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Thread: Republican Voter Suppression Efforts

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    Quote Originally Posted by WakeForestRanger View Post
    It claims the defendants, which are the 67 county election boards and Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar, "have inexplicably chosen a path that jeopardizes election security and will lead -- and has already led -- to the disenfranchisement of voters, questions about the accuracy of election results, and ultimately chaos" ahead of the Nov. 3 general election.
    Drop boxes for mail in ballots will disenfranchise voters?

    Seriously fuck these guys.

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    I really think it's going to bite them in the ass. There's already some evidence that this is suppressing mail-in applications among Republicans. We know young, healthy voters will show up in person to vote. What will happen if the second wave is that much worse and we are looking at 100,000 cases a day that disproportionately impact older voters in red and purple states?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhDeac View Post
    I really think it's going to bite them in the ass. There's already some evidence that this is suppressing mail-in applications among Republicans. We know young, healthy voters will show up in person to vote. What will happen if the second wave is that much worse and we are looking at 100,000 cases a day that disproportionately impact older voters in red and purple states?
    My guess is Fox News will them the virus has totally disappeared in an effort to fool them into going out to vote.

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    Not quite suppression, but some ugly sentiment.

    https://www.clarionledger.com/story/...ts/3280055001/

    A social media comment with racial undertones made by a Mississippi election commissioner sparked outrage across the state on the same weekend state legislators voted to retire the flag and its Confederate emblem.

    "I'm concerned about voter registration in Mississippi," the commissioner wrote. "The blacks are having lots (of) events for voter registration. People in Mississippi have to get involved, too."

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhDeac View Post
    Not quite suppression, but some ugly sentiment.

    https://www.clarionledger.com/story/...ts/3280055001/
    And by "people", he means white people, of course. Love the distinction he makes between merely "blacks" and the "people in Mississippi." It's like the weird distinction many Republicans keep making between "Real Americans" and "Liberal Democrats."

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    And keep in mind, 37% of "people in Mississippi" are Black, the largest percentage of any of the 50 states.

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    I love mankind...itís people I canít stand!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhDeac View Post
    And keep in mind, 37% of "people in Mississippi" are Black, the largest percentage of any of the 50 states.
    Which is precisely why the Mississippi GOP is so concerned with doing anything that will limit or negate minority voting. Historically, the higher the black percentage of the total population in a state, the more diehard and militantly devoted to segregation, white supremacy, Jim Crow laws, and voter suppression efforts state governments were.

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    Thatís a good I Voter sticker. My precinct has generic ones with a flag.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BarcaDeac View Post
    Thatís a good I Voter sticker. My precinct has generic ones with a flag.
    Why even bother voting?

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    Quote Originally Posted by WakeForestRanger View Post
    "All state officials"? So this would abolish the direct election of TX state legislators as well as elect the governor like we elect the president?

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    Quote Originally Posted by WakeForestRanger View Post
    I said in another thread, this plan won't survive b/c of Reynolds v. Sims, 377 U.S. 533 (1964).

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    Quote Originally Posted by WakeForestRanger View Post
    You can't get much more blatant than this. Both National Republicans and the Texas GOP know that Texas as a whole is becoming more and more purple due to the growth of the state's cities and demographic change, so this is a blatant attempt to rig the system by eliminating the statewide popular vote to choose all statewide offices (including the governor, I assume) by having a rigged State Electoral College replace it. This "Texas EC" would no doubt give greatly inflated influence to the rural and small-town areas in TX, thus ensuring GOP dominance no matter how much the cities and suburbs turn blue. As Fish said, this will likely get overturned, as it's similar to a plan that GA used for decades to suppress Atlanta's influence on the statewide vote, and which the Supreme Court overturned in the 1960s.

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    Canít blame pubs for falling in love with the EC.
    Letís get this done!

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