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2020-05-20 5:48:54 AM  
ain't been to Scotus

the dotard's gotcha there, mate

too little to late
 
2020-05-20 5:52:54 AM  

Kenneth Snow: ain't been to Scotus

the dotard's gotcha there, mate

too little to late


By the time it gets to scotus it'll be March 2021.

In the words of a great conservative President "Please, proceed".
 
2020-05-20 6:18:13 AM  

Night Train to Wakanda: By the time it gets to scotus it'll be March 2021.



The SCOTUS took the Wisconsin Republicans' in an instant in order to tromp on the April 7th primary election.
 
2020-05-20 6:20:07 AM  
That's bad news...

/for Gregory Abbott
 
2020-05-20 6:20:56 AM  

jaytkay: Night Train to Wakanda: By the time it gets to scotus it'll be March 2021.


The SCOTUS took the Wisconsin Republicans' in an instant in order to tromp on the April 7th primary election.


Wisconsin Supreme Court.
 
2020-05-20 6:22:07 AM  
"but Republicans, including President Donald Trump, have resisted those calls due to fears over voter fraud"

They say it's over for fraud, but we all know that's not true. Taking them at their words just perpetuates the lie.
 
2020-05-20 6:22:38 AM  

Night Train to Wakanda: Kenneth Snow: ain't been to Scotus

the dotard's gotcha there, mate

too little to late

By the time it gets to scotus it'll be March 2021.

In the words of a great conservative President "Please, proceed".


If Obama was white, the American empire would be in good position right now, I'm sure the Cheeto would have gained sentience regardless, but he would have that folksy charm that gets folks motivated to vote.

I've often wondered what truly the point of an election every 4 years limited to two terms really accomplished, what oversight mechanism is there then when an insane president can only be voted out?

I suppose there would be some downside where Trump could win a slim minority election to maintain power for a couple years, but then Obama wouldn't have to sit in the audience anymore.

Perhaps the founding fathers planned for a country spanning 13 states, and not a 50 state global empire, since first they had to lay down their foot by killing the best leaders Canada had for a century over a squabble with trade with Britain.

It's times like this I remember how Isaac Brock turned down his long awaited post in Europe to command the little militia Canada, holding off the US long enough being shot leading his regiment until Britain could afford to supply troops.

Had he left for Europe or lived the Canadian US borders would look much different than they are now, however they ended up remaining the same.

This has something to do with Texas but I'm not the one who's gonna figure out how
 
2020-05-20 6:22:39 AM  

Summoner101: jaytkay: Night Train to Wakanda: By the time it gets to scotus it'll be March 2021.


The SCOTUS took the Wisconsin Republicans' in an instant in order to tromp on the April 7th primary election.

Wisconsin Supreme Court.


Nevermind.  It was also the election FOR the Wisconsin Supreme Court.
 
2020-05-20 6:25:09 AM  

Summoner101: jaytkay: Night Train to Wakanda: By the time it gets to scotus it'll be March 2021.


The SCOTUS took the Wisconsin Republicans' in an instant in order to tromp on the April 7th primary election.

Wisconsin Supreme Court.


Both the Wisconsin Supreme Court AND the US Supreme gave last-minute boosts to the Republican vote suppression effort.
 
2020-05-20 6:36:29 AM  
Hmmm, interesting. Perhaps there was merit to all those warnings back in 2016 about what might happen to the Supreme Court if Trump and a GOP Senate were elected.

Ah, well. Good thing "progressives" aren't ignoring their own recent history and lining up to do the exact same thing again.
 
2020-05-20 6:43:40 AM  

links136: Night Train to Wakanda: Kenneth Snow: ain't been to Scotus

the dotard's gotcha there, mate

too little to late

By the time it gets to scotus it'll be March 2021.

In the words of a great conservative President "Please, proceed".

If Obama was white, the American empire would be in good position right now, I'm sure the Cheeto would have gained sentience regardless, but he would have that folksy charm that gets folks motivated to vote.

I've often wondered what truly the point of an election every 4 years limited to two terms really accomplished, what oversight mechanism is there then when an insane president can only be voted out?

I suppose there would be some downside where Trump could win a slim minority election to maintain power for a couple years, but then Obama wouldn't have to sit in the audience anymore.

Perhaps the founding fathers planned for a country spanning 13 states, and not a 50 state global empire, since first they had to lay down their foot by killing the best leaders Canada had for a century over a squabble with trade with Britain.

It's times like this I remember how Isaac Brock turned down his long awaited post in Europe to command the little militia Canada, holding off the US long enough being shot leading his regiment until Britain could afford to supply troops.

Had he left for Europe or lived the Canadian US borders would look much different than they are now, however they ended up remaining the same.

This has something to do with Texas but I'm not the one who's gonna figure out how


Pass that joint over here, please.
 
2020-05-20 6:45:09 AM  
Who could imagine that they would freak out... in Texas.
 
2020-05-20 6:46:01 AM  

links136: Night Train to Wakanda: Kenneth Snow: ain't been to Scotus

the dotard's gotcha there, mate

too little to late

By the time it gets to scotus it'll be March 2021.

In the words of a great conservative President "Please, proceed".

If Obama was white, the American empire would be in good position right now, I'm sure the Cheeto would have gained sentience regardless, but he would have that folksy charm that gets folks motivated to vote.

I've often wondered what truly the point of an election every 4 years limited to two terms really accomplished, what oversight mechanism is there then when an insane president can only be voted out?

I suppose there would be some downside where Trump could win a slim minority election to maintain power for a couple years, but then Obama wouldn't have to sit in the audience anymore.

Perhaps the founding fathers planned for a country spanning 13 states, and not a 50 state global empire, since first they had to lay down their foot by killing the best leaders Canada had for a century over a squabble with trade with Britain.

It's times like this I remember how Isaac Brock turned down his long awaited post in Europe to command the little militia Canada, holding off the US long enough being shot leading his regiment until Britain could afford to supply troops.

Had he left for Europe or lived the Canadian US borders would look much different than they are now, however they ended up remaining the same.

This has something to do with Texas but I'm not the one who's gonna figure out how


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2020-05-20 6:56:04 AM  
According to the Texas elections site, you can request an absentee ballot if:
- you're 65 or older
- have a disability
- are in jail
- expect to be out of the county that day

How hard is it to just "expect" to be out of the county?

This is essentially what I've always done in Virginia. We have a similar goofy system where you need to provide a reason why you need to vote absentee. One of them is that you expect to be at work for 12 or more hours on election day. So that's what I check off. I never am, but in my mind, I expect I'm going to have a lot of meetings that day so there you go. (They've since relaxed the rules for COVID-19.)

Iowa had a much better system. Want to vote absentee? Just go online or call, and they mail you ballot right away, and a postage-paid envelop, no questions asked.
 
2020-05-20 7:00:09 AM  
When fewer people vote Republicans almost always win.

When more people vote Democrats almost always win.

The GOP knows this.
 
2020-05-20 7:24:32 AM  
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can't vote by mail if there's no post office
 
2020-05-20 7:27:22 AM  

chawco: "but Republicans, including President Donald Trump, have resisted those calls due to fears over voter fraud"

They say it's over for fraud, but we all know that's not true. Taking them at their words just perpetuates the lie.


What's more, see the GOP position when it comes to actually addressing fraud concerns. The Senate has had a policy of either ignoring voting security legislation/funding or actively voting it down.
 
2020-05-20 8:10:29 AM  
And if you don't think Texas will make it as hard as possible to get an absentee ballot, you don't know Texas.

\same for the chance of the ballot actually being counted
 
2020-05-20 8:13:15 AM  

qorkfiend: Hmmm, interesting. Perhaps there was merit to all those warnings back in 2016 about what might happen to the Supreme Court if Trump and a GOP Senate were elected.

Ah, well. Good thing "progressives" aren't ignoring their own recent history and lining up to do the exact same thing again.


If Democrats cared about the SC, Hillary would be President.
 
2020-05-20 8:20:55 AM  

qorkfiend: Hmmm, interesting. Perhaps there was merit to all those warnings back in 2016 about what might happen to the Supreme Court if Trump and a GOP Senate were elected.

Ah, well. Good thing "progressives" aren't ignoring their own recent history and lining up to do the exact same thing again.


I  have great news, they didn't nominate Hillary Clinton this time.
 
2020-05-20 8:21:43 AM  
Trump is out and out threatening Michigan for sending out mail in ballots. He knows more voters isn't good for him or any republican. They can't win fairly anymore so threats will have to do.

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2020-05-20 8:22:17 AM  
Also, Texas will move to end absentee voting for everyone if they lose on this.
 
2020-05-20 8:23:50 AM  

shastacola: Trump is out and out threatening Michigan for sending out mail in ballots. He knows more voters isn't good for him or any republican. They can't win fairly anymore so threats will have to do.

[Fark user image image 755x385]


The crank and file lose their minds over mail in ballots thinking it's easier to defraud.
 
2020-05-20 8:23:53 AM  

shastacola: Trump is out and out threatening Michigan for sending out mail in ballots. He knows more voters isn't good for him or any republican. They can't win fairly anymore so threats will have to do.

[Fark user image image 755x385]


Uhh........who, exactly, does he think the MI Secretary of State has to seek authorization from?
 
2020-05-20 8:39:46 AM  
Overturned by SCOTUS in a 5-4 decision coming up!
 
2020-05-20 8:47:27 AM  

Prank Call of Cthulhu: Iowa had a much better system. Want to vote absentee? Just go online or call, and they mail you ballot right away, and a postage-paid envelop, no questions asked.


Michigan is mailing out a ballot to every registered voter.  No need to even request it.
 
2020-05-20 8:57:43 AM  

Night Train to Wakanda: shastacola: Trump is out and out threatening Michigan for sending out mail in ballots. He knows more voters isn't good for him or any republican. They can't win fairly anymore so threats will have to do.

[Fark user image image 755x385]

The crank and file lose their minds over mail in ballots thinking it's easier to defraud.


I don't believe they think fraud is the problem.
 
2020-05-20 8:58:52 AM  

Muta: Prank Call of Cthulhu: Iowa had a much better system. Want to vote absentee? Just go online or call, and they mail you ballot right away, and a postage-paid envelop, no questions asked.

Michigan is mailing out a ballot to every registered voter.  No need to even request it.


Michigan is sending out applications for ballots if I'm understanding it correctly.
 
2020-05-20 9:00:06 AM  

Prank Call of Cthulhu: According to the Texas elections site, you can request an absentee ballot if:
- you're 65 or older
- have a disability
- are in jail
- expect to be out of the county that day

How hard is it to just "expect" to be out of the county?

This is essentially what I've always done in Virginia. We have a similar goofy system where you need to provide a reason why you need to vote absentee. One of them is that you expect to be at work for 12 or more hours on election day. So that's what I check off. I never am, but in my mind, I expect I'm going to have a lot of meetings that day so there you go. (They've since relaxed the rules for COVID-19.)

Iowa had a much better system. Want to vote absentee? Just go online or call, and they mail you ballot right away, and a postage-paid envelop, no questions asked.


If the entire state is under a stay-at-home order on Election Day, I think it would be very difficult to "expect" to be out of the county on that day.
 
2020-05-20 9:03:19 AM  
 
2020-05-20 9:31:12 AM  

chawco: "but Republicans, including President Donald Trump, have resisted those calls due to fears over voter fraud"

They say it's over for fraud, but we all know that's not true. Taking them at their words just perpetuates the lie.


Trump has also blurted out that mail voting for everyone would result in Republicans not winning again.  It's been explicitly stated a couple of times.  They should write that as well.
 
2020-05-20 9:35:45 AM  
Texas has decided to fake it's numbers as well:
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2020-05-20 10:00:18 AM  
While I strongly approve of the result, the reasoning behind this opinion is so tortured and stretched that I doubt it could stand scrutiny from even the Ninth Circuit, much less the Fifth. However, that probably doesn't matter much - unless the Fifth Circuit stays the ruling they are unlikely to take up the case before the election. In fact, the article implies that this was an interlocutory appeal, in which case it may not be heard at all until a final judgment issues from the District Court.
 
2020-05-20 10:34:39 AM  

qorkfiend: shastacola: Trump is out and out threatening Michigan for sending out mail in ballots. He knows more voters isn't good for him or any republican. They can't win fairly anymore so threats will have to do.

[Fark user image image 755x385]

Uhh........who, exactly, does he think the MI Secretary of State has to seek authorization from?


From him. Duh.
 
2020-05-20 11:59:55 AM  

tnpir: links136: Night Train to Wakanda: Kenneth Snow: ain't been to Scotus

the dotard's gotcha there, mate

too little to late

By the time it gets to scotus it'll be March 2021.

In the words of a great conservative President "Please, proceed".

If Obama was white, the American empire would be in good position right now, I'm sure the Cheeto would have gained sentience regardless, but he would have that folksy charm that gets folks motivated to vote.

I've often wondered what truly the point of an election every 4 years limited to two terms really accomplished, what oversight mechanism is there then when an insane president can only be voted out?

I suppose there would be some downside where Trump could win a slim minority election to maintain power for a couple years, but then Obama wouldn't have to sit in the audience anymore.

Perhaps the founding fathers planned for a country spanning 13 states, and not a 50 state global empire, since first they had to lay down their foot by killing the best leaders Canada had for a century over a squabble with trade with Britain.

It's times like this I remember how Isaac Brock turned down his long awaited post in Europe to command the little militia Canada, holding off the US long enough being shot leading his regiment until Britain could afford to supply troops.

Had he left for Europe or lived the Canadian US borders would look much different than they are now, however they ended up remaining the same.

This has something to do with Texas but I'm not the one who's gonna figure out how

Pass that joint over here, please.


Its kind of a....personal....joint ....
 
2020-05-20 12:26:33 PM  

jaytkay: Night Train to Wakanda: By the time it gets to scotus it'll be March 2021.


The SCOTUS took the Wisconsin Republicans' in an instant in order to tromp on the April 7th primary election.


And look how well that helped. XD
 
2020-05-20 5:17:49 PM  

Summoner101: That's bad news...

/for Gregory Abbott


Abbot is pretty much screwed. Not a single person I've talked to recently has had anything positive to say about him, including dyed-in-the-wool conservatives. One of whom admitted they'd vote for the corpse of Ann Richards before they'd vote Abbot again.

I hope my sample group is representative of the rest of the state.
 
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