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May 30, 2020

RIGHT-WING GROUP SEEKS TO PURGE UP TO 800,000 VOTERS IN PENNSYLVANIA, A KEY BATTLEGROUND STATE

Filed under: Bigotry, Criminal, Fascism, Lower Incomes / Poor, News, Political, Questions, Race, Reason — Scottie @ 11:08

And again they try to suppress voting to steal an election.   No wonder they are always shouting that the elections are rigged and about fraud, they are doing it.   Republicans hate democracy, they do not want people to vote.  They are anti-American dream, anti-democracy.    They love a single party rule like China.    Hugs

Republicans have peddled the myth of rampant voter fraud in an effort to curtail voting rights and suppress votes to their advantage. They have upped the ante in recent weeks as a number of states battle over how to make voting accessible amid the coronavirus pandemic, which has postponed some elections. On May 21, Judicial Watch sued California following Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom’s order to completely shift November elections to vote-by-mail; it would be the first state to do so as a result of the ongoing pandemic. The Republican National Committee, the National Republican Congressional Committee, and the California Republican Party filed suit against the order several days later. “Dirty voting rolls can mean dirty elections,” Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said in an April 28 press release on the Pennsylvania suit.

There is no evidence to bear out that claim. While there have been no recent major incidents of voter fraud, there was a case of electoral fraud committed by Republicans in North Carolina. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., bizarrely referenced that case when warning against potential voter fraud in other states. In that case, a political strategist working for a Republican congressional candidate was indicted on charges of orchestrating a scheme to collect and submit fraudulent absentee ballots in 2018 and 2016, including forging signatures and filling out incomplete ballots, and paying workers to collect them.

In response to increased legal activity surrounding claims of voter fraud, the Brennan Center for Justice released a report Wednesday debunking 10 myths related to the issue. The public policy group warns against using flawed lists of voter data to justify purges, citing cases in Virginia and Texas.

More at the link above.   Hugs

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