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Michigan GOP admits in court documents that they tried to ILLEGALLY block thousands fo people from voting. Are you Surprise?

"An agreement announced today by Obama for America, the Republican National Committee, the Democratic National Committee, the Michigan Republican Party, the Michigan Democratic Party, the Macomb County Republican Party, the Macomb County Democratic Party, and plaintiffs Duane Maletski, Sharon Lopez, and Frances M. Zick protects the voting rights of foreclosure victims. The settlement acknowledges the existence of an illegal scheme by the Republicans to use mortgage foreclosure lists to deny foreclosure victims their right to vote. This settlement has the force of law behind it and ensures that Republicans cannot disenfranchise families facing foreclosure." [my emphasis]

http://emptywheel.firedoglake.com/2008/10/20/mi-republicans-admit-to-illegal-foreclosure-scheme-surrender-to-democrats/

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 7:26 PM on Oct. 20, 2008 in Politics & Current Events

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Answers (18)
  • Okay, the problem is when you recieve a forclosure notice, you can still reside at the residence for an extended period of time. It's still their legal address, yet they aren't letting people vote.
    msmoody

    Answer by msmoody at 10:43 PM on Oct. 20, 2008

  • *sigh*
    glass houses.
    caitxrawks

    Answer by caitxrawks at 7:27 PM on Oct. 20, 2008

  • Exactly, caitxrawks. The right has been throwing around accusations and they've all been coming back to bite them in their asses.
    msmoody

    Answer by msmoody at 7:41 PM on Oct. 20, 2008

  • no, they've been pulling this crap for years.
    autodidact

    Answer by autodidact at 7:47 PM on Oct. 20, 2008

  • "We will have a list of foreclosed homes and will make sure people aren't voting from those addresses"
    I think making sure there aren't 2 people with the same SS# voting from different addresses/polling areas would be justifiable(Joe JOnes from foreclosed house and Joe Jones from new Apartment moved into from foreclosed house).
    But when ACORN and others have tainted the registration with all these "issues", it's hard to figure where to get a "fair" vote anymore... This is all going to be a mess before it gets any better... I wonder how much it would cost for the tumbprint or eyescan voting booths to become activated and would it cost less then all these law suits and crap?!?!
    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 7:50 PM on Oct. 20, 2008

  • I sure have not heard that on the news or yahoo.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:51 PM on Oct. 20, 2008

  • The settlement acknowledges the existence of an illegal scheme by the Republicans to use mortgage foreclosure lists to deny foreclosure victims their right to vote.    


    sounds like alot more than  just "think making sure there aren't 2 people with the same SS# voting from different addresses/polling areas would be justifiable(Joe JOnes from foreclosed house and Joe Jones from new Apartment moved into from foreclosed house)." 

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:53 PM on Oct. 20, 2008

  • What kind of website is emptywheel.firedoglake.com??? I have never heard of it. I am sure it must be an extremely reputable website. (*sarcasm*)
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:55 PM on Oct. 20, 2008

  • i haven't heard this as of late. It's Acorn we really need to worry about. I think it's gonna be trouble counting votes this time around.
    dini1976

    Answer by dini1976 at 7:58 PM on Oct. 20, 2008

  • Suprised?
    No.
    Disappointed?
    Very.
    StarMommy77

    Answer by StarMommy77 at 8:03 PM on Oct. 20, 2008

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