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Republicans Steal Your Right to Vote

US Politics & Gov't  (tags: elections, Republican Reich, voting rights )

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TomCat S (125)
Sunday October 22, 2017, 1:13 pm
You might never know it, given the way so many Americans abuse it, but the most precious of all our rights is the right to vote. Voting is our only means with which to protect our other rights. Failure to vote is the most heinous crime against ourselves that we can commit, followed closely by voting without due diligence. If what we do top ourselves isn’t bad enough, Republican Secretaries of State are Stealing our right to vote.

David C (75)
Sunday October 22, 2017, 1:23 pm
GOP false patriots only care about power not people, country or the world.....and they will do what should be considered the most un-United-States-ian thing in trying to suppress voting.........

Joanne Dixon (37)
Sunday October 22, 2017, 1:35 pm
Yeah. Scroll down from the article to the next article, or use the link above, and read how much damage voter suppression has already done. And not even in one of those four states.


Lona G (66)
Sunday October 22, 2017, 1:45 pm
Sadly this is all to familiar by now. And every time Americans abuse their right to vote by not voting if they do/still have the opportunity to do so, they indirectly give their vote to Republicans and greatly increase the chance they won’t be allowed to vote for a long time to come.

Ted W (127)
Sunday October 22, 2017, 2:35 pm
Noted, forwarded and shared ultra-liberally across four networks!!!!RESIST!!You know, here where I live in Texas, the repubs have drawn the voting district lines to favor them-not to mention the new laws they made about voter registration ect-let's hope by the elections next year some of that will be fixed, at least here! The repubs will try/do anything, no matter how underhanded!! Many thanks for sharing yet another fine article, TomCat!!

Freya H (345)
Sunday October 22, 2017, 3:33 pm
Living in Atlanta, I am all too aware of how tens of thousands of voters have been purged from the polls. Granted, one does need to remove the names of those who have died or moved out of the district; however, when this purging takes place just before an important election, that is suspicious. Especially if the purging was more rigorous in minority neighborhoods and/or areas that tend to vote Democrat.


Donna T (0)
Sunday October 22, 2017, 3:53 pm
thank you

Peggy B (43)
Sunday October 22, 2017, 4:01 pm

Glennis W (393)
Sunday October 22, 2017, 4:09 pm
Love your Resist Joanne. Voting should be made compulsory that wood make a lot of difference has so in Australia No double voting or cheating just a thought also get more to vote Thank you for caring and sharing TomCat

Winn A (179)
Sunday October 22, 2017, 4:20 pm
Thanks & Resist!

Animae C (508)
Sunday October 22, 2017, 4:20 pm
i was just going to say what Glennis said!
We are slapped with a small fine if we don't vote & nobody can prevent you from voting!

Kathleen M (208)
Sunday October 22, 2017, 4:50 pm
Grimly noted. Thx for sharing TC. Have I mentioned that i really detest republithug scumbags?

Mitchell D (82)
Sunday October 22, 2017, 4:53 pm
The “War on Drugs,” was/is a serious effort to convict, and jail as many blacks as possible, thus taking them out of the voting roles, and the procreating roles they might otherwise have filled. The GOPigs learned,long ago, that they cold not maintain any semblance of power without cheating, big time! And the bastards never wind up in jail, themselves.

Katie & Bill D (107)
Sunday October 22, 2017, 5:00 pm
EARLY VOTING has Started here in Ohio on the 18th Be sure to GO VOTE!
Thank you TomCat

JL A (281)
Sunday October 22, 2017, 6:56 pm
The war on drugs also aligns with a significant drop in the black birthrates coinciding with increases of incarceration of black men under 30. Thanks TC--Robert's questions in the WI gerrymander case suggests he might join the more liberal votes to make the political gerrymander illegal in at least WI.

Dawnie W (250)
Monday October 23, 2017, 12:18 am
💙💚💜Noted...A very sad scenario!

💚💙💜Thank you...TomCat.💙💜💚

💚😉💜ღ 💙Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ😺💜L💙ve, Hugs and Peace go with you all💜😺Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ ღ💙😉💚

Lynn Squance (235)
Monday October 23, 2017, 4:19 am
I saw a video earlier today where Rachel Maddow (I think) interviewed Ari Berman on the affect of Wisconsin’s voter ID law (I can’t find it now of course). There is an excellent article in Mother Jones, Rigged: How Voter Suppression Threw Wisconsin to Trump, by Berman which is much the same. As I recall from the interview, some 45,000 people were prevented from voting — they tried to vote but were prevented — and most were Dems. Drumpf won the state by only 22,000 votes. Here is a very brief excerpt:

“Republicans said the ID law was necessary to stop voter fraud, blaming alleged improprieties at the polls in Milwaukee for narrow losses in the 2000 and 2004 presidential elections. But when the measure was challenged in court, the state couldn’t present a single case of voter impersonation that the law would have stopped. “It is absolutely clear that [the law] will prevent more legitimate votes from being cast than fraudulent votes,” Judge Lynn Adelman wrote in a 2014 decision striking down the law. Adelman’s ruling was overturned by a conservative appeals court panel, which called Wisconsin’s law “materially identical” to a voter ID law in Indiana upheld by the Supreme Court in 2008, even though Wisconsin’s law was much stricter. The panel said the state had “revised the procedures” to make it easier for voters to obtain a voter ID, which reduced “the likelihood of irreparable injury.” Many more rounds of legal challenges ensued, but the law was allowed to stand for the 2016 election.”

It is absolutely appalling that US citizens are faced with disenfranchisement from their constitutional right to vote. This does not fit my definition of democracy, not even representative democracy. Former Chief Justice Warren Burger is purportedly to have said “One person, one vote.” Not anymore.

Nita L (127)
Monday October 23, 2017, 5:20 am
Voter suppression is also a big problem here in Texas. Thank you TomCat.

Kathryn I (2)
Monday October 23, 2017, 6:36 am
Noted - There is nothing negative that Republicans won't do, since they blatantly lack credibility/integrity. Thank you!

William C (0)
Monday October 23, 2017, 6:58 am

Trish K (29)
Monday October 23, 2017, 7:35 am
Voting in America should be a two day - Mandatory Process. A weekend should be set aside with no coverage at all on Political Parties, Monarchies or Polls. Dumpster keeps telling us it's rigged. I believe him because on that subject, who would know better ? I have a lot of swearing to do now - gotta go - Ta

Ed Site Issues V (198)
Monday October 23, 2017, 7:52 am
Noted, Thanks

W. C (7)
Monday October 23, 2017, 7:56 am
Thank you.

TomCat S (125)
Monday October 23, 2017, 1:17 pm
Thanks, stars and sleepy hugs!

Barb SiteIssues V (202)
Monday October 23, 2017, 2:05 pm
Noted, Thank you

pam w (139)
Monday October 23, 2017, 7:16 pm
I like the Australian system. You WILL return a ballot! It might be empty....but you WILL go through the process. And before you snivel and tell me it's your ''right'' to not vote....I'll tell you that the benefits of citizenship include voting. Period.

Danuta W (1251)
Tuesday October 24, 2017, 4:50 am

TomCat S (125)
Tuesday October 24, 2017, 1:05 pm
Thanks all! Hugs!
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