The title of a Fox News article released on July 2, 2012 is “Rangel’s DEMOCRATIC opponent claiming VOTER SUPPRESSION in contested primary” (Web-site/URL: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/07/02/rangels-democratic-opponent-claiming-voter-suppression-in-contested-primary/). POLITICIANS often “(claim) voter suppression”.
“Lawyers for New York Rep. Charlie Rangel’s DEMOCRATIC opponent are planning to re-file their court petition citing myriad problems with last week’s primary, after temporarily withdrawing the petition Monday in order to gather more evidence”.
“Rangel challenger, Democratic New York State Sen. Adrian Espaillat, is suggesting the tight race – in which Rangel DECLARED victory – was marred by voter fraud“. Typical, isn’t it?
Espaillat declared: “Voters have been PUSHED AWAY and as a result, many feel that they were SUPPRESSED FROM VOTING.THE LEGITIMACY OF THIS ELECTION is at stake right now … there was a level of VOTER SUPPRESSION. We are here to protect a process that must be RELIABLE“. “pushed away”, “suppressed from voting” and “suppressed from voting” are the latest examples of the “force and pain technique” (Web-site/URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgnAY_eXYbI) and a lot of information these days IS NOT “reliable”.
According to Espaillat supporter Marilou Garvin, “THERE WAS A CONCERTED EFFORT to really STEAL the election from the community”. This should remind us of pro-MUBARAK supporters trying to “steal” the election from anti-MUBARAK protesters in CAIRO in 2011 (Web-site/URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A6UNkg4bRXs). “In the Bronx, they were told that ‘this is a REPUBLICAN election, NOT a Democratic election’”.
According to voter Espana Arristy, “They were asking for ID’s. That’s NOT requested in order to vote“. Yes it is. In STATE elections, voters have to prove residency. This irrelevant remark actually BENEFITS RANGEL.
Espaillat went on: “Over 70 electoral districts came in at zero on election night. Imagine this, 70 election districts came in at zero on election night, with NO results whatsoever. That is HIGHLY IRREGULAR“. So, the Rangel camp MANIPULATED election results? This sounds like something that Russian President VLADIMIR PUTIN did.
“A group that supports Espaillat
, the Dominican American National Roundtable
, fears (that) the questionable election activities were an attempt to THROW the election to Rangel”
. According to group President Maria Teresa Montilla
, “We believe that there was a concerted effort to SUPPRESS or deny Latino voters
. Not only do we have “suppress” as the latest example of the “force and pain technique”
); there are also allegations of RACISM along the lines of what JAN BREWER would have done
: “suppress or deny LATINO voters”
. “She told Fox News
they received “countless reports”
of problems, including affidavit ballots that she says “were not properly guarded
“At a court hearing Monday (July 2
campaign manager Moises Perez
sides want clarity”. “We want this process to be CLEAR and TO BE CONCLUDED AS SOON AS POSSIBLE
. We are confident that the Board of Elections will do its job and certify A winner
”, which Perez surely hopes will be RANGEL
Finally, according to New York Post
political columnist and Fox News
contributor Michael Goodwin
, “who has covered New York City
politics for decades”
, “If people think their vote DOESN’T count
, if people think somebody’s STEALING their votes or buying their votes or that the machine reads don’t actually record their votes
, this is a real blow to the system
. WE NEED TO BELIEVE IN THIS SYSTEM FOR IT TO WORK
“. In today’s hyper-partisan world
, it seems like NO ONE “believes in” ANYONE ELSE
. “Something DEFINITELY went wrong
. I think there’s no question
. Now part of it may be simple human error in the sense that these are new district lines
, new polling places in many cases
. However this works out
, I think this is NOT GOOD for the integrity and the perception of the integrity in the electoral process
. This is THE ONLY thing that can be guaranteed right now.
IF Rangel does indeed lose his Congressional seat, either in the primary or the general election, after more than 40 years in Congress (Rangel came into the House on January 5 1971), this would be a STUNNING fall from grace for someone who was once one of the most powerful people on Capitol Hill as chairman of the TAX-WRITING House Ways & Means Committee. However, he was censured and after Democrats lost a whopping 63 seats in the 2010 House/Congressional elections, Rangel was also passed over for the post of Ranking Member on this committee, with SANDER LEVIN being chosen instead. Rangel was censured on December 2 2010 (Web-site/URL: http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/2010-12-03-rangel03_ST_N.htm). IF Rangel were to be brought down, he would have been brought down by his own ARROGANCE and GREED and he would have no one to blame…except HIMSELF. However, we have to note that Fox is a strictly CONSERVATIVE network, so this article may be DELIBERATELY misleading.