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Md. Rep Cummings Challenges Group Planning to Intimidate Minority Voters on Election Day
Afro ^ | 10/20/2012

Posted on 10/22/2012 4:50:50 AM PDT by YourAdHere

Maryland Democratic Rep. Elijah Cummings has demanded that a group planning to challenge voter access to the polls on Election Day provide him with details of its planned operations.

Cummings targeted the organization True the Vote, saying the group planned to deploy hundreds of thousands of personnel across the country on Election Day to challenge the status of citizens who they believe may be ineligible to vote.

“There have been reports from multiple states during the past two years that your organization is targeting predominantly minority communities and coordinating with the Republican Party in an attempt to intimidate legitimate voters,” Cummings wrote in his letter to Catherine Engelbrecht, True the Vote’s president and founder.

Cummings first contacted the group in early October seeking specifics of its plans. In his most recent letter, he set a deadline of Oct. 31 for the group to turn over its plans.

The congressman pointed to a recent report documenting True the Vote’s plans to deploy personnel to predominantly African-American and Hispanic communities in North Carolina. Following the report’s release, Cummings said True the Vote shut down access to its Web site which detailed where its workers will be located on Election Day.

Cummings also said the group had been connected to voter suppression allegations in Texas in 2010. According to Cummings, officials in Harris County, Texas told his staff that “King Street Patriots and True the Vote volunteers were not fully exonerated for acts of intimidation while serving as poll watchers in 2010,” saying that True the Vote members were the subject of complaints from voters who said the members stood too close while the citizens voted.

Cumming said “mounting evidence” shows the group is coordinating with Republican political interests to further that party’s agenda.

“If you are truly committed to transparency in our nation’s voting process—and if you continue to deny that your organization is challenging thousands of legitimate voters across the country for partisan political purposes—then you should have no reason to withhold documents from Congress about your activities,” Cummings wrote in the letter.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; US: Maryland
KEYWORDS: elijahcummings; hypocrisy; ignorance; stupidity

1 posted on 10/22/2012 4:51:01 AM PDT by YourAdHere
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To: YourAdHere

Are you sure this isn’t from The Onion?


2 posted on 10/22/2012 4:56:31 AM PDT by woweeitsme
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To: YourAdHere

Elijah Cummings , another racist CBC member that purports that some organisation wants to do what the Black Panthers have already done. I don’t hear him screaming for their arrest. I don’t hear him crying about the vast amounts of money dumped into politics by the SEIU.

Elijah is another black with his feet in the Concrete of a black district that keeps returning him merely on the basis of his skin color.

His district covers just over half of Baltimore City, most of the majority African American sections of Baltimore County, and the majority of Howard County, Maryland.

You couldn’t pry him out of there with a crowbar.


3 posted on 10/22/2012 4:58:53 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: YourAdHere
the group planned to deploy hundreds of thousands of personnel across the country on Election Day
Where are we supposed to get that many people? What the Gentleman from Georgia is suggesting is a mobilization on the scale of the D-Day landing, which landed about 156,000 troops.
4 posted on 10/22/2012 5:00:22 AM PDT by jmcenanly ("The more corrupt the state, the more laws." Tacitus, Publius Cornelius)
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To: jmcenanly

My mistake. Rep Cummings is from MD, not GA.


5 posted on 10/22/2012 5:01:43 AM PDT by jmcenanly ("The more corrupt the state, the more laws." Tacitus, Publius Cornelius)
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To: YourAdHere

Could someone please put a barf-alert into the header/title?

Ensuring that only legal voters can vote isn’t intimidation. Stopping people from voting illegally may be, but there’s absolutely nothing wrong with it.


6 posted on 10/22/2012 5:02:07 AM PDT by tanknetter
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To: jmcenanly

More importantly, why have we not heard about this? I’d volunteer.


7 posted on 10/22/2012 5:18:27 AM PDT by YourAdHere (Just don't try washing that free morning after pill down with a Big Gulp.)
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To: YourAdHere

This is precisely what we need.......I would volunteer.


8 posted on 10/22/2012 5:28:57 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Read SCOTUS Castle Rock vs Gonzales before dialing 911!)
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To: YourAdHere

I hope they challenge me. I hope they challenge every potential voter in the country. It would be nigh impossible to pull off and at the same time impossible to deny.


9 posted on 10/22/2012 5:37:22 AM PDT by Ingtar (Everyone complains about the weather, but only Liberals try to legislate it.)
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To: YourAdHere
Geez, these people really make me wish stupidity was painful.

They squawk because, in an effort to ensure no fraud is committed, WE'VE started insisting on voter ID's.

Yet what did they REQIRE in order for someone to attend the circus they called a 'convention'?

That's right, boys and girls.......an I.D.!

They're hypocrites, one and all.

10 posted on 10/22/2012 5:43:24 AM PDT by MamaTexan (I am a Person as Created by the Laws of Nature, not a person as created by the laws of Man)
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To: YourAdHere

Dear Elijah,

You may want to protect VOTE FRAUD, but we intend to PREVENT IT!

Watch and see.
You have no authority to demand anything from us.


11 posted on 10/22/2012 5:46:21 AM PDT by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: YourAdHere

Transference.

Just accusing conservatives of what the libtards are or are planning to do. Them and that UN team.


12 posted on 10/22/2012 5:48:33 AM PDT by CPOSharky (zero slogan: Expect less, pay more. (apologies to Target))
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To: Venturer

“You couldn’t pry him out of there with a crowbar.”

This is a racist comment. Crows are black.


13 posted on 10/22/2012 5:51:22 AM PDT by billhilly
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To: Venturer

“You couldn’t pry him out of there with a crowbar.”

This is a racist comment. Crows are black.


14 posted on 10/22/2012 5:51:48 AM PDT by billhilly
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To: Ingtar

Hmmm...the aftershocks from the Black Panther intimidation of voters in 2008 were long & loud. Do you suppose the WH has already warned the NBP crowd to cool their jets until after Election Day?

Anyway, if Elijah Cummings didn’t exist, The Onion would have to invent him. Of course, who am I to complain, my “rep” is the execrable, buffoonish, and equally undiselectable James Clyburn, D-SC.


15 posted on 10/22/2012 5:57:15 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("Free speech is more important than Islam.")
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To: billhilly

I just knew someone would pick up on that LOL.

I thought about it right after I hit the “post” button.


16 posted on 10/22/2012 6:11:50 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: billhilly

LOL So are the “Ravens” Baltimores football team.

Never figured how they got away with that.


17 posted on 10/22/2012 6:12:48 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: YourAdHere

Rep. Cummings, I have set a deadline of Oct. 31 for you to
disclose the origin of all funds in any onshore, and offshore account, that you are connected with.


18 posted on 10/22/2012 7:43:00 AM PDT by Fireone (Impeach and imprison, NOW! Treason and murder are still crimes.)
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To: YourAdHere
Elijah is trying to strong arm a group attempting to uphold the law. If Elijah's folks can't cheat, they can't win.

This POS needs to be tried for treason for his actions during the F&F and Libya hearings. He is clearly working FOR our Countries declared enemies.

19 posted on 10/22/2012 7:54:31 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: Fireone

Now that would be an interesting read...


20 posted on 10/22/2012 8:12:04 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: YourAdHere

Their best response to him should be to crank out dozens of pages of meaningless gobbledegook as their official “response” to him, punctuated with a few bits of information already given that they can refer to in the future.

Alexander Haig was a master of such things, once giving extended testimony before congress that said *nothing*. He even invented new words to obfuscate the empty chatter he was making.

Of course Cummings would not read such drivel, but every time he opened his yap in the future they could refer to it as “answering his questions”, and act puzzled why he did not understand it.

Doing this, they can both run out the clock, and make him sound like a simpleton.


21 posted on 10/22/2012 8:41:00 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (DIY Bumper Sticker: "THREE TIMES,/ DEMOCRATS/ REJECTED GOD")
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

I remember Haig very well.


22 posted on 10/22/2012 10:07:08 AM PDT by YourAdHere (Just don't try washing that free morning after pill down with a Big Gulp.)
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To: YourAdHere; Abundy; Albion Wilde; AlwaysFree; AnnaSASsyFR; bayliving; BFM; cindy-true-supporter; ...

Maryland "Freak State" PING!

23 posted on 10/22/2012 9:05:10 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Obama should change his campaign slogan to "Yes, we am!" Sounds as stupid as his administration is.)
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To: YourAdHere; Tolerance Sucks Rocks; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; stephenjohnbanker; DoughtyOne; ...

When I first moved here we had Rosco Bartlet as our rep. He was super conservative and I loved voting for him.

Thanks to massive immigration, the housing bubble and massive development of open and heavily wooded land (yes, millions of trees killed) and Dem redistricting we now have liberal hero Elijah E. Cummings in the same job as Rosco had for our same area.

Our taxes go up and up and up and we have O Malley as governor leading it.


24 posted on 10/22/2012 9:21:20 PM PDT by sickoflibs (Romney is still a liberal. Just watch him. (Obama-ney Care ))
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To: sickoflibs

Fortunately, I get to vote for Rosco Bartlett on Election Day.


25 posted on 10/23/2012 4:33:29 AM PDT by YourAdHere (Just don't try washing that free morning after pill down with a Big Gulp.)
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To: Venturer

I missed that connection. I’m sure he likes the Ravens in his district.


26 posted on 10/23/2012 12:17:04 PM PDT by billhilly
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To: YourAdHere

“Standing too close” = intimidation.

“Standing at doorway with nightsticks dressed like a militant hood” = OK.

(cue the Philly NBP pix.)


27 posted on 10/23/2012 2:58:57 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: YourAdHere

I’m sorry but Congressman Cummings has what authority to demand details of True the Vote planned operations?

Is he also demanding getails of the New Black Panther Party’s planned operations on election day?


28 posted on 10/24/2012 3:57:07 AM PDT by Jimmy Valentine's brother (CBC just another bunch of hustlers)
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