HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » All Voters Deserve To Be ...

Tue Jan 31, 2012, 04:15 PM

All Voters Deserve To Be Treated The Way Nevada Treated Casino Billionarie Sheldon Adelson

All Voters Deserve To Be Treated The Way Nevada Treated Casino Billionarie Sheldon Adelson
By Ian Millhiser on Jan 31, 2012 at 4:00 pm
In the current election cycle, Adelson and his wife have already spent $10 million to buy the White House for Newt Gingrich.

...................

A special non-Sabbath voting session for observant Jews and Seventh Day Adventists in the GOP primaries will be held Saturday evening at an educational center built by Sheldon Adelson, who backs Newt Gingrich, and challengers are upset.

......................

Much about this arrangement is shady including the fact that this special caucus is being held at a center owned by Adelson but there should be no doubt about one thing: Sheldon Adelson is an American citizen and he has the same right to vote that any other American enjoys. Nevada did exactly the right thing by ensuring that Adelson will not have to choose between exercising his most fundamental right or obeying the tenets of his faith.

The same cannot be said, however, for the hundreds of GOP lawmakers who have spent the last few years devising more and more creative ways to make it harder for people who do not own billions of dollars worth of casino investments to vote. It is wrong to deny reasonable accommodations to religious voters, but it is no less wrong to enact Voter ID laws that target minorities, students and low-income voters for disenfranchisement. Or to prevent voters from registering. Or to enact laws that restrict early voting and thus make it harder for people who cannot get off work on election day to vote.

America cannot have one set of rules for billionaires and another for everyone else. All Americans deserve the same access to the polls that Sheldon Adelson enjoys.

the rest:
plus links:
http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2012/01/31/415558/all-voters-deserve-to-be-treated-the-way-nevada-treated-casino-billionarie-sheldon-adelson/

2 replies, 1419 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 2 replies Author Time Post
Reply All Voters Deserve To Be Treated The Way Nevada Treated Casino Billionarie Sheldon Adelson (Original post)
kpete Jan 2012 OP
hobbit709 Jan 2012 #1
leveymg Jan 2012 #2

Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Jan 31, 2012, 04:20 PM

1. What time do the polls close in Nevada?

Since sunset is around 5 PM local time.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Jan 31, 2012, 04:21 PM

2. If Sheldon is only concerned about violating Shabbot, he can do an absentee ballot

like the "little people."

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread