We’ve already learned a lot about “The GOP War on Voting” from Ari Berman courtesy of Rolling Stone.
“As the nation gears up for the 2012 presidential election, Republican officials have launched an unprecedented, centrally coordinated campaign to suppress the elements of the Democratic vote that elected Barack Obama in 2008.”
Republicans across the country and even in Massachusetts are attempting to enact, and in some cases succeeding in their effort to enact, new laws that restrict the rights of voters. Instead of encouraging more active participation they are discouraging it because they know as more people participate in elections they lose.
Well today we learn courtesy of The Washington Post that the war is not without consequence as “Political aide to former Md. Gov Ehrlich found guilty of conspiring to suppress black vote.” Republicans robocalled heavily minority districts with the following:
“Hello. I’m calling to let everybody know that Governor O’Malley and President Obama have been successful,” the call said. “Our goals have been met. The polls were correct, and we took it back. We’re OK. Relax. Everything’s fine. The only thing left is to watch it on TV tonight. Congratulations, and thank you.”
It is really chilling that Republicans are willing to stoop to this level in an attempt to win an election. It just goes to show that some will stop at nothing.