Florida GOP Admits to Suppressing Black, Democrat Voters

28/11/2012 02:29

"It's common knowledge that Florida cut back on early voting in 2011 to reduce the turnout of blacks and other groups likely to vote for Democrats. But it's refreshing to see that former top Republicans in the state are now saying so out loud.

In an interview with The Palm Beach Post published on Sunday, the former chairman of the Florida Republican Party said voter suppression was the sole reason for the change to the election rules. Jim Greer, the party chairman in from 2006 to 2010, said he went to several meetings during which Republican officials discussed the damage that early voting — which brought an unprecedented number of black voters to the polls in 2008 — had done to the party.

"The Republican Party, the strategists, the consultants, they firmly believe that early voting is bad for Republican Party candidates," Mr. Greer said. "It's done for one reason and one reason only."*

Cenk Uygur breaks down the admitted truth behind voter ID laws being themselves, a fraud to suppress voters with non-conservative interests.

*Read more from David Firestone/ New York Times:
http://takingnote.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/11/26/why-florida-really-changed-its...

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