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Rep. John Lewis says, "There is a Deliberate, Systematic Attempt to Suppress the Vote" in this Election

John Lewis says there is currently a plan to suppress the minority vote all across the United States.

Rep. John Lewis, who is the United States Congressman from the 5th District of Georgia, partook in the Shrine of the Black Madonna's Candidate Forum over the past weekend.  The Honorable Congressman made news when he announced that he believes, "there is a deliberate, systematic attempt to suppress the vote (in this election)."

Rep. John Lewis, speaking in front of dozens of Southwest Atlanta supporters said that Republicans are, "trying to steal the election, even before it gets started."

State legislatures across our Union have introduced a variety of "Voter Law" bills which have come under scrutiny because of their limiting nature.  Some of the Voter Laws have been called a "Poll Tax" by civil rights leaders like John Lewis.

Even here in Atlanta, there have been cases where people have been purged from the qualified voter list for no good reason.  In one case, a whole senior citizen facility was purged because the government said that the building had been demolished, even though 100 or more people still lived in it.  They were subsequently reestablished on the voter roll.

Rep. John Lewis, who is running for reelection in the upcoming July 31st election, was adamant that we the People must fight this like he fought during the 1960's.  For John Lewis, the right to vote is "sacred," as he said.

Since there is little time left for voters to rectify changes and problems in the current laws, John Lewis' conclusion is that citizens need to get active and help those without approved ID's attain proper ID's so that they can vote in this ever so important upcoming election.  "If we don't, we will lose big time," he said.

Michelle July 25, 2012 at 07:03 PM
I agree with Mr. Lewis. Thanks for telling the truth!
Scott July 25, 2012 at 09:49 PM
OF COURSE, Rep. Lewis would say that!...What would you expect him to say?...Once again, the simple requirement of photo ID to prove you are who you say you are has been turned into an excuse to scream discrimination and suppression! It's ridiculous!..Rep. Lewis also knows things are not looking good for his party this election year, so the Democrats HAVE to come up with SOMETHING to turn the focus over the DISASTER their policies have inflicted upon this nation!
Eldson J. McGhee July 26, 2012 at 05:27 AM
Both the Democrats and Republicians have ignored Veterans' Discontent with the VA, and none of their sideshows will distract us from expressing this discontent with our vote come July 31 and November 6th 2012. Congressman John Lewis will be attending a "Teach-In & Prayer Vigil" on Monday, June 30, 2012, at Omega Holiness Church, 621 Memorial Drive, SE, Atlanta, GA 30312, from 6pm until 8:30pm. While this event, hosted by the Power of Veterans Movement, will focus on Veterans' discontent with the VA, it's basically is a get out to vote rally, and all issues of a concerned to the community is open for discussion. Because space is limited, seating will only be available to those who call the Chapter's Office at 678-732-0218, and reserve your seat. If no one answers the phone, just leave your name and contact data to receive your confirmation.
Rickels July 26, 2012 at 12:31 PM
John Lewis is perhaps the worst Representative in the State of Georgia. He & Hank Johnson are both embarassments to the good people that they allegedly represent. It is time for the voters in the 4th and 5th districts to take a stand and vote these clowns out.
Eldson J. McGhee July 27, 2012 at 05:41 AM
We want to see voters come out and express their views about candidates and the issues of importance to them. Remember, when we are heard will can join like minds and efforts to build better chances for success. The Teach-In & Prayer Vigil is just another forum to rally the voters and register those who are not yet registered voters. The 112th U. S. Congress has the worst record in history for accomplishing legislative results for their districts and the Nation, and therefore deserves the notation as "a do nothing Congress." They all need to go! Republicians and Democrats alike.....

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