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OpEdNews - Article: Caught Red Handed: Systematic Purge Setup for Black Voters


US Politics & Gov't  (tags: voters, votersrights, civilliberties, purgingvoters, purgingblackvoters, s purgingDemocrats )

Barbara
- 938 days ago - opednews.com
488 voters, every one of them in the Tennessee district of US Rep Steve Cohen (D-09), all but four lifelong Democrats, and nearly all Black, had their voting history erased by Shelby County election workers, setting them up for purging from voter rolls



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Barbara Tomlinson (464)
Sunday May 27, 2012, 1:15 am
QUESTION: IS THIS HAPPENING ALL OVER THE COUNTRY?

IS THIS HOW THE REPUKELICANS PLAN TO WIN ELECTIONS FROM NOW ON?
IS THIS HOW FASCISM, AND RULE BY THE KOCH BROTHERS, IS GOING TO TAKE OVER WITH A VENEER OF "LEGALITY" AND THE "PEOPLE'S CHOICE"?
 

Barbara Tomlinson (464)
Sunday May 27, 2012, 1:18 am
Shelby County voters owe a debt of gratitude to Darrick "D" Harris (no relation). This information has come to light because, when I spoke with Harris by telephone recently, he expressed concern to me about his discovery that his voting history had somehow evaporated.

An active Democratic voter and political consultant, Harris had copies of voter databases containing his own voter history. He knows he votes regularly, but as of Oct. 2011, the voter list reports that he has never voted -- not once!

WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT?

When voters fail to vote for two federal general elections, a purge process is initiated.

Your voter history should never vary. If it says you voted in the Nov. 2008 presidential election in 2010, in 2011 it should not report that you DIDN'T vote in 2008. The only way the database can alter your voting history is if someone changes the information in the database.

D. Harris did not just have his 2008 voting history erased. Every vote he had ever cast, going back to 2000, had been erased. I took the official Shelby County voter list, filedate 2010 (obtained by court order in a lawsuit) and compared it with the voter history list from 2011.

488 voters had their histories erased.

ALMOST ALL VOTERS WERE BLACK

Of these, according to the 2011 database, 430 are Black. It is against the law to alter voter records. It is a civil rights violation to select Black voter records for alteration.
 

Barbara Tomlinson (464)
Sunday May 27, 2012, 1:22 am
By the way, THIS IS WHAT MACHINES, VOTING MACHINES, CAN DO.
THIS IS WHAT "PUTTING EVERYTHING ON A COMPUTER" CAN DO.
THERE WOULD BE NO WAY TO "OFFICIALLY" TRACE ANYTHING.

THIS IS HOW FASCISM TAKES OVER.
[By the way, it is EERILY SIMILAR to the way WOMEN WERE RE-ENSLAVED in the Dystopian Novel, "The Handmaid's Tale" -- when COMPUTERS ERASED ALL WOMEN'S FINANCIAL RECORDS AND BANK ACCOUNTS.]

PROUD OF YOURSELVES, REPUKELICANS?????????
 

tasunka m. (338)
Sunday May 27, 2012, 7:42 am
WHAT A MESS, WE ARE MOVING IN A VERY FRIGHTENING DIRECTION
Thanks BMutiny,saw the writing on the wall with your title
so sad,why are we separating everyone into profile groups.....what's wrong with people?
 

Barbara Tomlinson (464)
Sunday May 27, 2012, 8:45 am
THIS NEEDS TO BE PUT ON THE FRONT PAGE OF CARE2.

PLEASE CIRCULATE THIS. IT IS *TERRIBLY* IMPORTANT!

I hope you have read, or will read, "The Handmaid's Tale".
The way it is presented, this "computer wipeout" that with one stroke, wipes out all Women's finances, leaving them all totally dependent on men -- IT COULD REALLY HAPPEN! In the imagined not-so-improbable Future Society; you see, there is no money, ALL transactions are by card, therefore exist only in Computers --

so, IN EXACTLY THE SAME WAY, the Repukelicans and the Koch Brothers WANT US ALL TO VOTE ONLY BY MACHINE, the better to ERASE OUR VOTES AND SUBSTITUTE THEIR OWN.......
It is not ENOUGH for them to Re-district to eliminate Democratic enclaves, to put out LYING PROPAGANDA, to HACK EASILY-HACKABLE DIEBOLD VOTING MACHINES, to challenge and intimidate Ethnic and Poor and Elderly voters at the Voting Sites......
the Repukelicans ARE SO UNIVERSALLY HATED FOR RAPING THE POOR, THE MIDDLE CLASS AND THE ENVIRONMENT....
THEY CAN ONLY WIN BY MASSIVE, WHOLESALE FRAUD AND TRICKERY.

Just wait and watch, IT IS GOING TO GET EVEN WORSE THAN THIS.
We are going to NEED TRAINED POLL WATCHERS, among other things. AND NOT BE SHY AND TAKE THIS SORT OF THING LYING DOWN.

Again, PLEASE GET THIS ONTO THE CARE2 FRONT PAGE, WHERE IT BELONGS.
A Foretaste Of Things To Come. Unfortunately.
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday May 27, 2012, 8:57 am
thank you
 

Barbara Tomlinson (464)
Sunday May 27, 2012, 9:00 am
From Care2 Causes:
Voting Rights Crisis Unfolding In Florida

by Jessica Pieklo
May 26, 2012

42 comments Voting Rights Crisis Unfolding In Florida

There’s a civil rights crisis unfolding in Florida thanks to a massive voter purge ordered by Republican Governor Rick Scott.

Late last year Scott ordered the Secretary of State Kurt Browning to “identify and remove non-U.S. citizens from the voter rolls.” But Florida has no reliable citizenship data so Scott told election officials to identify non-U.S. citizens by comparing data from the state motor vehicle administration with the voting file.

Using Scott’s methods, Browning came up with a list of 182,000 names.

The process has sparked nothing but controversy. Browning complained the process was unreliable and eventually resigned. ThinkProgress reports that Seminole County Supervisor of Elections Mike Ertel (R) posted a picture on Twitter of a voter on the list falsely identified as ineligible, with his passport.

Florida Congressman Ted Deutch (D) has called the process a “blatant attempt to suppress voter turnout” and will demand Scott immediately suspend the purge.

That request joins others from civil rights groups who believe the purge violates federal laws that prohibit the state from removing voters from the rolls less than 90 days before a federal election. Florida’s primary will be help August 14th.

Updating voter rolls is a necessary process that does not need to be politicized any further than Scott already has. Given the long history of minority voter suppression and the state’s aggressive changes to its election laws, there’s plenty of reason to be suspicious of Scott’s motives here. The Department of Justice needs to take these actions seriously and intervene for the sake of the tens of thousands of Floridians who are about to have their most essential civil right stripped for cheap partisan gain.

Read more: http://www.care2.com/causes/voting-rights-crisis-unfolding-in-florida.html#ixzz1w5OuwPwG
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I JUST TOLD YOU THIS WOULD NOT BE THE *ONLY* CASE OF *PURGING* BLACK, POOR AND ETHNIC VOTERS! THIS IS ONLY THE BEGINNING, THE TIP OF THE ICEBERG.....
PLEASE MAKE EVERY EFFORT TO PUT THIS ARTICLE ON THE FRONT PAGE OF CARE2 NEWS.
 

Tierney G. (383)
Sunday May 27, 2012, 10:31 am
This is so wrong! I beleive unconstitutional. Is there anything the Feds can do to stop this criminal behavior before it really is too late?
Very scary about what you mentiuoned on the handmaidens tale. i would not put it past them in fact i kept seeing this war on women as losing our rights to vote next. very frightening. if we can't stop them through the courts and voting we need to concentrate on more extreme measures like another civil war. These people are INSANE and nothing can stop someone who is literaly nuts. Thanks Mutiny
 

John B. (122)
Sunday May 27, 2012, 11:26 am
BMutiny, thanks for the alert on this one case as I had already read and noted the one on Florida The war on women and minorities continues. I hope this info will be turned over to the civil rights section at the DOJ. Read and noted.
 

Barbara Tomlinson (464)
Sunday May 27, 2012, 12:03 pm
Another "Political" item to Note:
The 2000+ Words and Phrases That Trigger Your Search Engine to Collect Your Personal Information And Give It to Homeland Security
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I do not know if we can really rely on govt anymore, to do us Justice.
We do have to PRESS them.
We also have to go to Non-govt organizations such as the ACLU, League of Women Voters, Southern Poverty Law Center {SPLC}, and others.
We have first of all to be aware, RIGHT IN OUR OWN COMMUNITIES AND NEIGHBORHOODS.
THAT IS WHERE IT ALL STARTS.
The Repukelicans have known this for a long time, insinuating themselves into positions of local power. While the rest of us WERE ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL.
Inform THE PEOPLE RIGHT IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD; and KEEP TRACK OF HOW THE ACTUAL VOTING GOES {thru Exit Polls and so on}. That is a START.
 

Yvonne White (233)
Sunday May 27, 2012, 5:03 pm
You know they'll at least TRY to do it all over the country..the one thing RepubliCONS will share is how to Cheat!
 

Cynthia not well (340)
Sunday May 27, 2012, 5:34 pm
I'm still trying to figure out how my 9th district rep.who was a Democrat and had been our rep. for 30 years was beaten by a Republican ( one of the stupidest persons I have ever seen), and I can't find anyone that will tell me they voted for him. Something fishy going on in a lot of places I think.
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday May 27, 2012, 7:58 pm
Hacking Democracy
Democacry and justice in America is a myth.
Americans are indoctrinated, beginnig in pre-school at 4-5 years old, to believe American government is fair, just and honest; violating that trust is a crime dealt with by police and honest judges.
Nothing could be farther from the truth today.
Monied corporations, capitalists and corrupt political parties have taken over and created a political circus. We, the American people, are the butt of their joke.
We have been convinced to choose between two corrupt political parties, as though one of them will be honest and look out for 'the greater good' of our people.
These choices are defined by two 'less than perfect' versions of how our future should be shaped. It is Americans' Constitutional privilege and duty to disband their governent (politcal organizations), should it have proved NOT to be 'serving the people' and replace it with a government that does serve the people.
Choosing between two corrupt, evil political parties is NOT a real choice.
Americans need to show these corrupt officials what happens when they stick their heads in the mouth of American Lions at their political circus.
People are waking up, they are seeing the truth.
Republicans, using Reagan as their figure-head, have led us down the wrong path.
Democrats never follow-through on their promises to correct our course.
The people should admit to themselves nothing will change, those poliial parties like the way campaign contributions are rolling in from their corrupt contributors. Political influence has become a commodity, the 'license to sell' is issued to the 'winners' of political popularity contests where the truth is so convoluted no one can really understand what the winner intends to do. Even when their statements are clear, their actions do not match their words.
Rise up America, demand the honesty, freedom and justice our forefathers died for.
Don't let their sacrifice and courage be wasted.
The safety and security of our families is at stake.
Will you let your children become slaves of a Fascist State?
Ray Charles said "Scratch a lie, find a thief."
The political liars are stealing your freedom.
Stop them.


 

FreeSpirit Running (324)
Monday May 28, 2012, 7:21 am
First, thank you BMutiny for this HIGHLY important article...
Sorry but I want to puke to think that all of our history of fighting for Civil Rights for people could be taken away, just like that...poof! What and who the hell do they think they any better that any one of us? We are all equal as I understand it. This is sickening to know what those in higher places could and would do to the common people. @Cynthia D. I believe what's going on is called money, greed and being bought off, that's why it's fishy, only my opinion though...why would they put a Republican in power when a Democrat was there for all that time? I can't believe it!
I live in Florida and when I heard about this it made me sick, it's a sad time we live in...:( I voice my opinion to our Reps, our Gov. our Senators, no one hears me...but, we as a people need to do something or all of our rights might be taken away one day, just sayin....

All good comments here ~

In peace always,
FreeSpirit
 

Barbara Tomlinson (464)
Tuesday May 29, 2012, 9:08 am
Please spread this News Item around some more! Now that the Memorial Day Weekend is over...... and people are back!

"all of our history of fighting for Civil Rights for people could be taken away, just like that...poof!"

Yes, THAT IS WHAT WE ALL NEED TO KNOW, EVERY SINGLE ONE OF US.
Especially, but not only, those of us who lived thru that era.......
Good people, many of them, actually SACRIFICED THEIR LIVES so that EVERYONE could vote, equally.....!!!!!

With A SINGLE STROKE BY REPUKELICANS, ALL THAT IS BEING NOW UNDONE.....
and, be sure that IT IS GOING TO GET WORSE, you will see.........
Back, WAY back, to NO VOTES FOR BLACK PEOPLE.....
This IS AN EMERGENCY.
 

ellen m. (222)
Wednesday May 30, 2012, 11:17 am
Sorry i am just know finding this buried in my inbox Barbara...

All of this is so disheartening!
But i KNOW how hard we are all trying to turn this most Un-American pattern of abuses around, and i sure as hell pray that i'm still around to see the day we finally get it together..though i know it will be a long row to hoe.
Thanks for the article and the great comments.
 

Peace Monger (185)
Friday June 1, 2012, 1:48 am
lolllllllllllllll if a double post comes up, please disregard. :-/ Another day in paradise here @Care2.
 
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