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Forum Post: ex-Chairmn exposes Florida GOP's voter suppression on MSNBC

Posted 11 years ago on Aug. 10, 2012, 1:46 p.m. EST by ericweiss (575)
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In a recent court deposition, former Florida Republican Party Chairman Jim Greer denounced state officials in his party as liars and "whack-a-do, right-wing crazies" and accused them of scheming on ways to suppress black votes. He's totally sincere in his disgust of the Republican Party's current focus on voter suppression, and he had an inside view of these efforts.

Here were Greer's main points :

In is 3.5 years as Florida GOP party chair, Greer was in numerous meetings about changing the voter registration and voter ID laws in Florida, and in not one of those meetings as voter fraud EVER brought up as a concern by Republican strategies. The main concern of the GOPers in Florida, according to Greer, was that they prevent a repeat of Obama's 2008 victory in Florida (Greer kept repeating that point). Voter fraud is merely a GOP "marketing tool" with "no validity to it," Greer said.

Greer lamented that the "Republican Party has given up on minority voters," and so their strategy right now is to keep as many minorities from voting as possible. He expressed his disgust at this tactic. He said that as chair of the Florida GOP he tried to develop strategies for the party to reach out to minority populations, but was rebuffed at every turn.

Greer described the Republican Party in Florida, and in many other states, as having been overtaken by "pitchfork, torching-bearing mobs looking for Frankenstein" rather than being a party about ideas and principles and running about what they stand for. He said the current Florida GOP leaders "hate" moderate Republicans like him and Charlie Crist. "It's very sad what's going on in the Republican Party," Greer said.

Greer claimed that Florida's new law to limit the length of early voting, which was pushed through by Republicans, was intended solely to reduce the number of minorities and young people who are able to vote, since the data show that they are more likely to vote in early voting.



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[-] 1 points by ericweiss (575) 11 years ago

Demographic that proved a convicted voter fraud rate of OVER 2%

republican state Secretaries of State
Indiana republiclan charlie white convicted !

[-] 1 points by niphtrique (323) from Sneek, FR 11 years ago

Voter fraud is never an issue for Republicans because they do it too. See:

So their concern about voter fraud is only to suppress Democratic vote.

Still voter fraud is a problem. I suspect voter fraud decided the 2004 Presidential elections. It is not only ID's but also voting machines.

It is really not that difficult to get things right. There is no problem with voter fraud in Western Europe. An investigation into the flaws of the US election process:


[-] 1 points by shoozTroll (17632) 11 years ago


Isn't it nice to know he was under oath when he made these statements?

Telling that they would toss out one of last actual Republicans, and replaced him with a (R)epelican't like Scott.


[-] 0 points by TrevorMnemonic (5827) 11 years ago

awesome post

in Pennsylvania, Turzai straight up admits - "Voter ID laws to allow Mitt Romney to win Pennsylvania... DONE"

Openly admits to fraud and passing legislation to prop up a candidate.... how is he still in office?