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Utopia Talk / Politics / Governor Kemp of Georgia
patom
Member
Mon Oct 12 17:23:19
doing Trumps bidding:
http://www...ng-to-cast-ballots-goes-viral/
Habebe
Member
Mon Oct 12 17:47:32
I should point out that since people are all like 15 ft away it looks longer than normally.
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Mon Oct 12 21:11:45
if it's like that every day then deliberate suppression
Dukhat
Member
Mon Oct 12 22:59:44
Not a surprise. Kemp is one of the worst governors and cheated in the first place to win.

Fucking retard imbecile.
habebe
Member
Tue Oct 13 00:13:43
How did he cheat? from what I gather, even AFTER they counted the absentee ballots Abrahams wanted, and a Libertarian candidate won 1% of the vote he still took not just a plurality but an actual majority of the vote.

I'm shocked Abrahams got as many votes as she did. Her claim yo fame is that even after losing she wouldn't admit defeat to just linger on like a bad smell in a gas station bathroom.
smart dude
Member
Tue Oct 13 00:24:26
"all like 15 ft away"

ROFL. No.
Habebe
Member
Tue Oct 13 00:43:53
The picture is clear at the top of the cite page.
patom
Member
Tue Oct 13 04:27:22
That pic was from a town with a population of less than 30K. People were standing in line for 4 hours and still hadn't got inside the polling station.

Now the Republicans have been telling everyone and their brothers to vote in person. Well here the people are attempting to do just that. God only knows what the situation is in Atlanta.
habebe
Member
Tue Oct 13 06:52:59
The 4 hour thing is troubling, anything over 45 minutes is, but that doesn't deny the fact they are all socialliy distanced.
patom
Member
Tue Oct 13 07:37:03
Personally, I couldn't stand that long in line without having to go piss. Plus my bum knee would be giving out about the 2 hr. mark.

I don't care how anyone tries to candy coat this. It is just blatant voter suppression.
Im better then you
2012 UP Football Champ
Tue Oct 13 15:18:56
Funny how liberals arn't planning to kidnap this Gov who is blatantly destroying civil rights.
obaminated
Member
Tue Oct 13 15:27:05
One polling station vs how many in the state?

No this isnt voter suppression nor is this blatantly destroying civil rights.

Shit happens and no system works perfectly all the time. They have till november 4th (?) To get their vote in. This will be forgotten in about 4 days.
patom
Member
Tue Oct 13 22:02:05
Leaving Ga. for a bit. Texas Gov. has one drop box in Houston. The only way to get to it is to drive. You can't walk to it and there is no public transportation to it. That is for 4 1/2 million people living in that county.
Y2A
Member
Tue Oct 13 23:41:15
the one ballot box per county is ridiculous. the intent is blatant but the cult won't admit it.
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Tue Oct 13 23:52:04
a long-ass line in Dallas/Fort Worth area
http://twitter.com/dallasnews/status/1316018437794086919
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Tue Oct 13 23:53:00
a long-ass line in Bexar County, TX (San Antonio)

http://twitter.com/MagicOn33rd/status/1315997743941382145

& reports of 3 hour waits
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Tue Oct 13 23:58:26
Texas could go blue if the patriots fight the suppression
Y2A
Member
Tue Oct 13 23:59:20
i think an important metric is the number of early votes cast as a percentage of total votes cast in 2016. on the first day of voting in harris county it is 9% which looks pretty promising given that there are 21 days left to vote and it is a weekday voting. with that said, there are always political hardcores that tend to vote asap so that could conceivably bump the first day numbers.
patom
Member
Wed Oct 14 04:38:05
Then to California where the Republican Party has set out a bunch of Party owned ballot boxes. Would anyone like to bet that they will conveniently create a scandal about early voting or one of Trumps dreamed up scenarios? They would love to nullify all California votes.
habebe
Member
Wed Oct 14 05:10:29
PAtom, The Cali thing was.clearly aimed at harvesting GOP votes.

Also its debatable if it was legal or not since California does allow ballot harvesting.

Now that Ilhan Omar thing was likley illegal ballot harvesting since it was probably done prior to the allowing of ballot harvesting and over the limit of 3. I should point out there is no evidence AFAIK that directly links her to it.

The one ballot box per county seems like clear voter suppression. But you can always just go vote on election day.
patom
Member
Wed Oct 14 07:36:31
'But you can always just go vote on election day"

Wouldn't the availability or easy access to the polls enter into that? Looks like suburban voters have to drive quite a ways to find a polling station.:
https://www.harrisvotes.com/WaitTimes?lang=en-US
Habebe
Member
Wed Oct 14 08:10:22
Tom , Probably.

I still think that we need some standiziation of voting for federal elections.
Dakyron
Member
Wed Oct 14 09:56:59
"As of 2010, Suwanee had a population of 15,355. The racial and ethnic composition of the population was 67.4% white, 10.8% black or African American, 0.1% Native American, 18.0% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 1.3% reporting some other race, and 2.3% reporting two or more races. 6.75% of the population was Hispanic or Latino of any race.[19]"

A mostly white small town. Is Kemp/Trump suppressing their own voters? This is not nefarious suppression, it is cheapass incompetence.
patom
Member
Wed Oct 14 10:09:48
Dakyron, it could still be voter suppression if the majority of the town are registered Democrats.
jergul
large member
Wed Oct 14 10:13:50
I checked the education levels. 50% college degree, median age 34. Its a democratic town by those indicators.
habebe
Member
Wed Oct 14 11:39:49
Those indicators are less precise on smaller scales.
jergul
large member
Wed Oct 14 11:44:20
For sure. That is why I say things like 4000 habebes support Biden in 10000 universes.
habebe
Member
Wed Oct 14 11:51:01
Oh yeah, listen if it was Biden vs. Romney or McCain, Id probably go Biden.... maybe not with Harris though.

But I consider myself a rather liberal republican.
habebe
Member
Wed Oct 14 11:51:56
Actually I guess thats not what you meant.Bit whatever.
Y2A
Member
Wed Oct 14 17:34:31
"Is Kemp/Trump suppressing their own voters? This is not nefarious suppression, it is cheapass incompetence."

the goal of modern day voter suppression tactics isn't to explicit suppress the group of voters you want not to vote it is to create conditions that disproportionately impact those voters. Grandfather clauses in the Jim Crow south also impacts a very small number of white voters, but you can't point to that and say that the intent of the law wasn't to suppress black votes.
Y2A
Member
Wed Oct 14 17:34:56
*also impacted
Y2A
Member
Wed Oct 14 17:38:01
also, the county that Suwanee is in, Gwinnett county is an Atlanta suburb county that flipped from R to D in 2020.
Y2A
Member
Wed Oct 14 21:36:45
now the clowns are putting up a lawsuit against drive-thru voting in harris county tx. they see the big turnout and are trying to put a stop to it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Svx0bkPHKJs
Y2A
Member
Wed Oct 14 21:46:09
Early Voting turn out for Harris County TX:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NzenY80ikVA

128k yesterday
+76k today (as of the time of the video, could go up)

total: 204k
total 2016 votes: 1,312k
% of 2016: 15.5%
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