Republicans Bragging About Dirty Tricks

October 7th, 2008at 11:48pm Posted by Eli

Unbelievable.  It doesn’t surprise me in the least that the Kick-You-When-You’re-Down Party would use a form of voter caging to prevent foreclosed homeowners from voting… but it does surprise me that they would actually tell us about it:

Democrats are concerned that Republican officials in Marion County [Indiana] and elsewhere might use home foreclosure lists as a way to challenge the residency of voters at the polls. The campaign of presidential candidate Barack Obama filed a lawsuit to keep the Michigan GOP from doing just that.

County GOP Chairman Tom John said foreclosure opens the door to a residency challenge, but he said his party has no plans to pursue such challenges. However, he wouldn’t rule it out.

“We might end up challenging on that,” he said. “It’s entirely possible. I think it would be a solid basis for asking someone to vote provisionally.”

(…)

John said his main goal is to ensure the integrity of the election.

“Our position is that every person entitled to vote should be encouraged to vote,” John said. “Anybody whose home is already in foreclosure isn’t actually living in the home and might not be a valid voter.”

Lovely.  That’ll really show working-class Americans how much Republicans care about them.

I’m still surprised that they’re publicly admitting to this rather than denying that they would ever do such a horrible, callous thing and then going ahead and doing it anyway.

Entry Filed under: Corruption/Cronyism,Elections,Republicans,Wankers


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