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Tue Jun 20, 2017, 10:52 PM

If we don't start publicly acknowledging and fighting GOP voter suppression, purging & dirty tricks

the "losses" will continue to pile up. Too many of us want to bury our heads in the sand and pretend like our voting process is fair and beyond reproach. Wake up! E-voting machines with no paper trail are simply unacceptable! Are we a democracy or a third world dictatorship? Our leaders must 1) acknowledge that our voting system is broken and then 2) make sure EVERY American citizen is allowed to *easily* exercise his/her constitutional right to vote. Some common sense reforms:

- Voter registration should be automatic for anyone with a driver's license (or a state ID starting at age 18).

- Race and gender should NOT be listed on our voter registrations as that allows for easier purging and dirty tricks.

- Voting should not be a hassle. There shouldn't be long lines or last minute changes to polling locations without substantial fines. Also, just as people are forced to give up work days for jury duty, maybe the same can be done to get more assistance at the polls. Poll duty.

- Every vote should come with 2 receipts-one for the voter, and 1 for the poll workers. This might be asking for too much, but I wouldn't mind leaving with a unique receipt number that I can enter online to view my selections at a later time. Just for peace of mind.

But back to the suppression and dirty tricks:



Handel is irredeemably deplorable.

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Tue Jun 20, 2017, 11:05 PM

1. Who is not publicly acknowledging this, other than the GOP?

Much of the problem is the Supreme Court's fault when gutted Voting Rights. Sorry if you weren't paying attention, but the issue has been front and center for a while.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/26/us/supreme-court-ruling.html

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Response to wildeyed (Reply #1)

Tue Jun 20, 2017, 11:07 PM

2. Is anyone talking about it tonight on CNN or MSNBC?

Saying it once and moving on is not good enough. It needs to be said often, so that even those who aren't "paying attention" get it. Yeah, Handel "won." But they're not talking about how she won. Which is shameful.

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