Jul 30, 2012
While VLTP and many other organizations have continued to proclaim; the pursuit of ALEC’s “Voter ID” model legislation disseminated to nearly every state, has the actual purpose of disenfranchising minority voters, GOP responses have been to laugh and deny those allegations.
Late last week the former Florida GOP Chairman, Jim Greer went public, claiming the party in Florida held meetings to discuss ways to keep Blacks from voting. From depositions the truth is slowly emerging due to a civil suit involving Greer and accusing him of diverting tens of thousands of dollars in campaign donations to a company owned by him – for personal profit.
“TALLAHASSEE | A former state GOP chairman accused of stealing from the party has made some embarrassing accusations of his own, including claims that the party tried to suppress black voters, though secret recordings released Thursday shows he was concerned what people knew about a secret arrangement he made to get a share of party donations…
…”They talked about not letting blacks vote … and minority outreach programs were not fit for the Republican Party,” Greer said.
“He (Greer) also detailed a party in chaos, saying elected leaders tried wrestling control of the party from then-Gov. Charlie Crist while “whack-a-dos” from the party right and tea partiers also tried to grab control. And he portrayed himself as getting caught in the middle as he stayed loyal to Crist…”