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North Carolina's Republicans Vs the 26th Amendment


US Politics & Gov't  (tags: north carolina )

Ashley
- 105 days ago - nytimes.com
N.C. is being sued for potentially violating the 26th Amendment. Dems have the edge with young voters. The G.O.P. passes voter ID laws, that don't accept college ids. And, they would have gotten away with it, if it wasn't for those meddling kids!



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Roberto M. (56)
Friday July 11, 2014, 7:28 am
Noted! Great Article. Seems the GOP wants to do everything in their power to prevent people from voting.
 

Arielle S. (317)
Friday July 11, 2014, 7:30 am
Three cheers for those meddling kids! May they prevail easily...
 

AniMae Chi (413)
Friday July 11, 2014, 7:42 am
Well done to the students!
How low will these GOP's stoop!

Than.q Ashley
 

Carole L. (15)
Friday July 11, 2014, 7:49 am
If Repubs would actually focus on the needs of the many they wouldn't have to cheat to win.
 

john byrne (50)
Friday July 11, 2014, 8:04 am


signed
 

LaurenSICK Kozen (159)
Friday July 11, 2014, 8:13 am
Noted & Shared. Thanks Ashley.
 

Winn Adams (194)
Friday July 11, 2014, 8:16 am
Awesome students! Drat those republicans . . . .
 

Kathleen Mireault (78)
Friday July 11, 2014, 8:23 am
Noted. Thx, Ashley. Well done, students! Kudos!
 

Bojan Kunstelj (22)
Friday July 11, 2014, 8:51 am
share
 

Ed V. (180)
Friday July 11, 2014, 8:57 am
S&N, Thanks
 

BarbCat SunshineLady (1662)
Friday July 11, 2014, 9:04 am
yes, many thanks Ashley!
 

Elizabeth Nipper (70)
Friday July 11, 2014, 9:07 am
Noted and shared. ty.
 

Gloria picchetti (297)
Friday July 11, 2014, 9:12 am
Good job!
 

Mitchell D. (129)
Friday July 11, 2014, 9:21 am
Carole L., if the repugs cared about the needs of the many, they would not be who they are; and we might all be much better off!
 

Barry T. (878)
Friday July 11, 2014, 9:34 am
Noted. Sad that we have voter suppression in what is loudly proclaimed as the world greatest democracy and an example to all. Of course there is also the institutionalized 2-party system and first past the post, the re-drawing of electoral districts by BOTH parties to favor their own and so much more that doesn’t speak to democracy ...

Thanks for posting Ashley!
 

Brad H. (26)
Friday July 11, 2014, 9:41 am
thanks
 

NicoleAWAY W. (634)
Friday July 11, 2014, 9:45 am
ty Ashley
 

GGmaSheila D. (172)
Friday July 11, 2014, 9:46 am
Young people like these give me a ray of hope that they'll be able to get out the vote so we can get rid of the GOPTP...everywhere.
 

Anette S. (24)
Friday July 11, 2014, 9:52 am
noted
 

Terrie Williams (774)
Friday July 11, 2014, 10:21 am
Good on them!!!! I hope against hope that the younger generations will step up and pay attention to what is happening to their country and their rights. This gives me that hope against hope.
 

Jinny L. (71)
Friday July 11, 2014, 10:40 am
Go to it younger generation! Continue to show this country what you're made of. Thanks Ashley for sharing.
 

Deb E. (63)
Friday July 11, 2014, 10:53 am
About time the younger generations started getting involved. But don't think for one minute that all younger generations are Dems. It isn't just "old" people who are Republicans, and not all "old" people are Republicans, so let's not make this about young verses old. We don't need yet another divide. There's a whole bunch of us boomers who have been waiting for the younger generations to give us a hand in fighting this takeover of our country by the elite right who, by the way, has a whole lot of young supporters, especially the ones involved in finance. When I marched in DC in 2011, down K Street, the people hanging out on the balconies laughing at us while they drank their champagne were all pretty dang young. This is a battle for our Democracy that can only be won if we all, from ALL generations, come together with a plan. Kudos to these students, and I hope they get more to join them. Thanks for sharing, Ashley.
 

Ashley heffner (458)
Friday July 11, 2014, 11:01 am
;) Noted, Deb. Happy to help.
 

Michela m. (3960)
Friday July 11, 2014, 11:09 am
Noted
 

Nils Anders Lunde (548)
Friday July 11, 2014, 11:28 am
Noted
 

Dave C. (216)
Friday July 11, 2014, 11:47 am
while this is all good......I just hope young people turn up and vote especially in the congressional elections (aka midterms)........
 

Lona Goudswaard (71)
Friday July 11, 2014, 12:07 pm
Kudos to these students, If they do not win their case - and chances are they won't - than they have given their peers a good wake-up call and hopefully will lead to more of them wanting to exercise their rights.
 

Sherry B. (57)
Friday July 11, 2014, 1:13 pm
Noted thanks Ashley. Great comments by many!
***VOTE IN YOUR PRIMARY ELECTIONS***WE NEED TO TAKE OUT THE TRASH...AMERICA IS GETTING REALLY STINKY!!!
 

Gary A L. (135)
Friday July 11, 2014, 2:04 pm
the only way the republinazi's win is to lie cheat and steal
 

june t. (66)
Friday July 11, 2014, 2:04 pm
oh those pesky kids, they might vote a different way! good for them :)
 

Janis K. (101)
Friday July 11, 2014, 2:20 pm
Interesting, thanks Ashley!
 

Val R. (244)
Friday July 11, 2014, 2:56 pm
Yea,
 

Vivian B. (155)
Friday July 11, 2014, 3:01 pm
Thanks, Ashley!! Appreciate you watching out for the student's voting rights!
 

Charlie Rush (56)
Friday July 11, 2014, 3:44 pm
DIVIDE AND CONQUER.
That is their plan, and it can only work, if we permit we.
I'm sick to death of mean, selfish people. That's all get with the Teapublicans.
It's all about _me, me, me_.
 

J D. (83)
Friday July 11, 2014, 4:01 pm
Noted Thx Ashley
 

Ashley heffner (458)
Friday July 11, 2014, 4:10 pm
@.@ You must always watch these sneaks carefully Vivian. If you are in the U.S. check out your state's voting laws, particularly if you live in a swing state and/or a state with a lot of African and/or Latino Americans. That's where they like to change them at the last second.

They tried this in Pennsylvania. In 2012, an actual state leader of my state, said, "Voter ID laws, DONE. Pennsylvania, delivered to Mitt Romney, DONE!"

We were not delivered. So they passed voter ID laws. Our courts put a TIMEOUT on them, because they tried to do it right before the 2012 elections. Our courts continue to (blank)block their attempts.

However, Obama's margin of victory, I believe was reduced by half. Most people believe that it was partially due to the voter I.D. laws. Even though they were not in effect for the 2012 elections. And Republicans are DAMN proud they scared some people away from voting. DISGUSTING.
 

Birgit W. (147)
Friday July 11, 2014, 4:45 pm
Noted, thanks.
 

Sharon Wood (17)
Friday July 11, 2014, 5:21 pm
I hope this continues for all, I live in a swing state, which is CO. All pretty much of republican government is backed by the Scum Sucking Cock (Koch) Bros.

Thanks , Ashley for post the article.
 

Joan McAllister (1083)
Friday July 11, 2014, 5:55 pm
Noted & shared. Thanks Ashley
 

Susan Allen (218)
Friday July 11, 2014, 5:59 pm
Noted and shared. Thanks for getting this out to folks Ashley. I certainly don't have the heart for it.
 

Ashley heffner (458)
Friday July 11, 2014, 7:45 pm
Ah well you are always in my heart Susan, so indirectly you do. xD
 

Donna Hamilton (144)
Friday July 11, 2014, 8:34 pm
Noted. Thanks, Ashley.
 

Edith B. (141)
Friday July 11, 2014, 8:53 pm
Noted. Thanks, Ashley. I am happy to see young people interested again. Seems that hasn't happened since the sixties and seventies. Yes, I am that old!
 

cathie S. (154)
Friday July 11, 2014, 9:04 pm
noted n shared tyvm
 

Tom Sullivan (98)
Friday July 11, 2014, 9:26 pm
noted
 

Kay m. (38)
Friday July 11, 2014, 9:34 pm
Good Evening thank you for this great article more students in more states need to take up the fight--- we might have a chance in 2014 elections to keep the Senate and win back the house - I work every day toward that goal by educating all of my family and friends to the dirty trick being pulled by the slimy republicans and their money men. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK
 

Laurie H. (719)
Friday July 11, 2014, 9:49 pm
Noted & Very appreciated Ashley!!!! This sounds like a breath of fresh air----I do hold out hope now, more than ever, thanks to these students!!!! All that the GOP has been working so tirelessly on, just may one day soon---- come back around and bite them in the you know what!!!!~~ Thanks GGmaSheila for sending~~ Will Share~~
 

Ashley heffner (458)
Friday July 11, 2014, 10:17 pm
That's the spirit Kay M.

Edith, you are as young as you feel. History tends to repeat itself in cycles. Thom Hartman did a short skirt about how every 80 years in the U.S. there is a major financial disaster. The generation before the disaster lives it up. The people who live during it are very cautious. Their children are doted on (for example the Boomers), so they tend to be rather rebellious. And then another crash hits. And no one really compares these generational cycles often, because by the time the next great crash hits, the people who experienced the proceeding one first hand, are all dead or were too young to really remember it.
 

Ashley heffner (458)
Friday July 11, 2014, 10:17 pm
Laurie H, sent you a friend request. :)
 

Colin Hope (243)
Friday July 11, 2014, 10:53 pm
Thanks for sharing!!
 

Heidi Walderra (133)
Saturday July 12, 2014, 1:19 am
Noted,shared
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday July 12, 2014, 1:59 am
Noted, thanks.
 

Joy T. (283)
Saturday July 12, 2014, 3:03 am
Noted.
 

Arild Warud (166)
Saturday July 12, 2014, 3:23 am
Thanks Ashley.
 

John Holton (363)
Saturday July 12, 2014, 3:40 am
s and n
 

Betty K. (293)
Saturday July 12, 2014, 3:57 am
Hooray for the students--part of their learning process!
 

Ronnie J. (21)
Saturday July 12, 2014, 6:18 am
Signed and noted - thanks for information Ronnie. J
 

Dandelion G. (380)
Saturday July 12, 2014, 8:25 am
I couldn't agree with you more Deb E. When I've been standing out on the curbside a LOT of us have grey in the hair. Some of the most right wing here in the south are southern men who haven't hit their noses on the pavement as much, driving around with their Obama is a Socialist bumper stickers and spouting Obama Care will destroy all that is here.

This older verses younger is indeed another way to divide and needs to stop. The propaganda was pushed to say that the older ones were reaping all the rewards and not going to leave the younger ones anything in the Social Security fund which was a bunch of BS. I knew poor Elders that were willing to go without a few more meals if it meant their Grandchild could have a better life in the future. This is sad, dangerous, and it was not at all necessary.

Actual facts via education is needed and not these lies that keep pitting people against each other and taking their attention off of the real issues that have gotten us into these many badly run situations.
 

Rhonda B. (100)
Saturday July 12, 2014, 9:55 am
Noted! Thank you Ashley.
 

Mandi T. (429)
Saturday July 12, 2014, 10:55 am
WTG kids, !!!
 

Scott haakon (4)
Saturday July 12, 2014, 11:53 am
This is more sticky that first look. Many colleges have a lot of out of district and out of state students. The question: is it fair for your local and stat laws and legislature be determined by these people who are not (technacally) residents but actually temporary? Remember they can sqew the vote. Many college towns may have thousands more students than residents. How would you feel if say Russians voted for US President because they were attending school in the US?
 

Ashley heffner (458)
Saturday July 12, 2014, 11:57 am
Sorry, not following comparing Russians voting for the United States president, to American citizens, voting where they are currently living. So what you are saying is that if you don't promise to live in a place for a long time, you shouldn't run for office?

Those towns sure don't seem to mind, all the employment that comes with those college kids though. Colleges need teachers, janitors, cooks, administrators, etc.
 

Scott haakon (4)
Saturday July 12, 2014, 11:59 am
There will need to be a way to force a decision that is fair. A person votes in the county and polling place designated but they also must be a resident. College residency requirments vary. But outstate students must vote in the state of which they are a resident. That is wise and in presidential election needed as double voting would be possible. Vote by absentee is one state and again in the state where one attends college. That is the problem.
 

Ashley heffner (458)
Saturday July 12, 2014, 12:03 pm
The student in question DID vote in the state that they were attending college in. The GOP was trying to stop a LEGAL voter, who had legally voted (not double voted), in their state, from running.

So if he can vote in elections, why shouldn't he be allowed to run? If he's running for City Council, it would seem like he's planning to stick around. Otherwise, why run?

This was about the Republicans being COWARDS. They wanted to prevent a young person from voting. Because Democrats while they hold a major advantage with collect students and younger voters nationally, absolutely slaughter Republicans in this age group in North Carolina. They are trying everything they possibly can to limit younger voter's from voting or in this case, running for office. It will NOT work.
 

Michaela Carlsson (169)
Saturday July 12, 2014, 1:26 pm
Noted
 

Karen Baker (68)
Sunday July 13, 2014, 1:49 am
Noted
 

Sandra Ferri (253)
Sunday July 13, 2014, 11:51 pm
Noted
 

Sherri G. (114)
Monday July 14, 2014, 1:58 am
TY for posting Ashley Noted.
 

randy lee (17)
Wednesday July 16, 2014, 4:44 am
Noted. Thanks Ashley.
 
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