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Fri Aug 23, 2019, 08:55 AM

Nevada won't tolerate underhanded election tricks used in other states

Las Vegas Sun Editorial...https://lasvegassun.com/news/2019/aug/21/nevada-wont-tolerate-underhanded-election-tricks-u/

If there’s any doubt you’ll win, cheat. And if you get caught cheating, destroy the evidence.

This is what the Republican Party of 2019 considers acceptable election strategy.

The party’s latest attack on democracy was exposed last week in a court ruling in Georgia, where a federal judge blasted Republican state officials over the state’s controversial 2018 election.

The clear takeaway of the ruling is that Republicans maintained a voting system that could easily be hacked, rigged and weaponized against black voters.

For that, the preponderance of guilt falls on Kemp, who was Georgia’s secretary of state from 2010 until shortly after the election. (Yes, Kemp remained in charge of the election during the race, which Abrams aptly compared to a boxing match where one fighter is also the referee and one of the judges.)

The ruling is a scathing rebuke of Kemp and his fellow Republicans.

But the GOP showed no shame. A spokeswoman for the current secretary of state — a Republican, naturally — called Totenberg’s conclusions “silly and unfounded.” This despite the plaintiffs providing statements from more than 130 voters, 15 poll watchers and two county poll workers about the subterfuge.

There’s nothing silly or unfounded about what happened in Georgia. The same goes for Republican attacks on democracy there and in other states through gerrymandering and voting suppression. When those disgusting tactics don’t work and Republicans lose elections anyway, they resort to scorched-earth legislation that undercuts powers of incoming Democratic Party leaders. That happened in Michigan, North Carolina and Wisconsin.

Nevadans won’t stand for this. In the past two election cycles, voters here sent a loud-and-clear message to Republicans that we’ll protect poll access for all eligible voters and ensure their ballots are counted accurately.

We took a responsible step forward by passing the motor voter ballot question in 2018, which makes voter registration automatic when someone applies at the Department of Motor Vehicles for a driver’s license or identification card. In last year’s legislative session, lawmakers restored voting rights for convicted felons upon completion of their sentences. Then there’s the remarkable work of the Clark County Election Department, which eliminated the old precinct voting system in favor of election centers allowing eligible county voters to cast ballots at locations across the Las Vegas Valley. The change made voting far more convenient.

The Culinary Union and other advocacy groups also deserve a hand for efforts to register voters, especially among groups where turnout is traditionally low.

Nevada is a model of what can be accomplished when voters elect responsible leaders. We’ve put up a barrier to undemocratic activities of the GOP as shown in Georgia and so many other states.

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pecosbob Aug 2019 OP
rickyhall Aug 2019 #1
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onetexan Aug 2019 #3

Response to pecosbob (Original post)

Fri Aug 23, 2019, 11:41 AM

1. Nevada is awesome, spread the word

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Response to rickyhall (Reply #1)

Fri Aug 23, 2019, 11:51 AM

2. Please come to Wisconsin and show us how to disrupt the GOP's stranglehold on voting..cheating!

Remember Wisconsin was one of the three states that the Russian chose to interfere with the elections to get Trump his illegitimate win.

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Response to pecosbob (Original post)

Fri Aug 23, 2019, 11:56 AM

3. Nevada definitely serves as an excellent model

Love the auto voter registration @DMV application.
I'm sure the GOP will be fighting the pushback tooth & nail, especially in those states gov they control.

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