Republican Official Admits that They Are Seeking to Keep Black People from Voting
Former Republican Party Chairman for the state of Florida, Jim Greer, spoke openly about the efforts of the GOP to keep African Americans away from the ballot box. The testimony was given in a recent deposition that Greer gave, where he spoke about his battles with members of his own party.
Greer says that GOP leaders in Florida put mechanisms in place to keep black people from being able to register and vote in local, state and national elections. Greer refers to members of his own party as “whack-a-dos,” due to their obsession with taking out their enemies and attacking President Barack Obama.
“I was upset because the political consultants and staff were talking about voter suppression and keeping blacks from voting. It had been one of those days,” he said.
Greer also discussed the anger that many members of the Republican Party had toward Florida Governor Charlie Crist after he hugged President Barack Obama. Crist also took heat for appointing a liberal black woman to the state Supreme Court.
Greer is spilling the beans mainly because he is facing prison time for corruption. He is being accused of money laundering, and grand theft. Authorities say that he ran a shell company that funneled money to him out of the Republican Party.
The state of Florida is in the middle of a great deal of political controversy these days. Just this week, Florida Lieutenant Governor Jennifer Carroll had to apologize to gay/lesbian groups after saying that “Lesbians don’t look like me” after she was accused of having “relations” with a female staffer.
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