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Monday, April 22, 2019

After high turnout in last year's midterm elections propelled Democrats to a new House majority and big gains in the states, several Republican-controlled state legislatures are attempting to change voting-related rules in ways that might reduce future voter turnout.



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This type of thing makes me wonder whether the Republican National Committee is looking at polling data for 2020 and is becoming concerned....

#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-04-22 12:14 PM | Reply

Lamp, they have been doing it for years...decades. It's their most successful policy.

#2 | Posted by oldwhiskeysour at 2019-04-22 10:25 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Republicans are more dangerous than Russians. Its not just their contempt for democracy either, they hold the consequences of global warming in utter contempt and support military aggression which can lead to nuclear annihilation.

#3 | Posted by bayviking at 2019-04-22 11:25 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

^^^. Despite what thier arrogance tells them, it is not sustainable.

Maybe later, maybe sooner.

#4 | Posted by fresno500 at 2019-04-23 12:33 AM | Reply

The GOP's slogan should be: "We're anti-democracy!! Yay!!"

#5 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2019-04-23 02:04 AM | Reply

Dems better start hiring best hackers available now and begin winning 2020 election.

Moral high ground and fair fights are for suckers.

#6 | Posted by Docman at 2019-04-23 07:31 AM | Reply

Republicans, with the help of Russia, cheated in 2016. And even then they needed the "electoral college" to actually win.

In the last 30 years, Republicans have won one (1) Presidential popular vote. America does not want Republicans. And without Senate malapportionment, we wouldn't have them.

So it stands to reason they would cheat. It's the only way for them to actually win.

#7 | Posted by JOE at 2019-04-23 08:03 AM | Reply

Republican-Run States Eye New Curbs on Voting

LOL, I was looking at the picture on NPR and I can just picture the Republicans, like Wile E Coyote, flipping a road-sign so it points to a cliff instead of the polling place.

Then the Democrat comes by, reads the sign and then runs off towards the cliff, but somehow goes across it without falling.

The Republican, scratching his head, tries the same thing, and THIS HAPPENS

#8 | Posted by NerfHerder at 2019-04-23 10:08 AM | Reply

Anyone who proposes or votes for any law or policy that prevents even one legitimate voter from casting their ballot should be banned from holding any government position or lobbying

#9 | Posted by hatter5183 at 2019-04-23 12:06 PM | Reply

This is a great example of why Republicans win anything these days. Both Reps and Dems, after every election cycle in the 21st century, have created court cases and publicly cried and whined about voter fraud. Every single time. And it's bad, both sides make outrageous claims and the media clings to it like it's their baby for a few months.

So what does each party do? Well, Dems do nothing. They actually cry and whine and then the next day talk about how they want to make voting easier. Reps, on the other hand, actually take action. They see a problem and they try to do something about it. Whether or not you agree or disagree with the action they are taking, they are still taking action. People like that. People want to see progress instead of just whining and crying about something. While this doesn't apply as much to hard stances people take on specific topics, everyone has topics they see as lower priority and don't invest much thought into them. For those people, when they see action, they typically align with that action. Again, that's not true for those who believe voter access is a huge priority. But, for those who don't, all they see is that the Reps are fixing a problem.

Also, this article is someone racist and discriminatory.

"Voting rights advocates and Democrats dismiss those claims and argue that the policies are designed to dampen turnout among younger, nonwhite and poorer voters, who are less likely to back Republicans."

So, policies to put penalties behind making mistakes hurt the younger, nonwhite and poorer voters? So, indirectly, the article is claiming that those same people make more mistakes than the others. That's pretty mean and enforcing a stereotype. I thought Liberals didn't like stereotypes and discrimination. Just saying.

#10 | Posted by humtake at 2019-04-23 12:06 PM | Reply

"I thought Liberals didn't like stereotypes and discrimination. "

They don't.

That's why they oppose discriminatory policies like the one you're defending.

You, on the other hand, defend that policy, because to you, it's hurting the people who need to get hurt.

Hurting people that need to get hurt is the core value of Trump supporters.

#11 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-04-23 12:11 PM | Reply

all they see is that the Reps are fixing a problem.

#13 | Posted by humtake

Wrong. Repubs are claiming there's a problem, which is a lie, then the introduce their "fix" which is actually a new way to cheat in an election by defrauding voters.

The actual problems in voting come in mail-in ballots, but repubs dont want to "fix" those, because they favor republican candidates. Just look at what happened in NC. Repub mail in ballot FRAUD. And they got caught. And how much time did fox news spend on it? Now they get a redo, instead of just losing the election. SO why not cheat if you get a do-over when you're caught?

#12 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-04-23 01:52 PM | Reply

"Reps, on the other hand, actually take action. They see a problem and they try to do something about it."

Unfortunately, their central problem is their ideas lose elections. That said, don't look for them to eschew Republican policies, look for them to turn their backs on democracy.

#13 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-04-23 05:09 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

WE should only allow voting to occur between the hours of noon and o dark thirty. Eastern Mongolia time. Print the voter registration in very small print (to save paper) and write in Trumptilian with no sentence structure or logic. Polls should be locate as far from any mass transit, as far as possible. Int he middle of a lake would be perfect. (------- can't swim!) Make the parking lot a nightmare. One single lane entrance into rush hour traffic would be best. One must have multiple IDs and explanations for everyplace you have every been. Maybe a passport type ID would be best. There needs to be more verification of your history than a background check for a gun. But, we do for the like the guns we should make sure the mentally ill can always vote as they are the GOP BASE!! We can have someone from the Party pick up their unfilled ballots and we can just fill them out for them. As a public service.

And since we became Great Again and since race and discrimination is not a problem any longer in America (according to the Supreme Court) the voting rights amendment is superfluous and kinda dumb so we should just get rid of it.

Also, sending undocumented immigrants to blue states will make sure they cannot vote in red states. So get that plan going just before the elections so as to disrupt the millions of illegal immigrant votes.

#14 | Posted by donnerboy at 2019-04-23 05:53 PM | Reply

when your government can take certain rights from some people, those same rights can be denied to anyone.

this is the slippery slope that Bernie points out when you deny a convict the right to vote

#15 | Posted by 1947steamer at 2019-04-23 06:58 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Ok, read the article. I agree that punishing an honest mistake harshly is wrong.

Does anyone have a problem with stopping failing to complete forms. I get it that a first time offense, go back and fix it.

Multiple failures affect the system negatively and needs curbing.

#16 | Posted by Petrous at 2019-04-24 12:20 PM | Reply

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