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Vincent Sheheen: SC Voting Rights “In Danger”

ARE THEY?  REALLY?  By FITSNEWS || In a last-ditch fundraising appeal sent to donors on Saturday, the campaign of S.C. Sen. Vincent Sheheen raised the specter of possible disenfranchisement perpetrated by the “Republican” party in the upcoming election. Entitled “URGENT: voting rights in danger,” Sheheen’s missive noted that while his…

ARE THEY?  REALLY? 

By FITSNEWS || In a last-ditch fundraising appeal sent to donors on Saturday, the campaign of S.C. Sen. Vincent Sheheen raised the specter of possible disenfranchisement perpetrated by the “Republican” party in the upcoming election.

Entitled “URGENT: voting rights in danger,” Sheheen’s missive noted that while his campaign was committed to making sure “every eligible voter has a chance to have their voice heard,” the same wasn’t true of “the other side.”

“We know that the other side might try to intimidate voters,” Sheheen’s fundraising appeal continued. “This is unacceptable!”

Wait … voter intimidation?  Really …

Where?  How?

Emails sent to Sheheen’s campaign requesting specific information regarding this looming disenfranchisement were (not surprisingly) ignored.

That’s because as far as we can tell, there’s no effort afoot to deprive South Carolinians of their right to vote – Sheheen’s campaign is just trying to scare Democratic donors into coughing up some last-minute cash.

Which is why the email specifically asks for funds “to put our Voter Protection program into action.”

Hmmmmm …

We’re curious: Where was this “voter protection program” two years ago?  You know, when Richland County election officials deliberately rigged illegal voting machine shortages in an effort to suppress turnout in predominately white, “Republican” areas of the county?

All so they could pass a $1.2 billion tax hike that narrowly failed in the previous election?

Yeah … we’re still waiting on someone to protect those voters.  Or the wallets and pocketbooks robbed by that tax hike.

One GOP operative told FITS the Sheheen “voting rights” email was the latest in a string of desperate tactics dating back several election cycles.

“If Democrats were being honest with themselves they’d look in the mirror,” the operative told us. “It was harder to sink much lower than their poor 2010 effort – but somehow they found a way.  Republicans are laughing their way to victory.”

That’s true

We expect the GOP to win big on Tuesday night in the Palmetto State … even if the ideological difference between Sheheen and incumbent “Republican” Nikki Haley is infinitesimal (hence our endorsement of Libertarian candidate Steve French).

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62 comments

Bozo the Clown November 2, 2014 at 3:32 pm

Really?

Damn I thought the Democrats were going to win!

You’re areal smart fella Fits!

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Bible Thumper November 2, 2014 at 3:49 pm

Let’s set aside whether Republicans would engage in such tactics. Is there any need in S.C. to “intimidate voters”?

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FastEddy23 November 2, 2014 at 3:57 pm

Intimidate voters? Like how? Other than the Feds (IRS, et al) attempts to dis, slander, suck tax revenue and dislocate pacs from tea/libertarians/constitutional/ etc. parties, the elitist powers of Washington don’t ?

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euwe max November 2, 2014 at 4:41 pm

Republicans do evil just because they can.

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Bible Thumper November 2, 2014 at 7:45 pm

When Democrats have the opportunity to suppress the vote they do it.
Examples:
1.Richland County local tax referendum.
2. Sen. Clementa Pinckney (D-Jasper) gerrymandering the school board districts.

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Republican Follies November 2, 2014 at 8:54 pm

I always enjoy a Republican talking about “Gerrymandering”

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Bible Thumper November 2, 2014 at 11:04 pm

— I always enjoy a Republican talking about “Gerrymandering”—

I also enjoy sharing my knowledge with those who are eager to learn. Gerrymandering is a word first appearing in print with the following linked political cartoon by Elkanah Tisdale, originally published in the Boston Centinel, 1812.
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:The_Gerry-Mander_Edit.png

Governor Elbridge Gerry signed a bill that redistricted Massachusetts to benefit his Democratic-Republican Party. When mapped, one of the contorted districts in the Boston area was said to resemble the shape of a salamander.
Gerrymander is a portmanteau of the governor’s last name and the word salamander. The term was probably coined earlier by Federalists partisans since the cartoon resembles a dragon.

The Democratic-Republican Party was the predecessor of the current Democratic Party.

SCBlues November 2, 2014 at 7:11 pm

“Let’s set aside whether Republicans would engage in such tactics”
Ask John McCain about what “tactics were engaged in back in 2000 by George W. Bush – are we gonna set those aside also???

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Bible Thumper November 2, 2014 at 7:23 pm

You prove my point. That was a Republican primary. Those are the only elections in SC where the outcome is in any doubt.
Again, why would anyone try to suppress the vote in a SC general election?

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SCBlues November 2, 2014 at 7:27 pm

“You prove my point. That was a Republican primary”
Well – I do agree with your point about primary versus general election but Democrats do win once in a blue moon here in SC – and Republicans will do anything to keep that from happening – and I mean anything.

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Bible Thumper November 2, 2014 at 7:39 pm

The voter suppression in Richland county was perpetrated by Democrats.

guest November 2, 2014 at 7:46 pm

The lack of voting machines fiasco? Easy fix for that problem would be early voting option for everyone. Sure would make it easier during Presidential election years.

Bible Thumper November 2, 2014 at 7:51 pm

Even so, most wait until election day and if there are not enough machines they would be discouraged. Also Sen. Clementa Pinckney (D-Jasper) gerrymandering the Jasper school board districts.

guest November 2, 2014 at 7:55 pm

I dunno about that- NC early voting just closed. 1.1 million votes have been cast. That’s a lot of folks.

diamond jim November 3, 2014 at 9:56 am

3 million voted in Florida.

guest November 2, 2014 at 7:26 pm

“True The Vote” The tea party intimidators club.
I just heard about some shenanigans the GOP pulled in KY. Sending out fliers in black dominated counties with Election Violation Notice on it and with details of prison time and fines.

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Bible Thumper November 2, 2014 at 7:28 pm

How nice of them. Voter education.

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SCBlues November 2, 2014 at 7:28 pm

“I just heard about some shenanigans the GOP pulled in KY”
Republicans will stoop to anything.

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diamond jim November 3, 2014 at 10:00 am

Grimes is such a racist she wouldn’t admit voting for Obama-4 times.
Why would blacks turn out to vote for her if she tries to disassociate herself from black folks?

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shifty henry November 2, 2014 at 4:02 pm

Vinny, I don’t know what your moaning is about — your “puppet-master” is conspiring to GIVE you about 425,000 NEW voters for FREE, and at just the stroke of a pen (well, only a pen, I hope) .

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Smirks November 3, 2014 at 10:17 am

The #15 pen?

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idcydm November 2, 2014 at 4:06 pm

I can see it now, Republicans wearing black berets, dark sun glasses and wielding riot batons in front of schools, churches and other voting locations across the state.

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Bible Thumper November 2, 2014 at 4:20 pm

How about a sign outside polling site saying “Warrant Check before entering”?

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Republican Follies November 2, 2014 at 5:10 pm

Why would one place such a sign outside a polling site?

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Bible Thumper November 2, 2014 at 5:32 pm

Will might have a warrant on T-Rav for threatening emails or visa – versa for slander.

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Democrat Follies November 2, 2014 at 5:44 pm

Because niggers make up the majority of outstanding warrants in SC and they vote 99% Democrat.

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Diogenes November 2, 2014 at 6:06 pm

Maybe they might have outstanding warrants, but at least the candidates that they vote for don’t end up with the same. Let’s see, over the last decade these upstanding Republican candidates have all committed indictable offenses: Charles Sharpe, Ken Ard, Thomas Ravenel, Bobby Harrell. Throw in immoral and/or unethical behavior and the list would be longer.
Quite a record for the party of “law and order” and “family values.”

Republican Follies November 2, 2014 at 6:23 pm

Oh I see

thanks.

Is that what you meant BT?

SCBlues November 2, 2014 at 7:24 pm

“Because niggers make up the majority of outstanding warrants in SC and they vote 99% Democrat.”

So what. 100% of KKK members vote Republican.
Is Tim Scott a nigger too??

guest November 2, 2014 at 8:04 pm

I thought in one oh her debates Nikki said there was no racism in SC. That her and Tim Scott proved that was so.

Democrat Follies November 2, 2014 at 10:04 pm

Everyone in this state is racist to some degree, including the niggers. It’s one big happy racist family. The closet homosexuality is rampant too and there’s plenty of hate for that too that knows no racial bias.

Democrat Follies November 2, 2014 at 10:02 pm

Yes.

Mike at the Beach November 2, 2014 at 10:22 pm

You’re either fibbing, or don’t know much about the KKK. They’re a pretty good mix of Republicans and Democrats these days (what’s left of them- they’ve been decimated by civil suits and the general toll being stupid takes on one’s life). Back in the day they were predominantly Dems…

SCBlues November 3, 2014 at 8:44 am

“You’re either fibbing, or don’t know much about the KKK. They’re a pretty good mix of Republicans and Democrats these days . . .”
Oh please, Mike.

SCSnooze November 3, 2014 at 10:07 am

“Dixiecrats”

SCSnooze November 3, 2014 at 10:07 am

“Dixiecrats”

Sen. Robert Byrd D-WV November 3, 2014 at 3:50 pm

You forget about me dumbass? I hung the shit out of some niggers in West Verginnie!

SCBlues November 3, 2014 at 4:28 pm

“You forget about me dumbass”
Been dead since 2010, Dumbass.

SCBlues November 2, 2014 at 7:13 pm

“I can see it now . . . .”
How about distributing flyers saying that you fathered a back child out of wedlock – can you see that too?

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jax November 2, 2014 at 4:33 pm

There is always so much smack talk about Haley, but none about Sheheen. Is he really the Squeaky clean boy scout he appears to be?

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1689 November 2, 2014 at 5:52 pm

Yes.

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Grover November 2, 2014 at 5:27 pm

Like I said this site always plays Haley as the poor victim in the end hoping to get back in her majestys good graces. If they belived like they say they would they would support Sheheen over Haley cause they know its right.

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Fits Ain't No Republican November 2, 2014 at 6:20 pm

Wait

Fits says he s NOT a Republican.

You don’t believe him?

I mean just because he publishes little Republican gems like this?

Hey he’s for Steve French(heh heh heh).

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Smirks November 3, 2014 at 10:16 am

Throwaway vote to one libertarian candidate in race that Haley will win anyways, rest of ballot filled with Cato-approved candidates.

You people need to listen to these CDs, man!

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Randy November 2, 2014 at 5:29 pm

Haley is going to be indicted after Harrells testimony so waste your vote sheeple.

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Frustrated Voter November 2, 2014 at 6:03 pm

I hope all the dummycrats get beat.

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guest November 2, 2014 at 6:38 pm

How can that be? The GOP keep reminding us about massive voter fraud and machine tampering claims. The GOP was even claiming a couple of years ago that Obama was rigging future votes by making changes at the census. The lame-stream media and their lying reporters are in the bag for them too. If that was all true the Dems should be making a sweep this election.

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nitrat November 2, 2014 at 6:42 pm

SCGOP voters dumb enough to vote for Mark Sanford and his chosen successor Trikki Nikki Haley are too dumb to get something that requires that much thought.

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idcydm November 3, 2014 at 7:48 am

And at present who is the longest serving congressman from SC?

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Smirks November 3, 2014 at 10:26 am

The GOP was even claiming a couple of years ago that Obama was rigging future votes by making changes at the census.

Just look at how well it worked on SC, the census gave us another seat in the House and, of course, it went to a Republican, just as Obama planned it!

Wait…

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Mike at the Beach November 2, 2014 at 6:27 pm

The only thing “in danger” is Vinnie’s ability to get elected. See you Tuesday…

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Draper November 2, 2014 at 7:00 pm

Haley will destroy this state and its people if given another four years. I pray that she is not relected so that she can continue to seek higher office at the expense of the great people of this state.

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SCBlues November 2, 2014 at 7:12 pm

” I pray that she is not relected . . .”
You can pray all you want but she will still be re-elected.

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Sharon November 2, 2014 at 8:25 pm

You obviously have no faith and believe in the evil Haley continues to impose on this state.

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SCBlues November 2, 2014 at 10:08 pm

“You obviously have no faith and believe in the evil Haley continues to impose on this state.”
LOL You obviously are not familiar with my posts on here!

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Mike at the Beach November 2, 2014 at 10:18 pm

Hyperbole, much?

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erneba November 2, 2014 at 7:24 pm

Sheheen, enough already, you have lost. And in the process you and your campaign are making asses of yourself. Just go away, and you can be a sore loser, if that will make it feel better. Political boo-boos are a bitch.

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SCBlues November 2, 2014 at 7:29 pm

“And in the process you and your campaign are making asses of yourself. ”
No way he has made a bigger ass of himself than Haley has.

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erneba November 3, 2014 at 7:47 am

But after the election, Haley will be the BIG BAD ASS governor, and Sheheen will continue to be a BIG DUMBASS wannabe.

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Bible Thumper November 2, 2014 at 7:47 pm

Examples of Democratic election manipulation: 
1.Richland County local tax referendum.
2. Sen. Clementa Pinckney (D-Jasper) gerrymandering the Jasper school board districts.

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xx November 3, 2014 at 12:31 pm

OK now Vince is just makin’ stuff up.

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