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>> Today, we get into the GOP coordinated effort to suppress your vote. If you are African American, Latino, Elderly, a Student, a Democrat, or Independent… you are likely being targeted. Millions will be impacted by Voter ID Laws enacted in GOP led states.
The latest is a voter ‘purge’ in Florida impacting thousands of the constituencies who tend to vote Democratic.
US Attorney General Eric Holder Speaks on Voter Rights
30, May 2012
“Attorney General Eric Holder gave the keynote address at the inaugural Faith Leaders Summit on Voting Rights. He talked Justice Department’s efforts to enforce voting rights in reaction to state laws enacted since 2010 on issues such as voter identification requirements, registration, and redistricting.”
“ADVANCEMENT PROJECT URGES THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT TO TAKE IMMEDIATE ACTION TO END VOTING ROLL PURGES IN FLORIDA”
May 17, 2012
“The Florida Department of Elections is conducting a broad sweep of election rolls, purging the names of Hispanic residents through questionable methodologies that are likely to keep a number of U.S. citizens from being able to exercise their right to vote in November. Election officials came up with the list by comparing the names of alleged non-citizens who hold state driver’s licenses, as indicated by Florida’s Department of Highway Safety, with names of people registered to vote. Changes to the state’s voting procedures are required to be precleared by the Justice Department pursuant to Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act.
Up to 180,000 Floridian citizens could be affected by the changes, an estimated 58 percent of them Hispanic. According the Miami Herald, white and GOP voters are the least likely to face purges. “The right to vote is the cornerstone of our democracy and every eligible voter deserves an opportunity to participate,” said Penda Hair, co director of Advancement Project, a civil rights organization that works to protect voting rights. “These types of discriminatory purges unfairly deny access to the ballot to large numbers of American citizens.”
Using information from the driver’s license database is problematic because not all U.S. citizens present proof of citizenship when procuring their driver’s licenses and many legal residents who obtained driver’s licenses have since become citizens. “We are concerned,” explained Advancement Project co director Judith Browne Dianis, “that the current purging methods – which may be continued in the months leading up to the November 2012 elections and could result in the disenfranchisement of eligible voters – are likely to be faulty and not provide accurate information about which Floridians are citizens.”
Federal voting laws already require proof of citizenship upon registration and prohibit noncitizens from voting. This current round of purges in Florida threatens to disenfranchise thousands of citizens and disparately impacts Latinos and other immigrant communities who have taken all of the necessary steps and gone to great lengths to become U.S. citizens. Though Florida officials claim this latest move is to preserve the integrity of elections and prevent voter fraud, the state is actually preventing eligible citizens from voting.”
“Florida voter purge to intensify”
“Rachel Maddow BLASTS Florida Voter Purge led by Rick Scott”
Published on May 30, 2012 by orangecountyfldems
On her show, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow reported on the ongoing voter purge in Florida. The state is attempting to remove non-citizen voters from the rolls. State election officials have identified 2,600 non-citizens. But as Maddow noted, local officials have already discovered errors in the list.
Then there’s this:
“Stealing 2012: 180,000 Voters Purged From Florida Rolls By GOP Gov. Rick Scott!”
Published on May 30, 2012 by politicalarticles
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>> Citizens United unleashed invisible millionaires and billionaires
“The War Room with Jen… : Profound stakes: Billionaires trying to buy the election – Axelrod”
Published on May 30, 2012 by Current
“Obama campaign strategist David Axelrod says GOP SuperPAC’s are planning to spend a billion dollars trying to buy upcoming elections, especially congressional races. “For congressional candidates, its gotta be a nightmare. We saw in the last election, in the last 3 weeks of those campaigns, super PACs swooped in and spent huge amounts of money in the final 3 weeks to influence those congressional races and turned a lot of races with their money,” Axelrod says.”
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