Will Today’s Voter Suppressors Be on Next Election’s Dubious “Felons Lists?”

By: Sunday August 5, 2012 9:30 am

Last May, Maryland political consultant Julius Henson was fined $1 million (in June a 60-day jail term was added) for a robo-call scheme to suppress the votes of eligible African-American voters. He was working for Republican Bob Erlich, a former Maryland governor trying to unseat Democratic Gov. Martin O’Malley. Erlich campaign manager Paul Schurick was also convicted.

Erlich, of course, has gone on to become Mitt Romney’s Maryland campaign chairman. He lost his race but earned his Republican anti-democratic merit badge.

 

Florida GOP Moves to Make Voting Harder for Democratic-Leaning Groups

By: Saturday May 7, 2011 10:00 am

This has been a trend this year with Republicans all over the country. In states where the GOP won big in 2010, they have been using their margins to push through state laws that will make voting harder for groups that tend to vote against Republicans. Similar actions have been taken in Kansas and Wisconsin.

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