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Old 12-15-2019, 10:53 AM   #21
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remember when John Roberts stripped away the Voting Rights Act in 2013 and we were told by conservatives in here that Slave Southern States had earned the right to be treated like Free Northern States?


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Brian Kemp is Georgia’s governor due to one of the most controversial elections in recent memory. As secretary of state since 2010, he had eight years to winnow the electorate to his liking before November 2018, and did so by purging 1.4 million voters from the rolls, placing thousands of registrations on hold, and overseeing the closure or relocation of nearly half of the state’s precincts and polling sites. The unstated goal — though it was clear to anyone watching similar efforts by Republicans across the South — was to reduce the voting power of unfavorable constituencies: black people, poor people, students, and others. A study from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution published on Friday shows just how successful these efforts were. Precinct closures and polling-site relocations in particular — which Kemp did not order, but allegedly encouraged and devised the guidelines for — prevented an estimated 54,000 to 85,000 voters from casting ballots last year, primarily by forcing them to travel much larger distances to vote.

The study — undertaken by an AJC data specialist and vetted by a team of nonpartisan experts — shows that the further away voters lived from their polling sites the less likely they were to cast ballots. The result in 2018 was a 1.2 to 1.8 percent difference in turnout (Stacey Abrams lost the election by 1.4 points — though in order to win she’d have needed more than 82 percent of those lost ballots, an unlikely prospect). But while this shift probably wasn’t enough to change the outcome of this particular election, the potential for closures and relocations to shape narrower races in the future is clear, especially given the racially polarized nature of the electorate. The impact is already being felt disproportionately by black voters, and by extension, the Democrats they support. Hampered to begin with by higher rates of disenfranchisement due to Kemp’s purges, heightened poverty rates, and varying types of involvement with the criminal-legal system, closed precincts or relocated polling sites made black voters 20 percent more likely to miss the 2018 election than their white counterparts.

But they weren’t alone. Between 2012 and 2018, the distance between the average Georgia voter’s home and polling site more than doubled, as 8 percent of the state’s polling sites were shut down and 40 percent of its precincts relocated. Roughly 30 percent of black voters had to cross at least half of their precinct to get to a polling location, as did nearly 20 percent of white ones. Counties in charge of implementing these changes were enticed to pursue them as cost-cutting measures, but their impact on turnout has been a bonus for austere Republicans seeking to stave off the consequences of an electorate that, in Georgia as well as other states, is becoming less white and less-reliably red. The vast majority have occurred since the U.S. Supreme Court gutted the 1965 Voting Rights Act in 2013 and no longer required these states to get federal preclearance before changing their voting laws. Georgia has been especially aggressive in its efforts to make it harder to vote ever since. According to American Public Media, it’s the only state formerly subjected to preclearance that has implemented all five of the most common voter-suppression tactics currently in use: voter ID laws, proof of citizenship requirements, purges, cuts in early voting, and polling-site closures.

Georgia voter suppression under Kemp has broad impact



the only upside is that hopefully this will inspire greater turnout, and it's a reminder that this is all the Gzus's of the world have left -- voter suppression.
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remember when John Roberts stripped away the Voting Rights Act in 2013 and we were told by conservatives in here that Slave Southern States had earned the right to be treated like Free Northern States?







the only upside is that hopefully this will inspire greater turnout, and it's a reminder that this is all the Gzus's of the world have left -- voter suppression.
Haha!! First of all dude, why are you obsessed with me?

Secondly, this entire article says well, we can't link these closures to this guy, BUT, or well, due to crime, less people are voting (because they're in jail!), or again, the blatant leftist racism that the black community is too stupid to go to a different polling place, or is somehow marooned and can't get there.

I've lived in poor communities for years, first of all poor doesn't necessarily mean black, secondly, poor people can travel, by car, bus, Lyft, it IS possible.

This article is MORE Democratic blabbering with no facts to link anything to anyone, hey, that sounds familiar!
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Haha!! First of all dude, why are you obsessed with me?



Secondly, this entire article says well, we can't link these closures to this guy, BUT, or well, due to crime, less people are voting (because they're in jail!), or again, the blatant leftist racism that the black community is too stupid to go to a different polling place, or is somehow marooned and can't get there.



I've lived in poor communities for years, first of all poor doesn't necessarily mean black, secondly, poor people can travel, by car, bus, Lyft, it IS possible.



This article is MORE Democratic blabbering with no facts to link anything to anyone, hey, that sounds familiar!



You’re the one following me around, snowflake.

And yet, Republicans continue to purge voters and shutter polling places in states where minorty populations rise and red states that grow more purple with each year. Ask yourself why.

But you do have a point. More elderly voters should use their Obamaphones to Uber across their counties to vote.
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No he’s right, we are all obsessed with him.

He brings great humor in the form of a living meme, the notion that he’s just craaaazy about Jesus Christ. He’s soooo Christian. He’s so religious, he loves Jesus. He practices all of Jesus’s lessons. He is... Jesus freak!

I’m happy to listen and debate and argue opposing views. I’m happy to be friends with people who have other views. But an aggressive pseudo-Christian, no thank you.
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It’s not USA but still a theme


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I’m obsessed with Gzus because I’m drunk, horny, and looking for a quick hookup.
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surprise surprise

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Rudy Giuliani and Ukraine Prosecutor Wanted US Ambassador Yovanovitch 'Out of the Way,' Report Says

Benjamin Fearnow 56 mins ago

Marie L. Yovanovitch wearing glasses: Former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch testifies before the House Intelligence Committee in the Longworth House Office Building on Capitol Hill November 15, 2019 in Washington, D.C. In the second impeachment hearing held by the committee, House Democrats continue to build a case against President Donald Trump's efforts to link U.S. military aid for Ukraine to the nation's investigation of his political rivals.
© Chip Somodevilla/Getty Former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch testifies before the House Intelligence Committee in the Longworth House Office Building on Capitol Hill November 15, 2019 in Washington, D.C. In the second impeachment…
President Donald Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani confirmed that he and allegedly "corrupt" former Ukraine prosecutor Yuriy Lutsenko needed ex-U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch "out of the way" in order to conduct an investigation into the Biden family, The New Yorker reported Monday.
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OK...

Tomorrow Tues Dec 17 are the Move On "No One Is Above The Law" marches, rallies.

it's 5:30PM Local Time
Here is the link. Just put in your zip code for events near you.

https://www.impeach.org/event/impeac...18614%2EmVn93P
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This is really....weird. And possibly scary


https://twitter.com/usarmypao/status...992570368?s=21

The department of defense FB page also highlights this Nazi. Not just a random one, but a convicted war criminal Jochaim Peiper. Murderer of US Troops
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of witch hunts and wolf cries:

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The smear campaign against the American diplomat lies at the heart of the impeachment proceedings against President Trump. Those proceedings come to a head Wednesday with an expected House vote on two articles of impeachment.

Graphika, which outlined its analysis in a report on Tuesday, said it could not say with precision who in Russia might be responsible for circulating the posts claiming to show the do-not-prosecute list. The State Department has denied that such a list existed, and Lutsenko has since sought to clarify what he reportedly told Solomon.

The Russia-based operation, which also sought to blame Britain for interfering in the 2016 election, represents a warning about the evolving methods and wide-ranging goals of disinformation as Americans enter a volatile election season, four years after Russian actors used social media to sow discord and boost Trump’s candidacy for the White House. The “known Russian operation," as Graphika called it, involved doctored visuals and sought to cover its tracks using single-use accounts on discussion forums and other crowdsourced websites, as well as on the news aggregation site Reddit.

The apparent aims of the digital deception underscore the parallels between Russia’s campaign of disinformation and the GOP’s embrace of debunked theories that paint Trump as the victim of British spooks and deep-state saboteurs.

Graphika identified 44 stories launched by the operation between October 2016 and October 2019, many of them “demonstrably false, based on forged documents or non-existent interviews.” The falsehoods touched on everything from Hillary Clinton’s bid for the presidency in 2016 to rumors about the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea, from which Russia was barred because of its state-backed doping program.

Meanwhile, Graphika’s report notes, “all were amplified by networks of fake accounts across a wide range of social platforms.”

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Trumps letter today totally proves he’s wanted impeachment from the beginning.

He’s got less than 24 hours before adding the asterisk to his name.

I’m unsure of how to handle the Senate. Do you send the articles over knowing the GOP will run a sham trial? Or do you hold off on sending them and continue to build off of the future investigations ?

I can see pros and cons to both. MoscowMitch and GOPs play will be obvious for either one.

I’m leaning towards sending the articles over and making the GOP stand up in front of the world and be remembered as cowards and traitors to this country. Of course after Trump is acquitted, who knows what kind of criminal behavior he’ll do in the open
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Trumps letter today totally proves he’s wanted impeachment from the beginning.

He’s got less than 24 hours before adding the asterisk to his name.

I’m unsure of how to handle the Senate. Do you send the articles over knowing the GOP will run a sham trial? Or do you hold off on sending them and continue to build off of the future investigations ?

I can see pros and cons to both. MoscowMitch and GOPs play will be obvious for either one.

I’m leaning towards sending the articles over and making the GOP stand up in front of the world and be remembered as cowards and traitors to this country. Of course after Trump is acquitted, who knows what kind of criminal behavior he’ll do in the open


I think you hold off from sending to the Senate. Doing so now is political suicide because not only will Trump be acquitted, but he’ll parade sound all year claiming he finally defeated the witch hunt.

If you’re the Democrats, keep it in the news as long as possible. And say your reason for not turning it over is due to corrupt Senate Republicans.
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Couldn’t you argue that by not submitting the articles that the Democrats are proving this is a hoax and don’t believe in their own investigation/facts ?
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Couldn’t you argue that by not submitting the articles that the Democrats are proving this is a hoax and don’t believe in their own investigation/facts ?


If they’re clear and concise on how they frame it, then no. They should pull a Trump and basically say the same thing over and over that they don’t feel comfortable turning it over to the Senate because Mitch McConnell is corrupt.
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Poor Nancy Pelosi, receiving that whackadoodle letter from Trump. It's even worse than receiving one of those Christmas newsletters.
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introducing a censure bill aimed at torpedoing impeachment at the last minute is definitely a great way to prove to everyone that you're really truly a democrat and super committed to beating trump, tulsi!
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Poor Nancy Pelosi, receiving that whackadoodle letter from Trump. It's even worse than receiving one of those Christmas newsletters.
Children will literally read this in history books in the future. It's mindboggling.
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Pardon coming


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