Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Randi Rhodes: Florida Governor Rick Scott isn't the only one purging Democratic voters off the rolls

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In Texas - as many as 1.5 million voters could lose their right to vote, according to the Houston Chronicle. Already - one-in-ten Texans have seen their voting rights suspended - and looking at voters under the age of 30 - or people who mostly vote for Democrats - one-in-five have had their voting rights suspended. The Houston Chronicle is warning readers to keep an eye on their mailbox in case they receive voter cancellations forms and have to prove their eligibility.
Just like in Florida - the data Texas is using to remove voters is rife with errors. Between 2008 and 2010 - 300,000 eligible voters were notified that they are being removed from the rolls. Someone needs to remind Republican Party officials who are engaging in a massive, nationwide voter purge - that living in a democracy means making it easier for Americans to vote. But if oligarchy is what they want - then go ahead and deny millions of Americans their voice in the upcoming election.
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