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We're all worried about voter fraud as well we should be and in the interest of shining a white hot light on those who would be deciders for their States, here is Todd Rokita, SOS from Indiana.

And, yeah, he really said the diary title words...not 15 years ago, not 10 years ago, not 5 years ago, but last year.


During a speech Thursday at a Republican event, Todd Rokita said 90 percent of blacks vote for Democrats.

"How can that be?" Rokita said. "Ninety to ten. Who's the master and who's the slave in that relationship? How can that be

So yes we should be worried but it should be our duty to be sure these truly dangerous people know that the whole country is watching.  No, the whole world is watching.

INDIANAPOLIS: Indiana's Republican secretary of state asked forgiveness Monday for using a slavery reference to describe black voting trends, a remark that drew criticism from several black lawmakers.

During a speech Thursday at a Republican event, Todd Rokita said 90 percent of blacks vote for Democrats.

"How can that be?" Rokita said. "Ninety to 10. Who's the master and who's the slave in that relationship? How can that be healthy?"

State Rep. William Crawford, who is black, said Rokita's statement suggested blacks are ignorant and uninformed.

Uh Huh.  We see your apology and raise you one George (Macaca) Allen who is no longer representing anyone but himself in Virginia.

Let's light up Rokita's history:


(From) the South Bend Tribune reported (via nexis):

   Working on his own time, [Rokita] also assisted George W. Bush's campaign during the infamous Florida election recount in 2000. Rokita is proud of that, especially because the U.S. Supreme Court cited Indiana election law when it decided the election in Bush's favor.

From TPM Muckraker:

In other words, Rokita was part of the team of ambitious young Republican operatives who flew down to Florida to help out on a bid to stymie the recount effort -- remember the "Brooks Brothers riot"? -- and ultimately put George Bush in the White House.

That background as a partisan knife-fighter is worth keeping in mind as Rokita seeks to stoke fears about voter fraud -- and, more generally, as he administers what could be a very close election in Indiana.

Light up the present to the efforts by Rokita to stoke the fears about ACORN in Indiana even though we know that voter registration fraud and voter fraud are two entirely different things.  ACORN is required to turn in their forms. period. It is up to the State to verify.


Obama Camp: Indiana Sec of State Part of GOP "Fear Campaign" On Voting
By Zachary Roth - October 27, 2008, 3:41PM

Last week, Indiana's Republican Secretary of State, Todd Rokita, sent a letter to federal, state and local authorities asking for a criminal investigation into over 1400 suspicious voter registration forms submitted by ACORN in Lake County, a key Democratic stronghold.

Now, the Obama camp has responded. The Times of Northwest Indiana reports that in a conference call with reporters this afternoon, Bob Bauer, the campaign's top election lawyer, said: "We have seen an orchestrated effort on the part of Republican officials across the country to work with the McCain-Palin ticket and the Republican National Committee to disseminate this message of fraud."

Bauer called the effort "a fear campaign."

Hey, does this guy remind you of anyone?



The whole world is watching.


And, Rokita, you're one of the ones we'll be watching very closely.

Originally posted to pattisigh on Wed Oct 29, 2008 at 09:16 AM PDT.

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