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Republicans Cheat: Georgia Run-off Election Edition


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#1 LFC

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 05:10 PM

It's what they do.

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A group of civil rights organizations sued Georgia on Thursday, accusing the state of violating federal voting rights law by requiring voters to register three months in advance of a federal runoff election. The lawsuit claims that the state’s policy will prevent “untold numbers of people from voting” in the state’s hotly contested runoff in June between Democrat Jon Ossoff and Republican Karen Handel in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District.

The National Voter Registration Act bars states from cutting off voter registration for federal elections—including runoff elections—more than 30 days before the election takes place. Yet under Georgia’s three-month deadline for runoff elections, those who didn’t register before March 20 will be barred from participation this summer. The lawsuit, filed by the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Asian Americans Advancing Justice,  and the Georgia chapter of the NAACP, is demanding the state allow voters to register until May 22.

“Citizens of Georgia are being unlawfully blocked from registering to vote,” Ezra Rosenberg, an attorney Lawyers’ Committee, said on a conference call with reporters Thursday. “We are taking up their cause to make sure people who want to vote can vote in the June 20th election.”

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 06:35 PM

Yes- there is a Democrat in reach of office. Time to cheat... BTW: I think this has a wee bit to do with the positions of Graham, Jason Chaffetz and Devin Nunes:

They're all running scared, but only one of them will ever attempt to run this next cycle. They can hear their electorate, and it ain't pretty. In each situation, it's not that far off from the Georgia climate. So our little Reps- dog-tired of being mother-fucked by Trump, and knowing their electorate is as angry as they trained/encouraged to be- these little snips run for the hills.

Graham? He's taking a different approach. Praising Trump, when he knows better, duct to make sure that people back at home aren't angry at him.

Best thing Democrats could spend their $$$ on, right now, is to build up smart, centrist Democrats in the Southern states. Huh. All that economic successful movement has really changed their electorate. Take advantage- now. Utah? Eh? They're sick of Chaffetz, already. He knows it. If he had a brain in his head, he'd take his "moment" and be an unrelenting A-hole, in Trump's spine. Knock him down, even if he can't knock him out.
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Posted 05 May 2017 - 10:13 AM

A federal judge ruled against the cheating Republicans in Georgia. Nothing says "conservative" like some good old fashion vote suppression. So when does the poll tax come back? Oh, that's right. They won't raise taxes so we may be safe from that one.

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Civil rights groups scored a victory Thursday when a federal judge in Georgia ruled that the state had to reopen voter registration for next month’s high-profile congressional runoff election between Democrat Jon Ossoff and Republican Karen Handel.

U.S. District Judge Timothy Batten entered a preliminary injunction requiring Georgia to allow voters in the Sixth Congressional District to register until May 21 in order to avoid causing “substantial and irreparable harm” to “numerous voters.”

Five civil right groups, including the Georgia chapter of the NAACP, Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and Asian Americans Advancing Justice, sued in April alleging that the state was violating the National Voter Registration Act by requiring voters to register three months before a runoff race.

" 'Individual conscience' means that women only get contraceptives if their employers, their physicians, their pharmacists, their husbands and/or fathers, pastors, and possibly their mayors, Governors, State Secretaries of Health, Congressmen, Senators, and President all agree that in that particular case they're justifiable." --D.C. Sessions

"Didn't vote for Hillary Clinton? Then you own [insert horrible act here]."

"That's the problem with being implacable foes - no one has any incentive to treat you as anything more than an obstacle to be overcome."

"The 'Road to Serfdom' is really all right turns." --Progressive Whisperer





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