Friday, August 24, 2012

*UPDATE* POLITICAL FIX: VOTING RIGHTS ACT OF 1965, I'VE NEVER HEARD OF IT...AND SOON NEITHER WILL YOU!

Source: San Francisco Sentinel



By: Fake R&B Thug


Hello! I am Roxxanne Roxxanne's brother, and she asked me from time to time to give some political insight on her blog. 

Just a little bit about myself and my way of thinking before we get into some gangsta shit:

1. I love big butts and I cannot lie,

2. If you think the songs they play on the radio are great STOP READING THIS...your brain will not be able to comprehend,

3. Christopher George Latore Wallace is the Greatest. Rapper. Of. All.Time,

4. Ervin Magic Johnson is the Greatest. Basketball. Player. Of. All. Time, and

5. The only people who say DMV when describing Washington DC are individuals who have never lived in DC.

Ok now that we’ve gotten acquainted, let’s get to it!

Your right to vote is being taken away from you right before your eyes. Let me take you back to 2004 when Outkast was all over the radio, The Wire and The Sopranos were still on the air and Bush and Kerry were fighting for the White House. John Kerry lost the election because he lost Ohio (there were other reasons, but who really cares now). The secretary of state for Ohio purposely supplied the Democrat leaning counties in the state with faulty machines to create long lines thus voters got frustrated and left without voting.

In the wave elections in 2006, the Democrats won a lot of governor, senate, congressional and state legislation seats. Once in power, state legislators and secretaries of states around the country got better voting machines for their states and expanded early voting. In 2008, Barack Obama and Joe Biden crushed John McCain and his dullard of a running mate by the largest margin --10 million votes, in a Presidential election since 1984 thanks in part to early voting.

In 2010 when the GOP took back control of state houses and governorships, thanks in large part to the tea party, those GOP governors and state legislators started rolling back access to voting.

State legislators began writing new voter ID laws to stop voter fraud, but here is the problem there is no voter fraud. President Obama kicked McCain's ass so badly that the GOP started rumors of voter fraud because they could not believe they legitimately lost by such a large margin. Before these laws all you had to do on Election Day was go to your designated voting location and give your name and you were handed a ballot.

Now in certain states you are required to show some form of ID to get a ballot and in Pennsylvania you will need to go a step further and present a photo ID to obtain a ballot.

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Hey people just wanted to give an update on two of the states I covered in my first post –who I mentioned changed their voting laws to suppress turnout this November 6th 2012. 

Ohio is a state that changed and then eliminated their early voting. The state was sued by the Obama campaign. U.S. District Judge Peter Economus ruled that restoring a voting window 3 days before the election “does not deprive [Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act] voters from early voting” but instead “places all Ohio voters on equal standing.” 

So a win for the good guys right? Well then Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine appealed the ruling, but he lost his appeal. Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted said f*ck that and informed county officials that he was going to ignore the U.S. District’s orders. Well that response pissed off Judge Peter Economus. And if there is one thing you don’t want to do, it's piss off a federal judge. 

On September 7th Jon Husted was summoned to court by the judge and once in the Judge’s chambers, Husted back down quicker than Diddy did when 50 cent stepped to him at this year BET Hip Hop Awards. *cues Mobb Deep's Shook Ones* Husted then waited a couple of weeks and sent an appeal to the United States Supreme Court, but the Court refused to hear the case. So the good guys have finally won right? Don’t start celebrating just yet. 

According to Thinkprogress.com,
Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted swiftly limited early voting hours on those crucial three days to 8 am–2 pm on Saturday, November 3; 1–5 pm on Sunday, November 4; and 8 am–2 pm on Monday, November 5. That means Ohio voters will have a total of only sixteen hours to cast a ballot during those three days. And the weekend before the election, Ohio voters will still not be able to cast a ballot in-person on nights or weekends. 
In 2008, the most populous counties in Ohio allowed more time for early voting—both in terms of days (thirty-five) and hours (on nights and weekends in many places). For the three days before the election, early voting locations were open for a total of twenty-four hours in Columbus’s Franklin County (8-5 on Saturday, 1-5 on Sunday and 8-7 on Monday) and 18 and a half hours in Cleveland’s Cuyahoga County (9-1 on Saturday, 1-5 on Sunday, 8:30-7 pm on Monday). 
During those final three pre-election days in 2008, 148,000 votes were cast and “wait times stretched 2 1/2 hours,” reported the Columbus Dispatch.

Now there are billboards popping up in black neighbors in Cleveland and Cincinnati trying to scare people from voting.



All together now……….MOTHERF*CKER!!! 

A Pennsylvania judge struck two of Pennsylvania’s voter identification provisions down. Judge Robert Simpson ruled that the law can stand, but will not be implemented until after the 2012 election cycle when voters have ample time to get photo IDs. This verdict was a major victory, but now I am hearing that Pennsylvania is still running these misleading commercials, misinforming potential voters that they need to present a photo ID in order to be eligible to vote in the upcoming election on Tuesday, November 6th

These commercials are unconstitutional tactics used to mislead and misinform potential voters in Pennsylvania, who may be unfamiliar with Judge Robert Simpson's ruling --which invalidated the need for potential voters to present photo IDs before they are given an election ballot in the upcoming 2012 election. 

THESE BASTARDS MUST BE STOPPED! 

No worries, I got the ACLU on speed dial…

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I, like most of you who have a car, have a driver's license --it’s not registered though...don't judge me. However, a detrimental number of the eligible voting population in Pennsylvania do not have driver's licenses or state issued photo ID. Republicans officials in Pennsylvania say that this new law only affects 1% of the voting population in the state. Well, it turns out these dumb morons don't know how to count (a show of hands if you’re surprise?) because this new law will affect 9% or 758,000 registered voters in Pennsylvania.

This law will affect the elderly, the poor, the young and minorities --pretty much the Democratic Party’s base in Pennsylvania. Here is the fucked up part, Pennsylvania Republican Leader of the House Mike Turzai stated on June 23 of this year at a televised committee meeting, "this law will allow Mitt Romney to win the state of Pennsylvania." Motherfucker! Now you have to understand Republicans have desperately wanted Pennsylvania in there win column for a presidential election for 20 years. And like that hot girl at work that you have tried to get with for so long --sure she flirts with you, but in the end, like Pennsylvania does to the Republican presidential nominee come election day, she gives you the Heisman when it's all said and done!

If you think it’s bad in Pennsylvania, check out Ohio! The Secretary of State John Husted, extended the early voting in Republican counties, but cut the early voting days for the Democratic counties. When an uproar began about the unfairness of the decision ole dumb ass Husted canceled weekend early voting for all the counties in the state. What part of the game is that, you ask? It’s the we gettin’this uppity Negro out of the White House by any means necessary part.

In Franklin County (Columbus) GOP Chair Doug Preisse gave a surprisingly blunt answer to the Columbus Dispatch on Sunday: "I guess I really actually feel we shouldn't contort the voting process to accommodate the urban (*read* African-American) voter turnout machine." Motherfucker! In 2008, on those three early-voting days, particularly the Sunday leading up to the elections, tens of thousands of voters turned out, many of them African Americans on their way home from church, where they had been urged to be sure and take advantage of their hard-fought right to vote.

Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Mississippi, New Hampshire, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Wisconsin, and West Virginia have passed restrictive voting laws that have the potential to impact the 2012 election. These states account for 214 electoral votes, nearly 79% of the total votes needed to win the presidency.

Now for you out there reading this excellent post that do not have a photo ID and are register to vote. You can go HERE to check out each states voting requirements at the poll. If you need to register to vote go HERE or HERE. November 6th is right around the corner.

Come January 2013 if that Robot and Mr. PX90 are sworn in and start taking your rights away, remember I warned you. Oh and I don't want to hear your fucking complaining! I won’t be able to hear anyway, I will be in Canada trying to adjust to the very cold weather and trying to like Drake’s music...the latter is going to be a bitch!






4 comments:

  1. LMBO!!! I love it!!! And I'll be right with you in Canada :-)

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  2. And I'll be right behind y'all...no lie, no lie, no lie-E-eye-eye...*insert Drake hands*

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  3. BOL @ a few things about me......I LOVE BIG BUTTS AND I CANNOT LIE...classic...as for being in Canada, your black azz betta register....Canada is dry and you will be headed back to the this comical, secular, racist country real quick like! God Bless America!!!

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  4. O and I love your moniker...Fake R&B thug....thats sexy!!!!lol

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