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(Lead RAT) Wasserman Schultz accuses GOP of rigging elections with 'suppression laws'
The Hill ^ | 11/16/11 | Pete Kasperowicz

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.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012; acorn; deaddemsvoting; democratcorruption; democrats; democratvotefraud; elections; hairdoo; laws; liberalfascism; racebaiting; racecard; schultz; voterid
They're gonna lose - big - and they need to find a way to explain it. One word - Hussein.
1 posted on 11/17/2011 4:43:10 AM PST by Libloather
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"...nothing more than a political quest to protect their governing majority's interests."

Isn't that what she's doing?

2 posted on 11/17/2011 4:49:33 AM PST by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: Libloather

Sorry, but I can’t post on this thread. The “C” word isn’t allowed on FR.


3 posted on 11/17/2011 4:50:46 AM PST by AAABEST (Et lux in tenebris lucet: et tenebrae eam non comprehenderunt)
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To: Libloather

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! =.=


4 posted on 11/17/2011 4:51:30 AM PST by cranked
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To: Libloather

Typical DNC projection.

The DNC prefers to let al Qaeda, the dead,
and illegals vote — rather than the US military.


5 posted on 11/17/2011 4:51:31 AM PST by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Libloather

6 posted on 11/17/2011 4:54:58 AM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Libloather
"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.

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.

7 posted on 11/17/2011 4:55:43 AM PST by KarlInOhio (Herman Cain: possibly the escapee most dangerous to the Democrats since Frederick Douglass.)
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To: Libloather

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.


9 posted on 11/17/2011 5:00:11 AM PST by Recovering_Democrat
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To: Libloather
Last Sunday, the Doonesbury strip in our local paper featured the NPR host, and 'voice of reason' interviewing a generic Republican about just this. The Generic Republican was going on like a Bond villain about the master plan to suppress the vote. I am attempting to include a copy of the strip

I don't know if they are emailing talking points back and forth, or it simply a case of fools thinking alike. After all the ACORN revelations, the guy is either unable or unwilling to see what is going on.
10 posted on 11/17/2011 5:04:00 AM PST by jmcenanly (Things will be better in 2013)
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To: Libloather

Ah, yes.. Dumpy`s Gem of the Week!


11 posted on 11/17/2011 5:04:56 AM PST by ScottinVA (I miss America.)
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To: Libloather

12 posted on 11/17/2011 5:05:58 AM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: Libloather

major sucks to be Debbie

ugly, stupid and paranoid (no way to go through life)


13 posted on 11/17/2011 5:06:36 AM PST by silverleaf (common sense is not so common)
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To: Libloather

This woman is a flake and continues to prove it each day.


14 posted on 11/17/2011 5:16:25 AM PST by From The Deer Stand
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To: silverleaf
and too think the MSM portrayed Bush as DUMB.

Debbie Dimwit and Pelosi are truly dumber than a bag of rocks


15 posted on 11/17/2011 5:17:14 AM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: Libloather

We see her after she tries her best to look good,
Can you imagine how hideous first thing I’n the morning

Blinded
Blinded


16 posted on 11/17/2011 5:18:47 AM PST by Joe Boucher (FUBO ( Real conservative or go fish) Sooo, that leaves you out Mitt)
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To: Libloather

She’s right. Decent, America-loving conservatives are “surpressing” the “blame America first, socialist-loving, DNC perverts” from stealing 2012 elections via voter fraud.


17 posted on 11/17/2011 5:18:49 AM PST by Common Sense 101 (Hey libs... If your theories fly in the face of reality, it's not reality that's wrong.)
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To: Libloather
She is absolutely correct!

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!

18 posted on 11/17/2011 5:20:13 AM PST by Redleg Duke ("Madison, Wisconsin is 30 square miles surrounded by reality.", L. S. Dryfus)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
Just think if you can't win an election without 95% of the Black Vote. Says alot.

Democrats have been looking to be a permanent ruling class sense FDR, with Social Security and government giveaways.

19 posted on 11/17/2011 5:21:43 AM PST by scooby321
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To: Libloather
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.

She's right, and all the disenfranchised Dem voters pictured below are upset!


20 posted on 11/17/2011 5:22:00 AM PST by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: dead

Who is the ugly one next to the cute looking rat?


21 posted on 11/17/2011 5:23:30 AM PST by chiefqc
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To: cranked
I just got an email from Senator Nelson of Florida stating that a Congressional investigative group is coming to Florida to hold hearings about Florida voting practices.

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.

22 posted on 11/17/2011 5:30:19 AM PST by Yulee (Village of Albion)
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To: Pollster1
You forgot mickey mouse


23 posted on 11/17/2011 5:32:31 AM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: Libloather

Preventing vote fraud is “rigging elections?”

Blabbermouth needs to look up the word—vote fraud is “rigging.”


24 posted on 11/17/2011 5:32:44 AM PST by Happy Rain ( "Many of the most useful idiots of the Left are on the Right.")
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To: Yulee

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.


25 posted on 11/17/2011 5:35:33 AM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: Libloather

Debbie Washerwoman-Schultz marches on doing the communist party’s business.


26 posted on 11/17/2011 5:36:54 AM PST by IbJensen (What this country needs are more unemployed politicians.)
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To: chiefqc
Q: Who is the ugly one next to the cute looking rat?

A. The one on the left.
B. The one on the right.
C. Both.
D. Neither.
E. Cannot be determined from the information given.

A: E

27 posted on 11/17/2011 5:41:58 AM PST by Aevery_Freeman (Can we send a drone after a hostile leader on foreign soil - even if he is ours?)
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To: silverleaf
She isn't paranoid, she's a liar. Just like Garry Trudeau. High powered democrats don't actually believe the crap they sell to the little guy. Do you think Carl Rowan actually believed in gun control? Do you think Democrats make an Icon out of someone like Margaret Sanger by mistake? Democrats are lying, racist, police-state advocating, socialists at best. How do you think it happened that the party of the South during the civil war, the authors of the Jim Crow laws, the creators of the KKK, and those that filibustered the civil rights act are now portrayed as the “Civil Rights” party? It's not because they are suddenly for the little guy...they have learned that it's easier to lie to the little guy and make slaves of everyone rather than just one race.
28 posted on 11/17/2011 5:55:42 AM PST by Durus (You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality. Ayn Rand)
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To: Aevery_Freeman

Sorry, the really, really ugly one with the blond straw hair.


29 posted on 11/17/2011 6:06:38 AM PST by chiefqc
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
You forgot mickey mouse

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.

30 posted on 11/17/2011 6:15:24 AM PST by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: Libloather

Put a sock in it, Debbie.


31 posted on 11/17/2011 6:19:02 AM PST by freespirited
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To: Libloather
purposefully pressing for the enactment of voter identification laws in order to suppress Democratic voter turnout in the 2012 election.

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.

32 posted on 11/17/2011 6:28:28 AM PST by tbpiper
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To: AAABEST
Sorry, but I can’t post on this thread. The “C” word isn’t allowed on FR.

Yea, also the MF word and the F'in B word. . .that's why I can't post either.

33 posted on 11/17/2011 6:40:37 AM PST by McBuff
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To: Libloather
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.

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...

Oh, wait a second...
Former Justice Department Lawyer Accuses Holder of Dropping New Black Panther Case for Racial Reasons

Silly me, prosecutions are for whites and Republicans only.
Never mind.

34 posted on 11/17/2011 6:44:33 AM PST by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: Libloather

Her statement is an out and out admission that without voter fraud being enabled, they are toast.


35 posted on 11/17/2011 6:56:28 AM PST by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: Libloather

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.


36 posted on 11/17/2011 7:28:54 AM PST by wildbill (You're just jealous because the Voices talk only to me.)
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To: Libloather
... 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!

regards,
We, The Normal People

ps: By the way, while you weren't looking someone stole your hair and put straw on your head.

37 posted on 11/17/2011 7:34:27 AM PST by Condor51 (Yo Hoffa, so you want to 'take out conservatives'. Well okay Jr - I'm your Huckleberry)
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To: AAABEST
The “C” word isn’t allowed on FR.

You can say "communist".

38 posted on 11/17/2011 7:35:29 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: dead

LOLOLOLOL.


39 posted on 11/17/2011 7:36:36 AM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC BY DONATING NOW! Sarah's New Ping List - tell me if you want on it.)
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40 posted on 11/17/2011 7:37:21 AM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC BY DONATING NOW! Sarah's New Ping List - tell me if you want on it.)
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To: scooby321

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.


41 posted on 11/17/2011 7:37:31 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: tbpiper

“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..


42 posted on 11/17/2011 12:26:18 PM PST by Yulee (Village of Albion)
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To: wildbill

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.


43 posted on 11/17/2011 12:42:02 PM PST by Yulee (Village of Albion)
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To: dead
LOLOLOL... spot on!!!
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