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Old 05-22-2017, 04:04 PM   #3076
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Solid in-depth article on the history of VoterID in Texas and botched 2016 election. https://www.propublica.org/article/t...ent=1493763616
'I knew it was wrong, I voted for it anyway, now I feel slightly sad about it' - the story of a moderate republican
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Old 05-24-2017, 09:36 AM   #3077
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Old 05-27-2017, 06:30 AM   #3078
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Old 06-01-2017, 02:01 PM   #3079
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Kris Kobach heading up voter integrity is like having Ted Bundy looking after women's rights.

The Cross Check program the GOP has come up with is an even more blatant way to steal votes.

http://www.gregpalast.com/election-stolen-heres/

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Crosscheck in action:
Trump victory margin in Michigan: 13,107
Michigan Crosscheck purge list: 449,922

Trump victory margin in Arizona: 85,257
Arizona Crosscheck purge list: 270,824

Trump victory margin in North Carolina: 177,008
North Carolina Crosscheck purge list: 589,393
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On Tuesday, we saw Crosscheck elect a Republican Senate and as President, Donald Trump. The electoral putsch was aided by nine other methods of attacking the right to vote of Black, Latino and Asian-American voters, methods detailed in my book and film, including “Caging,” “purging,” blocking legitimate registrations, and wrongly shunting millions to “provisional” ballots that will never be counted.

Trump signaled the use of “Crosscheck” when he claimed the election is “rigged” because “people are voting many, many times.” His operative Kobach, who also advised Trump on building a wall on the southern border, devised a list of 7.2 million “potential” double voters—1.1 million of which were removed from the voter rolls by Tuesday. The list is loaded overwhelmingly with voters of color and the poor. Here's a sample of the list
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Old 06-10-2017, 11:30 PM   #3080
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Found another case of voter fraud. Pull up your fainting couch, it is another Republican.

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EDWARDSVILLE -- An 88-year-old Illinois election judge has pleaded guilty to casting a vote as her late husband.

Audrey Cook entered the plea to attempted violation of election code, a misdemeanor, on Thursday in exchange for prosecutors agreeing to drop a felony perjury charge under the code, The Telegraph reported.

The original perjury charge alleged that Cook forged the name of the late Virtus “Vic” Cook on an absentee ballot while serving as an election judge in Alton, 20 miles north of St. Louis. The misdemeanor charge stated that she took her husband’s mail ballot knowing he was deceased.

Cook pleaded guilty to an amended charge in which the words “to carry out the wishes of her husband” were added.

The longtime Republican acknowledged Thursday that she attempted to vote for Donald Trump on behalf of her husband in September because she knew he wanted Trump to become the president.

“Now they should investigate all the cemeteries in Chicago,” Cook said after being charged just days before the election. She said she doesn’t feel she did anything wrong because her husband would have voted the same if he survived.

“My husband was very sick, and we applied for absentee ballots for both of us,” she said. “We got them a couple of days after he died, and I knew how he wanted to vote.”

Madison County State’s Attorney Tom Gibbons said Cook will be removed as an election judge.
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Old 06-11-2017, 05:32 PM   #3081
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The editors note at the top of this article should tell you everything you need to know about this study.

http://m.washingtontimes.com/news/20...-in-elections/
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Old 06-12-2017, 08:02 AM   #3082
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Old 06-16-2017, 04:04 PM   #3083
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Great article in WaPo today about trying to get ID: What happens when you can't prove who you are anymore?

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Brown, 61, a former receptionist, had taken three buses from Northeast Washington to the church at 16th and P streets NW, but it was clear she had been on a longer journey. After her mother’s death in April 2014, Brown lost the apartment they had shared. She returned from the grocery store one day to find her belongings on the sidewalk. She had been evicted.

“I tried to ... salvage what I could, but I was by myself,” she said. Her Social Security card and birth certificate were among the things lost that day. Since then, she had been floating from couch to couch among acquaintances, paying her hosts what she could and trying not to overstay her welcome. When I asked about her current housing, she said only, “It’s not a good situation.”

Brown had spent a month visiting D.C. government agencies, looking for guidance on how to regain her identification without success. A nonprofit steered her to Foundry, where she hoped to secure the trinity of documents she needed: her birth certificate, a Social Security card and a valid, government-issued photo ID. Like many of the other people who visit Foundry, she was, by the time she arrived, frustrated and desperate.
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Without obstacles, the ID process could take about two weeks, but for many clients, he says, it lasts two to three months. “It mostly has to do with finding the time, energy and motivation to go to places and be told, ‘No,’ constantly,” he explains.
idk why poor people can't just go get IDs in response to ID laws, seems easy

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First, a person like Brown who had no documents would need a physical exam and a signed medical record. (There was a free clinic in Adams Morgan.) The signed medical record would allow her to get a Social Security card, which would be mailed to her within two weeks. She would then have to take the card and a Foundry check for $23 to the District’s Vital Records office to get her birth certificate. Vital Records could issue it based on the card alone, but the office reserves the right for its staff to request more documents to establish identity. Without a valid photo ID, the office recommends three original documents, among them: census records, probation papers, voter registration and an employee ID. Once she had the Social Security card and birth certificate, then she could go to the Department of Motor Vehicles. The DMV requires proof of residency. Utility bills, leases and mortgages count among the qualifying documents. Without one in her name, Brown would need her host to supply a document to the DMV, with a photocopy of a valid ID and a signed form allowing Brown to claim the address. Otherwise, Brown would have to visit one of a handful of approved nonprofits or the D.C. Department of Human Services to be certified as homeless. Only then could she get her ID, which costs $20, and which Foundry also covers.

Brown rested her head on her fist. “I remember a time when it was real easy to do this,” she said. The volunteer nodded in commiseration and handed Brown a proof-of-residency form. Brown said, her voice trembling, “You’ll probably have to go through the homeless verification process.” She left with two envelopes full of instructions, forms and checks.

Later, when I called the number where Brown said she was staying, another woman answered. She had no idea where Brown had gone, she told me and, furthermore, didn’t care.
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Old 06-17-2017, 09:39 AM   #3084
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It's one thing when people are too ****ing dense to understand how the current attempts at ID are structurally racist, but they're literally just unregistering tens of thousands of legal voters on Fridays before heated elections like this special Georgia Ossoff election

https://www.democracynow.org/2017/6/...er_suppression

I mean, this is what crisis looks like. And the major news outlets are ****ing silent, which... this is what crisis looks like.
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Old 06-19-2017, 10:20 AM   #3085
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It's one thing when people are too ****ing dense to understand how the current attempts at ID are structurally racist, but they're literally just unregistering tens of thousands of legal voters on Fridays before heated elections like this special Georgia Ossoff election

https://www.democracynow.org/2017/6/...er_suppression

I mean, this is what crisis looks like. And the major news outlets are ****ing silent, which... this is what crisis looks like.
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Old 06-19-2017, 10:38 AM   #3086
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It's one thing when people are too ****ing dense to understand how the current attempts at ID are structurally racist, but they're literally just unregistering tens of thousands of legal voters on Fridays before heated elections like this special Georgia Ossoff election

https://www.democracynow.org/2017/6/...er_suppression

I mean, this is what crisis looks like. And the major news outlets are ****ing silent, which... this is what crisis looks like.
If a person has not voted in the last 6 years, OH automatically removes them from the voter registration. They must re-register.
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Old 06-19-2017, 10:48 AM   #3087
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Yeah Georgia is STEALING this election as we speak. And the media is gonna be like "well guess black people couldn't be bothered to turn out to vote LOL." They won't take a serious look at voter suppression because it undermines their both-sidesism and shows that really one party actually cares about democracy in the slightest. It also shows how our country structurally and systemically attacks the rights of black voters, and mass media doesn't like to show that stuff too much.
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Old 06-19-2017, 11:03 AM   #3088
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Old 06-19-2017, 02:07 PM   #3089
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Old 06-19-2017, 03:15 PM   #3090
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Old 06-24-2017, 03:53 PM   #3091
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Old 06-24-2017, 03:54 PM   #3092
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Say it with me y'all:

Stolen votes.
Stolen elections.
Stolen Supreme Court seats.
Stolen democracy.
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Old 06-24-2017, 04:13 PM   #3093
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It's one thing for Russians to have waged war on our elections. But to come to find out that Republicans actually helped them cover it up, and are continuing to obstruct truth on this matter, is pretty devastating.

Obama’s secret struggle to punish Russia for Putin’s election assault
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Jeh Johnson, the homeland-security secretary, was responsible for finding out whether the government could quickly shore up the security of the nation’s archaic patchwork of voting systems. He floated the idea of designating state mechanisms “critical infrastructure,” a label that would have entitled states to receive priority in federal cybersecurity assistance, putting them on a par with U.S. defense contractors and financial networks.

On Aug. 15, Johnson arranged a conference call with dozens of state officials, hoping to enlist their support. He ran into a wall of resistance.

The reaction “ranged from neutral to negative,” Johnson said in congressional testimony Wednesday.

Brian Kemp, the Republican secretary of state of Georgia, used the call to denounce Johnson’s proposal as an assault on state rights. “I think it was a politically calculated move by the previous administration,” Kemp said in a recent interview, adding that he remains unconvinced that Russia waged a campaign to disrupt the 2016 race. “I don’t necessarily believe that,” he said.

Stung by the reaction, the White House turned to Congress for help, hoping that a bipartisan appeal to states would be more effective.

In early September, Johnson Jeh Johnson Homeland security secretary. Johnson is tasked with securing voting systems and arranges meetings with dozens of state officials. , Comey James B. Comey FBI director appointed by Obama. Comey was one of four senior officials to participate in meetings in the Situation Room on how to respond to Russia's interference. Comey particpates in a briefing for members of Congress on Russia's activities, but the meeting disolves into partisan bickering. and Monaco Lisa Monaco Homeland security adviser. Monaco briefs key members of Congress on the intelligence. arrived on Capitol Hill in a caravan of black SUVs for a meeting with 12 key members of Congress, including the leadership of both parties.

The meeting devolved into a partisan squabble.

“The Dems were, ‘Hey, we have to tell the public,’ ” recalled one participant. But Republicans resisted, arguing that to warn the public that the election was under attack would further Russia’s aim of sapping confidence in the system.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) went further, officials said, voicing skepticism that the underlying intelligence truly supported the White House’s claims. Through a spokeswoman, McConnell declined to comment, citing the secrecy of that meeting.

Key Democrats were stunned by the GOP response and exasperated that the White House seemed willing to let Republican opposition block any pre-election move.

On Sept. 22, two California Democrats — Sen. Dianne Feinstein and Rep. Adam B. Schiff — did what they couldn’t get the White House to do. They issued a statement making clear that they had learned from intelligence briefings that Russia was directing a campaign to undermine the election, but they stopped short of saying to what end.
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A week later, McConnell and other congressional leaders issued a cautious statement that encouraged state election officials to ensure their networks were “secure from attack.” The release made no mention of Russia and emphasized that the lawmakers “would oppose any effort by the federal government” to encroach on the states’ authorities.

When U.S. spy agencies reached unanimous agreement in late September that the interference was a Russian operation directed by Putin, Obama directed spy chiefs to prepare a public statement summarizing the intelligence in broad strokes.

With Obama still determined to avoid any appearance of politics, the statement would not carry his signature.
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Old 06-24-2017, 04:26 PM   #3094
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Its amazing how willing they are to betray America. History wont be kind.
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Old 06-24-2017, 04:31 PM   #3095
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History will be plenty kind if they and their successors get to write it.
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Old 06-24-2017, 04:46 PM   #3096
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What do you guys suggest be done with regard to voting for people like the lady in goofyballer's story?

No ID, no home, and no way to prove she can legally vote.

What is the fix?
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Old 06-24-2017, 05:29 PM   #3097
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It probably would not have help her but i think we should give out a free voting ID when people hit 18 and maybe even mandatory voting. Still not sure about the last part.
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Old 06-24-2017, 06:19 PM   #3098
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mandatory voting seems problematic in that you're going to inevitably be forcing millions of people who don't have a ****ing clue about anything politics-related to go and cast a vote in an election based on feels, the sound of the candidates' names, or quite simply nothing at all, and that would be a big, big problem. enough people do that already, imo
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Old 06-24-2017, 06:23 PM   #3099
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the main focus needs to be on reducing the barriers to voting, incorporating a higher level of civics curriculum into public education, re-districting (seems we need supreme court for that, unfortunately), and getting out to talk with people and inform them in any way/shape/method how important it is that they start paying attention and get involved in the political process. people need to be convinced that this **** matters and affects them.

apathy and a reluctance to spend the time informing oneself seem to be the biggest problems with our electorate by far. that, and racism...but ignorance and racism are inextricably linked with one another, soooo...
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Yeah that plus it goes against freedom not to vote. But republicans really dont want it because they think most non voters lean left, so...
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