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Thu Nov 8, 2018, 01:46 PM

Martin Luther King's Cousin Blocked by Kemp from Casting a Ballot

Source: Greg Palast News



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Despite Voting in every Election for 50 Years
NOVEMBER 8, 2018
Greg Palast reporting from Atlanta, GA

Today I visited 92-year-old Christine Jordan who was blocked from voting in Georgia. I spent time with her and her granddaughter Jessica. Miss Christine, Martin Luther King’s cousin, talked about the family reunions with the Kings at her house. Never talked politics, just Church gossip and family. She misses choir practice at Zion Hill Baptist. She sang me, “Jesus loves me.” And she sang, “We shall overcome.”

Brian Kemp took away her right to vote exactly 50 years to the day since she cast her first ballot in Atlanta. To get back her vote, she is ready to sue Kemp in federal court, “if someone will help me walk to the courthouse.” Any volunteers?

Martin Luther King's Cousin who was blocked from voting in Georgia

92-year-old Christine Jordan, whose 1 minute video of her being stopped from voting we posted on election day turned out to be Martin Luther King’s cousin

Read more: https://www.gregpalast.com/martin-luther-kings-cousin-blocked-from-voting/



She voted for 50 years, without interruption, until Kemp ran for Governor; whilst being Secretary of State - in charge of election integrity.

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Reply Martin Luther King's Cousin Blocked by Kemp from Casting a Ballot (Original post)
laserhaas Nov 8 OP
turbinetree Nov 8 #1
olegramps Nov 8 #5
pazzyanne Nov 8 #6
laserhaas Nov 8 #13
iluvtennis Nov 8 #2
laserhaas Nov 8 #3
groundloop Nov 8 #4
IronLionZion Nov 8 #8
laserhaas Nov 8 #12
red dog 1 Nov 8 #15
IronLionZion Nov 8 #7
BlueInRedHell Nov 8 #9
47of74 Nov 8 #10
world wide wally Nov 8 #11
ZeroSomeBrains Nov 8 #14
red dog 1 Nov 8 #16
DemocracyMouse Nov 8 #17
laserhaas Nov 8 #19
PatSeg Nov 8 #18
Ilsa Nov 8 #20
colsohlibgal Nov 8 #21

Response to laserhaas (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 01:53 PM

1. If I lived there I would drive you to the place so that you can file your suit Miss Christine

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Response to turbinetree (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 02:28 PM

5. I wonder if my Honorable Discharge from the U.S. Army would be an acceptable I.D. to vote.

I can just imagine some draft dodging chicken S**t with a bone spur deferment telling me and my buddies that I served with that we aren't qualified to vote. One hell of country the Republican trash are busy creating while our soldiers are fighting for the flag and dying. One hell of a mess when they tell some 90 year old citizen who voted her entire adult life that she doesn't qualify to vote. Just what in the hell is it going to take to stop this unacceptable crap?

I think that turning away one citizen from voting is grounds for declaring the entire election fraudulent and therefore null and void. Taking away a person's right to vote was grounds for our forefathers to go to war. It what the hell they fought for. It what the died for. It is what they fought and died for to free the slaves and give them every right of as citizens. To allow some racist bastard to deprive them of their rights is totally unacceptable. They know exactly who they are disenfranchising and that is why I feel justified in calling their actions racially motivated.

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Response to olegramps (Reply #5)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 02:41 PM

6. Sadly, an Honorable Discharge does not keep this administration

from deporting soldiers that have served in our armed forces. In my opinion if they fight for us they deserve an expedited path to citizenship. I am so ashamed of what my country is becoming under tRump.

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Response to pazzyanne (Reply #6)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 03:25 PM

13. A.....frigging....men

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Response to laserhaas (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 01:55 PM

2. This is UNACCEPTABLE. How many lesser known ppl did Kemp keep from voting. He's a thief.

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Response to iluvtennis (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 02:07 PM

3. Exactly! - Most assuredly undeserving of being Governor

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Response to laserhaas (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 02:08 PM

4. What was his basis for denying her right to vote (other than her skin color of course)?

I read the article bit couldn't find why she was denied. I'm assuming it was one of the many technicalities they've been using to disenfranchise voters.

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Response to groundloop (Reply #4)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 02:49 PM

8. Her voter registration mysteriously vanished

Purged from the voter rolls after voting in the same location since 1968. All record of her voting history is gone somehow.

https://www.gregpalast.com/92-year-old-georgia-grandmother-purged-from-voter-rolls/

Palast has met with hundreds of normal everyday Georgians who have been inexplicably purged from the voter rolls. The assholes don't provide a reason most of the time.

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Response to IronLionZion (Reply #8)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 03:24 PM

12. She probably always voted Democrat

Kemp believes It is better to apologize - after he is Governor

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Response to IronLionZion (Reply #8)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 04:12 PM

15. Thanks for that

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Response to laserhaas (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 02:46 PM

7. Making America great again by taking us backwards

to when it was great for a few but not that great for everyone else

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Response to laserhaas (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 02:58 PM

9. Thank the Supreme Court for this crap r/o

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Response to laserhaas (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 03:11 PM

10. Voter suppression and electoral fraud should be capital crimes

Punishable the same as treason. As in death or life imprisonment.

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Response to laserhaas (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 03:23 PM

11. I hope he doesn't get his hopes up when they vote to let him into Heaven comes around

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Response to laserhaas (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 03:47 PM

14. Good on Greg Palast for getting this story

These southerners never change with regard to denying black people the right to vote. Hopefully she sues and wins her case. Good luck Christine!

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Response to laserhaas (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 04:13 PM

16. Thanks to Greg Palast

Huge K&R!

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Response to red dog 1 (Reply #16)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 04:22 PM

17. He was ignored for years. I hope the rest of us actually listen to the next whistle blower...

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Response to DemocracyMouse (Reply #17)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 04:40 PM

19. Wouldn't count on that

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Response to laserhaas (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 04:34 PM

18. Kemp thought

that he was only disenfranchising a bunch of "nobodies", people that no one cared about or noticed. It is all coming back and smacking him in the face.

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Response to laserhaas (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 07:58 PM

20. I hope the local news in Atlanta covers this.

It could help Abrams win a runoff.

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Response to laserhaas (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 10:58 PM

21. Almost

This right wing jerk is almost as abhorrent as a person as the A-1 pathological liar and pure A-hole in the White House....who got there by losing by 3,000,000 votes.

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