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Thu May 6, 2021, 07:41 PM

Are We Just Going To Watch While The Repugs Blatently Corrupt The Voting In The U.S.?.....

Just sitting back and watching what the Repugs are doing all around the country to hijack our democracy - with voter suppression; gerrymandering and unlawful recounting of votes - doesn't put a warm feeling in my tummy.

We've accomplished so much with the election of Joe Biden - taking the House and the Senate - and distancing from the former guy - are we just going to sit back and watch what they are doing in broad daylight and wind up losing all the momentum we've built up?

Inaction just doesn't seem to be an option - but I'm at a loss as to how we deal with all the Repugs dishonest activities.

Are we just going to keep trading places each election and undoing what the previous Party does?

How do we have any credibility with any of our allies around the world? Who will work with us - if we promise them the world and the rug is pulled out from under them again with the next election is run?

I don't have any suggestions as to what we could do - but we got to do something.

We have to make the American People realize that the Repugs are not their friend. That they are being taken advantage of by the Repugs and they're going to wind up being sorry - if they continue to support the Repugs.

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Reply Are We Just Going To Watch While The Repugs Blatently Corrupt The Voting In The U.S.?..... (Original post)
global1 May 6 OP
triron May 6 #1
JMCKUSICK May 6 #13
Demovictory9 May 6 #15
ananda May 6 #2
Skittles May 6 #3
soothsayer May 6 #4
Trueblue Texan May 6 #5
global1 May 6 #7
Trueblue Texan May 6 #12
StarfishSaver May 6 #16
Caliman73 May 6 #6
StarfishSaver May 6 #17
betsuni May 6 #18
maxsolomon May 6 #8
electric_blue68 May 6 #9
Sneederbunk May 6 #10
RegularJam May 6 #11
msongs May 6 #14
Crunchy Frog May 6 #19
UTUSN May 6 #20
FelineOverlord May 6 #21

Response to global1 (Original post)

Thu May 6, 2021, 07:43 PM

1. We'll stew and fume!

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Response to triron (Reply #1)

Thu May 6, 2021, 08:09 PM

13. Why not call July 4th voting indepence day and march!!!

Why can't we hit the streets and make our voices heard?
If our voting rights aren't worth marching for, what is?

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Response to triron (Reply #1)

Thu May 6, 2021, 10:11 PM

15. yeah

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Response to global1 (Original post)

Thu May 6, 2021, 07:44 PM

2. Looks like it.

It's very troubling.

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Response to global1 (Original post)

Thu May 6, 2021, 07:45 PM

3. I'm sure there will be some "sternly worded statements" somewhere

the usual

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Response to global1 (Original post)

Thu May 6, 2021, 07:45 PM

4. Marc Elias and many other sane people and institutions are on it

Weíll see if Congress can come through as well.

This doesnít address convincing the American people exactly, but I imagine most people donít agree with voter suppression and such.

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Response to global1 (Original post)

Thu May 6, 2021, 07:45 PM

5. Who are you assuming is doing nothing?

Just because you can't see action being taken, doesn't mean it isn't. I hope you are also taking action.

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Response to Trueblue Texan (Reply #5)

Thu May 6, 2021, 07:51 PM

7. It Doesn't Bode Well If Something Is Actually Being Done But It Is Not Being Communicated To.....

the People.

We Americans have been through enough with 4 years of the former guy and this pandemic that is re-defining normal. How much can we take. At some point - people will give up. Maybe that's what the Repugs are counting on.

We Americans need hope. If somebody is actually doing something about this - they need to tell us.

I'm sorry - I'm at my wit's end.

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Response to global1 (Reply #7)

Thu May 6, 2021, 08:03 PM

12. I agree...we do need hope.

Yes, the Repukes are absolutely trying to render us hopeless. I'm convinced the reason they are doing this is they are terrified the gig is truly up and most of them have serious legal vulnerabilities. The new sheriff in town has them pissin' up both legs.

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Response to global1 (Reply #7)

Thu May 6, 2021, 10:34 PM

16. Plenty is being done.

And it is being communicated. The people doing the work don't have our own media outlets and don't control the media, so it can't be expected that the work will be broadcast into people's homes on a regular basis. But anyone really interested in knowing about it can easily find all kinds of information. And they can then communicate it to their own circles.

The more important question is what are YOU doing?

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Response to global1 (Original post)

Thu May 6, 2021, 07:50 PM

6. Yes we are. No one is going to do anything. We are just going to sit here.



Dude, Lawsuits are being filed, voter registration drives and other movements to increase voting are under way, Democrats are still trying to figure out how to get HR-1 through the Senate.

Of course it doesn't feel good. Yes people are concerned.

I would suggest that you call your local Democratic Party precinct and see how you may be able to help. Or, if you are in an area that is pretty safe, then call an organization like Stacy Abrams' organization and see what you can do to help.

Don't freak out. Do something.

Call Fox News sponsors and tell them you will boycott if they keep advertising on Tucker Carlson and Hannity or something.

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Response to Caliman73 (Reply #6)

Thu May 6, 2021, 10:37 PM

17. Thank you!

I just don't understand why people think activists who are busting their butts are supposed to also spend their time spoonfeeding information to people who can easily, with very little effort, find out exactly what's being done.

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Response to Caliman73 (Reply #6)

Thu May 6, 2021, 10:43 PM

18. +1

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Response to global1 (Original post)

Thu May 6, 2021, 07:53 PM

8. We don't control the Legislatures or Governorships in these States.

These lawmakers are not willing to listen to ANY Liberals on the issue, or even debate the issue. Protests will be ignored, ridiculed, or suppressed, in that order.

The Federal Courts are the venue where it will be fought, and those, of course, are packed with McConnell's Confirmees, including the SCOTUS.

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Response to global1 (Original post)

Thu May 6, 2021, 07:54 PM

9. League of Women Voters, BLM, + 1 other group just sued FlA

Next month I'll donate to TLOWV, NAACP Legal Defence Fund. Keep my eye out for other groups...

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Response to global1 (Original post)

Thu May 6, 2021, 07:59 PM

10. Ask Manchin

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Response to global1 (Original post)

Thu May 6, 2021, 07:59 PM

11. Gerrymandering is a tough one and an ongoing battle.

A lot of people are fighting back hard. Eric Holder started a group specifically to deal with it.

Our options with respect to voter suppression laws are to fight and react. Iím many states like FL we have to wait until legislation is implemented so we can then challenge in court. Before itís passed we try to win on the political talking points.

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Response to global1 (Original post)

Thu May 6, 2021, 09:10 PM

14. its ok with joe...manchin that is. nt

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Response to global1 (Original post)

Thu May 6, 2021, 10:44 PM

19. It's feeling that way to me. Believe me I hope I'm wrong.

If they succeed, then we won't have to worry about power switching back and forth between the parties. They will make their hold on power ironclad and democracy will be dead in this country.

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Response to global1 (Original post)

Thu May 6, 2021, 11:25 PM

20. K&R

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Response to global1 (Original post)

Thu May 6, 2021, 11:39 PM

21. Are We Just Going To Watch While The Repugs Blatently Corrupt The Voting In The U.S.?.....

I started a thread on places where we can fight back.

https://www.democraticunderground.com/100215408065

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