Political Aide To Former Md. Gov Ehrlich Found GUILTY Of Conspiring To Suppress VOTES

Today a Baltimore jury convicted a political aide to former Maryland Republican Gov. Robert Ehrlich of conspiring to suppress black voter turnout during the 2010 gubernatorial election.

Yes the Extreme Conservative Tea Party aspects that have taken over my Republican Party here in Maryland could not win on the merits of it’s own political platforms, so they reverted to trying to suppress by illegal means the votes of those who would not vote for this Republican Party’s policies.

Paul Schurick was found guilty of all four counts he faced, including conspiracy to violate state election laws and attempting to influence a voter’s decision whether to go to the polls through the use of fraud.

Prosecutors argued the calls to voters in Baltimore City and Prince George’s County, two jurisdictions with high percentages of black voters, were an effort by the Republican campaign to reduce the number of black Democrats voting in heavily Democratic Maryland.  (Yea we can have the irresponsibility of those black voters having their say in our State Elections)

“Hello. I’m calling to let everybody know that Governor O’Malley and President Obama have been successful,” the call said. “Our goals have been met. The polls were correct, and we took it back. We’re OK. Relax. No need to go vote tonight. Everything’s fine. The only thing left is to watch it on TV tonight. Congratulations, and thank you.”

O’Malley handily won last year’s rematch against the Republican Ehrlich, whom he had unseated in 2006 due to Teabaggers votes during that election.  Yes the State of Maryland soon saw what Teabagger Republicans are all about and threw Republican Governor Ehrlich out.

In closing when Teabaggers state that they are not racially motivated, they are racially motivated here in Maryland.

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11 thoughts on “Political Aide To Former Md. Gov Ehrlich Found GUILTY Of Conspiring To Suppress VOTES

  1. Yes, Republican Govenor, and Republican Vice President under the Criminal Republican President Nixon, Agnew!! Now there is a name from the past. I remember him well. Agnew was just an everyday extorting, bribe demanding, and contractor kickback scheme crook.
    Even he never stooped to the lower levels of trying to keep someone from having their constitutional right to cast their votes. This is the new slimier Republican Tea Party Klansmen membership level of crooks.

    1. Hey, don’t be tryin’ to claim all the credit! We had some of that in Ohio during the last two Presidential elections. In fact, our Republicans (ugh, I know – my party) at least got away with it.

      1. Before the election, mail out notices to inner city residents stating that the voting has been moved back a day to Wednesday.
      2. Send some people to the wrong polling place and then tell them their votes don’t count because they’re at the wrong polling place.
      3. On the day of the election, have some polls still locked up at opening time and have some polling places run out of ballots.
      4. Have your Secretary of State, Ken Blackwell, also serve as head of the Re-elect Bush Campaign in your state.

      (Additionally, he currently serves as senior fellow for family empowerment at the Family Research Council.)

  2. Just hours ago, a study was released by the Brennan Center for Justice at the NYC Law School which concluded that faulty voting machines lost over 60,000 votes from predominantly black and hispanic neighborhoods in the last NY State Gubernatorial Race. Here is the link to the NYTimes story:
    http://nyti.ms/uh3kps
    The areas affected were places that the Democrats were expected to win and in spite of the lost votes, Andrew Cuomo did win, but time and time again, it is the predominantly Democrat districts which experience these supposedly impossible flaws in this guaranteed fool proof technology.
    Just look at Georgia – 100% unverifiable easily hackable electronic voting machines – and there have been voting flips after voting flips early in the mornings on election there – and every single time it has benefited the republican candidate – EVEN when going into voting day the democratic candidate has double digit leads and exit polls clearly show the democratic to win…..There are many states around the country who do the same just like Georgia.
    And you can count on the republicans pulling out ALL the stops in 2012, purging of Dem voters, hacking machines, not enough machine in Dem areas, forcing voter ID (that hurts Dem voters most the poor & elderly) tearing up Dem registrations, fake robo calls, and now this new tactic of these purposely ‘poorly designed machine” _ This is truly disgusting the way the republicans, the party of the rich & corporations and the military machine steal elections, all over the country from you and me and everyday working people to benefit their friends & themselves the richest 1%!!

    And after they steal an election – it’s too late – The infor never comes out or it comes out years to late – just as this story proves.

    And when Democrats have a legitimate voter registration organization drive in poor area like Acorn – The republicans go after it with a fake pimp, and purposely manipulated false video, show over & over, night & day 24/7 on Fox republican proaghda news – and republican scream and get ACORN destroyed.
    This week in Wisconsin, there multiple arrests for destroying and attempting to destroy legitimate Governor Walker Recall Petitions as well as actual intimidation by pro Walker Goons….
    http://www.alternet.org/newsandviews/article/743100/walker-
    supporting_bullies_arrested_in_wisconsin/

    The quote for the day actually came from a former un named advisor to Herman Cain who compared the current Republican presidential candidates to a dog chasing a car…
    The dog sees a car and chases it…he wants to catch that car, but have you ever seen a dog catch a car and more important, what the hell would the dog do with that car if he actually caught it?

  3. You have to admit the most successful Republican tactic was to convince the very people it was hurting to support them fervently. It’s gotten so bad even some (many?) long time Republicans are disgusted.

  4. Muddy, it was my pleasure as I learn what is going on in Ohio political from this site; I thought I would share what is going on here in the Mid-Atlantic.

    With what was listed above by NON, it would seem that people in Ohio have a legal case for voter suppression too. It would seem to me that the recent case here in Maryland could be used as the president.

    To get this Republican voting suppression crap stopped in Ohio and else ware, maybe someone needs to investigate this and press charges.

  5. Hello NON,
    “It’s gotten so bad even some (many?) long time Republicans are disgusted.”
    I am one of those you speak of. I am truly ashamed of what my Republican Party has become and resorted to.

  6. “Now there is a name from the past. I remember him well. Agnew was just an everyday extorting, bribe demanding, and contractor kickback scheme crook.
    Even he never stooped to the lower levels of trying to keep someone from having their constitutional right to cast their votes. This is the new slimier Republican Tea Party Klansmen membership level of crooks.”

    EOK- Just so you are aware, Our former govenor was convicted today, for the same crimes that you speak of in paragraph 1. He received 14 years, and he was a Democrat.

    1. Will the Democrat, Blagojevich, become a cellmate of Republican Ryan? JOB- be sure to tell 100% of the facts, not just the ones that favor your political agenda.

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