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Voter suppression
« on: July 09, 2020, 02:48:57 am »
OLD CONTENT

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HG3GD5am-UQ

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Dec 4, 2018 at 4:32pm
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Post by 90sRetroFan on Dec 4, 2018 at 4:32pm
Developing:

www.yahoo.com/news/georgia-group-can-prove-illegal-voter-purge-kemp-leader-says-100002969.html

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The leader of a group formed by Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams says it can prove that voters were illegally removed from state rolls over the past few years by the office of former Secretary of State Brian Kemp, who defeated Abrams in a close race for governor.
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The U.S. Supreme Court in June upheld the legality of removing voters from the rolls because they have failed to vote in an election cycle or two. Only six states, Georgia included, do this.

But the Fair Fight Action lawsuit lists at least nine ways in which Kemp created “an obstacle course for voters” that primarily affected counties with large numbers of poor and black citizens.

The obstacles include:

The “exact match” system that placed voters in a “pending” status based on minor discrepancies between their registration forms and state records.
Long lines at polling places due to lack of sufficient voting machines, or because machines malfunctioned.
Reports of voters being told incorrectly that they were not registered, or that they were registered in other counties.
No paper receipts for votes tallied by electronic machines, making it impossible to check the results. (Georgia is one of 14 states without a paper trail.)
The closure or relocation of over 300 polling locations since 2012, often in majority-black counties.
Shoddy training by the state for local officials, who gave some voters inaccurate information about whether they could vote.
Insufficient numbers of provisional ballots, leaving some voters without any recourse.
Absentee ballots mailed to voters too late for them to use them.
Absentee ballots thrown out over minor typographical errors in Gwinnet County, which is 60 percent minority, at a higher rate than the rest of the state.

Kemp “facilitated and permitted different elections systems in different counties in Georgia,” the suit says. Fair Fight Action has roughly 10,000 individual stories that it has documented, and “hundreds” of signed affidavits from voters who say they encountered one of the many obstacles to voting that Fair Fight has catalogued.

The lawsuit says that Kemp violated the Constitution’s First, 14th and 15th amendments, as well as the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and the Help America Vote Act of 2002.

And will Americans apply the Second Amendment to Kemp's head if he refuses to resign no matter what?

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Also North Carolina:

www.washingtonpost.com/politics/north-carolina-election-fraud-investigation-centers-on-operative-with-criminal-history-who-worked-for-gop-congressional-candidate/2018/12/03/7b270a90-f6aa-11e8-8c9a-860ce2a8148f_story.html

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Unusually high numbers of mail-in ballots were requested in the county — and unusually high numbers of those requested ballots were never returned, according to state records.

A disproportionate number of unreturned ballots had been sent to voters of color, who tend to vote Democratic. Nearly 55 percent of ballots mailed to Native American voters and 36 percent mailed to African American voters were not returned, while the non-return rate among white voters in the district was just 18 percent, according to state records.
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Dowless told him he had a crew of about a dozen workers — many of whom he saw at the office — who moved from one precinct to the next, knocking on voters’ doors and offering them ballot request forms.

Once the absentee ballots were mailed to voters, Dowless used public lists of mail-in ballot recipients and sent his crew to collect them and promise to turn them in, Smith said.

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Ha!

www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/mitch-mcconnell-admits-hes-against-201156868.html

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Mitch McConnell Admits He’s Against High Voter Turnout Because He Suspects People Will Vote for Democrats

Republicans have long had an election problem. The more people vote, the worse they tend to get beaten. So the solution, since at least the 1970s, has been pretty cut and dry: Figure out who's likely to vote against them, and prevent them from voting.
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On Wednesday, Mitch McConnell once again articulated his commitment to limiting voter turnout, but this time he didn't try to hide behind "security concerns." He took to the Senate floor to voice his opposition to a proposal that Election Day be made a federal holiday. It's a move that would go a long way to improving voter turnout and drastically cutting down wait times. Or, as McConnell sees it, it's a "power grab" by Democrats.

Video of the comments is no better. He mocks the suggestion that federal employees be granted time off to volunteer at polling places because, in his words, they're likely to support Democrats. McConnell doesn't even bother to come up with a half-assed excuse—instead he exposes his blanket contempt for government workers because, he suspects, they vote for Democrats, and for that reason alone, it shouldn't be easier for them to cast a vote.

This has absolutely nothing to do with voter fraud, the mythical excuse Republicans keep giving for ever stricter and more draconian voting rules. McConnell isn't saying here that making Election Day a federal holiday would compromise election integrity or that federal employees shouldn't volunteer at polling places because they would intimidate people. He's saying, openly and mockingly, that these are bad things because they could benefit Democrats.

At least the issue is increasingly coming to light:

www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/stacey-abrams-democratic-rebuttal-state-180850224.html

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Former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams was tapped by Democratic leaders Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer Tuesday, January 29, to give the Democratic rebuttal to President Trump’s upcoming State of the Union speech — a move that’s both a genius party strategy and a call to action.
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Although the former Georgia state representative doesn’t currently doesn’t hold office, her valiant fight against voter suppression in Georgia during the midterm elections sends a clear message to the Republican party. Democrats are keeping an eye out for Republican attempts at extreme gerrymandering and the obstruction of electoral participation from Black and underserved communities throughout the US.

When Abrams finally ended her historic 2018 run for governor after initially contesting the election’s results, she did so in order to further fight for voter rights. Generally speaking, voter suppression happens when parties in charge either change the rules of who is eligible to cast a ballot or otherwise pose barriers to voting. The Center for American Progress reports that some of the suppressive tactics voters encountered during the 2018 midterm elections included voter record purges, stricter ID and ballot regulations, purposeful confusion, intimidation and harassment, poll closures, and malfunctioning equipment. The Center for American Progress also notes that “severe voter suppression” was “perhaps uncoincidentally” reported in states with “highly competitive political races,” including Texas, Florida, North Dakota, and, of course, Georgia.

After Republicans lost several key votes during last year’s midterms, reports surfaced that the GOP in at least four states was working to undermine voting rights in order to maintain power. Legislatures in states like Wisconsin, Ohio, North Carolina, and Michigan have all approved measures that make it harder for people to vote, which could play a major role in the 2020 election cycle.

Former Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker (who lost during the midterms) oversaw a series of voting changes that tilted the state’s elections toward the GOP. Just after he took office in 2011, Wisconsin state Republicans oversaw aggressive electoral redistricting that seemed purpose-built to ensure the GOP would maintain two-thirds of the state legislature’s seats. Walker also signed a bill that broke apart the state’s nonpartisan ethics and elections commission, replacing it with two separate bodies staffed by mostly Republican appointees.

In Ohio — a key swing state — Republicans won big in 2018. And in a state with a record of purging over two million names from voter rolls between 2011 to 2016, implementing strict voter ID rules, and cutting early voting access, voter suppression seems like a major possibility for 2020.

Nationwide, the GOP has defended these suppressive electoral tactics by arguing that such measures protect against voter fraud. But claims of high voter fraud are simply not true. In fact, a Columbia University study found that in the rare cases that fraud was reported, the culprit was “false claims by the loser of a close race, mischief and administrative or voter error.” Voter fraud is actually so rare that courts across the US have declared it virtually nonexistent, and efforts to cull it, purposefully discriminatory.

By tapping Abrams to deliver the rebuttal to Trump’s speech, Democrats are not only acknowledging the work that Black voters (particularly Black women) continue to do in the name of progress, but also showing the GOP that their key goal is to push for equality and voter rights, and that they are ready to fight.

Still, as I keep saying, Abrams' activism does not imply any less reason for leftists to purchase firearms.

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And we're told by rightists like James O' Keefe (Gentile), that they're the ones who are getting purged. Gimme a break.

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Busted!

www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2019/2/21/18231981/north-carolina-election-fraud-new-nc-9-election

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Over the past four days, state investigators laid out in detail an “unlawful,” “coordinated,” and well-funded plot to tamper with absentee ballots in a US House election that remained uncalled more than three months after Election Day — finally bringing some clarity to one of the strangest election scandals in recent memory.

State investigators established their theory of the case — that a Republican operative, Leslie McCrae Dowless, directed a coordinated scheme to unlawfully collect, falsely witness, and otherwise tamper with absentee ballots — and workers who say they had assisted him in the scheme delivered damning testimony describing their activities. Dowless himself refused to testify, on the advice of his lawyer.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9dl2lgpnUZg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8lzrIsQecKY

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www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/aug/01/voter-purges-us-elections-brennan-center-report

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US election jurisdictions with histories of egregious voter discrimination have been purging voter rolls at a rate 40% beyond the national average, according to a watchdog report released on Thursday.

At least 17 million voters were purged nationwide between 2016 and 2018, according to a study by the Brennan Center for Justice. The number was basically unchanged from the previous two-year period.
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A federal court for North Dakota on Wednesday upheld a law requiring voters to have a residential street address, rejecting a complaint by a Native American group that the law amounted to voter suppression, because many of its members had no such address.

A dissenting judge said the law had a “devastating effect” on Native American voters. The Columbia University professor Katherine Franke tweeted that the ruling was a “huge setback for Native American voting rights”.
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“As the country prepares for the 2020 election, election administrators should take steps to ensure that every eligible American can cast a ballot next November,” the Brennan Center said in a statement. “Election day is often too late to discover that a person has been wrongfully purged.”

Guess which side this helps?

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Re: Voter suppression
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2020, 02:58:41 am »
OLD CONTENT contd.

Some history:

news.yahoo.com/how-a-criminal-investigation-in-georgia-set-a-dark-tone-for-african-american-voters-090000532.html (I recommend reading the whole thing)

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Dennard, a county school board member who had just turned 50 and recently helped elect a slate of new candidates, slept in that morning and was still in bed when her husband left for work a little after 7 a.m. She thought it odd when he returned a few minutes later to wake her. “There’s some people here that want to see you,” he told her. “They’re law enforcement.”

Dennard was taken away in handcuffs, placed in a squad car and spirited into the police station.

The early-morning arrest began a multiyear nightmare for the mother of two. The state government, operating under the authority of a newly appointed secretary of state named Brian Kemp, arrested Dennard and 11 of her political allies and charged them with 120 separate felonies.

To Dennard and her allies, who became known as the Quitman 10+2, the reasons for their arrests were simple. They were black candidates who won an election in the Deep South, upsetting a white-dominated power structure.

“They thought they could make an example out of me, and that would kill the spirit of this movement,” said Dennard, who has a master’s degree in speech pathology, as well as an educational doctorate. “I knew we had done nothing wrong.”

Yet the mug shots taken at the jail that first day of African-Americans wearing orange jumpsuits would be an enduring image. The photos were plastered across newspaper front pages, broadcast repeatedly on local TV news and finally displayed on the screens of Fox News viewers as evidence of voter fraud.
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It created an impression in the African-American community that any attempts to aggressively claim the right to vote would be punished, and the punishments portrayed as an act of justice.
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The Quitman story also helps explain why many, especially in the African-American community, look at the policies Kemp enacted during his time as secretary of state and see them as part of a larger pattern in Georgia — and in many other states around the country — where the law, government authority and conservative media are used to try to intimidate them away from exercising political power.

It’s incidents like these that prompted Stacey Abrams, when she ran for governor against Kemp in 2018, to say during their debate that “voter suppression isn’t only about blocking the vote, it’s also about creating an atmosphere of fear.”
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Quitman is the seat of Brooks County, which is named after Rep. Preston Brooks, who was not even from Georgia. Brooks, of South Carolina, infamously beat Sen. Charles Sumner within an inch of his life on the floor of the Senate, in 1856, for his criticism of slavery. Brooks was seen as a hero in many parts of the South for his brutal caning of Sumner, who was from Massachusetts. In 1858, when the Georgia Legislature decided to divide Lowndes County into two, it named the new locale after Brooks, the man who almost killed a fellow member of Congress. A grammatically incorrect plaque standing today in the town square of Quitman, erected in 1954 by the Georgia Historical Commission, describes Preston Brooks only as a “zealous defender of States Rights.”

After the Civil War, Brooks County was a hotbed of racial terrorism by white supremacists bent on maintaining the ethnic caste system that had been in place during slavery. Of all Georgia counties, it had the third-highest number of lynchings from 1877 to 1950, according to the Equal Justice Initiative. This was due in large part to two outbreaks of violence by white mobs, one in 1894 and the other in 1918. In the second episode, mobs lynched at least 13 people over a two-week period after a black worker murdered an abusive white plantation owner. One of those lynched was Mary Turner, a 33-year-old mother of two who was eight months pregnant.

Turner’s lynching, which occurred just over the Brooks County line in neighboring Lowndes County, was one of the most horrific in American history. She was hung upside down, burned alive, and her unborn child was cut out of her and stomped on. The mob then riddled her body with bullets.

In 2010, a marker was erected by the Mary Turner Project — a group created to remember Turner and to advocate for social justice in the local community — at the spot where she is believed to have been killed. In the few years since then, the plaque — made out of a heavy metal material — has been shot at by those who apparently resent the memory of that history. There are 13 bullet holes in all, matching the number of known victims in the century-old rampage.
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In the 2010 election, the July primary was the key contest, since most voters, including white conservatives, still all voted Democratic at the time. Dennard had recruited two African-American women to run for two seats on the school board: Diane Thomas, a middle-school math teacher, and Linda Troutman, a lifelong educator.
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black turnout tripled from the previous two midterm elections, going up to 1,461 votes. That was more than the 1,259 whites who voted in the Democratic primary. Troutman and Thomas both won. Absentee ballots made the difference.
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In the meantime, the two white Democrats who had lost to Thomas and Troutman in the Democratic primary — Mayra Exum and Gary Rentz — got permission from a circuit judge to run again in the fall general election as write-in candidates. The decision ignored a sore-loser law in the state that usually prevents candidates from running in the same election twice.
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When voters went to the polls a few weeks later, Troutman and Thomas won again, even though white turnout was higher than black turnout by a little more than 300 votes.

Six weeks later, state and local police showed up at Dennard’s home at 7:39 a.m. and arrested her. Within an hour, Thomas and Troutman — the two new school board members — had been arrested, as had Smart. And by 10:15 a.m., authorities had rounded up 10 people in all.

It was almost a full year before any charges were brought against Dennard and the others. The same week that those charges were filed, authorities arrested two more women: Debra Dennard and Brenda Monds, making the Quitman 10 into the Quitman 10+2. A different district attorney, Joe Mulholland, filed 120 felony counts against the 12 individuals on Nov. 22, 2011.
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In an interview with Yahoo News, Mulholland grew agitated when asked about whether it had been appropriate to talk about the Quitman defendants as if they were already guilty before a trial had taken place. “I think that’s pretty much the most ridiculous question I’ve been asked by a journalist in the last 16 years. Congratulations! You can quote me on that too,” he said.

Nancy Dennard was charged with eight counts of “unlawful possession of ballots” and three counts of “interfering with an elector.” Smart was the biggest target. She was charged with 25 counts of “unlawful possession” and seven counts of “interfering.”

Each felony charge carried at least a year in jail, and the charges of interfering — or marking an actual ballot for someone else — carried up to 10 years in prison. Nancy Dennard was staring at potentially three decades in jail, and Smart was looking at possibly the rest of her life in confinement. Every member of the group, in fact, was facing at least two decades in jail.
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When Yahoo News asked Mulholland why he charged Debra Dennard with felonies for helping her disabled parents, Mulholland maintained that what she had done was not legal, and based this assertion on the fact that a grand jury had indicted her.

“You don’t charge and indict people with something that’s legal. That would be a violation of my oath as an officer of the court,” Mulholland told Yahoo News.
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the state held on to the case, and offered a series of plea deals to the Quitman 10+2, according to Dennard.

“If you've got 10 people, surely of the 10, you can just get one person to say, ‘I'll take a guilty plea,’” Dennard said, musing on the thought process of Kemp’s office and the prosecutors. “That’s all they would have wanted to get out of that.”
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In the fall of 2014, Troutman and Thomas, still under indictment, were both defeated in their attempts to seek reelection, and the board flipped back to majority white control.
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For the next four years, the Quitman 10+2 lived under a legal cloud as the prosecutors dragged their feet. One of the Quitman 10+2, Latashia Head — facing five felony counts — died during this time. Diane Thomas’s mother, Rosie, had to close her restaurant, in part because her daughter Lula Smart could no longer work there.

Smart fell into despair during this period. “I was actually thinking about killing myself,” she said. “I thought, ‘If I just commit suicide, this will be over for Diane and them.’”

In the fall of 2013, Smart went to trial, but that ended in a mistrial. But the prosecution wanted to try her again. A second trial in April 2014 also ended in a mistrial.

When Smart’s third and final trial finally began in August 2014, the only evidence of an infraction were five cases in which Smart appears to have helped voters fill out their ballot without filling out the oath on the back of the ballot saying she had done so. After a nearly monthlong process, the jury returned a verdict in September 2014: not guilty on all counts.
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Prosecutor Lalaine Briones maintains to this day that Smart was guilty.
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Smart said that despite the stress and trauma of the ordeal, their refusal to seek a plea deal and then their exoneration in the court of law was a huge victory for the African-American community. “Now the people know that you don’t have to just be afraid to vote,” Smart said. “They’re not used to black people being in charge, and that’s something they don’t like because they’ve been in charge their whole lives. It’s hard for them to deal with it. But we’re doing good.”
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The Quitman 10+2 said there has never been an apology or restitution from the local or state officials who pushed the case forward.
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Kemp, who spent eight years as secretary of state, has seen his political future soar — in part, according to his critics, by suppressing the minority vote. In the 2018 gubernatorial election, Kemp ran as the Republican candidate while also overseeing the election as secretary of state. His Democratic opponent, Stacey Abrams, called him an “architect of voter suppression,” and her allies said Kemp erected an “obstacle course” of hurdles to voting for poor people and minorities in Georgia.

Moral: If you are "non-white", you are guilty until proven innocent, they will force you to waste literally years of your life proving your innocence (all the while tempting you to plead guilty in order to end the torture), and even after that they will still believe that you are guilty (and that you were able to prove your innocence only confirms that the system is as "anti-White" as they claim it is).

Real moral: NEVER FORGIVE. NEVER FORGET. And buy firearms.

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Update from Abrams:

www.huffpost.com/entry/stacey-abrams-fair-fight-2020_n_5d532e54e4b0c63bcbeed757

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Stacey Abrams, the former Democratic candidate for Georgia governor, is not running for president in 2020 ― instead, she’ll be launching an initiative to better protect voters in battleground states ahead of the election.

In a speech Tuesday at the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades convention in Las Vegas, Abrams announced her new Fair Fight 2020 project, which aims to fund and train teams to develop a “voter protection infrastructure” across 20 states nationwide, according to a news release.

“I’m going to use my energy and my very loud voice to raise the money we need to train people in states to make sure [President Donald] Trump… take a hike,” said Abrams, a former state representative. “To make sure every ballot gets counted … we are going to fight to make sure every voice is heard, every eligible American who should have the vote will be able to."

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hqNvVI6ACVs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sX1RBe7xswE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dOiSLBsKSLg

Also, another thing we should raise awareness of is gerrymandering:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6GTpyhCL80

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W6ftFGJy2ms

North Carolina has recently stood up against this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=feIcj2onFZo

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"I see it is going to be a struggle for the True Left to convince non-whites to give up on democracy now that this demographic shift is swinging in non-whites favor. The thought that could come to many non-whites mind I imagine would be something similar to: "How convenient for you to be anti-democracy now that democracy is swinging in non-white favor"

Firstly, we are not just anti-democracy in the US. Our anti-democracy allows us to attack states such as Israel, Hungary, Myanmar, etc.. Are the pro-democracy "non-whites" you speak of willing to also support those democratic states, having seen the cruelty against their minorities that their majorities proudly support?

Secondly, this is why I consider promoting an anti-Western consciousness - which is what we are doing here - preferable to a mere "non-white" consciousness. A "non-white" can still be a Westerner, and hence pro-democracy (since democracy is a uniquely Western idea). (Aung San Suu Kyi is the best example of this.) A anti-Westerner, on the other hand, has a duty to cleanse the world of Western ideas, certainly including democracy. Therefore those who think of themselves as anti-Westerners (or at least non-Westerners) first can be expected to be more reliable anti-democrats than those who think of themselves as "non-whites" first.

Thirdly, we should emphasize that Demographic Blueshift is not just for voting. Demographic Blueshift also manifests in personnel ratios within the armed forces and other institutions, as well as simply about the ratios of firearm owners on each side. Therefore abandoning democracy does not negate the advantages of Demographic Blueshift. On the other hand, if our side is misled into believing that Demographic Blueshift is solely about voting advantage, they may lazily neglect to join the armed forces etc. and/or own firearms, and thus be really caught off-guard when the conflict moves from elections to war! Turning our side anti-democratic should actually increase their motivation to join the armed forces etc. and own firearms as they must consider how to make Demographic Blueshift work should voting be taken out of the calculation.

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Abrams quote of the day:

news.yahoo.com/why-stacey-abrams-still-wont-concede-194648579.html

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Stacey Abrams lost her 2018 bid for the Georgia governorship last November in a contentious race against then-Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp.

And despite acknowledging Kemp as the legal victor, Abrams has refused to officially concede the election.

Concession in the political space is an acknowledgment that the process was fair,” she told Yahoo News. “And I don't believe that to be so.”

This is the attitude I like to see!

Also:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LmsXwB1EOHo

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www.politicshome.com/news/uk/political-parties/labour-party/news/107242/jeremy-corbyn-accuses-ministers-trying-%E2%80%98suppress%E2%80%99

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Under a new electoral integrity bill, revealed in Monday's Queen's Speech, voters will need to present photographic ID before casting their ballot at any election.

But the Labour leader said the move was “clearly discriminatory” as the proposals would “disproportionately” hit minority groups.

Speaking ahead of a visit to the Black Cultural Archives in south London, Mr Corbyn said: “These plans are clearly discriminatory and a blatant attempt by the Tories to suppress voters, deny people their democratic rights and rig the result of the next General Election.”

What else is new?

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h9h63EBjs2k


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Re: Voter suppression
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2020, 03:03:36 am »
OLD CONTENT contd.

Abrams on the case:

news.yahoo.com/im-not-convinced-fair-elections-110109125.html

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“We are in a different era of voter suppression,” Abrams says. “But unfortunately it is a continued lineage of voter suppression that began with the inception of our country.”
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We first meet on a bright and humid summer’s afternoon in an upmarket Atlanta suburb a few blocks from the headquarters of her new national voting rights campaign, Fair Fight 2020.

The campaign is now in its infancy, but aims to create a vast voter protection drive across the country, supporting teams in 20 battleground states to aid with registration and boost turnout among minority groups next year.

In September she appeared on stage at a concert with the pop artist Lizzo in New York, delivering a rousing speech urging young attendees to become part of the campaign. This was part of a broader goal of engaging younger communities of color by pushing the voting rights struggle into popular culture.

“Every one of you is responsible for finding a rule that is wrong,” she told the crowd. “I want you to break that rule and write a new one.”

fairfight.com/fair-fight-2020/

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www.courthousenews.com/trial-begins-in-alabama-over-claims-of-racially-gerrymandered-election-districts/

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Under questioning by Perkins Coie attorney Bruce Spiva, Cooper said the state’s 2011 congressional redistricting map placed about a third of the black population of the state in the 7th District, and three districts – districts one, two and three – had black voting-age populations ranging between 24% to 28% of the districts’ overall populations.

The populations in those three districts, Cooper said, was a “clear example” of cracking – or breaking up – pockets of voters in order to break up their voting power.

Altogether, the black populations in districts one, two and three totaled more than 575,000 – which could almost make up an entire congressional district.

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Abrams interviewed:

www.politico.com/news/2019/11/20/stacey-abrams-voter-suppression-2020-obama-072235

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Talk about what steps you'll take beyond this initial phone banking to address these voters, and how else you're fighting this purge?

So voter purges, when they happen, the most important part of the process is ensuring that the people who are likely to be purged know what's coming and know what their rights are. We have been combing through the list since it was released a few weeks ago...verifying names, doing our initial vet of who should have been purged and who should not. There were [some] people whose names were [put] on the list improperly because they've recently voted.

And so what we will be doing is an initial texting and phone banking and that's what's happening on Thursday. That's a massive event where we're taking advantage of the attention that's being paid in the state and the capacity to reach people because they are going to be more alert to this. We're working with other organizations, we're working with the state party and we're working with anyone who has an interest in this across the aisle because voter purges are not [partisan] — in Georgia you don't register by party and so we don't know who's being purged. But our mission is to make certain that no one is taken off of the rolls improperly.

Has voter suppression gotten enough attention this cycle?

On their own I think almost every one of the top-tier candidates has made a statement about voter suppression. [But] we have not heard enough of it on the national stage, and that's why I've been trying to bring the debate to Georgia, and more importantly making certain that this is a [national] conversation. It's hard to come to Georgia and not have a conversation about voter suppression.

What do you hope to hear from candidates?

I hope to hear, one, an acknowledgment from the moderators that this is a national scourge and deserves the same degree of attention as any other topic. Because all of the progress we speak of as Democrats rests on the ability of voters to be heard and to participate in our process. You cannot have an effective health care system or laws that move our health care system forward, you cannot pass laws to address climate change if we do not have the right to vote. So I want the moderators, because they control the tenor of the debate, to put that forward. And then I want thoughtful answers from those men and women standing on stage. Because because it's how they've gotten their jobs if they've been elected to office. And it's how they will get this job.

At least our enemies have made Abrams famous:

www.yahoo.com/entertainment/stacey-abrams-building-kind-political-130008042.html

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us.yahoo.com/news/black-woman-faces-prison-because-110019317.html

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Lanisha Bratcher was finishing breakfast at home one morning at the end of July when there was a knock on her door. She had been discharged from the hospital the night before following a miscarriage that left her mourning the loss of her child.

Her partner opened the door – it was the police. They burst into their North Carolina home “like the Dukes of Hazzard”, Bratcher said. There was a warrant out for her arrest, they told her. Bratcher had no idea what for.

Her crime? Voting in the 2016 presidential election.

Bratcher faces up to 19 months in prison because she did not realize she had actually been stripped of the right to vote. Her lawyer says she’s being punished based on a Jim Crow-era law that was intended to disenfranchise African Americans.

Bratcher was on probation after being convicted of assault and North Carolina law mandates that people convicted of felonies can only vote once they complete their criminal sentences, including probation and parole, entirely.
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The state’s policy of banning people convicted of felonies from voting is rooted in a late 19th century effort by North Carolina Democrats to limit voting power of newly-enfranchised African Americans as whole. In 1898, the North Carolina Democratic party spoke of the need “to rescue the white people of the east from the curse of negro domination”.

Since then, North Carolina lawmakers have tweaked the law, but its core – stripping felons of their voting rights while they serve criminal sentences – remains in place.

John Carella, Bratcher’s lawyer, noted the vast majority of the people caught up in the law are African American. “A law that is intended to racially discriminate against a group is unconstitutional,” he said. “We also know it continues to work that way in its modern application to the 2016 election.”

Carella argues that the goal is to dissuade black voters from going to the polls. That could make a big difference in North Carolina, a fiercely politically competitive state expected to play a key role in the 2020 election.

In Bratcher’s case, it seems to have worked. She’s not sure if she’ll ever vote again, even once she’s legally allowed to.

“It seems really dangerous,” she said.
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Torris Jones, Bratcher’s husband, said he understands her new apprehension about voting, but sees it differently.

“If you don’t vote again, then the law would have done exactly what it was supposed to do, which is to suppress your vote,” he said. “If they’ve got you afraid, then the law did what it’s supposed to do.”

Also:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CqEpCD8M72Y

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www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/dec/31/voter-purges-republicans-2020-elections-trump

one of Trump’s reelection advisers was caught on tape telling a Wisconsin Republicans that the party has “traditionally” relied on voter suppression. “Traditionally it’s always been Republicans suppressing votes in places. Let’s start protecting our voters. We know where they are,” the adviser, Justin Clark, said in audio obtained by the Associated Press. “Let’s start playing offense a little bit. That’s what you’re going to see in 2020. It’s going to be a much bigger program, a much more aggressive program, a much better-funded program.”

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More and more skeletons fall out of the closet:

www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/jan/27/arizona-republicans-intentionally-discriminated-against-minority-voters-court-rules

A federal court has ruled Arizona Republicans’ ban on mail-in ballots is illegal and unconstitutional, calling it intentionally discriminatory toward people of color, who already face increased barriers to voting.

The ruling is a major victory for the Democratic party, which filed the suit, and will likely make it easier for minorities to get their ballots counted in the largely red state.

Four years ago, Arizona Republicans made it a felony, punishable by prison time, for third-party groups to collect mail-in ballots during elections – a process often called “ballot harvesting.”

Marginalized communities in the state may rely more on ballot harvesting, the court noted. Native Americans, for example, benefit significantly from third-party ballot collection efforts because just 18% of registered voters have mail service at home, and reservations can be far from polling stations. Some minority communities also have widespread distrust in the mailing system: in San Luis, a city that is 98% Hispanic, a major highway separates 13,000 residents from the nearest post office.

“The adverse impact on minority communities is substantial. Without ‘access to reliable and secure mail services,’ and without reliable transportation, many minority voters ‘prefer instead to give their ballots to a volunteer’,” the court said. And Hispanics and Native Americans make up nearly 37% of the state’s population – promising to be a key demographic in this year’s presidential election.

The ruling noted that the Republican effort to restrict third-party ballot collection appeared to be part of a longstanding effort to suppress black, Hispanic and Native American votes. Republicans passed a similar law in 2011, but abandoned the effort after a state election official admitted that the measure was designed to target voting activity in Hispanic areas.

The court also struck down a separate state policy that required election officials to throw out ballots if someone voted in the wrong precinct. But voters faced some egregious challenges. At times they were directed to the wrong precinct, without being told their vote wouldn’t count, the court noted. And Arizona changes its polling locations with unusual frequency and rejected 38,355 ballots from people who voted in the wrong place between 2008 to 2016. (Minority voters were more than twice as likely than their white counterparts to cast a ballot out of their precinct.)

This is why it is so important to have fair judges in the courts. Unfortunately:

https://trueleft.createaforum.com/news/court-packing/

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FhDWpxCYHCk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wcPDXIUguUU

Not all bad news, though:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KhTvmTAw7aY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QrXoHxIlMD8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Epl4hCn18O4

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Re: Voter suppression
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2020, 03:09:34 am »
OLD CONTENT contd.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZ9irKMyUok

More details:

www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/mar/02/texas-polling-sites-closures-voting

The solution requires the Second Amendment.

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his takes the cake:

www.bet.com/news/national/2020/03/10/kansas-city-mayor-quinton-lucas-told-by-poll-worker-he-wasnt-in-.html

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Moments after making a plea for people to get out and vote in the Missouri primary Tuesday, Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas was turned away from the polls and told by a poll worker that he “wasn’t in the system” to cast his ballot.

Lucas showed up to vote at 7am in the same place he said he has voted since 2009. Soon after, he posted a message on Twitter saying he was not allowed to cast a ballot because a poll worker could not find his registration.

Still think voter purging targeting "non-white" voters is a conspiracy theory?

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For Reds, the coronavirus pandemic is an opportunity for even more voter suppression:

www.yahoo.com/news/republicans-block-most-aid-to-help-states-plan-for-presidential-election-amid-coronavirus-pandemic-223136209.html

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WASHINGTON — Voting reforms that would make it much easier to cast ballots by mail in the fall presidential election were left out of the $2 trillion rescue package that was unveiled Wednesday
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“In times of crisis, the American people cannot be forced to choose between their health and exercising their right to vote,” Klobuchar and Wyden said in a statement. “We must enact election reforms across the country as well as secure more resources to guarantee safe and secure elections. We will continue to fight to pass the Natural Disaster and Emergency Ballot Act of 2020 to ensure every eligible American can safely and lawfully cast their ballot.”
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The idea of broadening access to voting by mail has yet to be embraced by Republican politicians in Washington. No GOP members of Congress have backed the reforms, and some hard-line Republicans have railed against the idea.

Conservative think tankers said universal mail voting would “make it easier to manipulate election outcomes and commit fraud.”

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lnV0hkbhdE8

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www.vox.com/2020/4/6/21211378/supreme-court-coronavirus-voting-rights-disenfranchise-rnc-dnc

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a dozen other states have chosen to postpone similar elections to protect the safety of voters. Democrats hoped to defend a lower court order that allowed absentee ballots to be counted so long as they arrived at the designated polling place by April 13, an extension granted by a judge to account for the brewing coronavirus-sparked chaos on Election Day, April 7. Republicans successfully asked the Court to require these ballots to be postmarked by April 7.
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The April 7 election is shaping up to be a train wreck. Most poll workers have refused to work the election, out of fear of catching the coronavirus, which forced Gov. Tony Evers (D) to call up the National Guard in order to keep polls open. But even this measure appears woefully inadequate. In Milwaukee, election officials announced that the state only has enough election workers to open five poll locations — when the city would normally have 180 polling places.

Meanwhile, the state has received a crush of absentee ballot requests — about 1.2 million, when it typically receives fewer than 250,000 in a spring election. That’s left state officials scrambling to send ballots to voters in time for Tuesday’s election. And on top of all these complications, a state law required all ballots to be received by election officials by 8 pm on April 7, or else those ballots would not be counted.

Tens of thousands of voters are not expected to even receive their ballots until after Election Day, effectively disenfranchising them through no fault of their own.

In response to this brewing catastrophe, Judge William Conley, an Obama appointee to a federal court in Wisconsin, ordered the deadline for receiving ballots to be extended to 4 pm on April 13. In response to this order, the Republican Party asked the Supreme Court to modify Conley’s decision to require all ballots to be postmarked by April 7 or they will not be counted.
The Supreme Court’s Republican majority granted the GOP this very specific request.
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It means that if voting rights advocates discover in the final days before an election that a new state law is disenfranchising African American voters — or a pandemic keeps away most voters — federal courts most likely would not intervene. It means that many problems that are unlikely to be discovered until Election Day itself will go unaddressed.
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The Supreme Court’s decision in Republican is the capstone of a weeks-long effort by the Republican Party to make it difficult for voters to actually cast a ballot in Wisconsin. Last week, Gov. Evers called the state legislature into session and asked it to delay the election. But the Republican-controlled legislature ended that session just seconds after it was convened. After Evers acted on his own authority to delay the election, the state’s Supreme Court voted along partisan lines to rescind Evers’s order. Republicans also rejected Evers’s proposal to automatically mail ballots to every voter in the state.

The background is that Republicans hope to hold on to a seat on the state Supreme Court, which is up for grabs in Tuesday’s election. As law professor and election law expert Rick Hasen recently noted, “only 38% of voters who had requested an absentee ballot in heavily Democratic Milwaukee County had returned one, compared with over 56% of absentee voters in nearby Republican-leaning Waukesha County.” So there’s at least some evidence that if additional voters are unable to return their ballots, Republicans will be overrepresented in the ballots that are counted.

It’s also worth noting that if Wisconsin had free and fair elections to choose its state lawmakers, Evers would most likely have been able to work with a Democratic legislature to ensure that Tuesday’s election would be conducted fairly. In 2018, 54 percent of voters chose a Democratic candidate for the state Assembly. But Republicans have so completely gerrymandered the state that they prevailed in 63 of the state’s 99 Assembly races.

There is far more at stake in Wisconsin, moreover, than one state Supreme Court seat. Wisconsin could be the pivotal swing state that decides the 2020 presidential election. The question of whether Donald Trump or Joe Biden occupies the White House next year could easily be determined by which man receives Wisconsin’s electoral votes.

And the Court’s decision in Republican suggests that the Supreme Court will give the GOP broad leeway in how US elections should be conducted.

Which is why I said that application of the Second Amendment by civilians should have become involved in this long ago.

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It doesn't get more serious than this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3GVVSYc8PSk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbavv_uIAHY

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www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/apr/23/coronavirus-fight-to-vote-us-voters

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This early work is critical to campaigns trying to build a support base for election day. But this year, the Covid-19 pandemic has made it nearly impossible to register new voters.

Limited voter registration is most likely to affect young people, minority groups, and naturalized immigrants, groups projected to contribute to record-high turnout in November. Freezing them out is likely to benefit Republicans, who tend to see a more diverse and younger electorate as a threat.

In Kentucky, where Mitch McConnell faces a closely-watched Senate re-election battle in November, just 504 people registered in March as Covid-19 restrictions went in to effect. By comparison, more than 7,200 voters registered the month before.
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It is almost impossible, for example, to register to vote in New Hampshire right now. The swing state is one of a handful that doesn’t let voters register online. The local election offices are closed. Last week, state officials said anyone fearful of the virus could register to vote by mail – but the process is complicated.

“When I called my city clerk’s office, she said, ‘Well, once Covid-19 is over, you can register to vote,’” said Olivia Zink, the executive director of Open Democracy, a civic action group. It could be several more months before offices fully reopen.

Many of the missing voters may be young people. Voters aged 18 to 23 are expected to be 10% of all eligible voters this year – a larger proportion than in 2016. But they may also be first-time voters, unfamiliar with how to register.

Activists say states like Texas, which like New Hampshire has no online registration, make it even harder for this group.

“Our state is living in an outdated political process. And that political process is strategically disenfranchising a new wave of voters,” said Antonio Arellano, the interim executive director of Jolt, a Texas advocacy group that targets young Latino voters. “Some of them may fall through the cracks.”

Texas is also projected to become majority Hispanic by 2022, and Republicans fear those changes will hurt their electoral chances, said Luke Warford, voter expansion director for the Texas Democratic party.
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Newly naturalized immigrants, another important voting bloc, may also be disenfranchised this year. US Citizen and Immigration Services cancelled citizenship oath ceremonies and in-person interviews, which could leave about 441,000 nearly naturalized citizens unable to vote in November, according to NBC News.

Demographic Blueshift vs voter suppression; which will win? The stakes have never been higher.

www.texasdemocrats.org/are-you-registered-to-vote/

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PgqZh044S6o

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I like to see leftists planning for the worst:

us.yahoo.com/news/trump-sows-doubt-voting-keeps-163356143.html

WASHINGTON — In October, President Donald Trump declares a state of emergency in major cities in battleground states, like Milwaukee and Detroit, banning polling places from opening.

A week before the election, Attorney General William Barr announces a criminal investigation into the Democratic presidential nominee, Joe Biden.

After Biden wins a narrow Electoral College victory, Trump refuses to accept the results, won’t leave the White House and declines to allow the Biden transition team customary access to agencies before the Jan. 20 inauguration.

Far-fetched conspiracy theories? Not to a group of worst-case scenario planners — mostly Democrats, but some anti-Trump Republicans as well — who have been gaming out various doomsday options for the 2020 presidential election. Outraged by Trump and fearful that he might try to disrupt the campaign before, during and after Election Day, they are engaged in a process that began in the realm of science fiction but has nudged closer to reality as Trump and his administration abandon long-standing political norms.

The anxiety has intensified in recent weeks as the president continues to attack the integrity of mail voting and insinuate that the election system is rigged, while his Republican allies ramp up efforts to control who can vote and how. Just last week, Trump threatened to withhold funding from states that defy his wishes on expanding mail voting, while also amplifying unfounded claims of voter fraud in battleground states.

“In the eight to 10 months I’ve been yapping at people about this stuff, the reactions have gone from, ‘Don’t be silly, that won’t happen,’ to an increasing sense of, ‘You know, that could happen,’” said Rosa Brooks, a Georgetown University law professor. Earlier this year, Brooks convened an informal group of Democrats and never-Trump Republicans to brainstorm about ways the Trump administration could disrupt the election and to think about ways to prevent it.

But the anxiety is hardly limited to outside groups.

Marc Elias, a Washington lawyer who leads the Democratic National Committee’s legal efforts to fight voter suppression measures, said not a day goes by when he doesn’t field a question from senior Democratic officials about whether Trump could postpone or cancel the election. Prodded by allies to explain why not, Elias wrote a column on the subject in late March for his website — and it drew more traffic than anything he’d ever published.

But changing the date of the election is not what worries Elias. The bigger threat in his mind is the possibility that the Trump administration could act in October to make it harder for people to vote in urban centers in battleground states — possibilities, he said, that include declaring a state of emergency, deploying the National Guard or forbidding gatherings of more than 10 people.

Such events could serve to depress or discourage turnout in pockets of the country that reliably vote for Democrats.
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“We assume he may well resort to any kind of trick, ploy or scheme he can in order to hold onto his presidency. We have built a strong program to plan for and address every possibility to ensure that he does not succeed.”

Trump has said he expects the election to be held Nov. 3 as scheduled, and under federal law he does not have the power to unilaterally postpone it. But a recent comment by the president’s son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner about whether the election would be held as scheduled — “I’m not sure I can commit one way or another,” he said — renewed fears that Trump would try to move the election or discredit the balloting process if he thought he was going to lose.
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The president attacked mail balloting again Sunday morning, with a baseless claim that it would lead to “the greatest Rigged Election in history.”
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“We’re setting ourselves up for an election where neither side can concede defeat,” Foley said. “That suggests that the desire to dispute the outcome is going to be higher than ever.”

But do enough leftists understand what is required as a countermeasure?

https://trueleft.createaforum.com/true-left-vs-false-left/firearms/

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gbByvvG31Fk

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Re: Voter suppression
« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2020, 08:02:04 pm »
The Supreme Court Just Stopped 1 Million Floridians From Voting in November
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The Supreme Court all but guaranteed that nearly 1 million Floridians will be unable to vote in the 2020 election because of unpaid court debts in a shattering order handed down on Thursday. Its decision will throw Florida’s voter registration into chaos, placing a huge number of would-be voters in legal limbo and even opening them up to prosecution for casting a ballot. The justices have effectively permitted Florida Republicans to impose a poll tax in November.
https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2020/07/supreme-court-florida-felons-poll-tax.html

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Re: Voter suppression
« Reply #6 on: July 18, 2020, 11:28:39 pm »
Everyone knows it now:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kerLPXaC85c

https://www.forbes.com/sites/janetwburns/2018/05/19/cambridge-analytica-whistleblower-bannon-sought-to-suppress-black-voters/#4887c44b7a95

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Speaking to CNN later that day, Wylie also said that Bannon, a former advisor to President Trump both before and after the election, had directed the political data consultancy to conduct research on suppressing Black voters, among other groups.
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Re: Voter suppression
« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2020, 03:17:53 pm »
https://www.yahoo.com/news/more-300-000-immigrants-may-090023033.html

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In March, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced all in-person naturalization interviews had been suspended because of the coronavirus pandemic, said Randy Capps, director of research for U.S. programs at the Migration Policy Institute, a nonpartisan nonprofit research organization.

The agency also suspended naturalization oath ceremonies, the final step immigrants go through to become U.S. citizens after passing their naturalization interview, Capps said.
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"Everyone who doesn't get an oath ceremony or doesn't get a completed application process by October obviously is not going to be able to vote in the next election, at least in Arizona," Capps said.

Voter registration deadlines vary by state. In most states, the deadline is in October. A handful of states allow voters to register in person on Election Day.

About 315,000 immigrants may not be able to vote in the November election because their citizenship applications won't be completed in time, according to an analysis of previous USCIS data by Boundless Immigration, a technology company that assists immigrants navigate the immigration system.
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Wang said immigrants tend to vote Democratic, which may give the Trump administration less incentive to work through the backlog of immigrants waiting to complete the citizenship process.

Increasingly brazen voter suppression is rightists' only countermeasure to Demographic Blueshift.

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« Reply #8 on: August 01, 2020, 01:52:19 pm »
https://www.thedailybeast.com/what-happened-to-stacey-abrams-will-happen-to-joe-biden?source=articles&via=rss

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What Happened to Stacey Abrams Will Happen to Joe Biden
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Look alive, America: What happened to Stacey Abrams is about to happen nationally.

If you recall, the 2018 Georgia gubernatorial race was rife with voter suppression, voter disinformation, and finally the downright theft of an election by Brian Kemp, the secretary of state and Republican candidate. Kemp used his authority as secretary of state to control the allocation of resources, ballots, and election day procedures in one of the most egregious abuses of electoral power this side of Bush v. Gore.

What Kemp did to Abrams in November of 2018 laid out a winning dirty playbook that the GOP is about to roll out nationwide, with partisan officials charged with running state elections using voter suppression and disenfranchisement tactics to chip away at Democratic votes and the electoral process itself. As we’ve seen in primaries over the last few months, expect long lines, inadequate numbers of poll workers and ballots in certain (Democratic) areas, and white nationalists serving as de facto security guards at select polling sites throughout the South and Midwest.
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One of the dark and dishonest talking points the president often returns to, most recently in his tweet Thursday musing about just rain-checking the election, is the idea that Americans cheat at the polls (and specifically that they cheat against him). Although most members of his administration (and family) routinely vote by mail, the president has insisted that the use of the U.S. Postal Service is a means of increasing voter fraud.

In fact, not only did the president and vice president vote by mail, so did the president’s wife and daughter Ivanka, Attorney General Bill Barr, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, and roughly a dozen other inner Trump circle officials. Essentially, Republicans voting by mail is deemed safe and acceptable, but Democrats voting by mail is cheating  and a version of voter fraud, according to the president.

His attacks on voting by mail along with his efforts to drastically defund the U.S. Postal Service are clearly a way of setting up a scapegoat in advance should he lose the electoral vote along with the popular vote this time—and to increase his legal and political options if he should lose narrowly in a handful of key states.

In order for Biden to solidify his current lead and win by an undisputable margin, he will need to keep a close eye on the referees running our election. If he wins, restoring the systems intended to protect the integrity of our elections should be one of his first priorities.
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After the election was taken from her, Abrams and her team launched Fair Fight, an organization dedicated to litigation, legislation, and advocacy in order to support voter protection programs at state parties around the country.

Whoever Biden picks for his running mate, he should lean on Abrams and other policy-makers who know and understand the real threat of voter disenfranchisement and how to combat it.

You have been warned.

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« Reply #9 on: August 09, 2020, 11:04:10 pm »
This can also be considered a form of gerrymandering:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=230dl18UISw

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Re: Demographic Blueshift
« Reply #11 on: August 14, 2020, 06:46:53 pm »
U.S. Immigration Shutdown Imminent As Congress Talks Collapse
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As I reported previously, a shut down of the immigration system would negatively impact: families, U.S. businesses, educational institutions, medical facilities, and churches. In addition, immigrants who are in the process of becoming naturalized U.S. citizens will not be able to complete the process in time to register to vote, DACA recipients will not be able to renew their benefits, asylum applicants will face increased delays, and businesses will be unable to hire or retain employees. In short, the full magnitude of a halt to immigration caused by budgetary problems has not yet been fully explored and could be quite shocking to America’s economy.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/andyjsemotiuk/2020/08/13/us-immigration-shutdown-imminent-as-congress-talks-collapse/#652b818d3407

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« Reply #12 on: August 14, 2020, 07:17:19 pm »
Postal Service warns it might not meet mail-in voting deadlines
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Tonight the already bitter presidential campaign is being fought on new ground: Post offices. The postal service is warning that it may not be able to meet some states' deadlines for mail-in voting. Weijia Jiang reports.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3yVZ5nLk5Bk

USPS Warns States Of 'Significant Risk' Of Delay For Mail-In Ballots
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XeYb_y9gGr0

Postal Service removes some mail-sorting machines, sparking concerns ahead of election
https://www.cnn.com/2020/08/13/politics/postal-service-sorting-machines/index.html

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« Reply #14 on: August 16, 2020, 01:01:11 pm »
Full Panel: Postal Service Disruptions May Be A 'Disinformation Campaign'
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Kasie Hunt, Jeh Johnson, Charles Benson and Carol Lee join the Meet the Press roundtable to discuss postal service disruptions, the 2020 election and former Vice President Joe Biden's pick of Sen. Kamala Harris for his running mate.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pah7ctM1Gl8