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Tue Apr 16, 2019, 01:39 AM

House Republicans Are Upset Democrats Are Investigating Voter Suppression Allegations

Source: HUFF POST




The Republicans accused the Democratic lawmakers of meddling in state election issues.

04/15/2019 06:21 pm ET


House Democrats overstepped their authority by asking state officials for information as part of an inquiry into allegations of voter suppression, top Republicans on the U.S. House’s investigatory committee said Monday.

The Republicans on the House Oversight and Reform Committee voiced their objections Monday in a letter to Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), the committee chairman, and Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.), who chairs a subcommittee on civil rights and civil liberties. The two Democrats sent letters to officials in Georgia, Texas and Kansas earlier this year asking for documents related to controversial election decisions in 2018.

“We have serious concerns that your letters appear to be an attempt to insert the Committee into particular state election proceedings, for which we do not see a legitimate legislative purpose,” Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), the ranking member on the committee, wrote in a letter signed by three other Republicans. “By seeking voluminous records relating to election administration of sovereign states, your investigation offends state-federal comity. In fact, the respective states are already working to resolve any issues with their election administration.”

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Cummings replied in a statement Monday night, “It’s disappointing that Rep. Jordan is so opposed to oversight at so many levels. With a Democratic President, there was no allegation too small to investigate, but now that Donald Trump is in the White House, there is apparently no scandal too big to ignore. Democrats will do everything in our power to investigate reports of voter suppression, and we expect full compliance with the Committee’s requests.”

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Read more: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/house-republicans-voter-suppression-probe_n_5cb4ed43e4b082aab08a9a45?75k














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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 02:01 AM

1. What bullshit writing. Terrible yellow journalism.

“House Democrats overstepped their authority by asking state officials for information as part of an inquiry into allegations of voter suppression, top Republicans on the U.S. House’s investigatory committee said Monday” needs to read:

“Top Republicans on the U.S. House’s investigatory committee claimed on Monday that House Democrats overstepped their authority by asking state officials for information as part of an inquiry into allegations of voter suppression.”

The difference is subtle but its psychological impacts are not. The first five words of their version plants it in your head that the Democrats have done something wrong before qualifying it. Any objective report would start with the fact that their opposition is crying about a perfectly legal maneuver.

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Response to ZZenith (Reply #1)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 03:16 AM

8. YUP! This kinda shit f***ing pisses me off to no end ... AP, Reuters, even WaPo & NYT pull this

It's propaganda 101.

That, and burying the most important parts of the story at the end when the important parts favor Dems or the Left.

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Response to ZZenith (Reply #1)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 08:39 AM

14. It is simple: The Republican Party became a criminal Enterprise over 40 years ago.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 02:04 AM

2. rethuglicons can't be self managed when it comes to red state voting.

The lying, cheating, stealing mostly bastards require one hell of a lot of oversight when it comes to voting straight up.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 02:07 AM

3. Why did I know

Gym Jordan would be out front?

He just delights in making an ass of himself, along with Meadows, Scalise, nunes and several others. They are having a hard time adjusting to not being in charge.

I bet John Boehner is getting a kick out of watching them squirm. Notice, McCarthy is not saying much. He just tags along where ever Trump goes.

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Response to True Blue American (Reply #3)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 02:22 AM

4. Yeah. Freedom Caucus members are a damn joke.

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Response to democratisphere (Reply #4)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 03:04 AM

5. As is their name, since all they do is try to constrain freedom.

They attack the freedom to vote, reproductive freedom, the freedom to marry, the freedom from financial insecurity, freedom of religion, freedom of speech. In other words, they hate all of our most basic freedoms.

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #5)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 03:14 AM

7. Interesting how rethuglicons are always trying to paint themselves as staunch Patriots

while they are ripping our Democracy to shreds, then chewing it up and spitting it out. The hypocrisy is mind blowing.

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Response to democratisphere (Reply #4)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 06:33 AM

9. Hate to be a spelling prude but,

 

it's Freedumb caucus.

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Response to watoos (Reply #9)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 07:00 AM

12. Sorry.

Got to fix autokerekt.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 03:11 AM

6. "Legitimate legislative purpose": Restore the Voting Rights Act! (n/t)

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 06:43 AM

10. But IQ45 and Kobach's little voter fraud commission wasn't?

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 06:51 AM

11. Jordan, the suit coat-less friend to pedophiles.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 08:08 AM

13. Republicans dont like being investigated. Theres a news story!

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