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  •  Speaking of voting rights, (4+ / 0-)
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    I was flipping channels between the second and third periods of the Pens-Senators game last night, and Catherine Englebrecht of True the Vote (one of the biggest vote fraud "bamboozlers," as Josh Marshall called them during the US Attorney scandal) on as an example of one of the 501(c)(4)'s "targeted" for extra scrutiny.  This is a woman whose organization solely exists to promote efforts to suppress the vote, by giving "trainings" to self-declared "poll watchers" to identify "vote fraud," sometimes in contravention of the requirements of state law regarding provisions for voters who have moved or federal law providing a 90 day safe harbor for changes to voter lists before an election.  (At least their written materials don't mention this).  Hers is a welfare organization?  While they may not explicitly advocate for Republicans, nobody with even Englebrecht's own intellect doesn't understand their jobs are to rig the election for Republicans by making it harder for poor Americans to vote.  And of course her organization got approved.  

    It's infuriating that I have to subsidize their teaching of the Constitution, when they get it so wrong.  But using these keywords as shortcuts created the appearance of impropriety, so they shouldn't have done that, if for no other reason than it would launch these investigations despite no active involvement by the administration; dare I say, BECAUSE of no active involvement in the form of having an appointed, confirmed, and thereby accountable director who could set organizational priorities.

    /rant

    Difficult, difficult, lemon difficult.

    by Loge on Mon May 20, 2013 at 02:13:02 PM PDT

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