The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) is up in arms over a new report that indicates a vast number of voters are being disenfranchised in the 2012 elections.
According to the report, 5 MILLION voters – more than decided the 2000 and 2004 presidential elections – could be affected by this coordinated GOP effort to skew the 2012 elections. Not surprisingly, the suppression effort specifically targets traditionally Democratic voters. The road to the Senate and the White House runs right through the affected states – Ohio, Florida, Wisconsin, Nevada, Virginia – even California.
The GOP strategy is simple: Suppress the vote, win the election. The loss of these votes would be more than enough to lose the Senate – and the White House. If Republicans succeed, they will get just what they’re seeking – complete and total control of Washington.
The truth is, we’re David in this fight against Goliath. The Koch Brothers and their corporate allies bankroll the American Legislative Exchange Council, or ALEC – the powerful organization that has pushed these voter-suppression measures.
You can bet that when we push back against these voter-suppression tactics, the retaliation will be fierce. Republicans need to know that they’re not going to get away with changing election outcomes by preventing poor voters, young voters and African Americans from casting ballots.
The report in question is presented on the Brennan Center for Justice website. You can read it here and judge for yourself:
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