November 06, 2013

Conservatives suppress minority voters

Montana Superintendent ‘Baffled’ by Indian, Queer & Black Voters

By Adrian JawortA Montana republican Yellowstone County assessor, treasurer, and superintendent of schools already under fire for sending plagiarized letters to the editor of a local newspaper added more fuel to the flame when it was reported he sent an e-mail from his government account using disparaging language against minorities.

The letter, written to his sister after the 2012 elections, was produced to the local Billings Gazette by county attorney Scott Twito after a public information request was made to search Max Lenington’s government e-mails. The requests were made after a pair of Lenington’s plagiarized letters-one which was titled, “Why I hate Barack and Michelle Obama”–were published by the Billings Gazette. Although entire sentences are written nearly verbatim to columnist Mychael Massie’s piece called, “Why I dislike the Obama’s,” Lenington denies any plagiarism violations.

In Lenington’s e-mail he sent to his sister using his government account, he wrote, “It still baffles me how (Obama) got elected. It must mean there are more lesbians, queers, Indians, Mexicans and [n***ers] than the rest of us!”

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, American Indian and Alaska Natives comprise 6.5 percent of the Montana population that includes seven Indian reservations. Montana Indians are currently in a lawsuit against the state aiming to give them satellite voting offices in rural Montana where some of the most heavily populated centers of the reservations still have to travel over 120 miles to vote.
Comment:  Blaming minorities for electing Obama is what's behind all the conservative efforts to suppress voters:

Tea Party, GOP Groups, Target Minorities for Voter Suppression Schemes

How Conservatives Are Conspiring to Disenfranchise Millions of Americans

Another foolhardy GOP bid to suppress voter turnout

Defending the Freedom to Vote

You don't have to take the word of liberal pundits and organizations about voter suppression. Conservatives freely admit they're trying to keep Democrats from voting:

GOP Official Resigns After Saying Purpose Of Voter ID Is To Suppress Votes Of Democrats, ‘Lazy Blacks’

Republicans Admit Voter-ID Laws Are Aimed at Democratic Voters

Pennsylvania Republican admits voter suppression is all about electing Mitt Romney

Ohio GOP Admits Early Voting Cutbacks Are Racially Motivated

Florida Republicans Admit Voter Suppression Was The Goal Of New Election Laws

Max Lenington is typical of conservatives across America. As this posting proves, many if not most of them are racists.

For more on conservative racism and voter suppression, see Republicans Alienated "Nontraditional" Voters and Republican Says Black Voters = Fraud.


Anonymous said...

The only thing being suppressed is election fraud.

Rob said...

You mean the nonexistent election fraud?

Read the articles and refute their arguments if you can. Your opinion on the subject is worthless.

Rob said...

For more on the Montana Republican who's baffled by Obama voters, see:

Yellowstone County treasurer says he won't resign after using n-word in email

Yellowstone County treasurer says he'll take buyout to resign