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Fight Voter Suppression... With Voter Suppression? [BARF]
9/26/12 | Dan Savage

Posted on 09/27/2012 2:31:57 PM PDT by LonelyCon

This article in the current issue of the Atlantic made me furious:

"The next day, King Street Patriots—many of them aging white suburbanites—poured into polling places in heavily black and Hispanic neighborhoods around Houston, looking for signs of voter fraud. Reports of problems at the polls soon began surfacing in the Harris County attorney’s office and on the local news. The focus of these reports was not fraud, however, but alleged voter intimidation. Among other things, poll observers were accused of hovering over voters, blocking lines of people who were trying to cast ballots, and, in the words of Assistant County Attorney Terry O’Rourke, “getting into election workers’ faces.”

This sh** makes me f***ing furious.

Why the f*** aren't liberals and progressives organizing "patriot" groups of our own? If aging white suburbanites can pour into polling places in heavily black and Hispanic neighborhoods "looking for signs of voter fraud," then by God urban black and Hispanic and Asian and white and gay "patriots" can pour into polling places in heavily white suburbs to look around for signs of voter fraud. [SNIP] Someone needs to organize a big, diverse group of liberal and progressive poll watchers and announce that we're sending these good and conscientious patriots into the white, largely Republican suburbs around Houston to look around for signs of voter fraud. [SNIP] Maybe they'll realize—once it starts happening to them—that this sh** is wrong and that it has to stop. [SNIP] I'll help spread the word and raise money for any group that wants to do this in Texas.


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Texas; US: Washington
KEYWORDS: elections; savage; vanity; voting
Everyone's least favorite bad-advice columnist is at it again.

P.S. - He's so foul-mouthed that I heavily edited his swear words. Be warned if you go to his site.

1 posted on 09/27/2012 2:32:03 PM PDT by LonelyCon
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To: LonelyCon
Why the f*** aren't liberals and progressives organizing "patriot" groups of our own?

I thought they had.


2 posted on 09/27/2012 3:30:08 PM PDT by KarlInOhio ("Government is the only thing that we all belong to"=implicit repeal of the 13th amendment for all.)
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To: LonelyCon

He is thuch a thavage.


3 posted on 09/27/2012 3:56:45 PM PDT by ExpatGator (I hate Illinois Nazis!)
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To: LonelyCon

Very strange because early voting doesn’t start until October 22, 2012.


4 posted on 09/27/2012 5:23:05 PM PDT by encm(ss)
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