by Lou Colagiovann [http://www.examiner.com/article/gop-ohio-chairman-says-voting-laws-shouldn-t-accomodate-african-americans]:
Ohio has been in the national spotlight in recent weeks because of voter participation laws that have been the topic of a massive national debate. Finally a compromise that left both sides unhappy was reached. Now leaders are speaking out, including a chairman of the Republican party who, in an interview, said he does not believe voting laws should specifically accommodate African American voters. Later in the interview he also used profanity.
Douge Preisse is the chairman of The Franklin County Republican party. During an interview via email with "The Dispatch", a local publication, Preisse said "I guess I really actually feel we shouldn’t contort the voting process to accommodate the urban, read African-American, voter-turnout machine. Let’s be fair and reasonable."
It is odd that Preisse would describe his views as reasonable or fair, as they seem to be anything but that.
When asked about similar charges by other Democratic and progressive leaders Preisse became mildly hostile with his written response and called any allegations of unfairness or impropriety as "bullshit." He also wrote, "Quote me!"
Indeed, that is exactly what we will do.