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(CNN)   Do you live in Georgia? Like voting? Better check on your voter registration status. Maybe daily. Or even hourly   (cnn.com) divider line
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2022-09-29 2:09:11 PM  
Everything is broken. Inmates in charge, etc.
Book 'em, Danno. Murder of the Constitution 1!
/Eeyore was an optimist!
 
2022-09-29 2:19:01 PM  
I check it about once a week. I need to start taking a screenshot of the status.
 
2022-09-29 3:34:36 PM  
The Purge: Georgia on my mind
Rated R....for really racist.
 
2022-09-29 4:02:51 PM  
Why don't Democrats just do the same thing and challenge every thing?
 
2022-09-29 4:20:25 PM  
IT'S THE SAME VOTING STANDARDS AS THOSE LIBERAL PLACES LIKE NEW YORK CITY, EVEN BETTER THAN THEM!!!-Republicans... lying again.
 
2022-09-29 4:52:54 PM  
Georgia might be competing for Asshole of the Country if Texas, Florida, Arizona, Mississippi, Alabama, Idaho...

Never mind. I could keep going.
 
2022-09-29 4:55:20 PM  
Liberals need to start doing the same thing in red areas.
 
2022-09-29 4:55:40 PM  
Voting Rights: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)
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2022-09-29 4:57:13 PM  

Wookie_Jesus: Why don't Democrats just do the same thing and challenge every thing?


Our shiatty political media would never let them get away with it.  Media don't really hammer the GQP on their constant hypocrisy, because conservatives have no shame and cannot be made to correct their wrongdoing with "normal" political pressure.

Whenever a dem says or does something where there is even a whiff of hypocrisy, our shiatty political media is all over it, because liberals do tend to care.
 
2022-09-29 4:58:22 PM  
Conservatives hate democracy.  Always have, always will.
 
2022-09-29 4:58:30 PM  

eddie_irvine: Liberals need to start doing the same thing in red areas.


No, they need to be making it EASIER for people to vote, not harder.  Don't fight the war on their terms.  2020 proved that when people vote, Republicans lose.  Pass nationwide automatic voter registration and mail-in voting.  Use what Colorado does.  We have a great system, and a Democratic trifecta...that's not a coincidence.
 
2022-09-29 5:01:28 PM  
Counterproposal

New Federal law that awards $50k from the local jurisdiction if an otherwise eligible voter is removed from voting records in error (or on purpose). So if your name is removed and you can document your residency/eligibility you will get $50k from the city/state/county. Which do they hate more - a single vote or paying out $50k? This will let them have their little challenge law, but every time they make a mistake it will cost them. A lot.
 
2022-09-29 5:01:31 PM  

Tarl3k: eddie_irvine: Liberals need to start doing the same thing in red areas.

No, they need to be making it EASIER for people to vote, not harder.  Don't fight the war on their terms.  2020 proved that when people vote, Republicans lose.  Pass nationwide automatic voter registration and mail-in voting.  Use what Colorado does.  We have a great system, and a Democratic trifecta...that's not a coincidence.


How do you convince state legislators who have a vested interest in maintaining the current voting laws that put them in their office to change their minds and risk their elected position?
 
2022-09-29 5:04:08 PM  
Time for fighting fire with fire?  Challenge a lot of rural voters indiscriminately.  Bet you could get it down to 5 voters total in the state.
 
2022-09-29 5:07:04 PM  

madgonad: Counterproposal

New Federal law that awards $50k from the local jurisdiction if an otherwise eligible voter is removed from voting records in error (or on purpose). So if your name is removed and you can document your residency/eligibility you will get $50k from the city/state/county. Which do they hate more - a single vote or paying out $50k? This will let them have their little challenge law, but every time they make a mistake it will cost them. A lot.


addendum: If the removal is based upon a "challenge" by an individual, that individual is also liable for some or all of the $50K and that debt cannot be discharged through bankruptcy and that person loses their eligibility to vote for some period of time.
 
2022-09-29 5:07:45 PM  

hlehmann: Conservatives hate democracy.  Always have, always will.


If they liked democracy, they wouldn't be conservatives.
 
2022-09-29 5:07:52 PM  
So, reciprocate. This isn't rocket surgery.
 
2022-09-29 5:09:21 PM  

sdd2000: madgonad: Counterproposal

New Federal law that awards $50k from the local jurisdiction if an otherwise eligible voter is removed from voting records in error (or on purpose). So if your name is removed and you can document your residency/eligibility you will get $50k from the city/state/county. Which do they hate more - a single vote or paying out $50k? This will let them have their little challenge law, but every time they make a mistake it will cost them. A lot.

addendum: If the removal is based upon a "challenge" by an individual, that individual is also liable for some or all of the $50K and that debt cannot be discharged through bankruptcy and that person loses their eligibility to vote for some period of time.


Or make it a Federal crime to submit such a false report. You have to have real evidence to submit such a thing.
 
2022-09-29 5:10:44 PM  
Republicans are enemies of democracy.
 
2022-09-29 5:15:35 PM  
We're going to have an inevitable follow up about large numbers of African Americans being rounded up for illegally voting in Georgia aren't we?
 
2022-09-29 5:17:19 PM  
Just a reminder, Oct.14th Warnock v Walker debate in Savannah.
 
2022-09-29 5:20:05 PM  

Hyjamon: Just a reminder, Oct.14th Warnock v Walker debate in Savannah.


things may take a turn.

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2022-09-29 5:21:18 PM  
I swear I read about Georgia purging its voter rolls every 3 weeks.

Pretty sure the goal is to purge everyone not named Dave
 
2022-09-29 5:22:44 PM  

hlehmann: Conservatives hate democracy.  Always have, always will.


40% of people walk around with a King shaped hole in their brain looking for a StrongMan to fill it, I swear
 
2022-09-29 5:26:37 PM  

mojo_the_helper_monkey: Wookie_Jesus: Why don't Democrats just do the same thing and challenge every thing?

Our shiatty political media would never let them get away with it.  Media don't really hammer the GQP on their constant hypocrisy, because conservatives have no shame and cannot be made to correct their wrongdoing with "normal" political pressure.

Whenever a dem says or does something where there is even a whiff of hypocrisy, our shiatty political media is all over it, because liberals do tend to care.


This. And also because conservatives actually want to eliminate voting and just have a dictator take control. Liberals are the only group who wants anyone to vote.
 
2022-09-29 5:29:03 PM  

madgonad: sdd2000: madgonad: Counterproposal

New Federal law that awards $50k from the local jurisdiction if an otherwise eligible voter is removed from voting records in error (or on purpose). So if your name is removed and you can document your residency/eligibility you will get $50k from the city/state/county. Which do they hate more - a single vote or paying out $50k? This will let them have their little challenge law, but every time they make a mistake it will cost them. A lot.

addendum: If the removal is based upon a "challenge" by an individual, that individual is also liable for some or all of the $50K and that debt cannot be discharged through bankruptcy and that person loses their eligibility to vote for some period of time.

Or make it a Federal crime to submit such a false report. You have to have real evidence to submit such a thing.


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2022-09-29 5:31:57 PM  

Wookie_Jesus: Why don't Democrats just do the same thing and challenge every thing?


Organize people to stand in line to vote in rich republican districts only to leave the line and go to the back when they get close.
 
2022-09-29 5:42:40 PM  

LarryDan43: Wookie_Jesus: Why don't Democrats just do the same thing and challenge every thing?

Organize people to stand in line to vote in rich republican districts only to leave the line and go to the back when they get close.


I live in an 85% white suburb. Not super rich. I've never waited more than 2 minutes to vote in over 30 years of voting. I'm usually voting on the way to or returning from work - so it isn't like I'm a retiree showing up to the polls at 10am.
 
2022-09-29 5:43:08 PM  

madgonad: Counterproposal

New Federal law that awards $50k from the local jurisdiction if an otherwise eligible voter is removed from voting records in error (or on purpose). So if your name is removed and you can document your residency/eligibility you will get $50k from the city/state/county. Which do they hate more - a single vote or paying out $50k? This will let them have their little challenge law, but every time they make a mistake it will cost them. A lot.


It won't cost the people challenging a thing.The GOP would gladly challenge every single registration in blue cities to bankrupt them, knowing that a certain percentage of eligible voters won't return the letter, or are on a 3 month cruise, or whatever. You really think Kemp or the Georgia legislature cares if the City of Atlanta has to cough up a few milllion when they struck 140 voters out of 1,600,000 registrations? Why would they? It's not their money and it hurts the lib cities.

All this would mean is that no city/state/county would strike anyone off the rolls, ever. If you harshly punish mistakes but don't correspondingly reward the correct action, all you do is incetivize inaction.
 
2022-09-29 5:43:55 PM  

red230: We're going to have an inevitable follow up about large numbers of African Americans being rounded up for illegally voting in Georgia aren't we?


Possibly also "uppity women" as well, the ones who want to control their own uterus.  They'll voter suppress the hell out of them.
 
2022-09-29 5:45:12 PM  

Serious Black: Tarl3k: eddie_irvine: Liberals need to start doing the same thing in red areas.

No, they need to be making it EASIER for people to vote, not harder.  Don't fight the war on their terms.  2020 proved that when people vote, Republicans lose.  Pass nationwide automatic voter registration and mail-in voting.  Use what Colorado does.  We have a great system, and a Democratic trifecta...that's not a coincidence.

How do you convince state legislators who have a vested interest in maintaining the current voting laws that put them in their office to change their minds and risk their elected position?


You take it out of their hands by making it a national law.  National laws take precedence over state laws.  Don't let the red states suppress voters they don't like.
 
2022-09-29 5:48:54 PM  

Tarl3k: Serious Black: Tarl3k: eddie_irvine: Liberals need to start doing the same thing in red areas.

No, they need to be making it EASIER for people to vote, not harder.  Don't fight the war on their terms.  2020 proved that when people vote, Republicans lose.  Pass nationwide automatic voter registration and mail-in voting.  Use what Colorado does.  We have a great system, and a Democratic trifecta...that's not a coincidence.

How do you convince state legislators who have a vested interest in maintaining the current voting laws that put them in their office to change their minds and risk their elected position?

You take it out of their hands by making it a national law.  National laws take precedence over state laws.  Don't let the red states suppress voters they don't like.


Then Ted Cruz blocks it in the Senate?  😁
 
2022-09-29 5:51:45 PM  
Just sent in the stuff for mail in ballots. Gfy, conservatives.
 
2022-09-29 5:59:58 PM  

Kris_Romm: Tarl3k: Serious Black: Tarl3k: eddie_irvine: Liberals need to start doing the same thing in red areas.

No, they need to be making it EASIER for people to vote, not harder.  Don't fight the war on their terms.  2020 proved that when people vote, Republicans lose.  Pass nationwide automatic voter registration and mail-in voting.  Use what Colorado does.  We have a great system, and a Democratic trifecta...that's not a coincidence.

How do you convince state legislators who have a vested interest in maintaining the current voting laws that put them in their office to change their minds and risk their elected position?

You take it out of their hands by making it a national law.  National laws take precedence over state laws.  Don't let the red states suppress voters they don't like.

Then Ted Cruz blocks it in the Senate?  😁


Which is why we need to increase our Senate majority, to ax the filibuster so some shiat can actually get done.
 
2022-09-29 6:01:42 PM  
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2022-09-29 6:22:46 PM  
Probably the same everywhere.   In Ohio, both parties are sending out "registration kits", and the Sec'y of State is as well.   If you fill out the forms that everyone sends you, your vote will probably be challenged and may not count at all.   That is obviously the plan.
 
2022-09-29 6:39:40 PM  

Tarl3k: 2020 proved that when people vote, Republicans lose.


2021 proved that when people vote, Republicans win.
https://www.cnbc.com/2021/11/03/virginia-election-sees-highest-turnout-in-recent-history-fueling-glenn-youngkins-victory.html
 
2022-09-29 6:40:55 PM  

eddie_irvine: Liberals need to start doing the same thing in red areas.


They won't, though. Bexause "we go high."

/and we lose, as a result.
 
2022-09-29 6:44:48 PM  

Serious Black: Tarl3k: eddie_irvine: Liberals need to start doing the same thing in red areas.

No, they need to be making it EASIER for people to vote, not harder.  Don't fight the war on their terms.  2020 proved that when people vote, Republicans lose.  Pass nationwide automatic voter registration and mail-in voting.  Use what Colorado does.  We have a great system, and a Democratic trifecta...that's not a coincidence.

How do you convince state legislators who have a vested interest in maintaining the current voting laws that put them in their office to change their minds and risk their elected position?


Representatives should do what they were elected to do: represent their constituents. If the constituents want strong voter ID and voter registration requirements (like most of America*) the legislators have been elected to implement those. Or maybe it's the democratic process that you don't support when you don't approve of the outcome?

*https://www.forbes.com/sites/alisondurkee/2021/06/21/80-of-americans-support-voter-id-rules-but-fewer-worried-about-fraud-poll-finds/?sh=151bf3011e0b
 
2022-09-29 6:46:07 PM  

red230: We're going to have an inevitable follow up about large numbers of African Americans being rounded up for illegally voting in Georgia aren't we?


Why are you assuming that African Americans are going to be breaking laws?
 
2022-09-29 6:48:26 PM  

LarryDan43: Wookie_Jesus: Why don't Democrats just do the same thing and challenge every thing?

Organize people to stand in line to vote in rich republican districts only to leave the line and go to the back when they get close.


What are you thinking that would accomplish?
 
2022-09-29 6:49:07 PM  

Avigdore: red230: We're going to have an inevitable follow up about large numbers of African Americans being rounded up for illegally voting in Georgia aren't we?

Why are you assuming that African Americans are going to be breaking laws?


I'd say don't play dumb, but then I remembered who I was replying to and knew you weren't playing.
 
2022-09-29 7:05:47 PM  
I don't live in Georgia, I appear to be White, I'm a male, and I'm middle aged.

I still check my status and vote in person and early to avoid anyone who views my voting records to block my vote.

I even keep track of how I voted. Zero republicans and every Democrat.
 
2022-09-29 7:44:30 PM  

Stud Gerbil: Probably the same everywhere.   In Ohio, both parties are sending out "registration kits", and the Sec'y of State is as well.   If you fill out the forms that everyone sends you, your vote will probably be challenged and may not count at all.   That is obviously the plan.


So...Florida Republicans are only as bad as the Democrats living rent free in your head.
 
2022-09-29 7:46:30 PM  
Living in a highly conservative state I've been checking my voter status every week.
 
2022-09-29 8:05:14 PM  

Unobtanium: I check it about once a week. I need to start taking a screenshot of the status.


Do more and start filing back. Knock at the the derpy Christian Nationalists making them take time off work and so on so they can vote.

These laws can cut both ways, and the only way to eliminate them is to make conservative clerks and voters miserable.
 
2022-09-29 9:08:06 PM  
I'll be volunteering to drive people to the polls in Cobb County. I plan on having snacks and drinks in my car. I'm a white man who can afford an attorney. That law doesn't apply to me.
 
2022-09-29 10:27:43 PM  

Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: I'll be volunteering to drive people to the polls in Cobb County. I plan on having snacks and drinks in my car. I'm a white man who can afford an attorney. That law doesn't apply to me.


Good for you.
I checked last night, and my registration went through, finally after three weeks. I'm in DeKalb. Luckily I vote in the high school across the street.
Now I need to get off the list on WA... Don't think it really matters, but probably a good thing in case of shenanigans.
 
2022-09-30 9:33:03 AM  

Avigdore: Tarl3k: 2020 proved that when people vote, Republicans lose.

2021 proved that when people vote, Republicans win.
https://www.cnbc.com/2021/11/03/virginia-election-sees-highest-turnout-in-recent-history-fueling-glenn-youngkins-victory.html


Comparing an off-year election to a presidential year election is a weird hill to die on, but you do you I guess...

/you low-rent trolls on Fark are making the old school trolls roll in their graves
//They're not dead yet?
///They should be.
 
2022-09-30 11:20:21 AM  

Avigdore: Serious Black: Tarl3k: eddie_irvine: Liberals need to start doing the same thing in red areas.

No, they need to be making it EASIER for people to vote, not harder.  Don't fight the war on their terms.  2020 proved that when people vote, Republicans lose.  Pass nationwide automatic voter registration and mail-in voting.  Use what Colorado does.  We have a great system, and a Democratic trifecta...that's not a coincidence.

How do you convince state legislators who have a vested interest in maintaining the current voting laws that put them in their office to change their minds and risk their elected position?

Representatives should do what they were elected to do: represent their constituents. If the constituents want strong voter ID and voter registration requirements (like most of America*) the legislators have been elected to implement those. Or maybe it's the democratic process that you don't support when you don't approve of the outcome?

*https://www.forbes.com/sites/alisondurkee/2021/06/21/80-of-americans-support-voter-id-rules-but-fewer-worried-about-fraud-poll-finds/?sh=151bf3011e0b


We just had an election in Kansas about whether the state's constitution should be amended to make all abortion regulations legal. Even though a huge majority of voters across the state support Republicans running for office, a majority of voters in every single one of the state's Congressional districts voted to reject this amendment:

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How did the GQP respond to this decisive defeat? Derek Schmidt, current Attorney General and candidate for Governor, insisted that this vote "does not mean the discussion has ended." Kris Kobach, former Secretary of State and candidate for Attorney General, has lobbied the state's voters to reject retaining the current Supreme Court members who issued the decision protecting abortion rights statewide. The heads of the coalition to pass the amendment announced "our dedicated fight to value women and babies is far from over." Jake LaTurner, current KS-02 member of Congress, stated "The Dobbs ruling rightly said that states should pass laws involving abortion restrictions. I will continue to work with elected officials in Topeka to stop Kansas from being the abortion destination that it is today."

Tell me, if this is how responsive Republicans are to their constituents when it comes to abortion, what makes you think they'd be more responsive when it comes to something like, say, a voting system that allows them to maintain their cushy jobs?
 
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