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US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Campaign 2016, court, election theft )

TomCat
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TomCat S (125)
Thursday June 4, 2015, 12:29 pm
Republicans know that, if the coming election is a fair one, they will lose. That’s why they are doing everything they can to strip likely Democratic voters of their right to vote. I’m pleased to see that Democrats are filing suits to prevent Republican attempts at election theft.
 

TomCat S (125)
Thursday June 4, 2015, 12:37 pm
The Care2 Glitch monster is screwing things up royally. I'll try to send cards later.
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday June 4, 2015, 1:38 pm
I certainly hope it works!
 

TomCat S (125)
Thursday June 4, 2015, 2:25 pm
The second batch seems to have worked
 

Pat B (356)
Thursday June 4, 2015, 2:26 pm
This is encouraging news, glad to read it's getting public notice too! Thanks, Tom.
 

Chris C (152)
Thursday June 4, 2015, 2:31 pm
Sue their rotten, crooked butts off!
 

Carrie B (306)
Thursday June 4, 2015, 3:01 pm
How sad is it that this is what our 'political system' has come to?
 

David C (75)
Thursday June 4, 2015, 3:13 pm
when you don't have good ideas you have to keep the voters from voting
 

Gene Jacobson (287)
Thursday June 4, 2015, 4:03 pm
"Now, Democrats are attacking a host of measures, including voter identification requirements that they consider onerous, time restrictions imposed on early voting that they say could make it difficult to cast ballots the weekend before Election Day, and rules that could nullify ballots cast in the wrong precinct."

It is good the republicans, including their legal branch SCOTUS, have acted so early to scuttle the right to vote and even better that in this cycle Democrats are vigorously contesting the restrictions that have been created through pro forma ALEC handouts. ALEC is the legislative equivalent of "passing laws for dummies" book were there such a book. There really doesn't need to be nor does one need be able to read to pass restrictive legislation as ALEC does all the work for republicans. Last election cycle, the republicans waited until late in the summer to hastily enact restrictions in hopes that Democrats would not have enough time to contest them. Not so, now, kudos to Mrs. Clinton for getting a head start on this now - that's real leadership.
 

Joanne Dixon (37)
Thursday June 4, 2015, 5:03 pm
And this summary of what Republicans are doing does not even mention Evenwel v Abbott, which may be the scariest of all. If the principle of "one person, one vote" is allowed to be changed into "one registered voter, one vote" for the purpose of forming Congressilan Districts, we can say goodbye to Democracy anywhere in the United States for the foreseeable futire.
 

Animae C (508)
Thursday June 4, 2015, 5:54 pm
Noted
Thanx
 

Joanne Dixon (37)
Thursday June 4, 2015, 6:18 pm
P.S. Petition on what the article DOES address:
https://action.dccc.org/page/s/hrc-voting-rights
 

Mitchell D (82)
Thursday June 4, 2015, 6:36 pm
What Chris said; signed Joanne's petition.
 

Bonnie Lynn M (1)
Thursday June 4, 2015, 7:45 pm
Good to see the Democrats standing up for what is right. Signed Joanne's petition. Thank you
 

Jim Phillips (3247)
Thursday June 4, 2015, 7:47 pm
Petition in Joanne's box above signed.

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Past Member (0)
Thursday June 4, 2015, 8:15 pm
Signed Joanne's petition.
 

Edith B (146)
Thursday June 4, 2015, 9:01 pm
I am proud to see the Democrats are finally fighting back. It seems that our party has hunched for cover for too many years now, not standing for what we believe and hiding from being called liberal. The new term is" progressive", of course, but I will never call myself anything but liberal
 

Lynn Squance (235)
Thursday June 4, 2015, 11:40 pm
"Democrats allied with Hillary Rodham Clinton are mounting a nationwide legal battle 17 months before the 2016 presidential election, seeking to roll back Republican-enacted restrictions … "

The way this is worded, it implies that not all Democrats are involved in the suit, but they should be! IMO, if the Democrats want to be successful in retaking the Congress and keeping the White House in 2016, they have to be united because Lord knows, the street fighter Republicanus/Teabaggerum will not fight by the Marquess of Queensberry rules!

That said, if Democrats are successful with these suits, the voters are the winners as it should be! And these are not frivolous lawsuits like the one launched by Boehner against Obama. The Republicanus/Teabaggerum obstructionists are nothing more than pissants!

@ Dave C --- Republicanus/Teabaggerum have ideas? I thought they were and are bereft of any meaningful thought!
 

P A (117)
Thursday June 4, 2015, 11:51 pm
""Democrats allied with Hillary Rodham Clinton are mounting a nationwide legal battle 17 months before the 2016 presidential election, seeking to roll back Republican-enacted restrictions … "

"The way this is worded, it implies that not all Democrats are involved in the suit, but they should be!" – Amen, Lynn, Amen!!
 

Athena F (131)
Friday June 5, 2015, 2:25 am
Thanks Tomcat!
 

Tomek Malinowski (17)
Friday June 5, 2015, 3:50 am
ty
 

Freya H (345)
Friday June 5, 2015, 7:25 am
It is both sad and sickening that Democrats have to sue in order to make elections more fair. Every time I turn around, I encounter more evidence that the GOP is Public Enemy #1. I am ashamed that I used to identify myself as a Republican! I thought they were the party of business, free enterprise and individual responsibility. Then I opened my eyes and saw what they really are: the flunkies of mega-corporations, the billionaire elite, and extreme religious bugnuts. Nor has my enlightenment come entirely from left-leaning sources - much has come from mainstream media as well.

Here in Georgia, just before the 2014 midterm elections, more than 40,000 names mysteriously vanished from the voter registration rolls. Sure, there could be a good reason for that - but I'd like to know not just the reason, but what those names had in common. If a lot of them were from districts that tended to vote heavily Democrat, that would be telling!
 

pam w (139)
Friday June 5, 2015, 7:50 am
It's about time!
 

Lona Goudswaard (66)
Friday June 5, 2015, 7:51 am
I can't say it often enough, but I'm so glad the Dutch use the proportional voting method for all elections (if party X gets Y% of the votes, party X also gets Y% of the seats), no primaries, no districts, no first past the post etc. and if you are a Dutch citizen or have lived here for a number of years, your eligible to vote as soon as you turn 18, no registration necessary. For presidential elections you'd need some additional rules, but we manage well without one ;-) so that's no issue.

However, America has not and the way the deck is stacked against Democrats now, Democratic candidates for the presidency as well as Congress should do everything in their power to make the voting process as democratic (no capital D) as possible. And yes, that may well bring some a publicity which may energize minority voters to vote Democrat, but it's about time they did, isn't it.
 

Roberto MARINI (88)
Friday June 5, 2015, 8:38 am
thanks for sharing
 

TomCat S (125)
Friday June 5, 2015, 11:18 am
I wish we all had a system like Lona's.
 

Vivian B (169)
Friday June 5, 2015, 12:24 pm
That's so true, TC!
Signed the petition, also!
 

donald Baumgartner (6)
Friday June 5, 2015, 1:20 pm
Great news !!!!
 

Janet B (0)
Friday June 5, 2015, 3:16 pm
Thanks
 

Kay M (46)
Friday June 5, 2015, 9:53 pm
Good Evening and thank you for this article - which I read and nolted - and I love all the comments from the care 2 members - ALWAYS GENE and JIM Signed the petitions listed also Sincerely Kay M.
 

Katie & Bill D (107)
Friday June 5, 2015, 11:03 pm
Signed and noted
Love to hear Bernie talk he is so knowledgeable!
Has all people in mind.
Thank you TomCat
 

Roro l (0)
Saturday June 6, 2015, 1:20 am
thanks
 

Tomek Malinowski (17)
Saturday June 6, 2015, 2:22 am
ty
 

Thomas M (8)
Saturday June 6, 2015, 6:46 am
I want to see more REAL action on the part of Democrats regarding ALL issues. Put the gloves on and battle it out. You must be more assertive in your effort. I disrespect DEMS who crossover in voting and flip flopping to appease the repubs thinking that repubs will eventually come around to DEM principles. It ain't going to happen: not now not ever.
 

TomCat S (125)
Saturday June 6, 2015, 1:43 pm
Thanks all!
 
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