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Thu Aug 17, 2017, 08:42 PM

Under Pence, head of election integrity commission, Dem voting sites shuttered, R sites expanded


"Nonetheless, despite their half-hearted protestations, Republicans continue to intentionally suppress minority voting in state after state. Another Federal Court determined as much this week in Texas, finding --- for the 11th time in recent years --- that state Republicans intentionally suppressed minority voters there.

Another such state is Vice President Mike Pence's Indiana, where a new analysis from the Indy Star finds that early voting sites were shuttered in Democratic counties and expanded in Republican counties after Obama won the state in 2008, and as Pence served as Governor. The strategy worked. Republican turnout increased in counties where voting rights were expanded and Democratic votes decreased in the state's largest and most Democratic leaning counties, where voting sites were shuttered. Now Pence heads up Trump's so-called "Election Integrity" Commission.

Long-time BRAD BLOG legal analyst ERNEST A. CANNING joins us to detail his new article on the two federal lawsuits, alleging violations of both the Voting Rights Act and the U.S. Constitution, that have now been filed in the Hoosier State."

http://bradblog.com/?p=12258

Republicans limiting early voting in Marion County, letting it bloom in suburbs
http://www.indystar.com/story/news/2017/08/10/silencing-vote-data-shows-unequal-barrier-indiana-polls/435450001/

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Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Thu Aug 17, 2017, 08:45 PM

1. so what has the democratic party usa inc done about this if anything? nt

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Response to msongs (Reply #1)

Thu Aug 17, 2017, 08:57 PM

2. They don't like to admit elections are a problem because they are afraid it will undermine voter

confidence and thus turnout. I would be a lot more confident if they were actively working on this. Almost all my friends know elections are being stolen. Now with the Russia stuff and senate hearings, more and more people are becoming aware of just how fragile our election infrastructure is.

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Response to msongs (Reply #1)

Thu Aug 17, 2017, 10:16 PM

3. Exactly WHAT. Can your derisively aimed Democrats USA Inc do but sue.

As long as the derisive "too pure" to support Democrats, republicans will keep winning office and keep pulling bullshit.

I live in Florida, the legislature cut back early voting days, but open locations from 8am to 8pm Monday-Sunday for 11 days. We need to educate people to vote when they can as early as possible - fucking pack the polls on the Saturday and Sunday when they are open OR vote before work if working at night or after work if working 8-5. Yes, republicans are making voting hard for Democrat voters, but they can't stop us if we are determined enough.

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