Skip to comments.NAACP watching, ready for voter problems (Who saw this coming?)
Posted on 10/11/2008 6:49:58 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
The NAACP will have lawyers targeting 750 precincts around the nation on Election Day to help address complaints about possible voter disenfranchisement, the organization's new president said Saturday.
Benjamin Jealous, who took the helm of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People on Sept. 15, said volunteer lawyers have already been addressing complaints about voter registration problems. On Election Day, lawyers will be sent to the 750 precincts where there has been a history of voter discrimination, Jealous said at the state NAACP convention.
Jealous also said he hopes that Democratic nominee Barack Obama's growing popularity will aid the civil rights organization. Obama's background as a community organizer and civil rights attorney could help as the NAACP targets quality education and other equality issues, he said.
But Jealous said Obama's rise has also occasionally led people to question whether the 99-year-old organization is still relevant.
"If Obama is elected, won't colored people have advanced as far as they can advance?" Jealous recalled being asked.
"The condition of the grassroots" will determine whether the NAACP can shut its doors, not the advancement of a single man, said Jealous, the youngest-ever leader of the group at age 35.
The presidential primary campaign highlighted the difference between many Hispanic voters and black voters. Hispanic voters helped give Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton a win in Texas, temporarily stalling the Obama campaign's momentum before he eventually secured the nomination.
Asked whether black and Latino leaders should try to help bridge the gap, Jealous said he's already met with the head of the National Council of La Raza.
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Slavery was in violation of the principles of our founding and could have easily been a distant memory had the Democrat controlled congress not overturned all GOP initiated laws by the end of the 1860’s.
What an appropriate name
Memo to self. Must buy more ammo!
“I read not to long ago, that the U.N. will have 300 observers watching the election this November.”
And who authorized the UN to observe US elections?
I regard that as an outrage.
Think of all the other countries where it could go observe elections if it wants to see some real fraud at work :
Zimbawe, North Korea, Egypt, etc. etc.
I remember the race riots of the 60's. Most of it was fomented by small groups and not large masses of angry blacks. This will probably be the case this time if anything happens. People tend to be more 'talk' than 'walk' when it comes to public violence.
Groups to watch would be the Nation of Islam (which has been very quiet so far) the Uhuru's, and any group that uses "People's" in its title.
Am I among the few who find this to be the most rank hypocricy? ACLU and the NAACP don’t find voter problems, they cause voter problems!
Racism? Hmmmm. I took this from a mostly black blog/board where they were discussing the election. A white woman had just said (referring to voting for Obama because he was black) Well, I may as well vote for McCain because hes white, then, huh?
Heres the response: You know it aint the same.
Us blacks have been slaves for fo hundred years. This is the first time we have come close to gaining any sort of power over the white man and the mexicans and the asians etc.
It is different man.
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