* Fox News engages in illegal Voter Supression * Attention: Attorneys for Ron PaulSubmitted by Jay1 on Mon, 01/16/2012 - 14:14
By continuing to say that South Carolina has a closed Primary, Fox News is engaging in Voter Suppression, and it is illegal.
Forget about e-mailing Fox News; some lawyers need to contact the SC Attorney General, and the Federal and SC Election Commissions (see below). An injunction against Fox News is in order.
Where are Attorneys for Ron Paul?
"Voter suppression is a strategy to influence the outcome of an election by discouraging or preventing people from exercising their right to vote. It is distinguished from political campaigning in that campaigning attempts to change likely voting behavior by changing the opinions of potential voters through persuasion and organization. Voter suppression instead attempts to reduce the number of voters who might vote against the candidate or proposition advocated by the suppressors.
"The tactics of voter suppression can range from minor 'dirty tricks' that make voting inconvenient, up to blatantly illegal activities that physically intimidate prospective voters to prevent them from casting ballots. Voter suppression could be particularly effective if a significant amount of voters are intimidated individually because the voter might not consider his or her single vote important."
FOX Lies About SC Primary
"FOX is clearly trying to sabotage the election by claiming falsely that it is a closed primary. Here is what the South Carolina Election Commission has to say:
"'Q. Do I have to be a registered Republican to participate in the Republican Presidential Primary?
A. No, S.C. does not have registration by party. The Presidential Primary is open to all registered S.C. voters.'"
SC Election Commission Contacts: http://www.scvotes.org/about_the_sec
Federal Election Commission complaints: http://www.fec.gov/pages/brochures/complain.shtml
Voter Suppression in SC: http://www.aclu.org/blog/voting-rights/government-steps-bloc...