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GOP's push to suppress vote threatens democracy (CNN Unbiased Alert)
CNN ^ | 11/4/2012 | CNN

Posted on 11/05/2012 2:44:24 PM PST by Dallas59

(CNN) -- One day before the election, tensions are running high and poll numbers are being crunched every few hours. Nowhere is this truer than in Ohio -- the pathway to victory. So there was a collective gasp Friday when a last-minute directive from Ohio's secretary of state, a Republican, threatened to invalidate a number of provisional ballots.

When the fate of the nation could hinge on a handful of votes, arcane state rules and local politicians' motives take on a new urgency. Ilyse Hogue Ilyse Hogue

Earlier last week the Obama campaign complained to Wisconsin's attorney general about what it said was "willful misrepresentation" by the Romney campaign in the materials used to train Election Day poll watchers. At issue was whether people in Wisconsin with felony convictions could vote. (They can, once they complete their sentences, but the Romney documents had said they can't.) Given that this fact can be Googled in less than 10 seconds, one must conclude the Romney campaign was either grossly ignorant of election law or intentionally deceiving volunteers in an effort to swing the vote.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: cnn; democrat; election; obama
If it's on CNN...it's CNN.
1 posted on 11/05/2012 2:44:31 PM PST by Dallas59
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To: Dallas59

Bahahaha there was a contributor on CNN this morning claiming Rick Scott and all the Republicans in Florida had conspired to keep blacks voting for Obama.


2 posted on 11/05/2012 2:47:42 PM PST by trappedincanuckistan (livefreeordietryin)
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To: Dallas59

They know their guy is going to lose, so already they’re starting the “Romney stole the election” meme.


3 posted on 11/05/2012 2:50:34 PM PST by Thane_Banquo (Support hate crime laws: Because some victims are more equal than others.)
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To: Dallas59

Hey Dallas...And...I have been working with voting here since the primaries, the get out the vote...and early voting. No one wants to suppress the vote. This is a failure of someone on Romney’s staff. It is not Romney’s. And I am no Romney fan. Just in the interest of full disclosure.


4 posted on 11/05/2012 2:51:34 PM PST by DallasSun (Courage~Fear that has said its prayers.)
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To: Dallas59

The numbers for Buckwheat must be really bad. Looks like the cheats and liars are gearing up for claims of voter fraud against the Republicans.


5 posted on 11/05/2012 2:52:08 PM PST by sergeantdave (The FBI has declared war on the Marine Corps)
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To: Dallas59

             

6 posted on 11/05/2012 2:53:25 PM PST by tomkat ( PAlabama '12 = RR = 300 +)
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To: Dallas59

Felons can vote? Interesting.


7 posted on 11/05/2012 2:55:00 PM PST by AppyPappy (If you really want to annoy someone, point out something obvious that they are trying hard to ignore)
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To: Dallas59

Ah, yes! CNN = 99.9999% pure horse shirt


8 posted on 11/05/2012 3:02:07 PM PST by ChoobacKY
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To: Dallas59
Where exactly is this democracy of which they speak?
9 posted on 11/05/2012 3:02:09 PM PST by frankenMonkey
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To: Dallas59

Planting seeds........


10 posted on 11/05/2012 3:12:30 PM PST by Damifino (The true measure of a man is found in what he would do if he knew no one would ever find out.)
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To: Dallas59

I think it is high time we root out the communists in the liberal media and our government. Say what you will about Joe McCarthy, but he was right on.


11 posted on 11/05/2012 3:13:03 PM PST by patriotsblood
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To: Dallas59

It is only DEMOCRATS who are convinced the only way to win is to suppress opposition votes.


12 posted on 11/05/2012 3:16:36 PM PST by UCANSEE2 ( If you think I'm crazy, just wait until you talk to my invisible friend.)
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To: Thane_Banquo

Morris predicted this. If it goes down like that, with the UN getting involved, it’s gonna be a long winter.


13 posted on 11/05/2012 3:19:47 PM PST by ez (When you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail.)
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To: Dallas59
So there was a collective gasp Friday when a last-minute directive from Ohio's secretary of state, a Republican, threatened to invalidate a number of provisional ballots uphold Ohio election law.
14 posted on 11/05/2012 3:21:36 PM PST by RightOnTheBorder
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To: Dallas59
I'm putting this on my Facebook page:


15 posted on 11/05/2012 3:24:41 PM PST by Mrs. Don-o (What does the Lord require of you but to act justly, to love tenderly, to walk humbly with your God.)
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To: Dallas59
I'm putting this on my Facebook page:


16 posted on 11/05/2012 3:26:59 PM PST by Mrs. Don-o (What does the Lord require of you but to act justly, to love tenderly, to walk humbly with your God.)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

CNN suppressed the news of Obama lying about Libya. So who cares about CNN.


17 posted on 11/05/2012 3:33:06 PM PST by mfish13 (ELECTIONS HAVE CONSEQUENCES!!!!)
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To: AppyPappy

I think there was some confusion in terminology. Felons can only vote after they have completed their sentences. Felons on probation or parole still can’t vote.


18 posted on 11/05/2012 3:38:43 PM PST by VanShuyten ("a shadow...draped nobly in the folds of a gorgeous eloquence.")
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To: Dallas59
Ha, I copied/pasted from The Nation the bio of the article's author, pointing out that she brings bias to the table...what a surprise that my comment has not yet appeared.
19 posted on 11/05/2012 3:40:54 PM PST by missycocopuffs
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Click

20 posted on 11/05/2012 3:43:08 PM PST by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=om93destr)
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To: missycocopuffs

I see that CNN has bio info now at top of article...I swear it wasn’t there when I wrote my comment 25 minutes ago because I was sure looking for it...


21 posted on 11/05/2012 3:45:15 PM PST by missycocopuffs
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To: Dallas59

Of course CNN feels the duty to make sure felons are aware they can vote (and that Democrat cheaters can cast a vote on behalf of felons who fail to do so on there on accord).

Does CNN feel outraged over military vote suppression?


22 posted on 11/05/2012 3:45:40 PM PST by unlearner (You will never come to know that which you do not know until you first know that you do not know it.)
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To: patriotsblood
I think it is high time we root out the communists in the liberal media and our government. Say what you will about Joe McCarthy, but he was right on.

Joe McCarthy had personal problems, but he was performing a public service. He overplayed his hand.

23 posted on 11/05/2012 3:59:11 PM PST by The_Media_never_lie (Actually, they lie when it suits them! The crooked MS media must be defeated any way it can be done!)
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To: trappedincanuckistan

I talked to a couple, here in Florida, last night and they said the same thing. Because Gov. Scott cut early voting to 8 days, they said, was aimed at cutting down on minority votes.


24 posted on 11/05/2012 6:48:35 PM PST by jch10 (BO went to bed and let Americans die.)
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To: jch10

It’s baloney though. The time is cut for whites too. It’s not like if you’re black you get 8 days, and if you’re white you get 12 or something.

Everybody has the same 8 days to vote early.


25 posted on 11/05/2012 6:52:47 PM PST by trappedincanuckistan (livefreeordietryin)
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To: Dallas59

Felons For 0bama. Now there’s a campaign slogan. BTT.


26 posted on 11/05/2012 6:57:45 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: VanShuyten

In Virginia, they can’t vote at all unless the governor reinstates their voting rights.


27 posted on 11/06/2012 4:58:29 AM PST by AppyPappy (If you really want to annoy someone, point out something obvious that they are trying hard to ignore)
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