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Thu Mar 26, 2020, 01:31 PM

Republicans block most aid to help states plan for presidential election amid coronavirus pandemic

Source: Yahoo News

Voting reforms that would make it much easier to cast ballots by mail in the fall presidential election were left out of the $2 trillion rescue package that was unveiled Wednesday, but key lawmakers vowed to keep pushing for a series of measures that would prepare the country for an election in the likely scenario that the coronavirus will still be a major presence in the country.

Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., and Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., said that while the $400 million included in the current package is “a step in the right direction,” it fell well short of what they and other Democrats had pushed for.

The money included for now will be available to states “to increase the ability to vote by mail, expand early voting and online registration and increase the safety of voting in-person by providing additional voting facilities and more poll workers,” one House Democratic staffer told Yahoo News.

But it’s a fraction of the $4 billion that House Democrats had pushed for. Those measures, along with the reforms in the “Natural Disaster and Emergency Ballot Act” proposed by Klobuchar and Wyden, would radically expand the ability of Americans to vote by mail in this fall’s elections, and would also expand early voting for up to two weeks prior to Election Day.

Read more: https://news.yahoo.com/republicans-block-most-aid-to-help-states-plan-for-presidential-election-amid-coronavirus-pandemic-223136209.html

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Zorro Mar 26 OP
Turbineguy Mar 26 #1
asiliveandbreathe Mar 26 #2
captain jack Mar 26 #3
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Mar 26 #4
TheFourthMind Mar 26 #5
lagomorph777 Mar 26 #7
SpankMe Mar 26 #6

Response to Zorro (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 01:41 PM

1. Elections are bad

for republicans.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 01:51 PM

2. If you live and vote in Arizona - and you are not on the Permanent

Election Voter List (PEVL) - update your voter registration - to include YES to PEVL..just sayin'..

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 02:04 PM

3. Republicans are parasites. From top to bottom. n/t

par·a·site
/ˈperəˌsīt/
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noun
1.
an organism that lives in or on an organism of another species (its host) and benefits by deriving nutrients at the other's expense.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 02:40 PM

4. Of course.

It's what they do.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 03:06 PM

5. The Republican Virus needs to be dispensed with as well. n/t

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Response to TheFourthMind (Reply #5)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 04:35 PM

7. Much more dangerous and resistant to disinfection than COVID

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 04:22 PM

6. Yet another voter suppression opportunity.

That, and another opportunity to restrict abortion.

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