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Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Rendell spokesman: Republicans have a “Jim Crow” attitude

(By Ed Morrissey, Hot Air) - Ed Rendell’s administration keeps the hate alive in Pennsylvania. After the state GOP filed a lawsuit to have Pennsylvania enforce voter-registration laws regarding thousands of entries filed by ACORN, Rendell’s spokesman said it displayed a “Jim Crow attitude”:

The head of the county bureau of elections hasn’t encountered any suspected voter registration fraud, but allegations in other parts of Pennsylvania have sparked a lawsuit and a verbal exchange between a state official and the Republican Party.

The Pennsylvania Republican Party filed a lawsuit to assure the vote count is accurate – a move that Gov. Ed Rendell’s press secretary described as a “Jim Crow attitude.”


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