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Thu Oct 29, 2020, 09:54 PM

Doug Jones campaign hints at legal action over Tuscaloosa absentee voting waits

Source: Montgomery Advertiser

In a letter dated Wednesday to Tuscaloosa Circuit Clerk Magaria Bobo, Jones campaign counsel Adam Plant accused Bobo of “suppressing qualified Tuscaloosa County voters from exercising their rights in the 2020 general election.” The letter said some voters had waited up to five hours to enter the courthouse to vote absentee, and that some had been forced to leave without getting a chance to vote.

“This is evidence that your office is not competently managing its absentee election rules,” the letter said. “No voter should face such an undue burden on their fundamental right to vote during a pandemic.”

In a phone interview early Thursday afternoon, Bobo said she had not yet seen the letter. But she said her office had received more than 13,000 absentee applications and was trying to process them. Bobo said her office had borrowed staff to get ballots completed while trying to observe social distancing guidelines.

“There is a lot more to absentee voting than going to the poll,” she said. “We have to go to seven different screens to issue one ballot.”

Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/doug-jones-campaign-hints-at-legal-action-over-tuscaloosa-absentee-voting-waits/ar-BB1awq8m?li=BBnb7Kz



Alabama continuing to make it hard for people to vote.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 10:03 PM

1. Hey chief justice Roberts, the voting rights act is what, obsolete?

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 10:38 PM

2. This needs to happen to every red state fascist who suppressed the vote, jail time would be best

but civil penalties would probably be the only option.

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Response to yaesu (Reply #2)

Fri Oct 30, 2020, 05:13 AM

3. Agreed

But I would include a few prison terms for whoever came up with this plan.

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