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Sat Jan 19, 2013, 12:33 PM

For Liberal Stalwart71 and Ailsagirl (and anyone else who followed last July): voter suppression

You asked me last summer if voter suppression was discussed when I met with BHO last July. I couldn't go in to detail, but I said yes, it was discussed.

As we saw, it was attempted, but the Democrats were VERY vigilant nationally, and though some voter suppression was attempted, very little of it had an impact, at least in the Senate and in the presidential election. Some extremely close House races ended up with Allen West being ousted in Florida and Ron Barber maintaining Gabby Giffords' seat in Arizona.

Not only that, the Obama White House is organizing a permanent in-house team to keep an eye on campaigns throughout the term, not just disbanding and reincarnating each election cycle. This may mitigate the effect of the gerrymandering of districts that gave us a Republican House despite a Democratic electorate.

The election may be over, but the subject is far from closed.

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Reply For Liberal Stalwart71 and Ailsagirl (and anyone else who followed last July): voter suppression (Original post)
DFW Jan 2013 OP
freshwest Jan 2013 #1
rhett o rick Jan 2013 #2
DFW Jan 2013 #3
rhett o rick Jan 2013 #4
UCmeNdc Jan 2013 #5
Liberal_Stalwart71 Jan 2013 #6
ailsagirl Oct 2013 #7
DFW Oct 2013 #8
ailsagirl Oct 2013 #9
DFW Oct 2013 #10
ailsagirl Oct 2013 #11

Response to DFW (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 12:59 PM

1. K & R!

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Response to DFW (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 04:12 PM

2. I am encouraged by this news. nm

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Response to rhett o rick (Reply #2)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 07:28 AM

3. Republican voter suppression will be an ongoing effort

It is good to recognize that and realize that the effort to combat it must be equally ongoing.

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Response to DFW (Reply #3)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 10:22 AM

4. I am especially encouraged that the Democratic Party is

taking this on and not relying on moveon.org or PDA.

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Response to DFW (Original post)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 11:06 AM

5. What about 2014?

Or 2016?

Any election reform on the menu?

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Response to DFW (Original post)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 05:01 PM

6. This is wonderful news, DFW! Thank you so much for sharing! Voter suppression was the one fear

I had for this election. Not even the KKKoch Bros. topped the list for me. It's not over yet. We still have so much work to do to ensure that Republicans' desire to keep people from voting in future elections is thwarted!

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Response to DFW (Original post)

Mon Oct 7, 2013, 07:20 AM

7. I just read this, DFW

Thanks!!

ailsagirl

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Response to ailsagirl (Reply #7)

Mon Oct 7, 2013, 08:44 AM

8. Better late than never! n/t

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Response to DFW (Reply #8)

Mon Oct 7, 2013, 09:47 AM

9. Yeah, well I had sort of dropped out of DU...

but I'm back!

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Response to ailsagirl (Reply #9)

Mon Oct 7, 2013, 12:39 PM

10. I understand

You wouldn't be the first. I remember Robbie Robertson's line before performing "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down" on "The Last Waltz."

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Response to DFW (Reply #10)

Mon Oct 7, 2013, 08:00 PM

11. But THIS...

This is the toppling rage. I had to come back into the fold.



Auf wiedersehen,

a.

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