Democracy? Not in these United States

Congresswoman Corrine Brown (D-FL) represents 600,000 Americans in the Duval County/Jacksonville area.
During the 2000 election, 27,000 ballots went ptooey from faulty machines, just in Rep. Brown’s district alone. And you can guess the relative skin shades of the folks whose votes a) were not for the governor’s brother, and b) didn’t count.
Thursday, the Congresswoman was censured by the GOP-controlled House of Representatives. Why? For speaking the obvious out loud, without fear or hesitation, that’s why:
“I come from Florida, where you [the GOP leadership] and others participated in what I call the United States coup d’etat. We need to make sure that it doesn’t happen again. Over and over again after the election when you stole the election, you came back here and said get over it. No we’re not going to get over it and we want verification from the world.” — said to Rep. Steve Buyer, R-Indiana, after Buyer proposed a measure barring any federal official from requesting that the United Nations formally observe the U.S. elections on Nov. 2.
The Reason Why: about a dozen members of Congress, including several leaders of the Congressional Black Caucus, recently called for UN observers to verify American elections, given the hanky-panky we all know is coming.
The GOP, displaying their usual integrity, promptly produced a bill forbidding any such thing, shouted the Congresswoman down when she wouldn’t just “Go Fuck Herself”, censured her, and then had her comments stricken from the Congressional Record.

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