Republicans Hate Democracy

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Republicans Hate Democracy

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http://www.indystar.com/story/news/2017 ... 435450001/

This isn't an Indiana problem, this is a party-wide initiative. We need automatic voter registration and consistent early/absentee voting rules across every state.
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https://www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/ ... oposed-it/
A majority of Republicans polled would support Trump postponing the next presidential election.
If you want an authoritarian dictator, why not pick one who isn't a pathetic joke of a human being?
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To be fair, I suspect 74% of Dems would have supported Obama postponing the 2016 elections if they knew it would mean Trump


No argument on your last line.
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Trump started a "Commission on Election Integrity" to suppress voters, under the guise that it was a trying to root out fraud. (You know, because that's the only way he lost the popular vote by 3 million.) Then he put a white supremacist in charge of this commission, Kris Kobach. Kobach was the guy who did all kind of voter suppression policies in Kansas, a few of which resulted in him losing lawsuits brought by the ACLU.

Knowing what I know now, in hindsight, I would not have had a problem with extending Obama's presidency. The other side cheats and breaks all norms and rules to keep power. We may have to break some rules and norms ourselves to beat them. Winning is all that matters any more. Rules, norms, etc, mean nothing.

https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/ar ... ve/532347/
During his tenure as Kansas’s secretary of state, Kobach has almost single-handedly transformed the state’s voter registration and electoral laws. He’s the only secretary of state in America with the power to personally prosecute voter fraud, and his office has used that power to file hundreds of allegations, voter challenges, and court proceedings against immigrants. Its efforts have produced only one conviction of a noncitizen voter for election fraud. His 2011 Secure and Fair Elections Act imposing more stringent voter-identification requirements has the stated intent of cracking down on noncitizen voting, but multiple lawsuits have claimed that it unfairly suppresses minority votes, and violates the Voting Rights Act.
Kobach’s commission may be concerned with more than fraudulent voters. A June profile in the New York Times Magazine details the Kansan’s history of concern about “the fate of America’s white majority” and his efforts to stem the demographic and electoral effects of immigration. Von Spakovsky, now his lieutenant in the commission, cut his teeth railing against the National Voter Registration Act of 1993, also known as “motor-voter,” which required states to offer voter registration to citizens renewing driver’s licenses. That law has helped black people affected by the long history of disenfranchisement and unequal access to voter registration, and it has long been a contentious policy in the corners of the old Jim Crow South.
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thrill wrote:https://www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/ ... oposed-it/
A majority of Republicans polled would support Trump postponing the next presidential election.
If you want an authoritarian dictator, why not pick one who isn't a pathetic joke of a human being?

If that happens and there isn't blood in the streets this country is lost and it's time to move.
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IMADreamer wrote:
thrill wrote:https://www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/ ... oposed-it/
A majority of Republicans polled would support Trump postponing the next presidential election.
If you want an authoritarian dictator, why not pick one who isn't a pathetic joke of a human being?

If that happens and there isn't blood in the streets this country is lost and it's time to move.
I would riot if any presidential election is ever postponed.
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thrill wrote:http://www.indystar.com/story/news/2017 ... 435450001/

This isn't an Indiana problem, this is a party-wide initiative. We need automatic voter registration and consistent early/absentee voting rules across every state.
They don't even hide this fact. Some state senator in WI was confident their voter suppression efforts would help in the 2016 election. And it did.
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wart57 wrote:
IMADreamer wrote:
thrill wrote:https://www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/ ... oposed-it/
A majority of Republicans polled would support Trump postponing the next presidential election.
If you want an authoritarian dictator, why not pick one who isn't a pathetic joke of a human being?

If that happens and there isn't blood in the streets this country is lost and it's time to move.
I would riot if any presidential election is ever postponed.
Yeah, it should not be postponed for any reason, by any political party.
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Which Carolina was it that had their district rigging tossed out by the courts so when they went to 'fix' the problem the guy speaking made the statement that their plan wasn't to discourage or disadvantage minorities but to 'ensure that the Republican Party would win future elections'?

Same thing.
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