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Fri Mar 5, 2021, 03:07 AM

Makes it a crime to give food or water to anyone standing in line to vote.

Makes it a crime to give food or water to anyone standing in line to vote.


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Reply Makes it a crime to give food or water to anyone standing in line to vote. (Original post)
keithbvadu2 Mar 2021 OP
elleng Mar 2021 #1
Hugh_Lebowski Mar 2021 #2
bullimiami Mar 2021 #4
ShazzieB Mar 2021 #5
JI7 Mar 2021 #10
Hugh_Lebowski Mar 2021 #12
Hortensis Mar 2021 #21
Hugh_Lebowski Mar 2021 #24
soothsayer Mar 2021 #14
Hortensis Mar 2021 #17
Hugh_Lebowski Mar 2021 #25
Hortensis Mar 2021 #29
Cha Mar 2021 #3
Buckeye_Democrat Mar 2021 #6
KewlKat Mar 2021 #7
qazplm135 Mar 2021 #8
pnwmom Mar 2021 #11
intheflow Mar 2021 #15
qazplm135 Mar 2021 #28
PatrickforB Mar 2021 #9
raccoon Mar 2021 #13
MichMan Mar 2021 #16
Crunchy Frog Mar 2021 #26
Hotler Mar 2021 #18
Hortensis Mar 2021 #19
gratuitous Mar 2021 #20
keithbvadu2 Mar 2021 #22
leftstreet Mar 2021 #23
Martin Eden Mar 2021 #27
Hortensis Mar 2021 #30

Response to keithbvadu2 (Original post)

Fri Mar 5, 2021, 03:12 AM

1. Georgia, of course.

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Original post)

Fri Mar 5, 2021, 03:14 AM

2. I don't think this means that, like, a spouse can't run to the car and grab a water bottle

and a granola bar while their partner stands in line.

I believe this is meant to stop people from luring people to the polls with offers of free food or beverages.

Something that I could see as much more likely to happen in ... you guessed it ... poorer and/or minority neighborhoods.

CLEARLY water should be excluded from this rule.

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Response to Hugh_Lebowski (Reply #2)

Fri Mar 5, 2021, 03:29 AM

4. No is to keep people from helping those fucked in an intentionally multi-hour line. Assholes.

I donít see ha that can be upheld.

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Response to bullimiami (Reply #4)

Fri Mar 5, 2021, 03:59 AM

5. Assholes is right. 🤬

That was the first word that popped into my head when I read this. These Georgia legislators are absolute assholes!

I see this getting challenged in court, honestly. How can it be a crime to give somebody food, much less water? What kind of absolute dickheads do you have to make a law against THAT? Fucking Repuglicans are are being extra repugnant in Georgia right now!!!

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Response to Hugh_Lebowski (Reply #2)

Fri Mar 5, 2021, 05:48 AM

10. No , it's to prevent minorities from voting . They do things

like offer few places to vote resulting in long lines but minorities still have come out sometimes people bring food and water to those waiting in the long ass lines .

So they want to name voting painful for some.

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Response to JI7 (Reply #10)

Fri Mar 5, 2021, 06:04 AM

12. Yes, but they're not going to admit to that ...

I'm saying what the auspices are ... offering food and drink is a 'bribe' to show up to vote. That's their bullshit story.

Next I expect them to ban 'any roof' to be present above where people standing in line, and that sharing an umbrella is a felony. Also, using a hand fan on anybody but yourself is a felony.

After that, they'll say children under 18 are not allowed with 1000 yards of a polling location (because poorer folks are more likely to need to bring the kids to the polling place).

They're just going to pour on the bullshit tactics, and count on the shithead Trump-appointed judges (and Supremes) to back their fucking cheating.

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Response to JI7 (Reply #10)

Fri Mar 5, 2021, 11:43 AM

21. Imagine it's all about minorities at YOUR peril. It's the vote period.

Remember Trump's admiration of the control of authoritarian leaders over their always oppressed and always impoverished peoples? The efforts of the RW authoritarian extremists in congress and state governments to take over the government and free themselves from our control began before him and will continue until they no longer have enough power to keep the revolutionary fire going.

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Response to Hortensis (Reply #21)

Fri Mar 5, 2021, 01:33 PM

24. Fair enough ...

I don't doubt you're correct about the long term goal. Didn't mean to imply it's only about the minority vote, but I think that the immediate goal is inconveniencing groups of voters they believe are more likely to vote D to help them win.

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Response to Hugh_Lebowski (Reply #2)

Fri Mar 5, 2021, 07:34 AM

14. Think Jose Andres, and how he fed people stuck in long lines

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Response to Hugh_Lebowski (Reply #2)

Fri Mar 5, 2021, 11:06 AM

17. Bribing voters is already illegal, Lebowski. Even in GA.

This is not simply meant to harass and abuse voters, it's a very aggressive expression of hostility toward all who would oppose them AND to democracy itself.

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Response to Hortensis (Reply #17)

Fri Mar 5, 2021, 01:39 PM

25. See my post #12

I think this is their 'excuse' ... they're codifying that feeding and watering people waiting in lines to vote is 'bribery', which as you say is already illegal.

They're going to create long lines in heavy D areas and then make it as inconvenient for people to stand in those long lines ... as possible.

We've already seen this strategy of theirs in play for many years.

Yes, the longer term goal is, I'm sure, even more nefarious, as you pointed out.

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Response to Hugh_Lebowski (Reply #25)

Fri Mar 5, 2021, 03:15 PM

29. Yes. And it creates all sort of potential for voter intimidation by

harassing and abusing (i.e., pretend checking for possible violation) of anyone who brings anything to someone in line.

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Original post)

Fri Mar 5, 2021, 03:17 AM

3. BYOFOOD in your backpack & H2O!

Georgia GOP ASSHOLES

That goes for magat voters, too.

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Original post)

Fri Mar 5, 2021, 04:46 AM

6. Even more voter suppression tactics and then...

... people can ask during future elections, "Why are the pre-election polls even WORSE now?!"

Well, it's the difference between SAYING how you'll vote, and later not bothering to vote after the various GOP hurdles.

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Original post)

Fri Mar 5, 2021, 04:55 AM

7. Can you sell them things like for a Penney?

Not a gift then

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Original post)

Fri Mar 5, 2021, 04:55 AM

8. So set up food and water

200 feet away.

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Response to qazplm135 (Reply #8)

Fri Mar 5, 2021, 05:52 AM

11. People who were thirsty would have to leave the line just to get a drink. n/t

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Response to pnwmom (Reply #11)

Fri Mar 5, 2021, 09:27 AM

15. You could always ask the people around you hold your place in line.

Offer to do the same for them. It's a shitty law but the people most likely to stand in long lines are probably the folks most likely to vote in favor of democracy over fascism.

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Response to pnwmom (Reply #11)

Fri Mar 5, 2021, 02:20 PM

28. No

You hand out packs of food and water they can have in line.

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Original post)

Fri Mar 5, 2021, 05:31 AM

9. I wonder how many organizations will be challenging this in court.

We will see.

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Original post)

Fri Mar 5, 2021, 07:03 AM

13. Some things in this country sound more and more like Nazi Germany. Nt

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Original post)

Fri Mar 5, 2021, 10:14 AM

16. Just don't understand it

It just isn't right that political campaigns can't approach people waiting to vote with a free pizza and beverage with the pizza box printed with "Vote for "insert candidates name here" for congress"

How could that ever influence anyone's vote?

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Response to MichMan (Reply #16)

Fri Mar 5, 2021, 02:02 PM

26. Yeah, that's not what this law is addressing.

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Original post)

Fri Mar 5, 2021, 11:10 AM

18. Selfishness and racism are the cornerstones of the repug party. nt.

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Original post)

Fri Mar 5, 2021, 11:30 AM

19. This attack on all voters and voting has been passed by GA's HOUSE only.

It would have to be passed by the senate as well, then signed into law by the governor.

All these bills are attacks by the current insurrectionist majority of the Republican Party to overthrow the sovereignty of the people, end goal authoritarian control by them of everyone else.

AJC: HB 531 would:

Limit Sunday voting to one optional Sunday in each county.
Restrict the use of ballot drop boxes by requiring them to be located inside early voting locations.
Require a driverís license number, state ID number or copy of photo ID to vote absentee.
Set a deadline to request absentee ballots 11 days before election day
Disqualify provisional ballots cast in the wrong precinct.
Ban outside funding of elections from nonprofit organizations.
Prohibit governments from mailing unsolicited absentee ballot applications.
Create instant-runoff voting for military and overseas voters.
Schedule runoffs four weeks after election day rather than the current nine weeks.
Prevent free food and drinks for voters waiting in line to vote.
Restrict early voting buses to emergencies.

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Original post)

Fri Mar 5, 2021, 11:38 AM

20. Republicans are very sensitive to religious freedom in certain circumstances right now

Republicans, under the rubric of religious freedom are insisting worship services should proceed with no restrictions at all during the pandemic. Frame the provision of food and water to folks standing in line to vote under Matthew 10 verse 42. Don't Bibles in Georgia have that verse? Why are Georgia Republicans trying to block people from gaining God's favor?

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Response to gratuitous (Reply #20)

Fri Mar 5, 2021, 11:51 AM

22. Freedom of religion Pence

Freedom of religion Pence

Freedom of religion... For some more than others.

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Original post)

Fri Mar 5, 2021, 12:41 PM

23. Should be a crime to have to wait long enough to get thirsty n/t

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Original post)

Fri Mar 5, 2021, 02:15 PM

27. What really needs to be against the law ...

... is reducing the number of polling places causing long lines where people get hungry and thirsty waiting to exercise their right to vote!

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Response to Martin Eden (Reply #27)

Fri Mar 5, 2021, 03:17 PM

30. Yes1 Our For the People Act was just passed in the House (again)

and is off to the senate...

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