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Mon Jun 4, 2012, 04:58 PM

 

It looks like Voter Purging is happening in Texas as Well! 300,000 voters are getting this!

http://www.chron.com/news/politics/article/Watch-out-for-voter-registration-cancellations-3606064.php#photo-3022638



Watch out for voter registration cancellation
By Lise Olsen

Updated 06:22 a.m., Monday, June 4, 2012


Walter Pinkston, a Friendswood retiree and faithful Harris County voter, got a letter in late March asking his family to confirm that he was dead - which he was not - and warning that he was about to be purged from Texas voter rolls.

Retired Houston Baptist University Professor Trilla Pando received a similar notice of her death from voter registration officials in 2010.

Even Sylvia Garcia, a former Harris County commissioner, got suspended - not because anyone thought she was dead - but because county officials questioned the validity of a P.O. Box the Houston native had used on her voting card for years.

More than 300,000 valid voters were notified they could be removed from Texas rolls from November 2008 to November 2010 - often because they were mistaken for someone else or failed to receive or respond to generic form letters, according to Houston Chronicle interviews and analysis of voter registration data.

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We need our progressive media to do something about this story. It seems we only see this stuff slowed down when the public eye is on the story.

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Reply It looks like Voter Purging is happening in Texas as Well! 300,000 voters are getting this! (Original post)
lookingfortruth Jun 2012 OP
Turbineguy Jun 2012 #1
1StrongBlackMan Jun 2012 #4
Gregorian Jun 2012 #2
lunasun Jun 2012 #16
4dsc Jun 2012 #3
1-Old-Man Jun 2012 #5
spanone Jun 2012 #6
MjolnirTime Jun 2012 #7
msongs Jun 2012 #8
AC_Mem Jun 2012 #9
snot Jun 2012 #10
They_Live Jun 2012 #15
snot Jun 2012 #11
K8-EEE Jun 2012 #12
abelenkpe Jun 2012 #14
taught_me_patience Jun 2012 #13

Response to lookingfortruth (Original post)

Mon Jun 4, 2012, 05:02 PM

1. "Dear Democrat"

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Response to Turbineguy (Reply #1)

Mon Jun 4, 2012, 05:12 PM

4. Actually ...

 

"Dear Brown Person, who I assume to be a non-gop voter ..."

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Response to lookingfortruth (Original post)

Mon Jun 4, 2012, 05:03 PM

2. I have to ask if Texas is so red that it would make a difference, as in Florida.

I don't know, to be honest.

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Response to Gregorian (Reply #2)

Tue Jun 5, 2012, 10:09 AM

16. it can - that is why they are doing it - 2010 census sez yes

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Response to lookingfortruth (Original post)

Mon Jun 4, 2012, 05:04 PM

3. More Anti-American efforts to suppress the vote

 

nothing is more pathetic then to want people not to vote in elections.

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Response to lookingfortruth (Original post)

Mon Jun 4, 2012, 05:30 PM

5. I believe the correct name for this is "Election Fraud"

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Response to lookingfortruth (Original post)

Mon Jun 4, 2012, 05:34 PM

6. it's happening nationwide.

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Response to lookingfortruth (Original post)

Mon Jun 4, 2012, 05:37 PM

7. They know that Texas will go blue between now and 2020.

 

That will slam the door on the GOP's Presidential hopes for the forseeable future.

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Response to lookingfortruth (Original post)

Mon Jun 4, 2012, 05:43 PM

8. how bout a progressive pres/congress that gives a crap about all this? nt

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Response to lookingfortruth (Original post)

Mon Jun 4, 2012, 05:45 PM

9. Tennessee too

Same thing happening here. It is a coordinated effort to suppress the vote and it needs to be stopped!

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Response to lookingfortruth (Original post)

Mon Jun 4, 2012, 05:49 PM

10. Add this:

A good friend of mine who lives in the Dallas area told me that when he went to vote in the recent primary election, he was told his voting location had been changed (he'd received no notice, and he's very aware about things like that). So he went to the location they sent him to, and lo, they told him he was still in the wrong place. When he went to the third location, he was finally allowed to vote.

How many voters are going to persevere through that?

One guess at his party affiliation . . . .

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Response to snot (Reply #10)

Mon Jun 4, 2012, 08:17 PM

15. This happened in Austin as well,

for the city council/mayoral race they had moved the polling location (without any kind of prior written warning) and provided the INCORRECT ADDRESS and Location Name on the flier for the new location (but the Google map was correct). I had voted early, so I didn't run into this problem. My wife knew that the new address was incorrect and called the elections board (or precinct commissioner?) to complain.

When I voted (early again) in the Democratic Primary, I suddenly realized that our District had indeed changed and Lloyd Doggett was no longer a possible choice to be my Representative. I'm suddenly in Lamar Smith's district. I'm furious.

The redistricting maps have been have been changed multiple times, which is part of the reason that our Primaries were delayed. Trying to find the accurate map online was a challenge, and I kind of know where to look, and have been paying attention to this issue. Most people won't even notice, and by the time they do, there is nothing to be done.

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Response to lookingfortruth (Original post)

Mon Jun 4, 2012, 05:52 PM

11. P.S.: I think we need to encourage everyone to double-check their registration --

AND voting location at least once before the next election.

I'd check once at least 30 days before the election, so there's time to fix it if there's a problem, and again right before the election, in case they did something at the last minute.

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Response to snot (Reply #11)

Mon Jun 4, 2012, 05:55 PM

12. Also urge everyone to vote at their state's primaries

So at least any "unforeseen" changes in "eligibility" will be addressed before the general. Ours here in CA is tomorrow.

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Response to K8-EEE (Reply #12)

Mon Jun 4, 2012, 07:33 PM

14. +1000

Gotta admit that's a big reason why we are voting tomorrow....to make sure we can still vote.

And to vote democratic

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Response to lookingfortruth (Original post)

Mon Jun 4, 2012, 06:06 PM

13. Well, if they're purging older voters

 

then they're probably purging Repulicans.

(I half kid)

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