The Smoking Gun Of Voter ID Bills Just Gave A Deposition

by evanmcmurry

Former Republican Party Chairman Jim Greer spilled the beans in a 630-page deposition that included the term “Whack-a-dos” to describe Republicans and tea partiers, not once but twice.

Go read the thing for yourself—most of it is about what Wayland Smithers would call “misappropriation.” But here’s the money part if you’re into more than just shadenfreude:

On voter suppression, Greer said he had just completed a December 2009 meeting with party general counsel Jason Gonzalez, political consultant Jim Rimes and Eric Eikenberg, Crist’s chief of staff, when questions arose about fundraising.

“I was upset because the political consultants and staff were talking about voter suppression and keeping blacks from voting. It had been one of those days,” he said.

Yup, just one of those cloudy, minority-disenfranchising days.

Greer’s deposition came as part of a lawsuit against the party over $130,000 of severance pay, so Republicans will almost certainly dismiss anything he says as stemming from animosity over being stiffed. Still. If the above can be in any way verified, it’ll be the smoking gun of Voter ID legislation.