Skip to comments.Report: Top Florida Republicans say election law was intentionally designed to suppress the vote
Posted on 11/27/2012 8:39:53 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
Two former top Florida Republicans say a new law that shortened the early voting period in the state was designed by the GOP to suppress the Democratic vote, not to curb voter fraud, according to a report Monday from the Palm Beach Post.
The Palm Beach Post quoted Former Republican Party of Florida Chairman Jim Greer and former Gov. Charlie Crist, neither of whom is still a party member, and a handful of other party operatives, who said claims the law was designed to curb voter fraud in the state were merely a marketing ploy to provide cover for the partys voter suppression efforts.
The Republican Party, the strategists, the consultants, they firmly believe that early voting is bad for Republican Party candidates, Greer told The Post. Its done for one reason and one reason only.
Weve got to cut down on early voting because early voting is not good for us."
(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...
Look for an onslaught from the sycophantic Obama worshiping Florida media.
Florida news....Crist is back again. Gag.
Tell us again how former GOP members = Top Florida Republicans.
Greer is going to jail for corruption. He was very close with Crist.
Crist isn’t a republican anymore.
The Hill, blatantly lying again.
Some element of truth in that title, I suppose. The election law was intentionally designed to suppress voter fraud. Since the Democrats live on voter fraud, it was intentionally designed to suppress Democrat votes.
I guess the GOP doing everything it can to suppress the Conservative vote isn’t news...
“Voter suppression” is code word for “stop Democrats from voting more than once.”
By the election results, It appears the Republican party didn't even manage to get that right...
These people are no longer Republicans. The headline for this article is simply a lie. They are now Democrats, and Democrats lie all the time.
“Isn’t Greer under investigation for corruption? “
Someone may have offered a deal to get out of those charges, and that’s what we saw on CNN.
That’s not in the constitution, it’s in the US Code.
Emphasis on “former”.
These are not clear representatives of the Republican party of Florida, which has gone through a fundamentally deep restructuring.
Maybe not enough, yet, but still a work in progress.
So 0 was elected by fraud! Ho hum. The media will never cover it.
Early voting is not good for the GOP because of the increased voter fraud.
And just a reminder, the GOPe backed the fake-Republican Crist ahead of the upstart Rubio. Now of course Rubio’s a GOPe guy, but still, it’s the tea party that got him in office.
Now suffrage was supposed to be controlled by each State, Article I, Sec. 2, of the Federal Constitution. Can anyone conceive of any reason why we--as decent, concerned Americans--forget Party identification;--any reason why any, decent, loyal & concerned American, would want to see a heavier vote from a poorly informed, controlled electorate? Moreover, an electorate increasingly being bribed by an ever expanded Welfare system--an obvious conflict of interest?
We need to stop apologizing from taking a stand that the Founding Fathers would have taken to a man! We need to demand that any voter be acting clearly on his or her own volition; his or her own, personally responsible, motivation; and not being bribed by demagogues & their followers.