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MI Republicans Admit to Illegal Foreclosure Scheme, “Surrender” to Democrats

Democrats and Republicans have settled the suit seeking to prevent Michigan Republicans from using foreclosure lists to challenge voters. The MDP statement on the settlement says:

An agreement announced today by Obama for America, the Republican National Committee, the Democratic National Committee, the Michigan Republican Party, the Michigan Democratic Party, the Macomb County Republican Party, the Macomb County Democratic Party, and plaintiffs Duane Maletski, Sharon Lopez, and Frances M. Zick protects the voting rights of foreclosure victims. The settlement acknowledges the existence of an illegal scheme by the Republicans to use mortgage foreclosure lists to deny foreclosure victims their right to vote. This settlement has the force of law behind it and ensures that Republicans cannot disenfranchise families facing foreclosure. </em>

And why would they do that? Because generally, higher voter turnout means more Democrats get elected. Otherwise, why would they try and keep people from voting?

It is a folly to allow people who don’t believe in the bedrock principle of our government to participate in it. How about a law that states if the representatives of a party engage in voter suppression in an area, their party is taken off the ballot for that area? Seems fair to me.


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