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July 30, 2007

Republican-led Voter Suppression?

"Sometimes Voter-Suppression is as Important as Vote-Getting", a post that Noemie at Washblog wrote, is chilling.  She investigates a statement she found on a right-wing website on a post by Rose Strong, former Vice Chair of the Georgia Republican Party and a recent candidate for Chair of the Washington State Republican Party.  Strong wrote:

One of the reasons that we were competitive in the governor's election is due to our grassroots hard work and the siphoning off of traditional Democrat votes in King and Pierce Counties.

Noemie checked the Washington State Voter Registration Database and found that 350,000 voters have been taken off the voter rolls, mostly in Democratic-leaning areas.  Take a read.

Posted by Lynn Allen on July 30, 2007 at 08:15 AM in Interviews, Strategery | Permalink

Comments

In this context, I think that "siphoning off" doesn't mean voter suppression, it means "winning the votes of people who normally vote Democratic."

There are plenty of real conspiracies, no need to manufacture any more. ;-)

Posted by: Jon Stahl | Aug 6, 2007 5:15:57 PM

Jon,

I think I was jumping ahead. I have some unverified information from a source who is claiming that the voter rolls in Washington state were intentionally "scrubbed" of Democratic leaning voters across the state.

I will have to check that out before climbing on the conspiracy truck though.

Thanks for reining me in.

Posted by: Lynn | Aug 7, 2007 9:23:49 AM

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