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finataxia24
09-12-2008, 03:17 PM
Michigan Republicans plan to foreclose African American voters

The chairman of the Republican Party in Macomb County Michigan, a key swing county in a key swing state, is planning to use a list of foreclosed homes to block people from voting in the upcoming election as part of the state GOP’s effort to challenge some voters on Election Day.

“We will have a list of foreclosed homes and will make sure people aren’t voting from those addresses,” party chairman James Carabelli told Michigan Messenger in a telephone interview earlier this week. He said the local party wanted to make sure that proper electoral procedures were followed.

State election rules allow parties to assign “election challengers” to polls to monitor the election. In addition to observing the poll workers, these volunteers can challenge the eligibility of any voter provided they “have a good reason to believe” that the person is not eligible to vote. One allowable reason is that the person is not a “true resident of the city or township.”

The Michigan Republicans’ planned use of foreclosure lists is apparently an attempt to challenge ineligible voters as not being “true residents.”

One expert questioned the legality of the tactic.

Read more: http://www.michiganmessenger.com/4076/lose-your-house-l... (http://www.michiganmessenger.com/4076/lose-your-house-lose-your-vote)

poornate
09-12-2008, 03:20 PM
Wow...

finataxia24
09-12-2008, 03:27 PM
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phinfan3411
09-12-2008, 05:24 PM
And all these homes belong to African Americans?

poornate
09-12-2008, 05:33 PM
And all these homes belong to African Americans?

Of course not... i meant Wow to the tactic... seems wrong to me...

phinfan3411
09-12-2008, 05:38 PM
Well, I read the article, and boy that pisses me off. Number one, I do not like the tactic, and this is coming from a conservative.

Number two, I urge you to read this great article, and find out how they come to the conclusion that these are African Americans that are being affected. Very responsible journalism....should be very proud.

ih8brady
09-12-2008, 09:14 PM
Well, I read the article, and boy that pisses me off. Number one, I do not like the tactic, and this is coming from a conservative.

Number two, I urge you to read this great article, and find out how they come to the conclusion that these are African Americans that are being affected. Very responsible journalism....should be very proud.


Perhaps the area is predominately AA or the people in this area impacted the most are AAs? Either way, poor writing by a journalist pales in comparison to a despicable and unAmerican political act.


Country First? :rolleyes: Yeah right. :lol:

ohall
09-13-2008, 01:12 AM
And all these homes belong to African Americans?

Are you actually telling me you actually believe this junk?

tucker
09-13-2008, 11:50 AM
it sure wouldnt surprise me