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So, it's NOT really about stopping "election fraud"?

From the Cincinnati Enquirer:

Voter fraud myth a Trojan Horse for voter suppression

Seven years after Shelby, in the midst of the most important election of our lifetimes, something interesting has happened. The people who insisted they must impose draconian measures to stop the imaginary voter fraud are revealing their true purpose had nothing to do with any concern about fraudulent voting.

In Alabama, the secretary of state has prohibited local election officials from implementing – even if they want to – curbside or "drive-thru" voting, which allows voters avoid exposing themselves to large crowds by casting their ballots from their cars at polling sites. In North Carolina, Pennsylvania and elsewhere, Trump, his campaign and operatives have gone to court to stop the states from accommodating challenges of the pandemic and handcuffing of the U.S. Postal Service by allowing a reasonable amount of time beyond customary deadlines to accept and count absentee ballots where a voter has postmarked and mailed them on time.
In Pennsylvania, Texas, and right here in Ohio, the Trump campaign and Republican Party are fighting tooth and nail to prevent boards of elections from placing more than one ballot drop box per county, forcing anyone who wants to vote early, but doesn’t trust mailing their ballot, to travel sometimes for dozens of miles and more and wait in long car lines just to deliver their ballot to the polling place. And Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has gone so far as to issue an executive order prohibiting the state from placing more than one box per county, leading to the untenable situation in which certain populous (and, not surprisingly, largely minority) counties are limited to one drop box for millions of voters.
What do all of these actions have in common? Not one of them involves any attempt to prevent ineligible voters from voting. To the contrary, every one of these cases is a head-on attempt to restrict the voting rights of eligible voters by either making it more difficult – and in many cases, impossible – for them to cast their vote, or by throwing out their legally-cast ballot based on meaningless procedural technicalities. None of these measures will reduce the likelihood of the mythical "voter fraud." They will, however, increase the likelihood that legally-cast ballots by registered, eligible citizens won’t be counted. And these actions will have a disproportionate impact on low-income, elderly and minority voters.

But let’s also not be discouraged by any this. Be empowered. There is a reason there is such a massive effort to stop our vote. It is proof that our vote matters. If it didn’t, there would not be such a concerted effort to block it. Remember, they can bluster and sue and block all they want. They will never be a match for a determined voter with the U.S. Constitution on our side.
Posted by StarfishSaver | Sat Oct 31, 2020, 12:34 PM (13 replies)

So many things wrong with this picture

Posted by StarfishSaver | Mon Oct 26, 2020, 10:19 PM (10 replies)

One way to ensure we get some common sense (and maybe even harsher) gun safety restrictions

An all-Black group is arming itself and demanding change.

Among the crowd was a group of armed Black men and women who call themselves the "Not F**king Around Coalition" or NFAC. The group did not run toward the gunshots or break formation. Instead, they kneeled on the ground amid the confusion, and then walked away after their leader shouted, "fall back! fall back!"

The all-Black, Atlanta-based group has grown in size out of frustration during a summer of protests against questionable policing and the deaths of countless Black people at the hands of police, said their founder John Fitzgerald Johnson.

Their presence has caused a stir in the cities they've visited and the group has drawn some criticism after people accidentally fired a weapon during two of their rallies, including the one in Lafayette.

Started in 2017, the group has marched in Stone Mountain, Georgia, calling for the removal of the nation's largest confederate monument; Brunswick, Georgia, for Ahmaud Arbery; Louisville, Kentucky, demanding more transparency in the Breonna Taylor case; and most recently Lafayette, Louisiana, in the name of Trayford Pellerin.

Posted by StarfishSaver | Sun Oct 25, 2020, 05:17 PM (1 replies)

I LOVE my people

We are oppressed, dismissed, threatened, treated like second-class citizens and forced to jump over innumerable hurdles just to exercise basic rights that most other people take for granted, and yet while we wait in hours-long lines to jump those hurdles, we do this ...

Posted by StarfishSaver | Sun Oct 25, 2020, 12:19 AM (10 replies)

Blapipo to Trump: "You about to lose your job"

Posted by StarfishSaver | Sat Oct 24, 2020, 08:49 PM (4 replies)

If this isn't the best ad of the race ...

Samuel L. Jackson: "Don't vote because I want you to, but because HE doesn't ... Vote, dammit, VOTE!!!"

Posted by StarfishSaver | Sat Oct 17, 2020, 09:45 AM (6 replies)

Looks like I'm not the only black woman who noticed Barrett's condescending tone toward Kamala

Posted by StarfishSaver | Thu Oct 15, 2020, 11:10 AM (42 replies)

Rachel is clearly not pleased with NBC's decision to air the Trump Show.

Posted by StarfishSaver | Wed Oct 14, 2020, 09:08 PM (7 replies)

We watched a master at the top of her game today.

Do you accept that COVID19 is infectious? Yes

Do you accept that smoking causes cancer?

Do you think that climate change is happening and is threatening the air we breath and the water we drink?
Hummuna Hummuna. That's debatable.

Kamala Harris offered a master class in cross examination today.

Posted by StarfishSaver | Wed Oct 14, 2020, 08:29 PM (13 replies)

SO proud of the Senate Judiciary Committee Democrats!

They are unified, on message, on point and are nailing an easy-to follow and explain narrative.

Excellent job!
Posted by StarfishSaver | Mon Oct 12, 2020, 12:40 PM (14 replies)
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