Ohio Republican Doug Preisse: “Our Voting Process Shouldn’t Accommodate Black Voters”

Doug Preisse admits to suppressing black voters

Ohio Republican Doug Preisse: “Our Voting Process Shouldn’t Accommodate Black Voters” (Photo Credit: Think Progress)

You can run but you can’t hide, the truth always comes to light. Franklin County, OH, Republican Doug Preisse voted to block Democratic efforts to expand voting hours. In an email to the Columbus Dispatch he wrote, “I guess I really actually feel we shouldn’t contort the voting process to accommodate the urban — read African-American — voter-turnout machine.”  He reacted to Ohio Democratic Chairman Chris Redfern calling this unfair as “bullshit.”

Buzzfeed:  “I said I believe that there’s a line of how far that taxpayers should have to go to match a specific political operation, and that’s what I mean.” 

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Janet Shan is a freelance journalist and managing editor of the Hinterland Gazette, who is working on her first novel, a mystery based in the hills on Montego Bay.
  • smokeypants

    umm, what you put in quotes is not what he said. whether or not you want to have the argument about what he meant, you can’t QUOTE someone with words they did not say.

  • Paul

    I think Janet Shan needs to rethink her career. She broke the first law of journalism, but this is probably her first article.

  • http://functionalculture.blogspot.com Constructive_Feedback

    Until about 5 years ago when there was one day for voting this was “Suppressive of The Vote”

    When various states adopted “Early Voting” this was INCREASED SOCIAL JUSTICE

    With some states closing the window from 25 days in advance to fewer – this is RACIST?

    Kinda just like Tax increases and Tax cuts huh?