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Oh God now it begins: our quadrennial debate about voter fraud versus vote suppression. The head of the Republican Party in Macomb County, Michigan has decided that a wonderful way to protect against "voter fraud" will be to get lists of foreclosed homes and check those against voter rolls to make sure that people whose houses are foreclosed -- and what is that, about 130 percent of all Michigan residents at this point? -- don't get to vote if they aren't residents of those addresses anymore.


Macomb County is in the Detroit metropolitan area and is among the most distressed counties in the nation in terms of the number of foreclosures it experiences monthly.

And according to our very esteemed and reliable information source called Wikipedia, Macomb County's black population doubled between 2000 and 2005 as African-Americans moved out of Detroit.

BUT! Of course none of the Macomb County Republican Party's actions could be construed as racist, because they just care about "making sure voters are who they say they are," not about preventing poor black people from voting for Obama, although presumably that would be one very significant side benefit.

Lose your house, lose your vote [Michigan Messenger]

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Yr Wonkette has been getting quite a few visits from trolls lately, although most of the infestations have been incredibly tiresome and not at all worth discussing here. We're talking, like, not even as good as ol' Turgid Love Muscle Guy. Come to think of it, we haven't seen him in a while; hope he's OK. At least health-wise.

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In 2006, Bob Casey Jr., then the Pennsylvania state treasurer, defeated Rick Santorum and took his seat in the US Senate; presumably only after having it steam cleaned. Not that Casey wanted anything much to do with Dan Savage, the columnist who had helpfully made the alternative definition of "Santorum" one of the best demonstrations of the power of trolling for the prior three years. But in '06, Casey's campaign actually declined a donation from Savage; Casey's finance director thanked him, but suggested maybe Savage could give the money to a group working against Santorum so Casey wouldn't get flak for taking the donation. That was back when Dems were happy to talk about civil unions but frightened of gay marriage, and Casey just plain wussed out on the chance to bring a "weeks-long debate about feces, lube, and assfucking" to the Senate race, as then-Wonket Dave Weigel put it. But Bob Casey has come rather a long way since then, and he now supports marriage equality. He might still be a bit shy about a full-on embrace of buttsechs talk, however.

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