Thursday, October 25, 2012

Republicans Have Increased Voter Intimidation Tactics

Republicans (and it appears to be only republicans) have implemented an all-out cheating strategy this election. Republican governors tried to put into place voter suppression laws, which has a lot of voters confused about IDs. Republican CEOs have intimidated their workers. Known workplaces using intimidation tactics: Koch Industries, Georgia Pacific, Westgate Resorts and Rite-Hite. I'm sure there are plenty more. Republicans in general have been manipulating voters through fear mongering.
In Florida, Virginia and Indiana, voters have received phone calls that wrongly told them there was no need to cast a ballot in person on Election Day because they could vote by phone.

In Ohio and Wisconsin, billboards in mostly low-income and minority neighborhoods showed prisoners behind bars and warned of criminal penalties for voter fraud - an effort that voting rights groups say was designed to intimidate minority voters.

And across the nation, some employers - notably David and Charles Koch, the billionaire brothers who help fund the conservative group Americans for Prosperity - are urging their workers to vote for Republican Mitt Romney for president. Reuters