Voter Suppression efforts in full swing

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Poll: Sixty-nine percent of black voters and 75% overall support voter ID laws​

So you say resources are controlled by the state. Provide some evidence that minority Georgia counties have been denied resources or STFU.
Many of the "minority" counties are still controlled by QOP Elections boards.
 

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Sure it did. Georgia ignored complaints about polling issues. Here's one from Arizona. Cuts to county election budgets. Just the first way that the old white man party is attempting to cut down on minority voting. Desperately want to keep voting white. Sick stuff from the righties.


Imagine spending hours in line to vote and then finding out the race has been called before you can cast a ballot. That's what happened in Maricopa County, Ariz., this week on the day of the presidential primary election. Maricopa is Arizona's most populous county and accounts for almost two thirds of the state's residents, and yet there were only 60 polling places, down from 200 in 2012. Reporter Jude Joffe-Block from member station KJZZ in Phoenix has been following this story, and she joins the program now.

And Jude, so far, what's the explanation as to why there were just fewer polling places to begin with compared to four years ago?

JUDE JOFFE-BLOCK, BYLINE: Well, you know, I was at a polling place in Phoenix where voters who'd gotten in line right before 7 didn't cast their ballot after midnight. So very dramatic problems that we are seeing. And it seems like the issue might've come down to budget cuts. The state passed a budget last year that cut funding to counties, and we know that county supervisors directed election officials to run a cheap election.

And one of the ways they did that was by reducing the number of polling places. The idea was the 60 polling places would be larger than past polling places, would accommodate more voters and voters would be allowed to visit any of the 60 polling places in the county. But what's clear is that 60 was really not enough.

CORNISH: So who's getting the blame?

JOFFE-BLOCK: So on the one hand, there's one county official who's getting a lot of heat, and that's Maricopa County Recorder Helen Purcell. There's been some calls for her to resign. She's going to face challenges in the November election. She's elected to this post as a Republican. She'll face a Republican and a Democratic challenger in November.

And some people are asking whether the secretary of state has blame in this, whether she should've had better oversight. Democrats are saying this is part of a larger issue. They're blaming the Republican administration saying that the budget cuts as well as legislation that's made it harder to vote in Arizona is really the problem here.

CORNISH: Meanwhile, Arizona does have a history of discrimination when it comes to voting and voting rights, correct?

JOFFE-BLOCK: Right. I mean, Arizona has a history of discriminating against minority voters, particularly Latino voters, and that's one reason the state was one of the states that used to be required to check any election changes with the Department of Justice to make sure they wouldn't be discriminatory. But that stopped three years ago, or almost three years ago, when the U.S. Supreme Court invalidated a section of the Voting Rights Act.


And many people are now wondering if there were still federal oversight over Arizona if this debacle could've been prevented. The Phoenix mayor has said that he believes the reduced polling places disproportionately impacted minority voters in Phoenix. He's calling on the Department of Justice to investigate what happened. And the Democratic Party is threatening to sue Maricopa County.

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The soft bigotry of low expectations. That’s howie.
You're so full of it. The more inconvenient you make it to vote a certain way, the less people will do it. Across the board. But it's easier to just go vote in person in Bumbfvck where there's no line.

You know all this but play dumb and try to play the "I guess you think minorities can't figure out the rules" card. You are fine with it being harder for urban people to vote. It's only way you can win anywhere purple and you all know it.
 

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Many of the "minority" counties are still controlled by QOP Elections boards.

No worries. The QOP is going to take those decisions out of the county hands and put them in the old white republican man hands at the state level now too. Everybody wins....assuming that you aren't a minority.
 

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Sure it did. Georgia ignored complaints about polling issues. Here's one from Arizona. Cuts to county election budgets. Just the first way that the old white man party is attempting to cut down on minority voting. Desperately want to keep voting white. Sick stuff from the righties.


Imagine spending hours in line to vote and then finding out the race has been called before you can cast a ballot. That's what happened in Maricopa County, Ariz., this week on the day of the presidential primary election. Maricopa is Arizona's most populous county and accounts for almost two thirds of the state's residents, and yet there were only 60 polling places, down from 200 in 2012. Reporter Jude Joffe-Block from member station KJZZ in Phoenix has been following this story, and she joins the program now.

And Jude, so far, what's the explanation as to why there were just fewer polling places to begin with compared to four years ago?

JUDE JOFFE-BLOCK, BYLINE: Well, you know, I was at a polling place in Phoenix where voters who'd gotten in line right before 7 didn't cast their ballot after midnight. So very dramatic problems that we are seeing. And it seems like the issue might've come down to budget cuts. The state passed a budget last year that cut funding to counties, and we know that county supervisors directed election officials to run a cheap election.

And one of the ways they did that was by reducing the number of polling places. The idea was the 60 polling places would be larger than past polling places, would accommodate more voters and voters would be allowed to visit any of the 60 polling places in the county. But what's clear is that 60 was really not enough.

CORNISH: So who's getting the blame?

JOFFE-BLOCK: So on the one hand, there's one county official who's getting a lot of heat, and that's Maricopa County Recorder Helen Purcell. There's been some calls for her to resign. She's going to face challenges in the November election. She's elected to this post as a Republican. She'll face a Republican and a Democratic challenger in November.

And some people are asking whether the secretary of state has blame in this, whether she should've had better oversight. Democrats are saying this is part of a larger issue. They're blaming the Republican administration saying that the budget cuts as well as legislation that's made it harder to vote in Arizona is really the problem here.

CORNISH: Meanwhile, Arizona does have a history of discrimination when it comes to voting and voting rights, correct?

JOFFE-BLOCK: Right. I mean, Arizona has a history of discriminating against minority voters, particularly Latino voters, and that's one reason the state was one of the states that used to be required to check any election changes with the Department of Justice to make sure they wouldn't be discriminatory. But that stopped three years ago, or almost three years ago, when the U.S. Supreme Court invalidated a section of the Voting Rights Act.


And many people are now wondering if there were still federal oversight over Arizona if this debacle could've been prevented. The Phoenix mayor has said that he believes the reduced polling places disproportionately impacted minority voters in Phoenix. He's calling on the Department of Justice to investigate what happened. And the Democratic Party is threatening to sue Maricopa County.

So, we were talking about Georgia and the example you found was in Arizona.

The article states that the Maricopa County elections official was to blame...as I contend. But some pointed the finger at the Arizona Sec of State.

She’s a Democrat.

You’re not bright, but howie liked it. He’s not bright either.
 

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So, we were talking about Georgia and the example you found was in Arizona.

The article states that the Maricopa County elections official was to blame...as I contend. But some pointed the finger at the Arizona Sec of State.

She’s a Democrat.

You’re not bright, but howie liked it. He’s not bright either.

Point was budget cuts at a state level. 200 polling places down to 60. Hardest hit areas are population centers with heavier proportion of minority voters. Same deal in many red states with repub leadership. Georgia included....where people at the top disregard complaints because election issues is exactly what they want. I mean....as long as they occur where brown people vote.

I won't call you stupid. You're just brainwashed. And you've sadly learned to live with the shame of supporting the disenfranchising of the minorities. They don't feel or matter as much as you and the other old white men of the right.
 

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"Hey, what are we going to do about the five hour voting lines in Fulton County?"

"I know! We'll get rid of all the alternative voting methods to combat all the fraud PROVEN by Kaiser Trump."
 

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I don't think this type of thing can be overcome with the way the system is setup now.

So we either keep that, as it is, or we do a radical change.

End the fillibuster.

Worst case, it leads to the break up of the union. I think I'd rather go down that path than keep things the way they are and have to deal with gross Trumpians being in power every other cycle.
 

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The Comrades whining about Georgia all while their Socialist / Communist Party is looking to overturn the result of a duly elected Congresswoman and attempting to blow up Senate rules so they can take over and control all State elections.

Hypocrites. Even the leftist WashPo fact checker knows the Comrades are making it up as they go.

 
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"Hey, what are we going to do about the five hour voting lines in Fulton County?"

"Forget about the lines! We need to change.....err I mean.....secure our elections because they produce the wrong resul....errrrrr I mean....to restore voter confidence. Yeah....that's it."
 
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If you need to craft together an apology, this could be an outline to use:

Confessions of a Horrible Racist​


That guy is a f moron, for the vast majority of people its their family, friends and connections that pay off more than hard work. Thats how they get jobs and opportunities. Sure its not always the case but it is very often the case.

I have seen tons of f morons and lazy idiots get prime jobs due to their connections, definitely not thru merit.
 

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OK, Lets do voter ID, but also guarantee same day registration in the whole country. I am fine with that tradeoff.
 

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That guy is a f moron, for the vast majority of people its their family, friends and connections that pay off more than hard work. Thats how they get jobs and opportunities. Sure its not always the case but it is very often the case.

I have seen tons of f morons and lazy idiots get prime jobs due to their connections, definitely not thru merit.

What did you expect from town hall?
 

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That guy is a f moron, for the vast majority of people its their family, friends and connections that pay off more than hard work. Thats how they get jobs and opportunities. Sure its not always the case but it is very often the case.

I have seen tons of f morons and lazy idiots get prime jobs due to their connections, definitely not thru merit.
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Someone’s bitter they got passed over.
 

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So far, what I've learned from this thread is that liberal white Minnesotans (particularly the young and dumb ones) think it's too difficult for blacks to vote and they aren't able to handle it.

And they don't see how this type of thinking is racist....
 

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So far, what I've learned from this thread is that liberal white Minnesotans (particularly the young and dumb ones) think it's too difficult for blacks to vote and they aren't able to handle it.

And they don't see how this type of thinking is racist....
I’ve posted this before, but it’s so relevant to your point.
 

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Dumbass leftist buy this narrative hook, line and sinker. They’re the biggest racists going.
You are so wrong. Young white liberals, especially from Minnesota, have a much much better understanding of what's best for blacks than they do themselves. Cinnedumb and his younger brother stalker should be elected Prez and VP of the black community; they know what's best for the black folks, just ask them.
 

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You are so wrong. Young white liberals, especially from Minnesota, have a much much better understanding of what's best for blacks than they do themselves. Cinnedumb and his younger brother stalker should be elected Prez and VP of the black community; they know what's best for the black folks, just ask them.

Last time I checked...it's the righties pushing and passing election reform eliminating choices.

We'll just file this post under 'Mentally Deficient'. You're well represented here.
 

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You're right. There shouldn't. If you're in a long line waiting to vote, by that point you have failed to avail yourself of a number of different options to vote by that time. I mean really, this shit happens every 4 years, you can't get it together to figure out what your plan is by then?
You really have some mind-numbingly stupid views.
 

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Agreed. If illegal voting is going on, then let's solve that problem. Nobody has been able to substantiate that problem, though, even Trump's blue-ribbon panel or whatever it was. You can't fix what you can't find. Meanwhile, the problem of voter suppression is pretty well established, not the least of which is gerrymandering. I've seen tons of analysis of what Congress would look like were it not for gerrymandering. Again, a well established fact, quantified and out in the open for all to see.
I guess you missed this. And you used to be so concerned about what Americans thought and polls:

Poll: Sixty-nine percent of black voters and 75% overall support voter ID laws​


It’s “pretty well established” that the public wants voter ID.
 

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Btw, even WaPo gave Biden 4 pinocchios for his repeated lies about the Georgia voting legislation.
 
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