Aides to GOP Maryland Governor Indicted For Voter Supression
This is the real story about voter fraud. It’s not fraud at the booth— that’s incredibly rare, stupid, and an ineffective way to rig elections.
No, it’s the voter suppression angle, which the GOP is engaging on at both the illegal and legal level.
No taxation without representation was our rallying cry. Stopping people from voting out of partisan politics is an incredibly severe crime in my book and we should have much harsher punishments for it and call it out when people attempt to do it through legal means.
Two aides to former Maryland Governor Robert Ehrlich (R) have been indicted for ordering what officials claim were deceptive robocalls intended to suppress Democratic turnout during Ehrlich’s second run for the office last November.
Voters in Maryland started getting mysterious phone calls on election day last year, that told them to “relax” and not bother going to the polls because President Barack Obama and Gov. Martin O’Malley “have been successful.”
“Everything is fine. The only thing left is to watch on TV tonight,” the robocalls said.
The assholes are trying to claim this is protected free speech.