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More GOP Voter Suppression Efforts Part 2
4 days ago  ::  Apr 07, 2021 - 8:38AM #171
bertram
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Apr 7, 2021 -- 2:30AM, laurenfrances wrote:


Apr 6, 2021 -- 11:45AM, bertram wrote:


Mitchie "The Turtle" McConnell is attempting to threaten corporations who are injecting themselves into the GOP voter suppression controversy.


"From election law to environmentalism to radical social agendas to the Second Amendment, parts of the private sector keep dabbling in behaving like a woke parallel government," the Kentucky Republican said in a statement Monday. "Corporations will invite serious consequences if they become a vehicle for far-left mobs to hijack our country from outside the constitutional order."


Yes, Mitch...we must leave it up to far-right mobs to go beyond constitutional order.




McConnell has said the private sector should not take sides and get involved with politics. Yet McConnell has no problems accepting campaign donations/contributions from the private sector.


Seems to me accepting donations is essentially asking the private sector to be involved in shaping legislation. GOPs are bunch of hypocrites.




Hypocrites and cynics all!  CNN has a good article on McConnell's apparent strategy.  The guy is a slug and a cootie...one of the worst things to happen to America, along with the likes of Karl Rove, Dick Cheney, Donald Trump, et al.

4 days ago  ::  Apr 07, 2021 - 9:01AM #172
bertram
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This assessment says it all...as the GOP goes all-in on voter suppression legislation across the country:


"...But Georgia and North Carolina are far from alone. With more than 360 bills introduced in 47 states across the country, many of which mirror the worst of SB 202, our democracy hangs in the balance.

    These restrictive bills are rooted in blatantly false claims about election fraud that have been rejected in virtually every court to consider them and debunked by local leaders and experts alike, using the facts on the ground. As former Trump Attorney General William Barr reported last year, the US Department of Justice did not see 'fraud on a scale that could have effected a different outcome in the election.'..."
    4 days ago  ::  Apr 07, 2021 - 9:25AM #173
    louisiana_lightning
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    Apr 7, 2021 -- 9:01AM, bertram wrote:


    This assessment says it all...as the GOP goes all-in on voter suppression legislation across the country:


    "...But Georgia and North Carolina are far from alone. With more than 360 bills introduced in 47 states across the country, many of which mirror the worst of SB 202, our democracy hangs in the balance.

      These restrictive bills are rooted in blatantly false claims about election fraud that have been rejected in virtually every court to consider them and debunked by local leaders and experts alike, using the facts on the ground. As former Trump Attorney General William Barr reported last year, the US Department of Justice did not see 'fraud on a scale that could have effected a different outcome in the election.'..."



      You can't be serious.  The very first thing the Democrat controlled house did was the For the People Act to make ballot harvesting the law of the land.

      4 days ago  ::  Apr 07, 2021 - 10:40AM #174
      NY23
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      4 days ago  ::  Apr 07, 2021 - 11:16AM #175
      laurenfrances
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      Apr 7, 2021 -- 8:38AM, bertram wrote:


      Apr 7, 2021 -- 2:30AM, laurenfrances wrote:


      Apr 6, 2021 -- 11:45AM, bertram wrote:


      Mitchie "The Turtle" McConnell is attempting to threaten corporations who are injecting themselves into the GOP voter suppression controversy.


      "From election law to environmentalism to radical social agendas to the Second Amendment, parts of the private sector keep dabbling in behaving like a woke parallel government," the Kentucky Republican said in a statement Monday. "Corporations will invite serious consequences if they become a vehicle for far-left mobs to hijack our country from outside the constitutional order."


      Yes, Mitch...we must leave it up to far-right mobs to go beyond constitutional order.




      McConnell has said the private sector should not take sides and get involved with politics. Yet McConnell has no problems accepting campaign donations/contributions from the private sector.


      Seems to me accepting donations is essentially asking the private sector to be involved in shaping legislation. GOPs are bunch of hypocrites.




      Hypocrites and cynics all!  CNN has a good article on McConnell's apparent strategy.  The guy is a slug and a cootie...one of the worst things to happen to America, along with the likes of Karl Rove, Dick Cheney, Donald Trump, et al.




      Talk about hypocrisy..With the tax bill on the table McConnell was calling CEOs from many corporations to get behind this bill for support and lobby to push it through for legislation. 


      And now he's voicing for the private sector to abstain from injecting their points of view? This is hypocrisy at it's highest.

      4 days ago  ::  Apr 07, 2021 - 11:50AM #176
      SSBob
      Posts: 7,237

      Apr 7, 2021 -- 11:16AM, laurenfrances wrote:


      Talk about hypocrisy..With the tax bill on the table McConnell was calling CEOs from many corporations to get behind this bill for support and lobby to push it through for legislation. 


      And now he's voicing for the private sector to abstain from injecting their points of view? This is hypocrisy at it's highest.




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      4 days ago  ::  Apr 07, 2021 - 2:51PM #177
      NY23
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       50 Reasons Why Georgia's New Voting Law Really Is That Bad.



      HYPERCRIMINALIZATION: Georgia's new law codifies mass disenfranchisement and further expands criminalization policy in the voting process. 2/13


      POWER GRAB: Georgia's new law removes significant power from the Secretary of State and gives the GOP-led, gerrymandered state legislature majority control of the State Election Board 3/13


      COUNTY ELECTION TAKEOVERS: GA's new law removes judicial oversight from the county intervention process & grants a GOP-controlled body the power to replace county BOEs & local elections officials w/ significant voter access & election certification responsibilities. 4/13


      SANCTION POWER: Georgia's new voting law allows the State Election Board to sanction counties that don't accept unlimited challenges or fail to hold mass challenge hearings within 10/days. 5/13


      PROVISIONAL BALLOTS: Georgia's new voting law bans most out-of-precinct provisional ballots. Over 20k provisional ballots were counted in the general & runoff elections and these were nearly 70% dem voters 6/13


      DROP BOXES: Georgia's new law completely eliminates over 300 hours of drop box availability relative to 2020. The law also significantly reduces the total number of drop boxes, using "uniformity" as an excuse to race to the bottom in voter access. 7/13


      VOTE-BY-MAIL: Georgia's new law adds several new VBM burdens including: restrictions to absentee ballot applications that would have impacted 75K voters in 2020/2021 elections and new ID requirements that could impact over 200K Georgians. 8/13


      RUNOFFS: Georgia's new law cuts runoff elections by 5 weeks, reduces minimum early vote required for federal runoffs, & likely eliminates vbm options.


      MORE BAD: GA's new voting law also bans counties from accepting grant $$ to fund elections, limits voting resources, & more. While I'm sure there are provisions I missed, these 50 clearly show that SB202, at its core, is a bill meant to restrict access & criminalize voting. 10/13



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