Haley and cronies busted in (another) lie about “dead” voters
Weeks after the Department of Justice refused to approve South Carolina‘s Voter ID law, Nikki Haley and her Republican cronies continue to look for ways to justify voter suppression.
In January, Haley appointee and DMV Director, Kevin Shwdeo told a legislative committee that over 900 dead people had voted. South Carolina Democratic Party Chairman, Dick Harpootlian, released the following statement and video in response to the litany of lies from the Haley and her appointees:
In a country where the freedom to vote has been paid for with the blood of American patriots, Republican Governor Nikki Haley continues to look for ways to interfere with the exercise of this fundamental right.
She has trotted out her Department of Motor Vehicles director to claim hundreds of dead people have voted in South Carolina elections but it’s just not true as confirmed by the South Carolina Election Commission.
If Nikki Haley can’t earn your vote, her solution is simple: you must be dead.
The U.S. economy picked up speed at the end of 2011, as consumers increased their spending.
Gross domestic product, the broadest measure of the nation’s economic health, grew at a 2.8% annual rate in the last three months of the year, the Commerce Department said Friday. That’s up from a 1.8% growth rate in the prior quarter and the strongest reading since the second quarter of 2010.
Still, economists had expected higher growth in the fourth quarter.
Growth of at least 3% is considered enough to prompt hiring by employers. During the quarter, the unemployment rate fell to 8.5% in December from 9% in September. [Quote:CNN]
Republicans have a lot to say when it comes to attacking President Obama’s agenda, but are silent when it comes to defending LGBT youth who continue to face discrimination in schools. All too often, the bullying and discrimination ends tragically. Enough is enough.
GOP Majority Leader Eric Cantor hasn’t even brought my “Student Non-Discrimination Act” to a vote on the House floor. Meanwhile, right-wing special interests are already campaigning to block this common-sense measure by calling gay Americans “sexual deviants.”
I’m not surprised by their reckless actions, but I sure am sick of it. We’re just days away from the critical January Federal Election Commission deadline, the first big reporting deadline of 2012. Help me send an unmistakable message to the Republicans that Democrats will fight back.
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Together we can take a stand in defense of LGBT youth and send a clear message to House Republicans that we’re fighting back.
Here’s what it comes down to: what kind of nation do we want to be? There are vulnerable children across the country right now waiting to see if we will take a stand on their behalf.
I’m asking you to stand up:
Rep. Jared Polis