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  •  Wonder How He'd Do on Voter Suppression? (2+ / 0-)
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    That's the million dollar question.

    We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

    by Gooserock on Wed Jan 09, 2013 at 05:23:10 PM PST

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    •  Oops, Missed Mention By HoundDog Above (1+ / 0-)
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      Very promising.

      We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

      by Gooserock on Wed Jan 09, 2013 at 05:23:54 PM PST

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      •  Former Governor Charlie Christ rocked on voter (3+ / 0-)

        suppression.  He was actually better than any other Democrat that comes to mind.

        He pulled all the stops. Invoking the threat to democracy, using adjectives that make me look lack a slack-jawed bystander, which is quite an accomplishment when you think about it.

        The means is the ends in the process of becoming. - Mahatma Gandhi

        by HoundDog on Wed Jan 09, 2013 at 05:26:37 PM PST

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      •  Check this out. Crist went on a media round-robin (3+ / 0-)

        Here's one example:

        Charlie Crist Blasts Rick Scotts Unconscionable Voter Suppression

        Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist (R) on Wednesday criticized his successor, Gov. Rick Scott (R), and other Republicans for using “shameless” tactics that suppress voting rights, including requiring photo IDs, preventing felons from voting and purging voter rolls.

        “The concern really is on sort of a closing the door on democracy,” Crist told MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell. “For example, they’ve already changed the policy as it relates to former, non-violent felons. We had established a policy where they would have their rights automatically restored, give them the opportunity to vote once they had served their time and paid their debt to society. … That has now been changed under the new administration.”

        denouncing Rick Scott on voter suppression, acting like a Hounddog.  

        “In addition, they’ve also said that early voting — which is a great tradition is Florida — has been reduced from a 14-day period before the elections to eight days before, making it again more difficult for legal citizens to have their right to vote be heard.” ...

         “Anytime that you put more impediments into a citizen’s right — a legal citizen’s right to vote and make that more difficult, you impede the natural right of democracy and a citizen’s right to have their voice heard in important elections.”

        “It’s just plain wrong,” he added.

        The means is the ends in the process of becoming. - Mahatma Gandhi

        by HoundDog on Wed Jan 09, 2013 at 05:33:48 PM PST

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      •  Crist gave felons the right to vote again...Scott (0+ / 0-)

        it right back, unfortunately. Crist extended voting days and hours. Skeletor Scott reduced them.

        "We are a Plutocracy, we ought to face it. We need, desperately, to find new ways to hear independent voices & points of view" Ramsey Clark, U.S. Attorney General.

        by Mr SeeMore on Thu Jan 10, 2013 at 01:08:27 AM PST

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    •  Crist extended voting hours in 2008 (1+ / 0-)
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      Presidential election, which made the Republican party in Florida very angry.

      "Growing up is for those who don't have the guts not to. Grow wise, grow loving, grow compassionate, but why grow up?" - Fiddlegirl

      by gulfgal98 on Wed Jan 09, 2013 at 07:51:10 PM PST

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