals, those who vote multiple times in diverse places, and those who the mass voter registration of people who then vote absentee(all living at the same address) etc.
The question is why hasn't the Senate or House investigated the obvious voter fraud that has been documented elsewhere.
Preventing vote fraud is “rigging elections?”
Blabbermouth needs to look up the word—vote fraud is “rigging.”
During election the GOP and Fox News whines and reports all the DNC voter fraud but no one does anything about it.I remember reading that 2010 election results were only because Obama did not have ACORN,moveon.org all lined up to steal.
Debbie Washerwoman-Schultz marches on doing the communist party’s business.
A. The one on the left.
B. The one on the right.
E. Cannot be determined from the information given.
Sorry, the really, really ugly one with the blond straw hair.
Good catch. I did, but Florida's communist, Ms. Wasserman Schultz, didn't. That's who she wants to keep on the voter rolls, Mickey, Minnie, and their 50,000 closest relatives and neighbors.
Put a sock in it, Debbie.
Actually this is a correct assertion. However you have to consider that a good percentage of Democrat votes are fraudulent to begin with and this is an effort to assure that the voters are not dead, illegal, and/or gleefully repeating the activity.
Yea, also the MF word and the F'in B word. . .that's why I can't post either.
Well, Debbie, there are laws on the books that hold people accountable for such actions.
Here's what you do...
First, get something, like a tape of voter intimidation/suppression, to show voters are being suppressed.
Then you turn the evidence over to Eric Holder at the Justice Department so that the guilty are prosecut...
Silly me, prosecutions are for whites and Republicans only.
Her statement is an out and out admission that without voter fraud being enabled, they are toast.
Technically she may be right. After all, applying for a ID card or drivers license may involve reading an application and filling in the blanks.
So in the Dem universe, that is tantamount to barring their illiterate supporters from the polls—because they don’t have enough Acorn community organizers to help all their illiterates fill in the applications for them.
... 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.
Dear Deb (may I call you Deb?),
Give it a rest already, ya Barking Moonbat!
That's become as tiresome as 'It was Bushes Fault'.
And the NY Times favorite line of baloney on anything a republican proposes, 'Women, minorities, and poor to be hardest hit',
So please, STOP it!
We, The Normal People
ps: By the way, while you weren't looking someone stole your hair and put straw on your head.
You can say "communist".
Jackson came out a while back and admitted how much fraud there was in the election system.
He claimed that the democrat voter turnout would decrease by 11% if voter ID laws were enforced.
“purposefully pressing for the enactment of voter identification laws in order to suppress Democratic voter turnout in the 2012 election”
Corrected and fixed:
purposefully pressing for the enactment of voter identification laws in order to suppress Democratic Voter Fraud during the 2012 election..
Remember the past and what has happened elsewhere.
Massive voter registration drives, many with the same mailing address, and then these all vote absentee.
Funny how the dead vote, the hospitalized vote, and mentally handicapped vote, but our military never have the opportunity.
It is also strange how these ballots seem to be identical. Even the dead sign as voting. Strange also is that these groups always vote Democrat, who head up efforts to sign up anyone and everyone (legal or illegal) to vote.