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Thu Feb 28, 2013, 12:09 AM

Do you support the Voting Rights Act?


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I support the Voting Rights Act and/or expansion of the Voting Rights Act
19 (95%)
The Voting Rights Act should be reduced or repealed
1 (5%)
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Reply Do you support the Voting Rights Act? (Original post)
CreekDog Feb 2013 OP
BainsBane Feb 2013 #1
CreekDog Feb 2013 #7
Aristus Feb 2013 #2
Loudly Feb 2013 #3
DirkGently Feb 2013 #4
Jamaal510 Feb 2013 #5
CreekDog Feb 2013 #6
mokawanis Feb 2013 #9
BainsBane Feb 2013 #11
CreekDog Feb 2013 #8
Liberal_Stalwart71 Feb 2013 #10
CreekDog Feb 2013 #12
Warren DeMontague Feb 2013 #13
RC Feb 2013 #14
Warren DeMontague Feb 2013 #15
RC Feb 2013 #16
ProgressiveProfessor Feb 2013 #17
justiceischeap Feb 2013 #18
La Lioness Priyanka Mar 2013 #20
steve2470 Feb 2013 #19
Cali_Democrat Mar 2013 #21

Response to CreekDog (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 12:12 AM

1. Have you actually encountered anyone on DU

who doesn't support it?

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Response to BainsBane (Reply #1)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 12:13 PM

7. one that I know of

and others I simply suspect.

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Response to CreekDog (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 12:13 AM

2. I clicked 'I Support', because there's wasn't a "Fuck Yeah!" option.

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Response to CreekDog (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 12:15 AM

3. Every Democrat segregationist back then is a Republican segregationist today,

 

Their party left them!

Nixon and his minions turned this majoritarianist racism against ANYONE who would dare advocate equal rights.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southern_strategy

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Response to CreekDog (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 12:17 AM

4. Needs expansion. All states. All groups protected.


It's not like it's okay to change voting rules to exclude college kids or Latinos or gay people or white Wallstreet bankers.

And apparently some states are hellbent on playing games with their voting process to try to exclude people from participating in a supposed democratic process.

For Pete's sake.

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Response to CreekDog (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 12:50 AM

5. Somebody on here actually voted against it??

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Response to Jamaal510 (Reply #5)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 01:48 AM

6. yes

i'm sure there are several more posters who would choose no if this were anonymous, but at least in this poll, most of them have had the sense to be silent.

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Response to Jamaal510 (Reply #5)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 04:42 PM

9. The one who voted no

got booted for being a RW gun disruptor.

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Response to mokawanis (Reply #9)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 05:16 PM

11. I saw that yesterday

but I couldn't alert on a poll vote.

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Response to CreekDog (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 04:38 PM

8. Kick

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Response to CreekDog (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 04:43 PM

10. I've witnessed racism right here on DU. I'm sure there is more than one person who opposes VRA.

They're too cowardly to speak up!

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Response to Liberal_Stalwart71 (Reply #10)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 07:33 PM

12. someone just got PPR'd after voting no on this poll

it's not the only reason they got PPR'd, but I'll bet it was a factor.

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Response to CreekDog (Reply #12)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 07:36 PM

13. well, shit, I guess I better vote yes!

Otherwise someone might recognize me through this disguise, despite my hat

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Response to Warren DeMontague (Reply #13)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 07:45 PM

14. Careful there, someone around here might believe you.

 

Humor is in short supply among those on the fact biased, perpetually outraged side.

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Response to RC (Reply #14)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 07:47 PM

15. think I don't know it? I'm Pubic Enemy #1

4th Horseman of the Boobpocalypse.

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Response to Warren DeMontague (Reply #15)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 08:02 PM

16. Good job there, keep up the good work.

 

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Response to CreekDog (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 08:13 PM

17. Everyone should

There are few laws that could not be improved with some tuning/modernizing. However, that is no reason to toss them out entirely which seems to be one option the court is considering.

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Response to CreekDog (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 08:22 PM

18. This past election made it quite obvious we are not yet in a place

where we can expect people of color to be allowed to vote without laws in place to protect them. Even with those current laws in place, people of color had a difficult time voting.

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Response to justiceischeap (Reply #18)

Fri Mar 1, 2013, 02:28 PM

20. yup

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Response to CreekDog (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 08:25 PM

19. k&r nt

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