The chairman of the Republican Party in Macomb County, Michigan, a key swing county in a key swing state, is planning to use a list of foreclosed homes to block people from voting in the upcoming election as part of the state GOP’s effort to challenge some voters on Election Day.
“We will have a list of foreclosed homes and will make sure people aren’t voting from those addresses,” party chairman James Carabelli told Michigan Messenger in a telephone interview earlier this week. He said the local party wanted to make sure that proper electoral procedures were followed.
I never knew that following "proper electoral procedures" was such a big concern for the GOP.
Michigan has the seventh-highest foreclosure rate and the highest unemployment rate in the nation.
There’s no question that a plan to disenfranchise foreclosure victims would be motivated by politics, not voter fraud. The Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Growth reported last year that blacks make up more than 60 percent of people with sub-prime loans, which are especially susceptible to foreclosure.