NewsNation | October 26, 2012
>> florida early voting begins tomorrow and so will a massive initiative to encourage people to vote early. reverend al sharpton will take part in the big showdown in florida . thank you for joining us.
>> thank you.
>> first let me get your reaction to that isikoff investigative piece at least one official said we're seeing more so-called dirty tricks this election cycle than they've seen before.
>> i think that it is clearly a pattern of diry tricks, of intimidation, of suppression. those states that went with the voter i.d. laws, ending early voting , now tricks of sending mail and whether the victims, tamron, are democrat or republican they are wrong. i think that clearly when we see people's right to vote and exercising of their vote being tampered with, this is something that everyone should be outraged about. so, one of the thing that we're doing in florida , bishop curry who has a major church there in miami-dade and other organizations, 150 ministers have started what they call operation lemonade. we were given lemon sunday the day you can march your parishioners. they gave us a lemon and turning it to lemonade. we want people to come out and vote early because bishop curry said even though it's a lemon, make it lemonade. no method of suppression should stop us from voting in big numbers . new make the wonderful point that everyone should be concerned about this issue. this is not about party it's about getting people out to vote. and that is their right. you know it's interesting, you're going to florida , west palm beach . they already have some problems. 20,000 absentee ballots were not read by the tabulation machines. the problem has been remedied. here we go again. that's part of why you have suspicions from folks on both sides but especially from people who are democrats after what we've seen in different states where it seemed more minorities, more blacks, latinos targeted by some of these voter i.d. laws.
>> no doubt about it as well as the signs that isikoff piece showed, the billboards. the best thing could happen is if republicans came out and joined bishop curry and all of us over the weekend and showed a nonpartisan effort. clearly those of us that come out of the civil rights generation and saw people black and white suffered, died to get us the right to vote we won't take this lightly and they will have to do more than change some dates to stop us from bringing out big numbers vote. we don't tell people tomorrow or sunday or through the week who to vote for. people know some of us have taken a position. whoever they must vote for they must vote. not vote to they co-sign the ticket of taking away our voting reits and that's the priority of operation lemonade that bishop curry and others are doing.
>> everything kicks off at 7:00 a.m . tomorrow in miami. we'll watch your show tonight 6:00 eastern time . thank you reverend