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Thursday, March 25, 2021

Georgia's Gov. Brian Kemp is expected to sign the bill into law tonight (Thursday evening) which curtails the use of drop boxes and allows challenges to voting eligibility. It also strips Georgia's secretary of state of authority and gives lawmakers the ability to takeover local election boards.

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Gosh, why?

There sure must have been a lot of problems with their last election in order to be willing to disenfranchise so many people.

So what were the problems?

[crickets]

#1 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2021-03-25 12:36 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

And Mitch McConnell claims that there are NO plans by any of the Republican-controlled states to suppress votes. That it's all misinformation being spread by Democrats. The states are merely increasing the sanctity of voting, to overcome the outrageous amount of voter fraud that occurred during the 2018 and the 2020 elections. They know that there was fraud because the way too many people voted than they had planned for, which to the GOP is a sign that they're not doing the right thing. Everyone knows that when too many people vote, Republican lose. Therefore, people need to accept the fact that this is unfair and therefore Republicans have a right to "level the playing field", that is go back to when it was easier to keep certain types of people from voting. The problem is that more and more White people seem to be voting Democratic as well, so they need to take even more steps to ensure that they are able to win elections, even if that means not allowing anyone to vote and just letting Republican-controlled state legislatures decide the outcome of elections.

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#2 | Posted by OCUser at 2021-03-25 12:46 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 6

The dishonest is spread throughout the entire Republican Party including the voters. They have to pretend to believe the lies coming out of Trump's and McConnell's mouths. They don't believe that crap any more than I do but they are willing to pretend that they do so they are just as dishonest as are their leaders. If you try to tell me you believe that crap I'll call anyone a liar right to their lying face. Sickening.

#3 | Posted by danni at 2021-03-25 06:27 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Cheating bastards.

#4 | Posted by Whatsleft at 2021-03-25 09:30 PM | Reply

Do they have a terrifying feeling that the pandemic is on the ropes and that in a matter of months there's going to be hell to pay with the feds?

#5 | Posted by Tor at 2021-03-25 09:37 PM | Reply

They don't believe that crap any more than I do
#3 | Posted by danni

One psychologist I read said the the orange turd never lies. He always believes whatever he says, even if it's completely different from what he said an hour ago and bears no relation to easily proven facts. Of course to an R there are "facts" and then there are "alternative facts." Sigh. I don't know if the same it true for most Rs. Some of them probably know they're not telling the truth.

#6 | Posted by SomebodyElse at 2021-03-25 10:03 PM | Reply

So much to hate about this hideous and blatant corrupt act by Republicans. I wonder what's it like to be a member of a party that's so god-awful, so dishonest, so pathetic that you have to make it illegal to bring someone a bottle of water if they're standing in line for hours to vote? Standing in a line you Republicans created because you put non-functioning machines in precincts that are predominantly black? Oh, and you put fewer machines in in the first place - and cut the number of precincts down to make those lines?

And that is the most minor of the insults in this law! Republicans hate democracy.

#7 | Posted by YAV at 2021-03-25 10:04 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Republicans hate democracy.

It's not a democracy. Ask Boaz. Rural North Carolina should be calling the shots, not pesky voters from other places.

#8 | Posted by REDIAL at 2021-03-25 10:07 PM | Reply

Why are the State Patrol arresting a State Representative during session? #gapol

How many cops does it take to remove an unarmed woman of color legislator voicing her opposition to the voting bill in Georgia? Apparently more than it took to walk the Boulder mass murderer to his ambulance in waiting...

SYSTEMIC..

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#9 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2021-03-25 10:08 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#4 FTFY:

Democracy-destroying cheating bastards.

#10 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2021-03-25 10:08 PM | Reply

#9 - and they are charging her! Unbelievable!

#11 | Posted by YAV at 2021-03-25 10:12 PM | Reply

#8 - True, it's a Constitutional Republic that elects its representatives through a democratic process. The trouble is that's a lot of words and everyone should know that that posts here. Boaz' dream of "little kingdoms" is bizarre. Might as well change "United States" to "The States of America" in his world.

#12 | Posted by YAV at 2021-03-25 10:31 PM | Reply

A better name for Boaz' fantasy: The "American Sovereign States"...

or The ASS of North America.

#13 | Posted by YAV at 2021-03-25 10:34 PM | Reply

Might as well change "United States" to "The States of America" in his world.

That's not even granular enough for Boaz... he doesn't like cities in NC having more clout than places in NC with more cow proximity.

#14 | Posted by REDIAL at 2021-03-25 10:36 PM | Reply

or The ASS of North America.

That reminds me of the short lived (and this was a real thing) "Canadian Regional Alliance Party".

#15 | Posted by REDIAL at 2021-03-25 10:39 PM | Reply

Ah. Canadians. :)

#16 | Posted by YAV at 2021-03-25 10:41 PM | Reply

Proof positive (again) Republicans have nothing to run on. Voter suppression and gerrymandering are their only paths to victory.

And lying.

#17 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2021-03-26 06:20 AM | Reply

Wake up, America, it won't stop in Georgia:

Elie Honig @eliehonig

Georgia's passage of a new state law restricting access to voting makes it clear: either (1) HR-1 passes or else (2) the Georgia law, and many similar laws to follow in other states, will prevail. It's a zero-sum, either-or issue.

(And Democrats are fooling themselves if they think the courts will help; the Supreme Court is 6-3 conservative and Roberts does not swing on voting issues).

#18 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2021-03-26 07:55 AM | Reply

Watch the short video to understand the real threat to democracy this bill has enshrined into law:

Crucial point here from my colleague @AriBerman: the most sinister parts of Georgia's new voting law are not the ones about mail-in ballots or distributing food and water

"The real purpose here was to intensify control over how every aspect of elections are run in Georgia. So when there are close elections in the future, which they know there will be, they will have unprecedented power to challenge the election results..."

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#19 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2021-03-26 08:33 AM | Reply

This is the bottom line, folks, and Donald Trump's true legacy, the one his Big Lie and unmitigated lust for power has set the stage for:

Republicans in Georgia, Republicans nationally, do not care about unpopular bills. They are not trying to win a popularity contest. Who needs to be popular when you can just make it a whole lot easier to overturn an election at will?

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#20 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2021-03-26 08:39 AM | Reply

Was this bipartisan enough for Joe Manchin?

#21 | Posted by reinheitsgebot at 2021-03-26 10:01 AM | Reply

Voting restrictions
Jim Crow in a business suit
Jim Crow 2.0

It certainly infers that some do not have full citizenship.

#22 | Posted by fresno500 at 2021-03-26 05:27 PM | Reply

Georgia...still back@sswards and racist...
21st century dinosaurs..... ...

#23 | Posted by earthmuse at 2021-03-26 10:06 PM | Reply

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