Voter Suppression and Why The Republicans Love It So Much?


Gameface

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Clearly the Republican party's response to their White House loss in 2020 is to suppress the vote harder. I think that in Georgia, in particular, the Republicans already in office there felt like the tide was against them and the answer they came up with was to suppress the vote harder. Since that is what has allowed them to stay relevant in that state over the last few decades they figured they'd go back to the well and just have another drink of that sweet sweet voter suppression. Make the voters in "certain neighborhoods" stand in lines for a full day and let's see how much they really care about voting.

Thing is, I think they ****ed up this time. I think they ****ed up real bad.

There was nothing subtle about this being about reducing black democrats from voting. I think we'll see an equal and opposite effort to get the black vote out in Georgia and an energized voter base that is not going to stand for this. Not anymore!

This was clearly a bridge too far.
 


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Oh and iirc they made it illegal to give food or water to the people standing in the long lines.


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Oh and iirc they made it illegal to give food or water to the people standing in the long lines.


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I think there is some more specific guidelines, basically that a campaign can't give food or water, but that let's say the local church actually can, or the local sandwich shop can as long as they are not involved directly in a campaign. I'm not 100% though.
 

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I don't know what it's like to stand in line for hours and hours to vote. The longest I've ever stood in line was somewhere around 15-30min for a democratic primary in 2020 where I voted for Warren. Other than that I've voted by mail in recent years or I've waltzed on up like a VIP and voted just as fast as my stubby little legs and stubby little fingers would allow.

I'm 44 years old, I've voted in almost every election I've been allowed to vote in and I've never had to stand in line. Why is it that people in minority urban communities in Georgia have to stand in line for hours and hours, sometimes 12 hours, so that they can vote? There's no technical reason. There's no vote security reason. There's only one reason, to make it hard so that these people don't vote.

If you're in favor of that then I think you're anti-American. You're anti-patriotic. You're basically an all around bad person. I wish you'd move to Russia or Myanmar so you could enjoy the fruits of your anti-democratic labor.
 

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Clearly the Republican party's response to their White House loss in 2020 is to suppress the vote harder. I think that in Georgia, in particular, the Republicans already in office there felt like the tide was against them and the answer they came up with was to suppress the vote harder. Since that is what has allowed them to stay relevant in that state over the last few decades they figured they'd go back to the well and just have another drink of that sweet sweet voter suppression. Make the voters in "certain neighborhoods" stand in lines for a full day and let's see how much they really care about voting.

Thing is, I think they ****ed up this time. I think they ****ed up real bad.

There was nothing subtle about this being about reducing black democrats from voting. I think we'll see an equal and opposite effort to get the black vote out in Georgia and an energized voter base that is not going to stand for this. Not anymore!

This was clearly a bridge too far.
I hope so.
 

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The new Georgia law gives the state legislature the ability to overturn an election. If the presidential election were held today, there’s a very good chance Georgia’s red legislature would overturn the results of the election in favor of Trump.

Anyone else see a problem with giving a state legislature the power to overturn the results of an election?
 

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The new Georgia law gives the state legislature the ability to overturn an election. If the presidential election were held today, there’s a very good chance Georgia’s red legislature would overturn the results of the election in favor of Trump.

Anyone else see a problem with giving a state legislature the power to overturn the results of an election?
Explain please.

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This a great article that goes along with this thread:

As for giving people in line food and/or water:

Are people banned from giving water to voters?​

There's been criticism of a provision which bans some people from handing out food or water to voters within a certain distance of polling sites.

It's true that the rules on this have been tightened.

In previous elections, voting rights groups have often given out supplies to people standing in long lines at voting locations.

But Republicans have pushed back on claims that the new law criminalises giving water to voters.

Although poll workers are still allowed to give away water, other people will have to follow certain restrictions under the new regulations.

The law makes it an offence to give away food or water within 150 feet of a polling place or within 25 feet of any voter in line.

Violations can be punishable by up to a year in jail and a $1,000 fine.
 

Gameface

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This a great article that goes along with this thread:

As for giving people in line food and/or water:

Are people banned from giving water to voters?​

There's been criticism of a provision which bans some people from handing out food or water to voters within a certain distance of polling sites.

It's true that the rules on this have been tightened.

In previous elections, voting rights groups have often given out supplies to people standing in long lines at voting locations.

But Republicans have pushed back on claims that the new law criminalises giving water to voters.

Although poll workers are still allowed to give away water, other people will have to follow certain restrictions under the new regulations.

The law makes it an offence to give away food or water within 150 feet of a polling place or within 25 feet of any voter in line.

Violations can be punishable by up to a year in jail and a $1,000 fine.
Yeah, that's ****ed up. You were right.

I welcome a counter point... Good luck on that.
 

Stars Fan

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Clearly the Republican party's response to their White House loss in 2020 is to suppress the vote harder. I think that in Georgia, in particular, the Republicans already in office there felt like the tide was against them and the answer they came up with was to suppress the vote harder. Since that is what has allowed them to stay relevant in that state over the last few decades they figured they'd go back to the well and just have another drink of that sweet sweet voter suppression. Make the voters in "certain neighborhoods" stand in lines for a full day and let's see how much they really care about voting.

Thing is, I think they ****ed up this time. I think they ****ed up real bad.

There was nothing subtle about this being about reducing black democrats from voting. I think we'll see an equal and opposite effort to get the black vote out in Georgia and an energized voter base that is not going to stand for this. Not anymore!

This was clearly a bridge too far.
This is your Repubilcan party folks. Makes me wonder how anyone can be proud to be one. I love my repub friends and family, but Yeeeeesh folks, this is ugly.
 

babe

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Clearly the Republican party's response to their White House loss in 2020 is to suppress the vote harder. I think that in Georgia, in particular, the Republicans already in office there felt like the tide was against them and the answer they came up with was to suppress the vote harder. Since that is what has allowed them to stay relevant in that state over the last few decades they figured they'd go back to the well and just have another drink of that sweet sweet voter suppression. Make the voters in "certain neighborhoods" stand in lines for a full day and let's see how much they really care about voting.

Thing is, I think they ****ed up this time. I think they ****ed up real bad.

There was nothing subtle about this being about reducing black democrats from voting. I think we'll see an equal and opposite effort to get the black vote out in Georgia and an energized voter base that is not going to stand for this. Not anymore!

This was clearly a bridge too far.
Of course it's not news that I'd think this is nonsense.

18 days of in-person voting, including two Saturdays. Probably not a real "line" crisis.

The GA law, according to the R and Trump marginal press reports,where they actually get Gov. Kemp on their programs, alreading forgetting his mistakes in 2020, praising him for his other successes, claims that the election workers will will have provisions for water and toilets in line, likely with EMTs not far off. They have permitted increased voter drop boxes with cam and officer security. Campaign supporters can set up their tables 151 ft away from the lines anywhere they want, with refreshments and campaign lit.

GA law is much more voter friendly than NJ or CO now. Yes you need a drivers license or state-issued ID number, but they are free and they'll come to your house and give it you. I think they will still mail you a ballot if you request one, but no general every address on the books mailer with no chain of custody record. It sound s good to me.

Straying so far off the facts hurts the cred of any cause, bro.

Of course mass media domination with any narrative/political line is a well-known method with many" successes" on the books. Just not the kind of success people will think is a "good" final solution. Nothing is ever settled until ordinary people regain their fundamental rights and the most importanct influence in their government.

That's why I say progressivism/statism/corporatism will ultimate fail and go down in history as the wrong way to lead.

Maybe I'll get a link to the law and post it.
 

Jazz4ever

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It's all ridiculous. The MLB has moved the all star game from Atlanta to Denver now in retaliation, punishing the minority businesses in Atlanta to the tune of 100 million estimated. Now the largely white population (81%) of Denver will reap the rewards. When private entities start trying to dictate politics like this, and end up screwing things up worse, you know the country is spiraling down.
 

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