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Sat Feb 9, 2019, 06:30 PM

Exclusive: Thousands of Black Votes in Georgia Disappeared and No One Can Explain It

Voter suppression in Georgia was one of the most discussed issues during the 2018 midterm elections. Front and center in the debate stood Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams, a longtime voting-rights activist who had dedicated much of her career to fighting for every citizen’s right to vote. Abrams was also running to become the state’s first black governor and the first black female governor in the history of America.

As if it were a too on-the-nose movie plot, Abrams’ Republican opponent in the race for governor was Brian Kemp. As Georgia’s longtime secretary of state, Kemps presided over the state’s elections, voting machines and vote tallying. And as a vote suppressor, Kemp’s record of disenfranchising voters was unmatched.

Kemp wasn’t afraid to publicly warn his colleagues about the dangers of black voters. He disproportionately purged black voters from rolls. He threw out black absentee ballots. He used unauditable voting machines and left voter data unsecured. He essentially got to referee his own match.

And in the end, Brian Kemp won...

We think


https://www.theroot.com/exclusive-thousands-of-black-votes-in-georgia-disappea-1832472558

A lot more info at the link

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Reply Exclusive: Thousands of Black Votes in Georgia Disappeared and No One Can Explain It (Original post)
mucifer Feb 9 OP
Achilleaze Feb 9 #1
rainy Feb 9 #2
bpositive Feb 9 #6
Doreen Feb 9 #3
mucifer Feb 9 #4
Amaryllis Feb 9 #19
Doreen Feb 9 #20
Me. Feb 9 #5
Garrett78 Feb 9 #7
sharedvalues Feb 9 #13
Judi Lynn Feb 9 #8
TNNurse Feb 9 #9
trueblue2007 Feb 9 #10
dewsgirl Feb 9 #11
sharedvalues Feb 9 #12
2naSalit Feb 9 #14
Geechie Feb 9 #15
47of74 Feb 9 #16
oasis Feb 9 #17
iluvtennis Feb 9 #18
PatrickforO Feb 9 #21
demtenjeep Feb 9 #22
SleeplessinSoCal Sunday #23
jcmaine72 Sunday #24
ck4829 Sunday #25
greymattermom Sunday #26
scarytomcat Sunday #27

Response to mucifer (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2019, 06:32 PM

1. I can explain it

KGOP republicans against US democracy.

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Response to mucifer (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2019, 06:38 PM

2. will anything ever be done about all of this?

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Response to rainy (Reply #2)

Sat Feb 9, 2019, 06:55 PM

6. Easy answer

No

This has been going on for years. Eventually it will be resolved when the margin of voters voting for the democratic candidate is so great that there is no way the republicans can get away with it.

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Response to mucifer (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2019, 06:38 PM

3. Easy to explain.

Filthy criminal repukes.

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Response to Doreen (Reply #3)

Sat Feb 9, 2019, 06:39 PM

4. yeah and the article goes into details

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Response to Doreen (Reply #3)

Sat Feb 9, 2019, 09:30 PM

19. Yep. VEry easy. Could have said how without reading the article. And many of us have

been saying for years.

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Response to Amaryllis (Reply #19)

Sat Feb 9, 2019, 09:32 PM

20. I did read the article and that is what I took from it.

Mystery my ass.

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Response to mucifer (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2019, 06:40 PM

5. KR

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Response to mucifer (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2019, 06:58 PM

7. And even so, Abrams, as I understand, got more votes than any Dem in Georgia history.

As relieved as I was by the 2018 results, Georgia and Florida proved to be infuriating.

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Response to Garrett78 (Reply #7)

Sat Feb 9, 2019, 07:24 PM

13. Both states stolen via voter suppression. Abrams, Gillum, Nelson real winners

Anytime you see Rick Scott in the senate- remember, he stole the election via suppression. He’s illegitimate.

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Response to mucifer (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2019, 07:00 PM

8. Kick and rec. Thank you. n/t

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Response to mucifer (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2019, 07:01 PM

9. Oh, there are people who know.

Because they were involved in planning and carrying it out.

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Response to mucifer (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2019, 07:12 PM

10. time for a federal investigation led by the DEMOCRATIC HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES !!!

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Response to mucifer (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2019, 07:12 PM

11. Just checking in, partook in a few too many party favors far too early. Swore that said:

Thousands of black voters dissappeared in Georgia and no one can explain it. I'm done, have a good night.

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Response to mucifer (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2019, 07:23 PM

12. Abrams won. Kemp stole this election via suppression.

Not just disappearing votes: disenfranchisement and suppression via his role as Sec of State.

Kemp is illegitimate.

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Response to sharedvalues (Reply #12)

Sat Feb 9, 2019, 07:31 PM

14. +1

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Response to mucifer (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2019, 07:56 PM

15. I'm shocked,

shocked!

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Response to mucifer (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2019, 08:14 PM

16. I honestly believe voter suppression and electoral fraud should be capital offenses

And our government should absolutely use the death penalty to deal with violators. And change the Constitution so such crimes do work some corruption of blood. It has to be made the worst crime one can commit and punished so severely that no one will even want to take one for the team.

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Response to mucifer (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2019, 08:32 PM

17. Attention, Paris Dennard, Ben Carson, ex-Sherriff Clarke and

many other dupes.You support a "GOP"that doesn't want black people to vote.

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Response to mucifer (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2019, 09:01 PM

18. Thieving bastards stole that election from Stacey Abrams


from the article...

The nonprofit group, Coalition for Good Governance, discovered that approximately 127,000 Georgia voters simply did not have a recorded vote for lieutenant governor. Officials claimed that most of these voters simply left that part of their ballot blank. And for some reason, the “drop-off” (the difference between people who voted and people who skipped one race) was disproportionately Democrat.

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Response to mucifer (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2019, 10:09 PM

21. Georgia, one of hemorrhoids on the butthole of America.

Nice place - nice people, if you're white. If black, then not so much.

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Response to mucifer (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2019, 10:15 PM

22. hum....wonder where

Kemp wouldn't do that would he? NAAAA

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Response to mucifer (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2019, 04:45 AM

24. Are there any photos of Kemp in blackface?

If not, don't hold your breath waiting for the media to begin demanding his resignation anytime soon like they've done with Gov Northam. After all, an actual act of deliberate racism by a ReThug in the form of discarded minority votes isn't as dramatic or shocking as a 35 year old photo of a someone doing a bad Michael Jackson impression.

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Response to mucifer (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2019, 07:51 AM

25. K&R

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Response to mucifer (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2019, 07:59 AM

26. The problem may be your address,

which is used to establish which precinct you should be in. If you don't have utility bills in your name, maybe because you live with someone, rent a room, move often, etc., it's difficult to establish an address. If your name isn't in the computer, you get a provisional ballot, and those are counted at the county level. I don't know who watches over those folks. I know because I was a precinct manager in Georgia in November, in DeKalb county.

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Response to mucifer (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2019, 09:32 AM

27. He needs to be dragged to jail

and locked up. We need laws to protect us from this kind of obvious abuse.

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