12.26.2007

Kansas GOP Chair Sends Party Email Boasting of Voter Caging

Does anyone need any more proof that the problem isn't people who shouldn't be voting are voting (and if there are some, it's such a minuscule amount and it doesn't warrant the fervor Rethugs demand), but the rethugs themselves.

What I have noticed, the pattern that's become all too obvious is that those who scream "homos!" or "sex" or un-American" -- and now "election fraud" -- are most certainly the one who are truly guilty of the label.

From Crooks & Liars:


Kris Kobach, a former counsel to then-Attorney General John Ashcroft who is currently the chairman of the Kansas GOP, sent out an email on Thur entitled “Kansas Republican Party Year in Review” in which he brags of voter caging. Blue Tide Rising has the goods:

… Kris Kobach, chairman of the Kansas GOP, sent out a self-congratulatory litany of accomplishments. Among them was one particularly eye-catching item:

“To date, the Kansas GOP has identified and caged more voters in the last 11 months than the previous two years!” […]

Slate.com has the best comprehensive write-up on how the Republican Party employs caging techniques to suppress the votes of the poor, the deployed, and college students. (You know, likely Democratic voters.)

Did we mention it’s illegal? And that Kris Kobach is proud to be doing it?

[snip]

Someone needs to ask Kris Kobach which voters he’s caging and how he’s doing it. Someone like a newspaper editor or perhaps a Grand Jury. … (more)

More on Kris Kobach here and here (He apparently suffers from an advanced case of Lou Dobbs disease). [snip]

Watch that video here.

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