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Jesse Jackson: Long Voter Lines a ‘Form of Suppression’
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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 don’t 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 Mandela’s 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 Pennsylvania’s 20 electoral votes, which were added to his 332 total electoral votes that enabled him to win re-election.

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Must suck when you see everything through the prism of race.....
1 posted on 11/12/2012 9:55:04 AM PST by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

My polling place was at a senior citizen convalescent center. Wanna talk about long lines?


2 posted on 11/12/2012 9:57:31 AM PST by GSWarrior
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To: Sub-Driver

Voter fraud is also a form of suppression.


3 posted on 11/12/2012 9:58:40 AM PST by oldbrowser (Welcome to U.S.Zimbabwe)
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To: Sub-Driver

having to make an effort to find out about the issues being voted on; the background and positions of the candidates; and actually getting out of bed, dressed, and going to the polls on election day is also VOTER SUPPRESSION. (Sarcasism)


4 posted on 11/12/2012 9:58:52 AM PST by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: oldbrowser

I’ve been disenfranchised!


5 posted on 11/12/2012 9:59:48 AM PST by Clarence
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To: Sub-Driver

‘Black Friday’ lines must be super duper suppresive when people camp overnight for a Kindle.


6 posted on 11/12/2012 10:00:10 AM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: Sub-Driver

Reverend Jesse Jackson, founder and president of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, extortionist, community agitator, scammer of government funds for programs that benefit his pocket and life style much like Al Sharpton and oh yea the chicago messiah community organizer and chief himself. We might not have went over the fiscal cliff yet but we sure went over the sanity cliff.


7 posted on 11/12/2012 10:00:14 AM PST by ronnie raygun (bb)
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To: Sub-Driver

two things:
1. not one rhyme in the quote.
2. Jesse’s voters’ were supressed into voting Democrat.


8 posted on 11/12/2012 10:04:16 AM PST by hkusp40
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To: oldbrowser

“Voter fraud is also a form of suppression.”

Beat me to it.


9 posted on 11/12/2012 10:04:43 AM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: Sub-Driver

Dead folk don’t mind, Jesse. Just drag them up inch by inch and quit whinning.


10 posted on 11/12/2012 10:06:03 AM PST by polkajello
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To: Sub-Driver

Oppressive long voter lines.. well that supersedes the question of how 1000 registered voters can produce 1500 voters in neighborhoods suffering oppressive, long lines to vote. So the issue is not voter fraud — it’s long, oppressive voter lines.


11 posted on 11/12/2012 10:06:20 AM PST by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: Sub-Driver

This is really funny—are we sure this isn’t Satire?

So now because Whites show up to vote it suppresses the black vote.

“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”

LMAO—yeah and look what that did for South Africa.

This from a scumbag whose son is going to prison for political shenanigans with his Campaign funds yet got elected anyhow because the Negro’s voted for him.

Racist CS.A real man would be ashamed to show his face, but that doesn’t bother Jesse, the preacher who knocked up one of his followers.What a moral compass for blacks to follow.

Yet the media seeks out this joke of a man and tries to make what he says palpable.What a country we are leaving our kids.


12 posted on 11/12/2012 10:07:51 AM PST by Venturer
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To: Sub-Driver

Jesse, SHUT UP and go take care of your thieving mentally ill son.


13 posted on 11/12/2012 10:08:23 AM PST by RummyChick
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To: Sub-Driver

Jeez, “won” the election and still whining about being treated unfairly.


14 posted on 11/12/2012 10:10:45 AM PST by Roos_Girl (The world is full of educated derelicts. - Calvin Coolidge)
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To: Sub-Driver

Oh shoot! It’s too much effort for his welfare constituents to get their @$$es off the couch and give up Oprah for an hour to go vote. Boo Hoo!


15 posted on 11/12/2012 10:11:09 AM PST by kenmcg (t)
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To: Sub-Driver

Hey Jessee - Obama is sending your kid to jail. Maybe you’re next!


16 posted on 11/12/2012 10:11:19 AM PST by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Sub-Driver

What? I thought everybody stayed home...


17 posted on 11/12/2012 10:16:00 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Sub-Driver

The mind boggles....

So the ones who were “suppressed”, would those votes have been for Romney?

What am I missing here?


18 posted on 11/12/2012 10:16:33 AM PST by alloysteel (Bronco Bama - the cowboy who whooped up and widened the stampede.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Hey Jesse, got a question. If one race were to vote almost entirely for a candidate of their own race, would that seem kind of bigoted to you?

Or let me put it to you this way Jesse. If the country voted almost 50/50 between GOP and dumcrat, and the population of one race voted >90% for one candidate... kind sounds like a statiscal error, or maybe something else was in play?

Whatcha think Jesse? Should we march? Should we demand reform? Should we demand an end to such racism? Jesse? Jesse?


19 posted on 11/12/2012 10:24:43 AM PST by Made In The USA (Obama may not be running on his record, but he sure as hell can't run from it.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Deliberately refusing to accept and count the votes of the military is voter suppression. It happened. Could we have some outrage over it?


20 posted on 11/12/2012 10:24:58 AM PST by I want the USA back
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To: hkusp40

If you feel suppression, you’ve had oppression
and this recession is about to become a depression


21 posted on 11/12/2012 10:30:24 AM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: Sub-Driver
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.

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.

22 posted on 11/12/2012 10:43:22 AM PST by DustyMoment (Congress - another name for white collar criminals!!)
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To: RummyChick

“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?


23 posted on 11/12/2012 10:43:31 AM PST by rockinqsranch
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To: Clarence

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).


24 posted on 11/12/2012 10:44:30 AM PST by Idaho_Cowboy (Ride for the Brand. Joshua 24:15)
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To: Sub-Driver
Anybody else tired of this racist asshole? Why isn't he shouted down every time he speaks this racist shit? Where the hell is the "republican party"?

Never mind...this is a ONE party system.

Anyone know the meaning of "cohorts"?

FMCDH(BITS)

25 posted on 11/12/2012 10:54:16 AM PST by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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To: Sub-Driver
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.

Say, Jesse...it appears that you are unaware that these "long lines" you're complaining about are completely and solely within the control of local county and precinct officials.

In other words, as you're sniveling about Obama supporters having to wait in line to vote, bear in mind that other Obama supporters are 100% responsible for it.
26 posted on 11/12/2012 11:46:50 AM PST by Milton Miteybad (I am Jim Thompson. {Really.})
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To: rockinqsranch
How’d Jr. get where he’s at?

Anheuser/ Busch

27 posted on 11/12/2012 11:58:31 AM PST by Minutemen ("It's a Religion of Peace")
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To: Sub-Driver

The Bolsheviks won the election, but the race warlord still isn’t happy.


28 posted on 11/12/2012 12:10:14 PM PST by windsorknot
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To: oldbrowser

To: Jesse Jackson

S. T. F. U.


29 posted on 11/12/2012 12:20:03 PM PST by Mr. Wright (NAACP)
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