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LOST YOUR HOME ? You can't Vote !

I read this in a local newspaper today and i thought to myself this is going to disqualify half of michigan.

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.

“You can’t challenge people without a factual basis for doing so,” said J. Gerald Hebert, a former voting rights litigator for the U.S. Justice Department who now runs the Campaign Legal Center, a Washington D.C.-based public-interest law firm. “I don’t think a foreclosure notice is sufficient basis for a challenge, because people often remain in their homes after foreclosure begins and sometimes are able to negotiate and refinance.”

As for the practice of challenging the right to vote of foreclosed property owners, Hebert called it, “mean-spirited.”

GOP ties to state’s largest foreclosure law firm

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http://www.michiganmessenger.com/4076/lose-your-house-lose-y...



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meekandmild's picture

The Goons Own Party (GOP)

is losing support big time, so they'll try and steal votes from their primary opposition. Down with the GOP, vote third party. In the not so distant future the GOP will be the "third" party

So much for my thoughts about getting involved in the Macomb GOP

I live in Macomb County, home to thousands of "Reagan Democrats" that the GOP is trying to attract. This is, without doubt, the most heartless and stupid campaign tactic I've heard about this year.

Well, maybe the Ron Paul campaign's decision to limit his Iowa visits is in contention too. But that's another story.

If this story gets widespread coverage, and I'm betting it will, the plan I think will cost thousands more votes than will ever be gained by rejecting people because of foreclosure -- because it's so heartless. As one source said, some folks live in their homes during foreclosure, so what the hell will a foreclosure list prove anyway?

Maybe the GOP didn't want to only destroy Ron Paul. I'm beginning to think they are on a mission to destroy themselves, at least here.

yes it is an insult

I'm sure people will be talking about it around here.

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Stop the NWO....It's just illumi..Naughty !

"They like to pretend I'm not here". Ron Paul

"Committed To The Eradication Of Poverty Among Patriots"

"Those Who Strive For Excellence Refuse To Fear Mediocrity; They Eradicate It."

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digg it

digg it here:
http://digg.com/2008_us_elections/Lose_your_house_lose_your_...

**the soul would have no rainbow if the eyes had no tears**

Dugged

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Stop the NWO....It's just illumi..Naughty !

Wow.

This is impressive. The audacity; the big, clear, unmistakable "FUCK YOU" to citizens of the United States fallen on hard economic times in one of the hardest-hit states in the country...

I had to laugh, out of sheer disbelief. What in God's name is wrong with these people, and how do they look themselves in the mirror with anything other than, at the very least, a gnawing feeling of vague disgust, settled in their guts and saturating their spirit? Proper rules being followed is one thing, but distorting the rules in a transparent attempt to destroy any and all opposition from those you helped crush and make destitute is just...just...oh no, my brain...ahhhhhhh

For liberty!! *gong*

For Liberty!! *GONG*

When I drive through detroit now it looks like a war zone

Entire neighbourhoods boarded up and thoroughly looted for copper and light fixtures, imagine snake plisken in escape from new york and you know what these neighbourhoods look like.

Now all these people who have lost everything are being told that they don't have a right to at least Vote for a better opportunity ? It's just crazy.

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Stop the NWO....It's just illumi..Naughty !

this sounds absolutely crimminal

This is so sad, but it really makes me angry to see that these "party cronies" will stop at NOTHING!!! How dare them!!!

You think ?

but It does appear to be the case.

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Stop the NWO....It's just illumi..Naughty !

That's because Michigan is a big Democratic state!

PyraBang for Liberty

PyraBang for Liberty