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US loses 1,688 Polling Places over six years

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"At least 1,688 polling places in the United States have been closed in the last six years, especially impacting minority communities across the American south.

"That’s according to a new report from the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, which analysed the closures that have occurred since the landmark Supreme Court Decision Shelby County v Holder in 2013, which slashed major protections in the Voting Rights Act."

Full article at the UK Independent: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/voting-rights-us-voter-suppression-texas-georgia-arizona-kemp-a9099876.html


"The report comes as Republican-led states impose a range of other restrictions, from shorter voting hours to photo-ID requirements. As turnout has surged in recent elections, voters in cities like Phoenix, Arizona and Atlanta, Georgia, have endured hours-long waits to cast their ballots."

Full monty at Reuters: https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-usa-election-locations/southern-us-states-have-closed-1200-polling-places-in-recent-years-rights-group-idUKKCN1VV24V

The Report, Democracy Diverted, at Civil Rights dot org: https://civilrights.org/democracy-diverted/

Related: Shelby County v. Holder at Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shelby_County_v._Holder

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aztek

well, that is when citizenship question pops out, if there aren't enough citizen in one area their voting sites closes, and voting is done in another area. pretty simple concept,

photo ID MUST be required, so no problems here as well. that i see

as far as lines, so what, there are lines everywhere, department stores registers, DMV, any gvmnt  office and vast majority of medical offices,no problem here either, it is a part of everyday life,

basically another nothing burger of a thread

 

 

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Agent0range
5 minutes ago, aztek said:

as far as lines, so what, there are lines everywhere, department stores registers, DMV, any gvmnt  office and vast majority of medical offices,no problem here either, it is a part of everyday life,

You're right, there ARE lines everywhere.  That's why you CHOOSE when you want to go do those things.  Election day is not a national holiday.  There are people who have to work, and don't have the time to wait in a line to vote.  It's kind of crazy how Republicans push against election day being a national holiday.  Why do you think that is?

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Raptor Witness

 The oligarchs are trying to disenfranchise the working class and the poor. It’s the last stand for the American oligarchy.

Once the Working class fully realize what fools they were, to vote for the oligarch Trump, I doubt the anger will be easily contained.

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and then
1 hour ago, Agent0range said:

You're right, there ARE lines everywhere.  That's why you CHOOSE when you want to go do those things.  Election day is not a national holiday.  There are people who have to work, and don't have the time to wait in a line to vote.  It's kind of crazy how Republicans push against election day being a national holiday.  Why do you think that is?

Perhaps for a similar reason Democrats fight to the grim death to keep people from having to show a photo ID to vote?  Personally, I have no problem with making it a national holiday and even with making voting mandatory IF it includes a biometric identifier.  

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Golden Duck
22 minutes ago, and then said:

... Personally, I have no problem with making it a national holiday and even with making voting mandatory IF it includes a biometric identifier.  

One suggestion... fire up the burners and call it:

  • Rib-ublic Day
  • Bar-be-cunion Day
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aztek
13 hours ago, Agent0range said:

You're right, there ARE lines everywhere.  That's why you CHOOSE when you want to go do those things.  Election day is not a national holiday.  There are people who have to work, and don't have the time to wait in a line to vote.  It's kind of crazy how Republicans push against election day being a national holiday.  Why do you think that is?

cry me a river, shill

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