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2021-04-08 3:51:51 AM  
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2021-04-08 4:54:13 AM  
The problem isn't the lack of food and water while waiting in line to vote.

The problem is people are waiting in line so long, that they need food and water.

Address the problem, Kent...
=Smidge=
 
2021-04-08 4:59:30 AM  

Smidge204: Address the problem, Kent...


they did address the problem. too many people were voting for democrats so they made it so voting lines would be so long and take so long in democratic areas that people would need food and water.

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2021-04-08 5:00:04 AM  
Since the law states that nobody can come within 25 feet of anyone in line...how the fark is that going to help?
 
2021-04-08 5:03:11 AM  
Poll tax
 
2021-04-08 5:04:38 AM  
Keep playing with fire, I suppose.

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2021-04-08 5:12:37 AM  

Gyrfalcon: Since the law states that nobody can come within 25 feet of anyone in line...how the fark is that going to help?


Well then they get to make felons out of the "gig economy" workers so they get an erection for another innocent life ruined.
 
2021-04-08 5:14:23 AM  

Gyrfalcon: Since the law states that nobody can come within 25 feet of anyone in line...how the fark is that going to help?


just make a law if the wait is more than an hour , the polling place must supply bottles of water and a poll work is assigned to bring water to those who request it.
 
2021-04-08 5:16:59 AM  
So, when thousands of armed people show up to provide food and water to folks waiting to vote, anybody looking to enforce this bullshiat law is gonna do *what* exactly?
 
2021-04-08 5:19:54 AM  

NotTooLittleRichard: So, when thousands of armed people show up to provide food and water to folks waiting to vote, anybody looking to enforce this bullshiat law is gonna do *what* exactly?


I want to see the Not farking Around Coalition give out food.
 
2021-04-08 5:23:07 AM  

Smidge204: The problem isn't the lack of food and water while waiting in line to vote.

The problem is people are waiting in line so long, that they need food and water.

Address the problem, Kent...
=Smidge=


Uhhh, you do realize that for Republican scum (redundancy yaaaayyyy!) like Kemp that that is not a problem, it's Working as Designed?
 
2021-04-08 5:35:25 AM  

Smidge204: The problem isn't the lack of food and water while waiting in line to vote.

The problem is people are waiting in line so long, that they need food and water.

Address the problem, Kent...
=Smidge=


That's a feature not a bug of the gqplan.
 
2021-04-08 5:36:30 AM  
These are deplorable people. They wear it as badge of honor.
 
2021-04-08 5:37:20 AM  

Gyrfalcon: Since the law states that nobody can come within 25 feet of anyone in line...how the fark is that going to help?


Never played D&D, eh.

Well, let me tell you. It's not the sixties anymore. 10' pole technology has advanced quite a bit.
 
2021-04-08 5:38:25 AM  
Well open more polling places  so they won't need food and water you tool. Oh wait you closed them and ballot drop off boxes you fascist.
 
2021-04-08 5:50:51 AM  

Gordon Bennett: [Fark user image 735x683]


please tell me that is a Habsburg.
 
2021-04-08 6:08:02 AM  
Oh, so it's OK to sell water?  Fine, want to buy a bottle of water for 1 cent?
 
2021-04-08 6:28:47 AM  

Smidge204: The problem isn't the lack of food and water while waiting in line to vote.

The problem is people are waiting in line so long, that they need food and water.

Address the problem, Kent...
=Smidge=


Amendment to Georgia law. All citizens who have to wait in line more than 15 minutes  to vote shall be awarded $25/hour for their time. The wages of the electoral commission shall be docked funds necessary to pay the compensation to those forced to wait in line beyond 15 minutes. Anyone forced to wait beyond two hours shall be paid double the wage, specifically $50/hour for time spent waiting in line.
 
2021-04-08 6:32:10 AM  

wademh: Smidge204: The problem isn't the lack of food and water while waiting in line to vote.

The problem is people are waiting in line so long, that they need food and water.

Address the problem, Kent...
=Smidge=

Amendment to Georgia law. All citizens who have to wait in line more than 15 minutes  to vote shall be awarded $25/hour for their time. The wages of the electoral commission shall be docked funds necessary to pay the compensation to those forced to wait in line beyond 15 minutes. Anyone forced to wait beyond two hours shall be paid double the wage, specifically $50/hour for time spent waiting in line.


And we're expecting the Georgia legislature to pass this amendment because...?
 
2021-04-08 6:34:55 AM  

wademh: Smidge204: The problem isn't the lack of food and water while waiting in line to vote.

The problem is people are waiting in line so long, that they need food and water.

Address the problem, Kent...
=Smidge=

Amendment to Georgia law. All citizens who have to wait in line more than 15 minutes  to vote shall be awarded $25/hour for their time. The wages of the electoral commission shall be docked funds necessary to pay the compensation to those forced to wait in line beyond 15 minutes. Anyone forced to wait beyond two hours shall be paid double the wage, specifically $50/hour for time spent waiting in line.


I legitimately like this idea.

Unfortunately, before it gets passed, you'd have to enact my idea.  Which would include the extrajudicial executions of Brian Kemp and everyone who agrees with him.

Yours is really a good idea, though.

/the sort of tyranny that the Georgia Republicans are trying to enact is exactly the sort that the 2nd Amendment is supposed to prevent. Specifically, by shooting the people who try and enact it.
 
2021-04-08 6:39:13 AM  

Smidge204: The problem isn't the lack of food and water while waiting in line to vote.

The problem is people are waiting in line so long, that they need food and water.

Address the problem, Kent...
=Smidge=


Kemp should clarify.  So Uber eats, pizza shops can provide food and water within 150 feet of the precinct?  What is the line?  150' from the front door, the desk, or the property line?  If private businesses can deliver to those within the 150' zone, why can't non-profits or individuals?
Really, what if Jeebus comes back and starts to distribute bread and wine?  You gonna arrest the son of God governor?
 
2021-04-08 6:43:16 AM  

Northern: What is the line?  150' from the front door, the desk, or the property line?


Whatever most inconveniences the most Democrats and/or poor people.

Really, what if Jeebus comes back and starts to distribute bread and wine?  You gonna arrest the son of God governor?

Of course not. Don't be silly.  They'd claim he was a dangerous community activist, that he had a gun and a history of violence against the monied class, and they'd instruct the cops to either shoot him or hit him with a drone-delivered bomb.  It's called the UPS effect: see what being brown can do for you.
 
2021-04-08 6:45:29 AM  

Warrior Kermit: Gyrfalcon: Since the law states that nobody can come within 25 feet of anyone in line...how the fark is that going to help?

just make a law if the wait is more than an hour , the polling place must supply bottles of water and a poll work is assigned to bring water to those who request it.


Logistics at some precincts are difficult already. Hiring additional staff and buying/distributing food and drinks for voters isn't going to happen.  Poor precincts without big budgets are just going to process your vote.
Hey how about a constitutional amendment guaranteeing the right to vote irrespective of criminal history, age, sex, sexual orientation, race, religion, or disability?
I know, crazy talk for a country founded on excluding 95% of the population from voting.
 
2021-04-08 6:57:13 AM  

chucknasty: Gordon Bennett: [Fark user image 735x683]

please tell me that is a Habsburg.


A De Witt. No obvious connection to the Hapsburgs. But he does have a goofy-looking jaw.
 
2021-04-08 6:59:13 AM  

Northern: Warrior Kermit: Gyrfalcon: Since the law states that nobody can come within 25 feet of anyone in line...how the fark is that going to help?

just make a law if the wait is more than an hour , the polling place must supply bottles of water and a poll work is assigned to bring water to those who request it.

Logistics at some precincts are difficult already. Hiring additional staff and buying/distributing food and drinks for voters isn't going to happen.  Poor precincts without big budgets are just going to process your vote.
Hey how about a constitutional amendment guaranteeing the right to vote irrespective of criminal history, age, sex, sexual orientation, race, religion, or disability?
I know, crazy talk for a country founded on excluding 95% of the population from voting.


You want to let 12 year olds with Down's vote?

That is only a marginally worse IQ than the average GOP voter, but still.
 
2021-04-08 7:08:47 AM  
These people: "Let's restrict voting rights, possibly the most important right of the people". and "Everyone needs to have a government issued ID to vote even if that is a cost/time burden for many."
These same people: "Get rid of all Covid-19 related restrictions, they're infringing on our rights!". and "You can't make us get a card proving we're vaccinated.  That's too big a burden and restricts our freedum."
 
2021-04-08 7:13:11 AM  

Gyrfalcon: Since the law states that nobody can come within 25 feet of anyone in line...how the fark is that going to help?


You have the driver throw the order at you while maintaining 25' distance, problem solved.
 
2021-04-08 7:16:07 AM  
It's a trap, don't trust that liar.
 
2021-04-08 7:19:25 AM  

White_Scarf_Syndrome: Northern: Warrior Kermit: Gyrfalcon: Since the law states that nobody can come within 25 feet of anyone in line...how the fark is that going to help?

just make a law if the wait is more than an hour , the polling place must supply bottles of water and a poll work is assigned to bring water to those who request it.

Logistics at some precincts are difficult already. Hiring additional staff and buying/distributing food and drinks for voters isn't going to happen.  Poor precincts without big budgets are just going to process your vote.
Hey how about a constitutional amendment guaranteeing the right to vote irrespective of criminal history, age, sex, sexual orientation, race, religion, or disability?
I know, crazy talk for a country founded on excluding 95% of the population from voting.

You want to let 12 year olds with Down's vote?

That is only a marginally worse IQ than the average GOP voter, but still.


I'd greatly prefer it. A 12 year old with Downs would still at least have empathy and a conscience. I'd take "a little slow on the uptake but not actively trying to hurt people" over what we have now.
 
2021-04-08 7:26:33 AM  

wademh: Smidge204: The problem isn't the lack of food and water while waiting in line to vote.

The problem is people are waiting in line so long, that they need food and water.

Address the problem, Kent...
=Smidge=

Amendment to Georgia law. All citizens who have to wait in line more than 15 minutes  to vote shall be awarded $25/hour for their time. The wages of the electoral commission shall be docked funds necessary to pay the compensation to those forced to wait in line beyond 15 minutes. Anyone forced to wait beyond two hours shall be paid double the wage, specifically $50/hour for time spent waiting in line.


That should be in the Federal law. Any officials presiding over 15+ minute waits to vote should be liable to prosecution.

Of course, there are also fundamental issues like holding votes on working days, not having  functioning public transportation etc.
 
2021-04-08 7:28:31 AM  

ilambiquated: wademh: Smidge204: The problem isn't the lack of food and water while waiting in line to vote.

The problem is people are waiting in line so long, that they need food and water.

Address the problem, Kent...
=Smidge=

Amendment to Georgia law. All citizens who have to wait in line more than 15 minutes  to vote shall be awarded $25/hour for their time. The wages of the electoral commission shall be docked funds necessary to pay the compensation to those forced to wait in line beyond 15 minutes. Anyone forced to wait beyond two hours shall be paid double the wage, specifically $50/hour for time spent waiting in line.

That should be in the Federal law. Any officials presiding over 15+ minute waits to vote should be liable to prosecution.

Of course, there are also fundamental issues like holding votes on working days, not having  functioning public transportation etc.


Interesting. So, if the state screws your precinct by cutting its budget and staff, the people actually trying to run the precinct are the ones who get arrested? Yeah, that makes sense.
 
2021-04-08 7:31:14 AM  

leeksfromchichis: Smidge204: The problem isn't the lack of food and water while waiting in line to vote.

The problem is people are waiting in line so long, that they need food and water.

Address the problem, Kent...
=Smidge=

That's a feature not a bug of the gqplan.


No, no, it's a bug that people wait so long to vote.

Their solution is to ensure that they aren't able to wait that long. They want others to die for their right to vote, because the people that have already died for that right aren't enough.

Then they want to announce how much they love the military for "protecting our freedoms".
 
2021-04-08 7:50:42 AM  
"They can order a pizza. They can order Grubhub or Uber Eats. The county officials can provide water stations," [the governor] said, adding that the restriction on handing out food and water "is just within 150 feet of the precinct."

Liar.

SB 202
(a) No person shall solicit votes in any manner or by any means or method, nor shall any person distribute or display any campaign material, nor shall any person give, offer to give, or participate in the giving of any money or gifts, including, but not limited to, food and drink, to an elector, nor shall any person solicit signatures for any petition, nor shall any person, other than election officials discharging their duties, establish or set up any tables or booths on any day in which ballots are being cast:
(1) Within 150 feet of the outer edge of any building within which a polling place is established;
(2) Within any polling place; or
(3) Within 25 feet of any voter standing in line to vote at any polling place. These restrictions shall not apply to conduct occurring in private offices or areas which cannot be seen or heard by such electors.

Why do Republicans always have to lie?
 
2021-04-08 8:05:34 AM  

Prank Call of Cthulhu: "They can order a pizza. They can order Grubhub or Uber Eats. The county officials can provide water stations," [the governor] said, adding that the restriction on handing out food and water "is just within 150 feet of the precinct."

Liar.

SB 202(a) No person shall solicit votes in any manner or by any means or method, nor shall any person distribute or display any campaign material, nor shall any person give, offer to give, or participate in the giving of any money or gifts, including, but not limited to, food and drink, to an elector, nor shall any person solicit signatures for any petition, nor shall any person, other than election officials discharging their duties, establish or set up any tables or booths on any day in which ballots are being cast:
(1) Within 150 feet of the outer edge of any building within which a polling place is established;
(2) Within any polling place; or
(3) Within 25 feet of any voter standing in line to vote at any polling place. These restrictions shall not apply to conduct occurring in private offices or areas which cannot be seen or heard by such electors.

Why do Republicans always have to lie?


Food delivery services don't 'gift' food to you.  You usually have to pay them.  The obvious loophole is a political entity just has to charge a fee for the food and water.  Slice of pizza and a bottle of water for a nickel type offer would get around the law as written.
 
2021-04-08 8:05:53 AM  
start up 'ElectionEats' where people set up food and water at a polling station and then people can then request items through an app instead of having people going around passing them out randomly
 
2021-04-08 8:32:42 AM  
If you have a bottle of water in your hand or a slice of pizza and cross the 150 feet marker, you will be asked to dispose of items and return to the back of the line.
 
2021-04-08 8:33:01 AM  

Gordon Bennett: [Fark user image image 735x683]


How do you gear down from that? Like after he's eaten what do you do then?
 
2021-04-08 8:45:27 AM  

Gyrfalcon: Since the law states that nobody can come within 25 feet of anyone in line...how the fark is that going to help?


I sincerely hope there will be multiple arrests for handing out food and water to folks waiting in line at the next Georgia election.

This sh*t needs to be tested in court.
 
2021-04-08 8:47:20 AM  

White_Scarf_Syndrome: You want to let 12 year olds with Down's vote?


No, but when they turn 18, they have the same right to vote as anyone else.
 
2021-04-08 8:52:53 AM  
prohibits nonelection workers from providing food and water to voters standing in line, arguing that people can "order Grubhub or Uber Eats."

Pretty sure those people are "nonelection workers", so I'm failing to see how this wouldn't still be illegal.
 
2021-04-08 8:55:09 AM  

wademh: Amendment to Georgia law. All citizens who have to wait in line more than 15 minutes to vote shall be awarded $25/hour for their time. The wages of the electoral commission shall be docked funds necessary to pay the compensation to those forced to wait in line beyond 15 minutes. Anyone forced to wait beyond two hours shall be paid double the wage, specifically $50/hour for time spent waiting in line.


I appreciate the spirit of this idea but it's wildly impractical.

15 minutes is far too short. A wait time of up to an hour is tolerable, maybe two hours in extreme conditions. Remember that we're talking wait times in excess of 6 hours here... and how would you ever prove how long individual people have been waiting in order to pay out this $25/hr? What are you going to do, have people clock in when they arrive on site? How long will they be waiting in line for that?

You have to figure that the throughput of voters isn't going to be consistent throughout the day, and to spend the money, staff and resources setting up a polling place that can handle peak demands with waiting times no longer than 15 minutes will be a terrible waste during off-peak. Instead, you can make a reasonable guesstimation based on how many people a polling place will need to serve (you know how many registered voters there are, and reasonably when they might show up to vote e.g. early morning before work, lunch breaks, afternoon/evening after work) and design it for processing X people per hour and be available Y hours per day. Penalties would be levied against state level organizations if they fail to meet these throughput requirements. It's a bit fairer, and easier to quantify and demonstrate, than trying to determine how long people are waiting in line.
=Smidge=
 
2021-04-08 8:57:37 AM  

Gyrfalcon: Since the law states that nobody can come within 25 feet of anyone in line...how the fark is that going to help?


If the lawsuits don't prevail, I'd like to see some of the volunteer organizations set up shop just far enough away and use some innovative delivery system to bridge the 26-foot gap.  Drones or a Little RC truck might work.  Hell, a kids' wagon with a 25-foot pole could do the job.
 
2021-04-08 9:03:28 AM  

Smidge204: The problem isn't the lack of food and water while waiting in line to vote.

The problem is people are waiting in line so long, that they need food and water.

Address the problem, Kent...
=Smidge=


This. It's a masterful plan by the GOP. While you're all focused on people handing out water, the GOP is getting away with limited polling places. The Dems need to force that into the conversation.
 
2021-04-08 9:08:40 AM  

WithinReason: Gyrfalcon: Since the law states that nobody can come within 25 feet of anyone in line...how the fark is that going to help?

You have the driver throw the order at you while maintaining 25' distance, problem solved.


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2021-04-08 9:35:47 AM  
Even if it were legal to order UberEats from your four+ hour line, it would STILL be illegal to share the pizza you just bought you rat faced farkwit. What an imbecile.
 
2021-04-08 9:36:05 AM  
The problem isn't the food and water provisions (though they are problematic), the problem isn't the length of the lines (though they are problematic), the problem is that the legislature has declared that THEY, and NOT the voters, determine who wins the elections.
 
2021-04-08 9:37:24 AM  

mcnguyen: Oh, so it's OK to sell water?  Fine, want to buy a bottle of water for 1 cent?


And, get someone like, oh, Coca Cola, instead of the mom-and-pop or lemonade stand kids who won't be the target of "You got a license for selling that, boy?" intimidation.
 
2021-04-08 9:41:20 AM  
I think the bigger problem is thinking you're going to die going a few hours without stuffing your pie hole or downing a bottle of water. This is why America is fatter than fat, you heathens.

PS, you went 6-9 hours last night without water or food. You didn't die. Stop enabling stupidity.
 
2021-04-08 10:03:09 AM  

sifr: The problem isn't the food and water provisions (though they are problematic), the problem isn't the length of the lines (though they are problematic), the problem is that the legislature has declared that THEY, and NOT the voters, determine who wins the elections.


Yep. Waiting for the next election to see that happen. The GA legislature declared themselves king-makers. I have a funny feeling that the people of GA will not appreciate waiting in line for six hours to vote and 12 hours later see their vote scrapped by old white men. All hell is going to break loose.
 
2021-04-08 10:04:43 AM  

mcnguyen: Oh, so it's OK to sell water?  Fine, want to buy a bottle of water for 1 cent?


Have person 1 give everyone in line who wants water a penny.
Have person 2 collect the pennies and "sell" those people water.
Ta-dah!
 
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