Aug 20, 2012
What a surprise! I am only surprised any more by those who persist in denying this.
At least Ohio GOP Election board member Doug Priesse is honest. In an email to The Columbus Dispatch he admitted that he’s not really interested in extending early voting. Here is his reason:
“You would almost have to be as blind as a bat not to see the politics,” said Anthony, former chairman of the county Democratic Party. “Listen, call it what it really is.”
“What it really is” to many Republicans is simply an attempt to help President Barack Obama win re-election.
“I guess I really actually feel we shouldn’t contort the voting process to accommodate the urban — read African-American — voter-turnout machine,” said Doug Preisse, chairman of the county Republican Party and elections board member who voted against weekend hours, in an email to The Dispatch. “Let’s be fair and reasonable.”
I see. Fair and reasonable. Of course. That would be fair and reasonable to Republicans, because black people tend to vote for Democrats, and those dirty urban voters should not under any circumstances, not any, no way no how, be allowed to vote if it is possible to exclude them.
To read this article, which unabashedly admits the racism inherent in Ohio politics, please click here