Tagged With "voter suppression"

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ACLU Steps in to Block South Carolina’s Discriminatory Voter ID Law

sunnubian ·
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 24, 2012 11:36 AM CONTACT: ACLU Vesna Jaksic, ACLU national, (212) 284-7347 or 549-2666; media@aclu.org Victoria Middleton, ACLU of South Carolina, (843) 720-1424 ; vmiddleton@aclusouthcarolina.org ACLU Steps in to Block South Carolina’s Discriminatory Voter ID Law ACLU Files Motion in Federal District Court to Stop Law That Would Disenfranchise Voters WASHINGTON - February 24 - The American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of South Carolina today asked a...
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Voting Rights Watch

sunnubian ·
"I want people in Florida to want to vote as bad as that person in Africa who walks 200 miles across the desert. This should not be easy."-- Florida State Senator Mike Bennett      Dear Nation Friend:If Mike Bennett has...
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Re: What Happens If GOP’s Voter Suppression Works

EbonyRose ·
When Bush was (s)elected by the Supreme Court to be president in 2000 ..... I was actually very proud of the response by Black people - whose votes were most of the ones deemed "ineligible" and tossed out by the state of Florida - who literally took to the streets in large numbers and loudly protested against being disenfranchised in the manner that they were!!! Of course, when Gore acted like a chump and threw in the towel/quit his opposition to the Supreme Court's decision ... it pretty...
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Re: What Happens If GOP’s Voter Suppression Works

Yemaya ·
Well if voter suppression works, welcome to Post-Post-Post Reconstruction America.
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Re: What Happens If GOP’s Voter Suppression Works

Norland ·
If voter suppression works, we'll be ruled by "President Romney". God!!!!!!! That means someone on a mass scale in this world will be SHOCKED AND AWED. Guaranteed. Undertakers will be counting the big bucks, mothers and fathers will be crying like they always do, and have been doing ever since I've been on this planet. No one will remember their children after their gone but them. Same O, same O. Caucasians that deal with this death and destruction will be rolling in money, like they always...
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Norland ·
"after they're gone". I know the difference, just type too fast sometimes. Sorry!!
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Tell Florida: End Gov. Rick Scott's voter purge

sunnubian ·
Tell Florida: End Gov. Rick Scott's voter purge An unprecedented attack on the right to vote is about to happen in Florida -- a state that George Bush "won" by just 573 votes in 2000. Florida Governor Rick Scott is trying to purge state voter rolls just before a key election. Scott's purge will give 180,000 Floridians — 87% of whom are people of color — 30 days to prove their citizenship. Any person who does not provide proof will be dropped from the rolls and deemed ineligible to vote. If...
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Eric Holder vows to aggressively challenge voter ID laws

sunnubian ·
Eric Holder vows to aggressively challenge voter ID laws By Sari Horwitz , Published: July 10 The Washington Post Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. on Tuesday vowed to be “aggressive” in challenging voting laws that restrict minority rights, using a speech in Texas to make his case on the same day a federal court was considering the legality of the state’s new voter ID legislation. “Let me be clear: We will not allow political pretexts to disenfranchise American citizens of their most...
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What Happens If GOP’s Voter Suppression Works

sunnubian ·
Published on Wednesday, July 25, 2012 by The Washington Post What Happens If GOP’s Voter Suppression Works? by Harold Meyerson Suppose Mitt Romney ekes out a victory in November by a margin smaller than the number of young and minority voters who couldn’t cast ballots because the photo-identification laws enacted by Republican governors and legislators kept them from the polls. What should Democrats do then? What would Republicans do? And how would other nations respond? As suppositions go,...
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Federal court rejects Texas voter ID law as unfair to Hispanics, African-Americans

sunnubian ·
Federal court rejects Texas voter ID law as unfair to Hispanics, African-Americans By Associated Press , Updated: Thursday, August 30, 12:17 PM AP WASHINGTON — A federal court has ruled against a Texas law that would require voters to present photo IDs to election officials before being allowed to cast ballots in November. A three-judge panel in Washington ruled Thursday that the law imposes “strict, unforgiving burdens on the poor” and noted that racial minorities in Texas are more likely...
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Re: Federal court rejects Texas voter ID law as unfair to Hispanics, African-Americans

EbonyRose ·
You know .... Rev. Sharpton made a very interesting point the other day about this whole voter ID mess ... and the fact that NONE of these laws are being put into effect during the Republican primary voting process. They're only affecting the general election in November ... when Democrats will be part of the voting process as well!! Also in Ohio, they've decided to reduce the number of early voting days ... coincidentally , just days after a report was drafted that showed that minorities...
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Re: Federal court rejects Texas voter ID law as unfair to Hispanics, African-Americans

Yemaya ·
Originally Posted by EbonyRose: You know .... Rev. Sharpton made a very interesting point the other day about this whole voter ID mess ... and the fact that NONE of these laws are being put into effect during the Republican primary voting process. They're only affecting the general election in November ... when Democrats will be part of the voting process as well!! Also in Ohio, they've decided to reduce the number of early voting days ... coincidentally , just days after a report was...
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Re: Federal court rejects Texas voter ID law as unfair to Hispanics, African-Americans

sunnubian ·
Originally Posted by Yemaya: Originally Posted by EbonyRose: You know .... Rev. Sharpton made a very interesting point the other day about this whole voter ID mess ... and the fact that NONE of these laws are being put into effect during the Republican primary voting process. They're only affecting the general election in November ... when Democrats will be part of the voting process as well!! Also in Ohio, they've decided to reduce the number of early voting days ... coincidentally , just...
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Re: Federal court rejects Texas voter ID law as unfair to Hispanics, African-Americans

EbonyRose ·
Originally Posted by sunnubian: Originally Posted by Yemaya: Originally Posted by EbonyRose: You know .... Rev. Sharpton made a very interesting point the other day about this whole voter ID mess ... and the fact that NONE of these laws are being put into effect during the Republican primary voting process. They're only affecting the general election in November ... when Democrats will be part of the voting process as well!! Also in Ohio, they've decided to reduce the number of early voting...
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Re: Federal court rejects Texas voter ID law as unfair to Hispanics, African-Americans

EbonyRose ·
Another (small) victory, I suppose!! Judge Restores 3 Early Voting Days in Ohio The Associated Press Friday, August 31, 2012 A federal judge in Ohio on Friday granted a request from President Barack Obama's campaign to give all voters in the swing state the option of casting their ballot in person during the three days before Election Day. (Photo: AP) COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal judge in Ohio on Friday granted a request from President Barack Obama's campaign to give all voters in the...
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Re: Federal court rejects Texas voter ID law as unfair to Hispanics, African-Americans

sunnubian ·
They are now trying to steal the election by proxy, rather than be so obvious as George W. Bush was when he stole the election. But, no one better not put nothing past these republicans, it would be like trusting a roving band of thieves and gang members to do the right thing and to follow laws of this country.
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President Obama's Re-Election One Battle In The War

sunnubian ·
Tea Party Group Blocks Florida Voters, Stops Water Handouts at Polls Brentin Mock and Voting Rights Watch 2012 <abbr class="published" title="2012-11-05T12:11:01-18000">on November 5, 2012 - 12:11 PM ET</abbr> Voters stand in line during the fourth day of early voting in North Miami, Tuesday, October 30, 2012, as Floridians cast their ballot seven days before Election Day. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz) Update @5:45 pm pm ET : An independent analysis of the list of names challenged by...
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Young African Americans are engaged in politics but aren't guaranteed to turn out in 2012

sunnubian ·
 Young, Black and VotingYour Take: Young African Americans are engaged in politics but aren't guaranteed to turn out in 2012.By: Peter Levine | Posted: December 2, 2011 at 12:16 AM Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty ImagesIn 2008 young...
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Trump's Voter Suppression Commission Makes a Chilling Request of All 50 States

sunnubian ·
Trump's Voter Suppression Commission Makes a Chilling Request of All 50 States Anne Branigin Yesterday 5:34pm Filed to: VOTING RIGHTS 15.8K 80 9 Image via Getty Voting rights advocates who worry that President Trump’s “Commission on Election Integrity” is a thinly-disguised ploy to enact massive voter suppression in America will be alarmed by a letter the administration sent to election officials in all states yesterday. Jessica Huseman, a senior reporting fellow with ProPublica, tweeted out...
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Re: Sharpton: “It’s Time We Take Our Country Back”

Xumbrarchist ·
ROFL When did we have it? Xum
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Re: Sharpton: “It’s Time We Take Our Country Back”

sunnubian ·
I think that Sharpton means it in the context of the 99% as apposed to the chosen few and predominately republican politicians who have high jacked this country from the general populous.
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Re: Sharpton: “It’s Time We Take Our Country Back”

Yemaya ·
Originally Posted by Xumbrarchist: ROFL When did we have it? Xum That's what I want to know. It sounds like a weak attempt at using the very language white supremacist, Libertarian Tea Party types use. Clearly, Rev Sharpton or the Left are very serious about change or take over. Another thing, they don't have a good grasp on language of propaganda.
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Re: Sharpton: “It’s Time We Take Our Country Back”

roarin1 ·
I could actually feel kinda sorry for 'ole Al Sharpton sometimes, because he doesn't even realize that to the very people that he thinks he's 'threatening'...he's just a joke. Sad.
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Re: Sharpton: “It’s Time We Take Our Country Back”

sunnubian ·
"I could actually feel kinda sorry for 'ole Al Sharpton sometimes, because he doesn't even realize that to the very people that he thinks he's 'threatening'...he's just a joke. ============================================================================ That won't happen until African Americans start to view Al Sharpton as a joke and are foolish enough to use a public forum to disrespect and denigrade him. I think Sharpton is well aware of how he is viewed by right-wing racists and that ilk,...
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Re: Sharpton: “It’s Time We Take Our Country Back”

roarin1 ·
African Americans? Oh? Is that what YOU consider YOURSELF? Respect is earned never given . YOU would make such a comparison? (well, you actually...just did..therefore I'M obliged to answer thus..) THAT is a level of disrespect and denigration above and beyond foolish enough to have ever been used on a 'public forum'. But I'LL tell ya....'ya learn sumpthin new, every day'.
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Re: Sharpton: “It’s Time We Take Our Country Back”

sunnubian ·
I'm not getting what you are saying Roarin, I meant no disrespect to you personally. But, yes, I do consider myself African American, because: In America and the West "African" is considered a race, The Black Race (I know that African is really a nationality, but in the West "African" is synonymous with Black Race People ) (the same way that White is synonymous with Caucasian, i.e. White Race People , for example) therefore, I consider my race African , i.e., Black Race and my nationality is...
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Re: Sharpton: “It’s Time We Take Our Country Back”

EbonyRose ·
Originally Posted by sunnubian: "I could actually feel kinda sorry for 'ole Al Sharpton sometimes, because he doesn't even realize that to the very people that he thinks he's 'threatening'...he's just a joke. ============================================================================ That won't happen until African Americans start to view Al Sharpton as a joke and are foolish enough to use a public forum to disrespect and denigrade him. I think Sharpton is well aware of how he is viewed by...
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Re: Sharpton: “It’s Time We Take Our Country Back”

EbonyRose ·
The Rev. Al Sharpton's contribution to Black people and African America goes wwwwwaaaaaaayyyyyyyyy BEYOND anything that MOST Black people have EVER contributed to our community. And most of those that disparage them would be hard-pressed to name another individual who has been able to bring about the positive changes in legislation, employment, respect, economic and educational progress that we enjoy today!! Both with and without MLK at his side. It is a tragedy of our ignorance who some of...
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Re: Voting Rights Watch

Yemaya ·
Most of the states with voter ID laws have very high concentrations of African Americans.
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Re: Voting Rights Watch

sunnubian ·
I think that it is going to come back to bite them in the butt; come election time, I think more people than they have anticipated will have gotten their IDs and many people that they have assumed have them already are gonna have trouble getting them.
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Re: Voting Rights Watch

EbonyRose ·
Yep, I think you're right, Sunnubian!! I think the fact that this attempted treachery was found out early enough to be able to start doing something about it - couple with the positive efforts of the Obama Administration/Dept. of Justice to quash many of these states' laws - will make it so that "they" are not able to disenfranchise as many people as they HOPE they will!!! But also, I'm thinking - and with any luck - that their biggest "bite-in-the-butt" will come from their own mouths ....
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Re: Star Organizer Joins Obama’s “Operation Vote” To Rally Minorities

Noah The African ·
I don't get it. How come the President or his "handlers" don't want to "target" minorities (blacks) with POLICY, yet, its ok to target them to get their vote? In other words, the president believes its ok to target minorities (blacks) to HELP THE PRESIDENT, but the president does not believe its right to target minorities TO HELP THE MINORITIES (blacks). What the f'ck happened to the rising tide theory? His POLICY should raise the tide for everyone....meaning minorities (blacks) and whites...
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Re: Star Organizer Joins Obama’s “Operation Vote” To Rally Minorities

nuggyt ·
Originally Posted by Noah The African: I don't get it. How come the President or his "handlers" don't want to "target" minorities (blacks) with POLICY, yet, its ok to target them to get their vote? In other words, the president believes its ok to target minorities (blacks) to HELP THE PRESIDENT, but the president does not believe its right to target minorities TO HELP THE MINORITIES (blacks). What the f'ck happened to the rising tide theory? His POLICY should raise the tide for...
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Star Organizer Joins Obama’s “Operation Vote” To Rally Minorities

sunnubian ·
Star Organizer Joins Obama’s “Operation Vote” To Rally Minorities Written by NewsOne Staff on November 3, 2011 10:37 am With President Obama one year away from either being re-elected or voted out of office, he’s decided to appoint one of his star organizers to head up his “Operation Vote” campaign targeted towards rallying minority voting. Michael Blake, who became a star in Obama’s 2008 campaign, landed a job with the White House as their African American Outreach coordinator. But Blake...
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Walker Foes Plan to Launch Recall

sunnubian ·
Published on Monday, November 14, 2011 by The Wisconsin State Journal Walker Foes Plan to Launch Recall With Pajama Parties, 'Midnight Madness' by Mary Spicuzza and Clay Barbour Opponents of Gov. Scott Walker are planning a slew of pajama parties, Green Bay Packers viewing parties and "midnight madness"-themed events to kick off their historic effort to recall the new Republican governor, which is set to begin at midnight. "Be the first in your neighborhood to have your petitions in hand as...
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Sharpton: “It’s Time We Take Our Country Back”

sunnubian ·
Sharpton: “It’s Time We Take Our Country Back” Written by Rev. Al Sharpton on November 4, 2011 5:32 pm Click for More Next Post It’s high time we, the majority, take our country back: When certain individuals began chanting their mantra of ‘take our country back’, the rest of us hoped that it wasn’t a subliminal message to strip away this nation’s advancements and take us back to some sort of Jim Crow era. But in such a short span of time in office, many conservative elected officials have...
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North Carolina Governor Signs America’s Worst Voter Suppression Bill Into Law

sunnubian ·
North Carolina Governor Signs America’s Worst Voter Suppression Bill Into Law By Ian Millhiser on August 13, 2013 at 9:00 am On Monday, North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory (R) signed into law a massive voter suppression bill compiling numerous different provisions used to restrict voting in other states . Among other things, the bill includes a strict voter ID law, which will reduce turnout among minority, low-income and student voters . It will cut a full week of early voting, which is likely...
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5 Reality Checks on New Voting Laws

sunnubian ·
5 Reality Checks on New Voting LawsNovember 7, 2011 at 6:58 PMNews outlets have been sounding the alarm for months about the potential for new voting laws, passed by Republican state legislatures, to disenfranchise voters. From rules to restrict early...
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Re: Online Voter Registration

Norland ·
So we VOTE!! We get the same old shit no matter who's in office. I've been on the planet for awhile, nothing changes that much. Hatred's still on-going full force. White people are white people; black people are black people; never the trains shall meet. Whether you vote or not, someone's going to get in office and we're still going to be begging and pleading and they're going to keep saying "Nigger please!!
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Re: Online Voter Registration

Kocolicious ·
There should be all kinds of platforms to vote. It's some serious "shyte" going on. I see 18 years olds registering. Use to be you'd had to drag them to the polls. I just remember when the freedom riders died so folks could vote in the South. So this is some deep shyte and it should be recognized as something that needs to be DONE now. Otherwise? Can't complain. Already Kavanaugh is agreeing with Trump regarding immigration. Who knows what's next. Abortion laws changed? Jim Crow revisited?
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Re: Online Voter Registration

sunnubian ·
Between the UNCONSTITUTIONAL "gerrymandering", the UNCONSTITUTIONAL AND ILLEGAL 'purging' of REGISTERED VOTERS, along with closing half the voting polls in most states and/or last minute changing of where people go to vote, not to mention, the tampering with and/or RIGGING the voting machines to begin with, to enable republicans to continously "win" by STEALING ELECTIONS, it almost doesn't matter who's registered or how many people vote.
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Re: Online Voter Registration

Norland ·
The truth of the matter is: These European Immigrants don't want us to vote and they'll do anything to keep us from doing so. They don't consider us CITIZENS and Slavery has NEVER been abolished. They did some maneuvering on paper over the centuries to keep our mouths shut to a whimper. It's harder than hell to live around Snow Monkeys that hate your guts. 400 years and counting. Who are the fools; who are the fooled?????
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Re: Online Voter Registration

sunnubian ·
It still amazes me that more White people still hadn't figured out that racism is actually a tool used to control and manipulated White people into doing the bidding of the [landowners], i.e., the 10%; like vote away their own interests, and send their sons and daughters off to fight and die in Wars that those belonging to 10% create to steal the valuable natural resources of other nations, and to keep them and their descendants rich for generations to come, none of which they share with the...
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Re: Online Voter Registration

Norland ·
White folks still haven't figured out that they're RACIAL PSYCHOPATHS and that's all they are. Unfortunately, we're the scapegoats, BIG TIME!!!! Our brown skin freaks them out, yet they can't stay away from the fucking tanning beds. There's something wrong with these fucks, but they dont realize the predicament they're in. The south's getting their royal asses kicked by these storms. All the nigger haters are finding out what it's like to have nothing. If a black man comes to help one of...
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Re: Obama's strategic edge: Cash to campaign everywhere

Xumbrarchist ·
Originally Posted by sunnubian: Obama's strategic edge: Cash to campaign everywhere By theGrio 10:35 AM on 11/07/2011 Flush with more cash than all the Republican candidates combined , Obama's reelection campaign envisions an electoral map every bit as expansive as that of 2008, when he picked up a string of states that had been safe GOP territory for decades. Now that is interesting. Gotta wonder where the money came from. Xum
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Re: Obama's strategic edge: Cash to campaign everywhere

Kocolicious ·
All I can say is.....Yay...Go Obama! But!
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Re: Obama's strategic edge: Cash to campaign everywhere

nuggyt ·
Yeah, Koco, it doesn't matter how dirty or bloody the money is, huh?
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Re: Obama's strategic edge: Cash to campaign everywhere

EbonyRose ·
Considering that Republican money is less than pristine - and the blood and dirt on it mostly comes from the American people they leave slaughtered while collecting it .... I don't see why it should make a big difference!!
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Re: Obama's strategic edge: Cash to campaign everywhere

Xumbrarchist ·
Originally Posted by EbonyRose: Considering that Republican money is less than pristine - and the blood and dirt on it mostly comes from the American people they leave slaughtered while collecting it .... I don't see why it should make a big difference!! Yeah, the money for both sides probably came from the same place. So it may just be a matter of choosing the color of the puppet. Seeing what happened to Qadaffi all of the puppets work the same. Xum
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Re: Obama's strategic edge: Cash to campaign everywhere

nuggyt ·
Being that Obama said he would change the way fundraising operates, it should matter.
 
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