Via Washington Examiner:
John Podesta, Bill Clinton’s chief of staff during the Monica Lewinsky scandal, rallied his liberal donor base by decrying fake letters designed to suppress the vote in Florida — but he doesn’t acknowledge that those letters are targetting Republican voters.
“I have been involved in politics for over 40 years—long enough to have even seen Nixon’s dirty tricks,” Podesta says in the Center for American Progress email. “But frankly, the past few months have shocked me. From a widespread campaign to limit voting through ‘voter ID’ laws to registration forms being tossed in the garbage, it’s clear that those who fear a fair election are waging war on one of our most basic rights.” [...]
“Voters in Florida are receiving fake letters saying that their citizenship is being investigated,” he says.
Given that he’s complaining about “dirty tricks,” that line is kind of a shocker. Podesta, the co-chairman of Barack Obama’s 2008 transition team, didn’t mention one inconvenient fact: those fake letters target Republican voters.
“Officials on Monday said voters who had received the letters thus far are white, registered Republicans who consistently vote in elections,” Local 6 wrote last week in it’s first report on the issue. Republican Party of Florida chairman Lenny Curry even received one, which prompted the FBI to open an investigation.