Nov 06 2012

Voter Suppression Problems Mar Elections in Ohio, Florida, and Pennsylvania

Turnout in many other states has been very high already – Ohio and Florida, two crucial swing states, have seen large numbers of people voting early. Florida Governor Rick Scott has come under fire for attempting to severely limit the early voting period. Ohio counties saw very long lines and even some voter protests, again based on a curtailment of early voting periods, pushed by Secretary of State John Husted. At the last minute, Husted decided to put the onus on provisional voters to present their ID information correctly rather than poll workers, in order for their votes to be counted. And in Pennsylvania, also a crucial swing state, community groups have cited evidence that Tea Party-linked activists have taken it upon themselves to challenge IDs of largely black voters.

GUEST: Ari Berman, contributing writer for The Nation magazine and an Investigative Journalism Fellow at The Nation Institute, author of Herding Donkeys: The Fight to Rebuild the Democratic Party and Reshape American Politics. Ari Berman is one of Uprising’s Election Analysts

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3 Responses to “Voter Suppression Problems Mar Elections in Ohio, Florida, and Pennsylvania”

  1. adam milleron 06 Nov 2012 at 12:11 pm

    This is complete and total liberal media propaganda

  2. Michaelon 06 Nov 2012 at 1:16 pm

    Well, hasn’t this been the agenda of the Tea Party and the radical far right extremists all along? Are we witnessing 2000 all over, again? Romney’s campaign / Republicans were already caught at voter fraud, but NOTHING was done! They used illegal tactics to scare and/or intimate voters by mail, phone, even billboards. I thought things like mail fraud got you jail time and huge fines. Today’s Republican party is in NO way the Republican party of my grandfather! I’m a reformed Republican, NO way will I ever again vote Republican unless it returns to my grandfather’s party. I’m now a proud independent voter. I voted early. I voted for President Obama. Here in Tennessee, ID IS required to vote. Voter registration card doesn’t show party affiliation, which I think is a great idea and all states should Adopt that. No intimidation, no problems voting. Was in and out in 15 minutes, which is good for me since I’m disabled and can’t stand for long periods. Only reason we were there that long is a lot of people were voting early that day.

  3. Ferdon 06 Nov 2012 at 3:08 pm

    Adam Miller is a complete and total dipshit.