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Wed May 11, 2016, 05:07 PM

So Hillary can't even endorse DC statehood without being trashed.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10141446582

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Response to Kingofalldems (Original post)

Wed May 11, 2016, 05:12 PM

1. I favor full voting rights in Congress

Which would probably require a constitutional amendment.

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Response to Kingofalldems (Original post)

Wed May 11, 2016, 05:15 PM

2. DC and Puerto Rico should get statehood and full rights for our citizens there.

This is the DU member formerly known as TeamPooka.

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Response to TeamPooka (Reply #2)

Wed May 11, 2016, 05:17 PM

3. repubs don't want 4 democratic senators and will block all this nt

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Response to msongs (Reply #3)

Wed May 11, 2016, 06:44 PM

11. According to a poster in that thread, Democrats don't want them, either.

This place just keeps getting funnier.

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Response to TwilightZone (Reply #11)

Wed May 11, 2016, 07:05 PM

13. I spent 12 years in DC, and it's difficult to describe how angry you feel

about not be represented while living at the mercy of a republican majority in congress.

Grrrrr.

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Response to Buzz Clik (Reply #4)

Wed May 11, 2016, 05:18 PM

5. Fixed.

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Response to Kingofalldems (Original post)

Wed May 11, 2016, 05:20 PM

6. Not by a certain poster

who seems to have all the time in the world to trash hillary...I mean promote his/her candidate.

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Response to Kingofalldems (Original post)

Wed May 11, 2016, 06:23 PM

7. They can't handle the fact that Hillary is going to be the next President.

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Response to Kingofalldems (Original post)

Wed May 11, 2016, 06:35 PM

8. Every day is a sad day for Bernie Followers...

all they have left is trashing Hillary.

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Response to Kingofalldems (Original post)

Wed May 11, 2016, 06:42 PM

9. I especially like the claim that the DLC wouldn't want another two Democrats in Congress

What are these people smoking?

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Response to Kingofalldems (Original post)

Wed May 11, 2016, 06:42 PM

10. I fucking hate them!

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Response to ronnykmarshall (Reply #10)

Wed May 11, 2016, 07:04 PM

12. ronnykmarshall, I love your direct response!

Why even try to reason with the Bros. They are a hateful bunch.

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Response to Kingofalldems (Original post)

Wed May 11, 2016, 07:15 PM

14. It was one paragraph at the end of a longer op-ed about voting rights and disenfranchisement by

Republicans, here: http://washingtoninformer.com/news/2016/may/11/hillary-clinton-restoring-faith-democracy/

Ever since the Supreme Court struck down a key provision of the Voting Rights Act in 2013, many states that used to face special scrutiny because of their history of racial discrimination have passed new voting restrictions. In the last three years, 17 states have made voting more difficult by requiring proof of citizenship, ending same-day registration and restricting early and mail-in ballots.

One of the worst offenders is North Carolina, where Republican Gov. Pat McCrory signed a bill that does all this and more. It even includes a harsh new voter photo ID requirement. That only serves to create another unnecessary obstacle for low-income voters and communities of color to have their voices heard.

Make no mistake: These kinds of restrictions donít come about by accident. Theyíre a blast from the Jim Crow past, and itís just one of many other examples of a sustained effort to disenfranchise communities of color across the country.

I believe that we should be making it easier to vote ó not harder. And there are several steps we should take immediately to restore trust in our democracy.

First, I believe Congress must move quickly to pass legislation to restore the full protections of the Voting Rights Act that American voters need and deserve.

Second, we should implement the recommendations of the bipartisan presidential commission to improve voting. These are commonsense reforms Ė agreed upon by lawyers from the Obama and Romney campaigns Ė that include expanding early, absentee, and mail voting, and ensuring no one has to wait more than 30 minutes to cast their ballot.

Third, we should set a new national standard of at least 20 days of early in-person voting everywhere Ė including on weekends and evenings. Early voting isnít just convenient; itís also more secure, more reliable and more affordable than absentee voting.

And finally Iím calling for universal, automatic voter registration. I believe the ability to vote should be our societyís default setting. That means every citizen should be automatically registered to vote when they turn 18 unless they actively choose to opt out.


Of course, the media (and Sanders fans) ignore all that.

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