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#921 LFC

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Posted 25 January 2021 - 03:00 PM

F***ing Pennsylvania Republicans. They're naked power grabbing and clear hate for democracy makes me sick.

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Pennsylvania Republican State Senator Doug Mastriano tweeted on Thursday his plans to introduce legislation to repeal "no-excuse" mail-in voting.

Mastriano, who represents Adam County and parts of Cumberland, Franklin and York Counties in the Senate, is partnering with Senator Patrick Stefano of the 32nd District to introduce the legislation. The announcement was also sent out as a memorandum to senators on Thursday.

No excuse mail-in voting was signed into law on October 31, 2019 by Governor Tom Wolf as part of Act 77, a bipartisan election reform bill. The change allowed Pennsylvanians to request an absentee ballot without an excuse as previously required. Pennsylvania became the 12th state in the nation to make this change.

According to Act 77's voting tallies, Mastriano voted in favor of the bill's passage initially. However, the senator, in an op-ed penned on December 11, took issue with the Pennsylvania Supreme Court's decision to uphold the state's extension of the mail-in ballot deadline to 3 days after Election Day. This decision was made in response to the COVID-19 crisis.

Got that? Because he didn't like the 3-day extension then all no-excuse mail-in voting, which he supported, needs to be repealed. Clearly somebody looked at the numbers and decided allowing more people to vote is not good for state Republicans. Fascist scumbag.
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Posted 26 January 2021 - 05:26 AM

President Biden will have to get up to speed with a few carefully directed kickings of shins, kneeings in the bollocks. and stampings on windpipes. Or at least make it clear that the threats of such are real and ever-present. For once I am thankful he is not as librul as I am. Go for it, Joe!
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Posted 27 January 2021 - 08:01 PM

Another Republican election fraud scheme comes to light. It's always the Republicans.

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One of former President Donald Trump's most notoriously racist Twitter reply guys has now been charged with taking part in an election fraud scheme that targeted Black voters.

The United States Department of Justice announced on Wednesday that 31-year-old Florida man Douglass Mackey -- best known for posting racist pro-Trump propaganda under the Twitter pseudonym Ricky Vaughn -- was arrested and charged with "conspiring with others in advance of the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election to use various social media platforms to disseminate misinformation designed to deprive individuals of their constitutional right to vote."

According to the DOJ, Mackey and his allies used their Twitter accounts to push out misinformation targeting Black voters that falsely told them they could vote via text messages.

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Posted 28 January 2021 - 03:31 PM

What's good for the goose stepper...

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There’s some irony for ya.

Recently reelected Arizona Republican Party Chair Kelli Ward, who enthusiastically boosted ex-President Donald Trump’s bogus “Stop the Steal” scheme and tried to overturn Joe Biden’s victory in her state, now finds her own election results being called into question.

Sergio Arellano, one of Ward’s challengers who lost by a razor-thin margin of 42 votes in the election on Saturday, is pushing for an audit of the results after a candidate for Arizona’s 8th Congressional District’s member-at-large committee, who was initially declared the winner of her race, was later told that she had lost after an error was detected.

Arellano stated in a Facebook post early Thursday morning that his request was about ensuring “election integrity,” not undoing the race results.

“I fully expect any audit to confirm the results that were announced at the State Meeting,” he said.

However, the error in the district race “created an environment where a number of state committeemen are raising concerns and asking me to ask for an audit because only a candidate for party office can do so,” the former candidate added.

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Posted 01 February 2021 - 03:51 PM

Republicans are using their firehose of lies about the election to justify voter suppression in the next election. They really do hate democracy. There are a few other interesting tidbits in this (paywalled) article.

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In 28 states, legislation that would limit access to the ballot has been put forward, according to a new Brennan Center report that describes the surge in voter restrictions as a “backlash” to the historic turnout the 2020 election brought.

It is not the first time that an election of a Democratic president has been met with a push to make voting more difficult. But former President Trump’s conspiracy to try to steal the election has put this dynamic on hyper-drive. Of the 106 restrictive bills identified by the Brennan Center, a third of them seek to roll back or make more burdensome the use of vote by mail.

On the flip side, the Brennan Center found that interest in making voting easier is surging as well. More than 400 bills have been put forward that would expand voter access and such proposals are being considered in 35 states, the report said.

Among the state-level pro-voter bills moving forward:
  • Connecticut is advancing legislation that would enshrine no-excuse absentee voting.
  • Virginia is pushing forward with an expansive bill to restore voting rights to ex-felons.
  • Maryland lawmakers are considering proposals to proactively send mail ballots to voters.

DOJ Accuses Internet Troll of Election Interference: A pro-Trump internet personality who spread election disinformation in the 2016 election was arrested last week under a federal election interference charge. Douglass Mackey — perhaps better known under the Twitter avatar Ricky Vaughn — is accused of interfering with the right to vote with a social media campaign allegedly aimed at convincing Black voters that they could vote by text.

Census Bureau Pushes Back Release Of Key Data: The census population counts for congressional apportionment might not be released until late April, according to a new timeline previewed by a bureau last week, while redistricting data won’t be released until July 30th at the earliest. The delays — while not entirely unexpected, given the way the pandemic complicated the survey — will create a time crunch for some states that have late summer or early fall deadlines for drawing their maps.

Kansas May Have To Pay $3 Million To Legal Opponents Who Challenged Voter Restriction: The voting rights attorneys who successfully challenged the Kansas proof of citizenship requirement say that the state should pay more than $3 million for the challengers’ legal fees and expenses. The court filing requesting the amount cited the “recalcitrance” of former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, who spearheaded the initial legal defense of the requirement.

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Posted 03 February 2021 - 10:28 AM

STOP THE PRESSES !!! More alleged Voter Fraud in Georgia !!!

Oh wait, its only GOP Voter Fraud. Never mind...

Pro-Trump lawyer Lin Wood is reportedly under investigation over whether he voted illegally in the November election

Officials from the office told the outlet that an email Wood sent to WSB-TV reporter Justin Gray prompted them to launch the investigation. In the email, Wood said he had moved to South Carolina and had been residing there for months.

"I have been domiciled in South Carolina for several months after purchasing property in the state in April," the email said. "My decision to change my residency to South Carolina has nothing to do with the frivolous and politically-motivated actions of the State Bar of Georgia."



Pro-Trump lawyer Lin Wood is reportedly under investigation over whether he voted illegally in the November election (msn.com)
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Posted 08 February 2021 - 05:16 PM

Georgia Republicans are trying to crush free and fair elections with several voter suppression schemes. So are others states. (In full due to paywall.)

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Among the 28 states now considering restrictive vote measures, Georgia Republicans are pushing some of the most aggressive measures, and, on Monday, their opponents warned that they’re ready to sue if the new bills are made law. “We will see them in court, and we will win,” Marc Elias, a Democratic election lawyer, said in a press call with Fair Fight Action’s Stacy Abrams. Georgia is considering bills that would add ID requirements to absentee voting, prohibit drop boxes, ban third parties from sending out mail voting applications and even end no-excuse absentee voting altogether.

Here are some of the other places where restrictive measures are moving forward:
  • Montana’s state House advanced a bill eliminating same-day voter registration.
  • A bill tightening up Arkansas‘ voter ID law by removing the affidavit option for voters without the required docs was approved by the state House.
  • Kentucky’s GOP legislature overrode the Democratic governor’s veto of a bill that will end the governor’s ability to enact emergency changes to election rules, as Gov. Andy Beshear did with the Republican secretary of state’s support in 2020.

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Posted 08 February 2021 - 09:08 PM

 LFC, on 08 February 2021 - 05:16 PM, said:

Georgia Republicans are trying to crush free and fair elections with several voter suppression schemes. So are others states. (In full due to paywall.)

The horrors! Voters voting must be stopped!

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Posted 10 February 2021 - 11:22 AM

The predictable and predicted Republican voter suppression tidal wave is here.

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"Democrats have a clear choice," Berman continued. "They can get rid of the filibuster to pass the John Lewis Voting Rights Act and the For the People Act to stop GOP voter suppression, or they can allow the GOP to undermine democracy for the next decade."

"The stakes," Berman added, "couldn't be higher." That's because, according to an analysis conducted by the Brennan Center for Justice in late January, Republicans at the state level have introduced three times as many bills to chip away at voting rights compared to the same point last year.

Already this year, 106 bills have been introduced in 28 states—including 17 under complete GOP control, where passage is more likely—to undermine access to the franchise. According to the Brennan Center's report, "These proposals primarily seek to: (1) limit mail voting access; (2) impose stricter voter ID requirements; (3) limit successful pro-voter registration policies; and (4) enable more aggressive voter roll purges."

"These bills," the report argues, "are an unmistakable response to the unfounded and dangerous lies about fraud that followed the 2020 election."

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Posted 10 February 2021 - 11:39 AM

We have two bites at the reconciliation apple this year. First and foremost, pass Covid stimulus. Second, pass the JLVRA. We can worry about MW later. Once I realized the income limit was based on 2019, I agree with the progs on the original limits, as most everyone took it in the shorts in 2020. But sometimes you have to keep the powder dry. MW and/or infrastructure can come next year. Hopefully, the latter might even pass bipartisan, but I don't hold my breath...
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Posted 10 February 2021 - 01:09 PM

What a catch-22. While the JLVRA is essential for the betterment of the country, voters will not see or experience it directly where it will most influence their vote -- their wallet -- in time for the 2022 elections. On the other hand, the covid stimulus will be something that directly affects voters' perception, as does MW and infrastructure provided it gets off the ground by summer 2022.

Any infrastructure or minimum wage bill that delays implementation, which both probably will, won't affect voters in time for 2022 or, I worry, by 2024. Infrastructure is so huge it will take time to get rolling and MW increases are always, frustratingly, delayed and gradual.
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Posted 16 February 2021 - 05:00 PM

Several experts are saying that the Republican voter suppression bills that are currently be pushed might not work out in their favor.

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Republican state lawmakers have signaled that they are itching to unleash a new round of voter suppression legislation aimed at making it more difficult to vote in elections.

Harvard Law School professor Nick Stephanopoulos, who specializes in election law, tells Bloomberg that the Republicans' latest efforts to rig the vote in their favor might actually blow up in their faces.

Specifically, Stephanopoulos says that these laws may not work because educated suburban voters, who have been moving toward Democrats ever since Donald Trump was elected in 2016, are far less likely to be affected and also have the resources to overcome obstacles that GOP legislatures may put in their place.

This would mean that Republicans would have to do as good a job as Democrats at targeting low-income voters in order to ensure that they aren't actually suppressing their own electorate.

"You could really easily imagine these efforts backfiring," he said.

Kathleen Unger, president of the nonpartisan voter ID assistance group VoteRiders, similarly told Bloomberg that proposed Georgia requirements mandating that voters send in a photocopy of their picture ID in order to be allowed to vote by mail, could harm Republican turnout.

"She said the photocopied ID requirement would be particularly onerous for people who don't have a valid photo ID or easy access to a copy machine or a printer," Bloomberg reports. "That would include many rural, lower-income and older voters -- three groups that are now a big part of the Republican base -- as well as those with disabilities and college students who lean Democratic."

In many competitive states I suspect that the disenfranchised groups which tend to vote Democratic also tend to be concentrated. Poor and elderly people in cities and students in universities are easier to help in a GOTV effort than widely scattered rural households.
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Posted 17 February 2021 - 02:18 PM

And you can forget high rural turnout if the dump isn't on the ballot. All Dems need to do is help folks get their IDs. Cripes, if they can dump more than half of the $833million spent on the GA senate races, they can fund a constant GOTV effort to get real IDs to everyone in urban areas. And get them to vote when it's time. Dem voters seem to have finally woken up to what is at stake.
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Posted 19 February 2021 - 04:45 PM

Iowa Republicans are going all in on fascist voter suppression efforts.

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The 2020 election cycle saw historic voter turnout, netting President Joe Biden the most votes ever won by a U.S. presidential candidate.

Now, Republican-run state legislatures are doing what they do best: trying to make sure it doesn’t happen again.

Since all but six legislatures have convened, the country has been inundated with a flood of voter suppression bills, many pushed forward under the guise of a serious if evidence-free fear of voter fraud. According to a tracker put together by the Brennan Center at New York University law school, 28 states “have introduced, prefiled, or carried over 106 restrictive bills this year (as compared to 35 such bills in fifteen states on February 3, 2020).”

Of the sordid lot, a new bill out of Iowa may just be the worst.

“If you asked me to sum it up in two words, it’s voter suppression,” Travis Weipert, the auditor who runs elections for Johnson County, which includes Iowa City, told TPM. “There is so much garbage in there it’s unreal.”

The 36-page bill was described to TPM as a greatest-hits list of GOP-proffered restrictive voting measures, taking particular aim at mail-in voting. It would chop Iowa’s early voting window from 29 days to 18, leaving hardly any time for absentee ballots to be received, filled out and sent back, especially if recent nationwide postal delays continue. It severely limits who can deliver an absentee ballot on someone’s behalf, a seeming attempt to stop volunteers from stepping in to get them returned quickly. It also only gives Iowans 70 days before the election to request an absentee ballot, down from the 120 days currently enshrined in the law.

“Iowa Republicans are in the running for introducing the worst anti-voting bill,” the Democratic voting rights lawyer Marc Elias tweeted recently. “It’s a race to the shameful bottom.”

But while the bill may win superlatives, it’s not unique among the nationwide flood of suppressive bills.

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Posted 19 February 2021 - 05:27 PM

Georgia Republicans are targeting black voters yet again. It's getting more purple but a lot of it is still cracker country, much like here in PA.

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Republicans in the state of Georgia are launching what voting rights advocates are calling a direct attack on the "souls to the polls" voter drives regularly used by Black churches in the state.

The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports that new legislation proposed by Georgia Republicans would ban early voting on Sundays, which would effectively end Black Churches' voter drives.

A coalition of voting rights advocates decried the measure and said it would have a "devastating" impact on voting rights in Georgia.

In addition to banning Sunday voting, the bill would also make it illegal to hand out food and drinks to voters stuck in long polling place lines and would mandate that "absentee ballot drop boxes could only be located inside in-person early voting sites during working hours."

The bill also makes absentee voting more onerous by requiring a driver's license number, state ID number or copy of photo ID when requesting an absentee ballot.

Sara Tindall Ghazal, a Democratic voting rights advocate, said that the bill as a whole is a "horror show" for voting rights and said that efforts by the Georgia GOP to jam it through were "absolutely shameless."

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Posted 19 February 2021 - 05:33 PM

 LFC, on 19 February 2021 - 05:27 PM, said:

Georgia Republicans are targeting black voters yet again. It's getting more purple but a lot of it is still cracker country, much like here in PA.

I heard an interview about NYT columnist Charles Blow's latest book. He calls on Black Americans to move into the South, in essence reverse the Great Migration, to help consolidate a Black voting majority. He has moved to Atlanta.

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Posted 19 February 2021 - 06:44 PM

 golden_valley, on 19 February 2021 - 05:33 PM, said:

I heard an interview about NYT columnist Charles Blow's latest book. He calls on Black Americans to move into the South, in essence reverse the Great Migration, to help consolidate a Black voting majority. He has moved to Atlanta.

My brother moved to a suburb just north of Atlanta 20 years ago. Even then he said he lived in the North, just with hotter weather. There's barely a southern accent to be found among their friends that I have met and not one of his kids ever picked it up.
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Posted 20 February 2021 - 09:05 AM

Funny, all these mail-in restrictions and voter ID stuff will hurt maggot turnout just as much, if not more so. Especially if the Dems can mobilize poor folks to get ID and GOTV. Assuming no pandemic in 2024.
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Posted 25 February 2021 - 09:23 AM

Biden is placing voting rights experts into top positions in the DOJ to counter the Republican vote suppression machine. The Democrats are learning how to fight.

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President Biden has chosen for top positions at the Justice Department three advocates who have spent their lifetimes in the civil rights arena and the last four years in particular combatting the Trump-era’s most egregious assaults on democracy.

When then-President Trump put forward judicial nominees who had shown hostility to voting rights, Vanita Gupta organized the civil rights community pushback that helped sink the confirmations of at least two of them.

When the administration stood up a sketchy “election integrity” commission to validate Trump’s false voter fraud claims, Kristen Clarke spearheaded one of the early legal challenges that contributed to the panel’s eventual demise.

And when Trump hijacked the U.S. foreign policy apparatus to smear his 2020 presidential opponent, Pam Karlan testified in House impeachment proceedings about the implications that gambit had for democracy.

Now all three have been selected for key DOJ positions from which they can revitalize the department’s role in the voting rights space — at a time when the threats to democratic participation are historically daunting.

Not only do they bring a complementary set of skills and experience that Judge Merrick Garland himself hailed in his attorney general confirmation hearing last week. All three did previous stints at the Department of Justice that will allow them to hit the ground running. And in this environment, the Biden administration will have no time to spare: the department will be facing an onslaught of restrictive voting laws, a historically challenging redistricting cycle, and a legal minefield with the Trump-ification of the federal judiciary.

“These are hard positions to be in,” said Allison Riggs, who leads the voting rights program at the Southern Coalition for Social Justice. “They will be aggressive advocates, and I think they will use their enforcement authority more than they have in the past.”

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Posted 25 February 2021 - 10:02 AM

 LFC, on 25 February 2021 - 09:23 AM, said:

Biden is placing voting rights experts into top positions in the DOJ to counter the Republican vote suppression machine. The Democrats are learning how to fight.

Besides (finally !!) having "experts" in positions requiring smart people, whatever law they propose will have to be vetted and written to stymie judicial challenges. Someone posted an article here that detailed this issue. In other words write the law so eliminating a Democratic favorite will kill a GOP sacred cow if challenged in court.
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If you've got public schools paid for by taxpayers, you're in a socialist nation. If you have public roads paid for by taxpayers, socialist nation. If you've got public defense (police, fire, military, coast guard) paid for by tax dollars, socialist nation. If you're in a nation that has nationalized or localized delivery of services that are not paid for by users alone, you're in a socialist nation- the only question is how socialist. As I see it, we pay the military pay to protect the shipping lanes for our fuel needs which makes us very socialist. In a capitalist nation, the people supplying the oil would pay for their own defense force.
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"I can't go out because of the virus" sounds whiny and boring. I'm going with: "I've sworn an oath of solitude until the pestilence is purged from the lands." because it sounds more valiant and heroic. As a bonus, people might think you're carrying a sword.

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Its theorized if you put enough monkeys together with typewriters, eventually they'll write Shakespeare. But first, they write Trump speeches.

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I get it. They had a guy ratf**k the post office. They filled the courts with hacks. They spent a ton of money. They filed so many lawsuits. They even started a riot ! It’s so unfair that they went to all that trouble and still lost. Anonymous





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