I mean, it’s just brazen! Listen to this fool who is running for governor of PA and is currently (I know, I almost can’t believe it myself) the PA Attorney General (really?) Tom Corbett:
The Democrats are pulling out all the stops. President Clinton is coming back into Pennsylvania on behalf of my opponent again. The President is coming in on Saturday. Mrs. Obama is coming in on Sunday or Monday…
I saw today that the Governor said yesterday that Bob Brady should resign as chairman of the Democratic committee of Philadelphia if he doesn’t get 50% turnout….
I don’t think he’s going to get 50%.
But we want to make sure that they don’t get 50%.
Keep that down.”
Now, how do you think that one of the men with a vested interest in a certain level of turnout AND who is in charge of enforcing laws in the state of Pennsylvania plans to keep voting down in his state? Challenges at voter precincts, road blocks, police and other intimidation, disappearing votes, closed voting booths, long lines, flyers that provide incorrect information — we’ve seen it before. Republicans in the recent elections have even sent out flyers with the wrong date for Election Day to misleading voters by telling them that if they have parking tickets or owe child support you will not be allowed to vote! The nerve. The desperation. The racism. Here’s what Michael Nutter, Philly’s mayor who happens to be black had to say about this over the weekend:
“Tom Corbett’s comment speaks for itself,” said Philadelphia Mayor, Michael A. Nutter. “The suggestion that anyone should suppress the vote in Philadelphia, or in his words, ‘keep that down,’ is an affront to all Pennsylvanians and to democracy itself. Republicans have a long and sordid history of voter suppression in this state and we will not back down from protecting our basic rights. I call on all Philadelphians of various backgrounds to come out on election day and make sure Corbett does not get his way.”
Look if you live in PA, you should vote just to spite the haterade coming off of Tom Corbett. This guy has no business being Governor, ya heard?
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