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Tue Apr 7, 2020, 12:27 PM

 

Does anyone have an idea why repugs in Wisconsin forced the in-person primary which endangers lives?

I mean it's a primary, not Dem against repug. And repugs have to get out there and endanger their lives too if they want to vote. And the repugs on SCOTUS even backed up the dangerous, reckless foolishness.

What do they think they've getting out of it?
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden

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Reply Does anyone have an idea why repugs in Wisconsin forced the in-person primary which endangers lives? (Original post)
brush Apr 2020 OP
hlthe2b Apr 2020 #1
brush Apr 2020 #3
hlthe2b Apr 2020 #4
brush Apr 2020 #5
hlthe2b Apr 2020 #10
brush Apr 2020 #14
totodeinhere Apr 2020 #37
Blues Heron Apr 2020 #2
liberalmuse Apr 2020 #6
Wellstone ruled Apr 2020 #7
brush Apr 2020 #9
Wellstone ruled Apr 2020 #12
tirebiter Apr 2020 #25
hlthe2b Apr 2020 #13
brush Apr 2020 #15
Progressive Jones Apr 2020 #45
calimary Apr 2020 #8
brush Apr 2020 #11
Jamastiene Apr 2020 #18
Jamastiene Apr 2020 #16
elocs Apr 2020 #17
Locrian Apr 2020 #19
elocs Apr 2020 #22
Locrian Apr 2020 #24
elocs Apr 2020 #33
Kablooie Apr 2020 #20
elocs Apr 2020 #21
brush Apr 2020 #23
elocs Apr 2020 #30
brush Apr 2020 #35
elocs Apr 2020 #36
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elocs Apr 2020 #42
Borchkins Apr 2020 #26
dawg day Apr 2020 #27
ancianita Apr 2020 #28
LakeArenal Apr 2020 #29
Chainfire Apr 2020 #34
LakeArenal Apr 2020 #39
The Velveteen Ocelot Apr 2020 #31
brush Apr 2020 #41
Newest Reality Apr 2020 #32
brush Apr 2020 #40
JGug1 Apr 2020 #43
Gothmog Apr 2020 #44
DonCoquixote Apr 2020 #46

Response to brush (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 12:28 PM

1. It isn't the primary they are worried about, it is downballot elections & esp. concern for WI courts

 

There is a big push to propel more RW thugs onto the WI Supreme Court. Suppressed turnout will help them.
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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #1)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 12:31 PM

3. I still don't get it. The down ballad elections are not primaries either?

 

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Response to brush (Reply #3)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 12:32 PM

4. No. Again, their BIGGEST issue is getting another Trumpster on the WI Supreme Court.

 

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #4)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 12:32 PM

5. No what? More info pls.

 

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Response to brush (Reply #5)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 12:36 PM

10. Here:

 

The decision carries grave repercussions for the state of Wisconsin — and democracy more broadly. As Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg notes in her dissent, “the presidential primaries, a seat on the Wisconsin Supreme Court, three seats on the Wisconsin Court of Appeals, over 100 other judgeships, over 500 school board seats, and several thousand other positions” are at stake in the Wisconsin election, which will be held on Tuesday. Of all these seats, the state Supreme Court race, between incumbent conservative Justice Daniel Kelly and challenger Judge Jill Karofsky, is the most hotly contested.

https://www.vox.com/2020/4/6/21211378/supreme-court-coronavirus-voting-rights-disenfranchise-rnc-dnc

The R's originally wanted these other elections to be held separate from the Presidential primary so as to decrease turnout. When that failed they were determined not to delay given COVID-19.
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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #10)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 12:41 PM

14. Ok, that explains it. There are general election going on as well.

 

So a suppressed vote because of the virus is to their advantage. I figured there had to be a reason for it besides their usual evilness.
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Response to brush (Reply #3)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 01:32 PM

37. Usually low voter turnout will benefit Republicans on the ballot.

 

So by forcing the election to proceed the Republicans are hoping that there will be low voter turnout that will benefit their candidates.
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Response to brush (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 12:30 PM

2. They're sadists

 

it's a very puke trait.
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Response to brush (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 12:33 PM

6. To quell voter turnout.

 

To hurt Biden's chances. Sadly, one of my family members was hoping this would help Bernie win. I think this is messed up.
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Response to brush (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 12:33 PM

7. Fitz and Prosser are running this shit show.

 

All about retaining the levers of Power for the GOP.
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Response to Wellstone ruled (Reply #7)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 12:36 PM

9. It's not the general election though. Dems are running against Dems and repugs against repugs.

 

How does it help them. I get trying to suppress the vote in the general but not why in primaries.
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Response to brush (Reply #9)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 12:37 PM

12. Surpeme Court as well as other

 

elected Court Justices are on the Ballot.
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Response to Wellstone ruled (Reply #12)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 01:10 PM

25. Packing the State Supreme Court in Wisconsin is why Trump won't declare a national lockdown

 

Sinking in yet?
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Response to brush (Reply #9)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 12:38 PM

13. Only the Federal election is a primary. There are statewide elections that are NOT

 

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #13)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 12:42 PM

15. Ok, now I get it.

 

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Response to brush (Reply #9)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 04:39 PM

45. Down ballot State, County, and Municipal offices are being decided

 

aside from the national office primaries.

We do this the same way here in IL.
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Response to brush (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 12:34 PM

8. Because they know they have to cheat to win. Their numbers aren't growing like ours are.

 

Their numbers are dwindling. They know this. They're VERY aware that the more people vote, the more Democrats will win. They know the only way they can still cling to power is to keep as many people from voting as possible. Neat, huh? AND WHAT DOES THAT SAY ABOUT THEM, 'EH? That they have to CHEAT to win? That they have to RIG THE GAME to win?

I think we all know the answer.
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Response to calimary (Reply #8)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 12:37 PM

11. It's not the general election though. It's repug against repug so why suppress that vote?

 

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Response to brush (Reply #11)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 12:45 PM

18. Republicans have been just casually going wherever they please

 

whenever they please during this pandemic. I cannot help but notice that. You do have a fair question there, but I don't think the Republican vote is going to be suppressed, because a lot of them believe it is a hoax and are out there doing as they please anyhow.
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Response to brush (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 12:43 PM

16. They are Republicans.

 

They claim to be "pro life" but they are a death cult, in reality. They like to see people suffering. They get off on it. I kid you not. It's how they really are. I live in a red area of a red state. You would not believe the depraved way they think and the joy they get from watching people suffer. Republicans are sickos.

Several Republicans have also recently admitted that larger voter turnouts are bad for them. So, they have a direct and clear agenda here to suppress turnout by forcing people to vote IN PERSON during the worst possible time to leave the house. It is like they are openly torturing and mocking voters. That comes as a shock to people when they don't know just how low Republicans will go to get their jollies torturing people. Hint: Republicans will dig when the low they need to sink to is not low enough. They want to see just how depraved they can behave.
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Response to elocs (Reply #17)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 12:47 PM

19. 2020 election voter suppression

 

>> important state Supreme Court justice

exactly - which if they win will allow them to purge voters for the 2020 general election w/o having to worry about a judge with actual ethics.
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Response to elocs (Reply #22)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 01:02 PM

24. WTF

 

is your problem? Did you respond to someone else?
I just said that the GOP wants to stack the court to allow them to hurt DEM elections in 2020

Having them now is criminally insane not matter who is pushing them. Or does that go over your head?

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Response to brush (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 12:49 PM

20. It's explained clearly on 'The Daily' podcast from the NY Times today.

 

It's a naked power grab by Republicans.
They value power over lives and don't care who knows it.
The vote is not just the primary, there are many local politicians and judges to be decided.

They explained that the fewer people that vote the better are Republican chances are to win.
To extend absentee voting would allow many to vote that normally don't and increase Democratic odds.
Also few poll workers have volunteered so there are few polling places open.

They also said that this is likely to be a harbinger of things to come for other states.


They didn't mention that having fewer polling places will create bigger crowds which will increase virus infections.

Here's a link to The Daily:
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/07/podcasts/the-daily/coronavirus-voting-wisconsin-primary.html


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Response to elocs (Reply #21)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 01:00 PM

23. I know now from other posters that there are general elections decided today too.

 

People who don't live in Wisconsin aren't necessarily aware of that.
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Response to elocs (Reply #30)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 01:26 PM

35. DU is also my friend, it's an excellent news source. I got the answer pretty quickly right here.

 

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Tue Apr 7, 2020, 01:33 PM

38. You do you and I'll do me. Google often links you to other pages with more links that link to...

 

other pages with more links. I've found often times I get a quick, direct answer right here, along with other posters views.
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Response to brush (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 01:12 PM

26. Sadists

 

Evil m-fers
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Response to brush (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 01:12 PM

27. There's some judge they're desperate to win

 

Not sure why that's worth risking patriotic voters lives.
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Response to brush (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 01:13 PM

28. They get their lives. They think that covid in the Democratic primary will hit enough voters to

 

help their numbers in Nov.

The good thing we get out of this -- We know they won't get to be fake Dems and cheat voters for Bernie the WI voting booths. So Bernie won't win.
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Response to brush (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 01:14 PM

29. Here's a big thing.

 

They reduced certain areas from 150 voting stations to 15.

In areas where Repukes vote, not so much.
No lines. No barriers.
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Response to LakeArenal (Reply #29)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 01:24 PM

34. Don't you think

 

that the calculation is that more Republicans than Democrats will turn out? Nothing else groks.
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Response to Chainfire (Reply #34)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 01:34 PM

39. If the have long lines, it Democrat's waiting in lines.

 

Repukes don’t do things that require patience.

I know folks standing in those lines.

WI is a 47-47% state. The battle for that
3-4% has been fought since Wankers recall. The Mid terms went Blue for Gov.
I think this is the year Democratic determination will prevail. In spite of and due to this voter suppression treason.
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Response to brush (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 01:17 PM

31. It's not about the Dem primary. It's about a state supreme court election.

 

The GOP wants to keep the incumbent very conservative supreme court judge who is being challenged by a Democrat. That's why they made a big deal out of it.
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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #31)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 01:46 PM

41. Got it. There are general elections there today also.

 

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Response to brush (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 01:18 PM

32. Just to add...

 

Or even reiterate...

I have seen many references to how voter suppression and low turnouts are what keep the GOP going. I also agree. They really would be rather obsolete by now if they didn't do whatever they can to gerrymander, suppress, etc.

It's a good reason to call them ReTHUGlicans, because how can that kind of chicanery be called legitimate? Then they deflect from it and the media repeats what they say when they just blame everything on the legitimate, opposing party.

In this case, they may be counting on more gullible, conspiracy prone Republican voters to show up than others. There may be enough that think COVID-19 is overblown, a hoax, not that bad, like the flu, etc., to increase the number of votes for them.
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Response to Newest Reality (Reply #32)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 01:45 PM

40. Yes, they do count on thier gullible, low-info base.

 

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Response to brush (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 03:31 PM

43. Why

 

Look at the red states, the states governed by Republicans. They are having to be dragged kicking and screaming into social separation. They are doing it only after demands. That is your answer. Every single time there is an opportunity to kick at science, the Republicans kick at science.
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Response to brush (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 04:24 PM

44. There is a state supreme court seat that the GOP wants to steal

 

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Tue Apr 7, 2020, 04:54 PM

46. because they new the churches could say

 

Vote trump or you will go to hell, die and go to heaven, and the lemmings would march.
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