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(Huffington Post)   Georgia is trying to prevent newly registered voters from taking part in the 6th Congressional District runoff election because fark you   ( huffingtonpost.com) divider line
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2017-04-21 08:23:53 AM  
Because of course they are...
 
2017-04-21 08:36:36 AM  
Voter Suppression is the standard tactic of the right-wing.

They know they can't win straight up elections where all eligible voters actually vote. . .so they use voter suppression, along with gerrymandering, to tip the scales.
 
2017-04-21 09:34:20 AM  
Georgia election officials contend that the June runoff is simply a continuation of the special election this week, so they don't have to allow newly registered voters to participate.

And really, it's all just a continuation of the election which Price won, so they should just call it all off and give it to Handel because she's the Republican.
 
2017-04-21 09:59:55 AM  
We get it, Georgia, they're black.
 
2017-04-21 10:29:06 AM  
If the only way you can win elections is by not letting people vote, you might be an asshole.
 
2017-04-21 11:05:28 AM  
Seems relevant...

Montana Republican state senator Steve Fitzpatrick took the lead and introduced a bill to call for a mail-only election. "This bill is the fiscally responsible thing to do at this time, it's the fiscally conservative thing to do," Fitzpatrick said.

GOP Montana chairman response to Mr Fitzpatrick. "All mail ballots give the Democrats an inherent advantage in close elections due to their ability to organize large numbers of unpaid college students and members of public employee unions to gather ballots by going door to door,"
 
2017-04-21 11:19:36 AM  
Brian Kemp can't be trusted to run a legitimate campaign. His involvement with the Russian attack on the electoral system should be investigated because of the shenanigans in Georgia and the attempts to access their voter records.  Funny how he's running for governor right as the shady investigation into the hack attempts magically wraps up beginning of April.
 
2017-04-21 11:23:14 AM  
It's ok, though. 3 years from now some court will wave their finger at them and tell them they were bad boys.
 
2017-04-21 11:24:23 AM  
Trump 2020 will just be a continuation of his presidency and therefore an extension of the 2016 election so nobody who registered after October 2016 can cast a vote.*

*does not apply to white areas
 
2017-04-21 11:26:11 AM  
The biggest voter suppression of all? Work.

Old retired people literally have nothing better to do with their day, so they vote en masse. When they skew Republican and conservative....

Vote absentee or early. Every time.
 
2017-04-21 11:26:19 AM  
Fark these farking arseholes. I am sure this will be spun as trying to prevent voter fraud etc. I am fearful of the the dipshiats that will run for governor on the right in GA this time around. Deal is a corporate shill but at least with things like the bathroom bill you could count on him to do whatever big business wanted. The next time we may not get so lucky.
 
2017-04-21 11:26:50 AM  
link is borked.
 
2017-04-21 11:27:13 AM  
You libtards don't get it. If we allow people to vote they might choose wrong.
 
2017-04-21 11:27:17 AM  

moothemagiccow: It's ok, though. 3 years from now some court will wave their finger at them and tell them they were bad boys.


No, instead, they'll consider it fine and also roll back more voter protections for minority areas.
 
2017-04-21 11:28:05 AM  

baronbloodbath: The biggest voter suppression of all? Work.

Old retired people literally have nothing better to do with their day, so they vote en masse. When they skew Republican and conservative....

Vote absentee or early. Every time.


Right, except part of this is to shut down early voting and make it so the only acceptable reason for voting absentee is being in a coma.
 
2017-04-21 11:30:44 AM  
The more people we let vote the more likely they will vote for someone who wants to help the local public instead of that rich guy in a different state.
 
2017-04-21 11:31:39 AM  

baronbloodbath: The biggest voter suppression of all? Work.

Old retired people literally have nothing better to do with their day, so they vote en masse. When they skew Republican and conservative....

Vote absentee or early. Every time.


This is why I hope CA passes their bill making Election Day a paid holiday.   I'll be voting yes.  It just makes sense.
 
2017-04-21 11:33:26 AM  
By using their logic, anyone who didn't vote in the first round should not be able to vote in the runoff.  Extending this a bit further, anyone who doesn't vote in a primary should not be able to vote in the general election.

farkheads.
 
2017-04-21 11:36:07 AM  
Why is it that only one party has to cheat to win?
 
2017-04-21 11:36:28 AM  
Can we stop pretending that republicans believe in democracy?  it's getting tiresome.
 
2017-04-21 11:37:29 AM  
Why do Republicans hate America?
 
2017-04-21 11:37:32 AM  

Silverstaff: Voter Suppression is the standard tactic of the right-wing.

They know they can't win straight up elections where all eligible voters actually vote. . .so they use voter suppression, along with gerrymandering, to tip the scales.


Unfortunately, they CAN win those, but it's sure a lot easier when you keep as many blah and brown people from voting as you can. And college students.
 
2017-04-21 11:40:22 AM  

moothemagiccow: It's ok, though. 3 years from now some court will wave their finger at them and tell them they were bad boys.


Or the court will say that the darkies didn't have standing to sue because they sued BEFORE the election instead of AFTER, which means they can't prove they were disenfranchised by GOP electoral shenanigans.
 
2017-04-21 11:40:23 AM  

serfdood: By using their logic, anyone who didn't vote in the first round should not be able to vote in the runoff.  Extending this a bit further, anyone who doesn't vote in a primary should not be able to vote in the general election.

farkheads.


how about this extension:

if you didn't vote for 1 of the top 2 in the first election, you don't get to vote in the runoff.

wheeeeeeeeeeeeeee
 
2017-04-21 11:41:16 AM  
All Republicans hate democracy.  Why is this a surprise to anyone?
All that "MAGA" nonsense is another fabrication from pathological liars.
 
2017-04-21 11:41:16 AM  

serfdood: By using their logic, anyone who didn't vote in the first round should not be able to vote in the runoff.


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The only issue is that these kind of rules needed to be set out ahead of the vote, not made up on the spot.
 
2017-04-21 11:41:18 AM  

Diogenes: Georgia election officials contend that the June runoff is simply a continuation of the special election this week, so they don't have to allow newly registered voters to participate.

And really, it's all just a continuation of the election which Price won, so they should just call it all off and give it to Handel because she's the Republican.


nice, well played sir and or madame.
 
2017-04-21 11:41:30 AM  
Gerrymandering and voter suppression are a powerful combination. When you're trying to win a series of races by low single digits, suppressing just a small number of blac....I mean Democrat voters will go a long way.
 
2017-04-21 11:41:47 AM  

Sin_City_Superhero: If the only way you can win elections is by not letting people vote, you might be an asshole.


If someone says, "I wish to exercise my rights and participate in our democracy" and you, an election official, respond with anything that isn't in the vein of "Let me help you with that", you're definitely as asshole.
 
2017-04-21 11:42:27 AM  

Silverstaff: Voter Suppression is the standard tactic of the right-wing.

They know they can't win straight up elections where all eligible voters actually vote. . .so they use voter suppression, along with gerrymandering, to tip the scales.


And if all eligible voters actually bothered to vote we wouldn't have this problem.
 
2017-04-21 11:42:35 AM  

baronbloodbath: The biggest voter suppression of all? Work.

Old retired people literally have nothing better to do with their day, so they vote en masse. When they skew Republican and conservative....

Vote absentee or early. Every time.


Which is why many countries in the world hold elections on Sundays...
 
2017-04-21 11:43:31 AM  
I was told by Hillary fans that rules were rules and if you didn't get registered on time then too bad. Of course that was when they were the ones suppressing (Bernie voters) rather than being suppressed so maybe that doesn't count now.
 
2017-04-21 11:46:21 AM  

Next week's Tom Sawyer: I was told by Hillary fans that rules were rules and if you didn't get registered on time then too bad. Of course that was when they were the ones suppressing (Bernie voters) rather than being suppressed so maybe that doesn't count now.


LOL, you're bad at this.
 
2017-04-21 11:46:43 AM  
I'd be upset by this article if I wasn't already jaded and disgusted by the 2016 election.
 
2017-04-21 11:47:49 AM  

raerae1980: baronbloodbath: The biggest voter suppression of all? Work.

Old retired people literally have nothing better to do with their day, so they vote en masse. When they skew Republican and conservative....

Vote absentee or early. Every time.

This is why I hope CA passes their bill making Election Day a paid holiday.   I'll be voting yes.  It just makes sense.


That kinda screws employers. It doesn't take 8 hours to vote. I think the holiday is good, but you'd want to compensate businesses somehow. Also, we'd want to figure out how to keep basic services and service industry businesses open and running.
 
2017-04-21 11:48:27 AM  

Trivia Jockey: Why is it that only one party has to cheat to win?


One party? Please, the democrats have illegals and dead people voting for them!
 
2017-04-21 11:50:20 AM  

hugram: Seems relevant...

Montana Republican state senator Steve Fitzpatrick took the lead and introduced a bill to call for a mail-only election. "This bill is the fiscally responsible thing to do at this time, it's the fiscally conservative thing to do," Fitzpatrick said.

GOP Montana chairman response to Mr Fitzpatrick. "All mail ballots give the Democrats an inherent advantage in close elections due to their ability to organize large numbers of unpaid college students and members of public employee unions to gather ballots by going door to door,"


WTF?  That's not how a "mail-only election" works.  How can he be so dense?  The entire point of mail-in is that it requires no polling stations, no organization whatsover and no door-to-door anything, other than the farking USPS and they come by six days a week already.  This is best counter-argument they could come up with?  An imaginary ballot collecting effort that would be both completely unnecessary and entirely lawful?  Really?
 
2017-04-21 11:51:04 AM  

Next week's Tom Sawyer: I was told by Hillary fans that rules were rules and if you didn't get registered on time then too bad. Of course that was when they were the ones suppressing (Bernie voters) rather than being suppressed so maybe that doesn't count now.


Get over it already. Christ.
 
2017-04-21 11:51:39 AM  

Smelly Pirate Hooker: Next week's Tom Sawyer: I was told by Hillary fans that rules were rules and if you didn't get registered on time then too bad. Of course that was when they were the ones suppressing (Bernie voters) rather than being suppressed so maybe that doesn't count now.

LOL, you're bad at this.


"On time" in this case is May 22nd.

Try and keep up.
 
2017-04-21 11:52:31 AM  

sabreWulf07: hugram: Seems relevant...

Montana Republican state senator Steve Fitzpatrick took the lead and introduced a bill to call for a mail-only election. "This bill is the fiscally responsible thing to do at this time, it's the fiscally conservative thing to do," Fitzpatrick said.

GOP Montana chairman response to Mr Fitzpatrick. "All mail ballots give the Democrats an inherent advantage in close elections due to their ability to organize large numbers of unpaid college students and members of public employee unions to gather ballots by going door to door,"

WTF?  That's not how a "mail-only election" works.  How can he be so dense?  The entire point of mail-in is that it requires no polling stations, no organization whatsover and no door-to-door anything, other than the farking USPS and they come by six days a week already.  This is best counter-argument they could come up with?  An imaginary ballot collecting effort that would be both completely unnecessary and entirely lawful?  Really?


Yeah, that essentially boils down to "the problem with mail-in voting is that people will hand in their ballots on time and they'll be counted"
 
2017-04-21 11:53:33 AM  

RadiomanATL: Smelly Pirate Hooker: Next week's Tom Sawyer: I was told by Hillary fans that rules were rules and if you didn't get registered on time then too bad. Of course that was when they were the ones suppressing (Bernie voters) rather than being suppressed so maybe that doesn't count now.

LOL, you're bad at this.

"On time" in this case is May 22nd.

Try and keep up.


Meant for the lazy Mark Twain character. Not the odiferous scallywag.
 
2017-04-21 11:56:56 AM  

Trivia Jockey: Why is it that only one party has to cheat to win?


Everyone agrees with the statement just not which party it is referring to.
 
2017-04-21 11:57:12 AM  

palelizard: raerae1980: baronbloodbath: The biggest voter suppression of all? Work.

Old retired people literally have nothing better to do with their day, so they vote en masse. When they skew Republican and conservative....

Vote absentee or early. Every time.

This is why I hope CA passes their bill making Election Day a paid holiday.   I'll be voting yes.  It just makes sense.

That kinda screws employers. It doesn't take 8 hours to vote. I think the holiday is good, but you'd want to compensate businesses somehow. Also, we'd want to figure out how to keep basic services and service industry businesses open and running.


Actually, that depends.  I've seen both long lines and short lines.
 
2017-04-21 11:57:38 AM  

Smelly Pirate Hooker: Next week's Tom Sawyer: I was told by Hillary fans that rules were rules and if you didn't get registered on time then too bad. Of course that was when they were the ones suppressing (Bernie voters) rather than being suppressed so maybe that doesn't count now.

LOL, you're bad at this.


:) I'm trying to improve
 
2017-04-21 11:57:40 AM  

Next week's Tom Sawyer: I was told by Hillary fans that rules were rules and if you didn't get registered on time then too bad. Of course that was when they were the ones suppressing (Bernie voters) rather than being suppressed so maybe that doesn't count now.


What fan told you that? When? Where?
 
2017-04-21 11:57:44 AM  

Resin33: Trivia Jockey: Why is it that only one party has to cheat to win?

One party? Please, the democrats have illegals and dead people voting for them!


media.giphy.com
 
2017-04-21 12:00:58 PM  

Next week's Tom Sawyer: Smelly Pirate Hooker: Next week's Tom Sawyer: I was told by Hillary fans that rules were rules and if you didn't get registered on time then too bad. Of course that was when they were the ones suppressing (Bernie voters) rather than being suppressed so maybe that doesn't count now.

LOL, you're bad at this.

:) I'm trying to improve


Have you tried doing something productive or useful?
 
2017-04-21 12:03:33 PM  

shinji3i: Next week's Tom Sawyer: I was told by Hillary fans that rules were rules and if you didn't get registered on time then too bad. Of course that was when they were the ones suppressing (Bernie voters) rather than being suppressed so maybe that doesn't count now.

What fan told you that? When? Where?


Lots of people pointed out the clearly documented cut off dates that had been in place for many years and complied with all required Federal laws.

If someone can document that that exists for this  case then the comment may be relevant.
 
2017-04-21 12:04:21 PM  
And once again, we're seeing in action the real reasons why Republicans keep "winning," but let's just fight amongst ourselves accusing each other of not being pure enough, shall we?

Do so!
 
2017-04-21 12:07:26 PM  

Smelly Pirate Hooker: Next week's Tom Sawyer: Smelly Pirate Hooker: Next week's Tom Sawyer: I was told by Hillary fans that rules were rules and if you didn't get registered on time then too bad. Of course that was when they were the ones suppressing (Bernie voters) rather than being suppressed so maybe that doesn't count now.

LOL, you're bad at this.

:) I'm trying to improve

Have you tried doing something productive or useful?


I'm working on an internet trolling nanodegree but it's hard because the lectures are all in Russian.
 
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