Skip to comments.Jesse Jackson: Long Voter Lines a ‘Form of Suppression’
Posted on 11/12/2012 9:55:02 AM PST by Sub-Driver
Jesse Jackson: Long Voter Lines a Form of Suppression By Patrick Burke November 12, 2012
(CNSNews.com) -- Reverend Jesse Jackson, founder and president of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, said that long lines at Pennsylvania polling places on Election Day were a form of voter suppression.
He added that he has not seen lines like the ones at early polling places in Ohio since the election of Nelson Mandela in South Africa.
Speaking on Election Day at a press conference in Ohio, Jackson said, But they dont have the early voting. They only vote today in Pennsylvania, so those will be very long lines. And very long lines, while they show one sign of commitment and the legality, also [are] a form of suppression.
He continued, We were able to see in Cincinnati this past Sunday literally thousands of people. I have not seen such lines since Mandelas first election in South Africa. And while it was good to see people that determined, it was also unfair for seniors to have to stand in the cold that long, or for those in wheelchairs who are rolled up front, by people who care to let them go up front. For those who are on crutches, for those who are blind, who have the dogs.
So we have reason to be vigilant because with such efforts to determine the outcome of the election through voter purging, and voter suppression is a great concern, he said.
President Obama won Pennsylvanias 20 electoral votes, which were added to his 332 total electoral votes that enabled him to win re-election.
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If you feel suppression, youve had oppression
and this recession is about to become a depression
A mind is a terrible thing to waste; and he wasted his mind decades ago.
All that racist hatred has finally eaten away whatever was left of the brain God gave him.
“Jesse, SHUT UP and go take care of your thieving mentally ill son.”
UH OH! ARE we certain that’s a good idea? How’d Jr. get where he’s at?
In that case I’ve been disenfranchised at fast food joints so many times I can’t count.
What do these folks want that Blacks got the front of the line because they are black (that sounds fair right since we made them go to the back of the bus 50 flipping years ago).
Never mind...this is a ONE party system.
Anyone know the meaning of "cohorts"?
The Bolsheviks won the election, but the race warlord still isn’t happy.
To: Jesse Jackson
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