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.
Forget the 1950’s. They honestly want to return to the 1850’s, when you had to be a property owner and white to vote (my memory may be hazy on when those laws were repealed regarding property).
What is really crazy about this is they simply do not care, they are just going to do it. They don’t care how it looks. They don’t care if those people absolutely should have the right to vote. They don’t care that there is no relationship between actual residence and whether or not you have received a foreclosure notice. They don’t care if you are still living there. They don’t care if you are still living in the same county, but at a new address and did not have time to re-register. They do not care that the largest foreclosure firm in the state is an organ of the GOP establishment, and everyone knows it. They don’t care about any of that.
What it boils down to is that there are some people they can keep from voting who belong to a group likely to support the wrong guy, so they will do it. Period. Just win, baby.
Remember this shit when the 101st Chairborne wants to tell you that we are in Iraq to fight for American values.
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