Blacks in Mississippi Suppress White Vote

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“I wouldn’t sit here and pretend black people haven’t been mistreated,” he said. “I hate what happened in the past. But I can’t do anything about it.”

Said Roderick Walker, the Noxubee county (Mississippi for Neil :-)) prosecutor, insisting that the past has nothing to do with the first federal lawsuit under the Voting Rights Act accusing blacks of suppressing the right of whites to vote.

The Justice Department is focusing its efforts on Ike Brown:

The Justice Department’s main focus is Ike Brown, a local power broker whose imaginative electoral tactics have for 20 years caused whisperings from here to the state capital in Jackson, 100 miles to the southwest. Mr. Brown, tall, thin, a twice-convicted felon, the chairman of the Noxubee County Democratic Executive Committee and its undisputed political boss, is accused by the federal government of orchestrating — with the help of others — “relentless voting-related racial discrimination” against whites, whom blacks outnumber by more than 3 to 1 in the county.

Mr. Brown apparently (according to the lawsuit and supporting documents) reached his goal of keeping black politicians in office by ” paying and organizing notaries, some of whom illegally marked absentee ballots or influenced how the ballots were voted; of publishing a list of voters, all white, accompanied by a warning that they would be challenged at the polls; of importing black voters into the county; and of altering racial percentages in districts by manipulating the registration rolls”

To run against the county prosecutor — one of two white officeholders in Noxubee — Mr. Brown brought in a black lawyer from outside the county, according to the supporting documents, who never even bothered to turn on the gas or electricity at his rented apartment. That candidate was disqualified. Whites, who make up just under 30 percent of the population here, are circumspect when discussing Mr. Brown, though he remains a hero to many blacks. When he drove off to federal prison to serve a sentence for tax fraud in 1995, he received a grand farewell from his political supporters and friends, including local elected officials; whites, on the other hand, for years have seen him as a kind of occult force in determining the affairs of the county.

This case seems to be more about Right and Wrong than Black and White IMO and Mr. Walker seems to agree “In my opinion, it puts the focus on fair play,” said Roderick Walker, the county prosecutor Mr. Brown tried to oust, in 2003. “They were doing something wrong.”

Take away race and this seems to be SOP (standard operating procedure) for democrats! Whether it’s the ACLU fighting to give felons the right to vote to Dead people registering to vote in St. Louis. along with the usual tactics of vote being bought, stolen, suppressed, lost, cast more than once, assigned to dead people and pets, miscounted, thrown into rivers and all the rest!

Unfortunately and especially in the current climate this type of voter fraud and disenfranchisement is a reality that we all have to deal with, there are simple solutions to these problems like voter ID (which for some unknown reason {wink, wink} is met with sever opposition) and others that should be implemented ASAP!

Voter disenfranchisement and fraud no doubt happens (somewhere) on both sides and should be addressed and fixed or legislated out of existence by the folks; both Republican and Democrat. We need to let fairness rule the day, Election Day that is! Let’s trumpet all avenues that get us there!!!

Cross posted at Madhouse Thought

Proud to be: politically incorrect, straight, white, pro-life Christian, and of the opinion the spotted owl tastes just like chicken.

"The Road To Freedom Is Seldom Traveled By The Multitude" Madhouse Thought

Interesting post, well done, but I wish you'd do a little edit to tell us what state this county is in.

thanks,
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If you're seeing shades of gray, it's because you're not looking close enough to see the black and white dots.

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Thou art the Great Cat, the avenger of the Gods, and the judge of words...-Inscription on the Royal Tombs at Thebes

by the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. Does anyone have Jesse Jackson's number, I need some help getting the message out.
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Thou art the Great Cat, the avenger of the Gods, and the judge of words...-Inscription on the Royal Tombs at Thebes

...unfortunately could not be reached for comment due to an urgent summit meeting with Hugo Chavez, Kim jong ill, Cindy Sheehan and Harry Belafonte!

"The Road To Freedom Is Seldom Traveled By The Multitude" Madhouse Thought

That would be a pro-Democracy position, wouldn't it?

It's kind of tough to be off fighting for Democracy (whether in the military, from business school, or from your mommy's basement) when our own system is barely better than voting in the Philippines.

Personally, I'm tired of American politics being held hostage by corrupt election officials in Ohio & Florida. Oops... Please don't ban me

could you please enlighten me on how American politics are being held hostage by officials in Ohio and Florida? Please, try to be specific and factual.

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Thou art the Great Cat, the avenger of the Gods, and the judge of words...-Inscription on the Royal Tombs at Thebes

...you forgot to read the last paragraph

Voter disenfranchisement and fraud no doubt happens (somewhere) on both sides and should be addressed and fixed or legislated out of existence by the folks; both Republican and Democrat. We need to let fairness rule the day, Election Day that is! Let’s trumpet all avenues that get us there!!!

either that or your reading comprehension skills need an overhaul!

"The Road To Freedom Is Seldom Traveled By The Multitude" Madhouse Thought

These trouble breeders have but one purpose. it is to divide
our people... into hostile groups and to destroy our unity and... our will to defend ourselves- FDR

The above comment I have says it all for me. My father's generation fought and died for the right to vote and run for office. To read this in the Times makes me sick. This SOB is behaving like an old school machine politician in the Deep South! Has he learned nothing from when he was a child about voter corruption and voter suppression? What makes him think that doing this in reverse is any more justifiable?

Although I don't totally buy into the fact that Democrats alone try to depress/supress black voter turnout, I think that this is wrong (No Doubt about It).

I happen to be a Black Republican saying this.

 
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