by Charlie Spiering 18 Aug 2014
Republicans are criticizing efforts by liberal organizers to set up voter registration booths at the site where Missouri teenager Michael Brown was shot and killed by a local police officer.
Reports of the voter registration tables have been reported via liberal activists on social media.
“In front of the makeshift memorial where Mike Brown was killed, they've set up a voter registration table,” tweeted Jessica Lee, a Human rights attorney at the Center For Constitutional Rights wrote on Twitter.
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Jessica Lee @BusquedaJess
in front of the makeshift memorial where Mike Brown was killed, they've set up a voter registration table #Ferguson
1:20 PM - 16 Aug 2014
Another activist urged Ferguson residents to register at both the QT convenience store protestor location and the crime scene memorial.
Voter registration for #Ferguson residents is at the QT & the crime scene. SIGN UP. Get on the juries, choose your leaders. #MikeBrown
8:13 AM - 17 Aug 2014
In an interview with Breitbart News, Missouri RNC executive director Matt Wills expressed outrage about the reports.
“If that’s not fanning the political flames, I don’t know what is,” Wills said, “I think it’s not only disgusting but completely inappropriate.”
Wills explained that the shooting death of Michael Brown was a tragedy for everyone.
“This is not just a tragedy for the African American community this is a tragedy for the Missouri community as well as the community of what we call America,” he said. “Injecting race into this conversation and into this tragedy, not only is not helpful, but it doesn’t help a continued conversation of justice and peace.”
During the rally for Michael Brown on Sunday, MSNBC host Al Sharpton announced that his National Action Network was going to work with Bishop Larry Jones for a voter registration drive to drive up voter turnout.
“Some of y’all that is mad now, wasn’t mad three weeks ago for election day. Y’all got to start voting and showing up!” Sharpton said, calling the areas 12 percent voter turnout “an insult to your children.”
“Michael Brown’s gonna change this town,” Sharpton hollered.