A right-wing group has announced it will “pressure states and localities” through lawsuits, if necessary, “to clean up voter registration rolls pursuant to Section 8 of the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA).” The group claims that several states, including Florida, have voters on their registration rolls that are ineligible to vote.
Judicial Watch, a group that describes itself as a “conservative, non-partisan educational foundation [that] promotes transparency, accountability and integrity in government, politics and the law,” has announced it is setting its sights on voter registration rolls with help from a group called True the Vote.
True the Vote is a voter integrity initiative launched by the Houston Tea Party group King Street Patriots. The group held a national summit last year featuring some of the right’s most incendiary speakers, such as Andrew Breitbart, The Texas Independent reported. According to the Independent, “representatives from more than 25 states attended the two-day national summit in Houston to receive training and information about the conservative organization’s efforts to combat voter fraud.”
Catherine Engelbrecht, the president of King Street Patriots, said during the group’s summit that she is hoping to mobilize teams of three people to watch over every voting precinct in the country. That would add up to roughly 1 million right-wing Tea Party volunteers nationwide by the 2012 general election, the Independent reported. […]
As we saw with the stolen election in 2000, the Republicans will do anything to win an election. They hate President Obama and they hate what little change he has managed to bring about. They don’t want us to vote. That’s why it’s even MORE important to make sure that you and your friends are registered to vote.