Poll Watchers Are Targeting Minority Voters, Not Helping

The tricks have started all over the country! But we knew they were coming!  We only fear the tricks they have prepared that will show up during the tally of the vote.

President Obama has seen solid support from the swing states and tea party factions are making their final attempt to pounce on his victory.  Some of them are showing up to the polls as poll watcher groups, but rather than check for voter fraud, they’re really there to interfere with minority participation.  They want to be the so-called whistleblowers at the poll making up the rules as they go along to determine qualifications for minorities’ eligibility to cast their vote.

According to the Huffington Post, tea party groups like True the Vote in Franklin County, Ohio, which includes the state’s capitol, Columbus, and a Pittsburgh Tea Party group have been showing up in droves to predominantly African American and/or Latino community polls.

“We’ve been concerned from the beginning that the efforts of True the Vote and aligned groups were going to be targeted largely in communities of color,” said Eric Marshall, manager of legal mobilization for the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. “We’ve seen in the past where these kinds of tactics can lead to intimidation and harassment of voters.”

Be on the lookout for these folks at your polls everyone!  They are merely there to disrupt and cause confusion.  Pittsburgh Tea Party Movement founder Patti Weaver  claims that’s not the case (like all of them will):

“We are not harassing voters. We won’t be talking to voters. We’re just there to observe,” she told HuffPost.  As for the list of precincts, she said: “Nobody’s targeting African-Americans anywhere in the country, that I know of. We’re sending volunteers to precincts which have had irregularities in the past or statistical issues.”

They speak with forked tongue, but!  GO OUT AND VOTE NO MATTER WHAT!

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-J.C. Brooks

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