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Tue Mar 2, 2021, 09:36 PM

Arizona GOP lawyer tells Supreme Court the party needs certain voting restrictions to compete with

Source: The Week

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The Supreme Court on Tuesday heard oral arguments by Arizona Republicans in defense of two voting restrictions they are looking to keep intact. At one point, Justice Amy Coney Barrett asked Michael Carvin, a lawyer representing the Arizona GOP, what the party's interest in maintaining the policy of discarding ballots cast at the wrong precinct was. Carvin answered, without hesitation, that removing the rule would prevent Republicans from competing in the state.

"It puts us at a competitive disadvantage relative to Democrats," he told Barrett. "Politics is a zero sum game. Every extra vote that they get through unlawful interpretations of Section 2 hurts us. It's the difference between winning an election 50-49 and losing an election."




Critics argued Carvin was essentially admitting some Republicans believe "it is okay to manipulate elections to gain partisan advantage."

Per Reuters, part of the reason voting rights activists have targeted the precinct rule is that voters sometimes inadvertently cast their ballots at the wrong polling station because their assigned location is not always the closest one to their homes. However, Reuters reports the high court, which has a 6-3 conservative majority, is likely to uphold the restriction, as well as another that makes it a crime to hand over someone else's ballot to election officials during early voting.

Read more: https://www.yahoo.com/news/arizona-gop-lawyer-tells-supreme-200813978.html

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Reply Arizona GOP lawyer tells Supreme Court the party needs certain voting restrictions to compete with (Original post)
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Mar 2 OP
Thomas Hurt Mar 2 #1
groundloop Mar 2 #2
papa3times Mar 2 #3
monkeyman1 Mar 2 #4
machoneman Mar 3 #6
KY_EnviroGuy Mar 3 #5
Maxheader Mar 3 #7

Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Mar 2, 2021, 09:40 PM

1. Life is war to the christofascist, jettisoning morals and ethics for expediency of advantage.

Wanna bet this tool goes to church every Sunday....

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Mar 2, 2021, 09:46 PM

2. If GOPers adopted better policies they could compete without the need to cheat.

It says a lot that Florida voters passed a $15 minimum wage while at the same time voting for the former occupant of the white house.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Mar 2, 2021, 10:15 PM

3. I wouldn't count on

this court doing the right thing in this case. We shall see.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Mar 2, 2021, 10:35 PM

4. oh cool ,now republican's want a handicap like golf !!poor scum.

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Response to monkeyman1 (Reply #4)

Wed Mar 3, 2021, 08:55 AM

6. Gee, but if they only changed their anti-American policies, none of this would be needed.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Mar 3, 2021, 06:37 AM

5. What would this biased court say if in a law suit a company said....

"Justices, we're suing our competitor's home state because that company has a superior product to ours"?

and....

"We request that you insure all American business is a zero-sum game and force our competition to make their products less appealing through new state laws we developed."


KY...... ......

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Mar 3, 2021, 09:07 AM

7. the worthless bastards....


That's the obvious battle plan. Tie up the courts for 4 years.

Try to make President Biden look bad . BS claims. Misinterpreted

law..Screams of unconstitutional rulings on winger media.

Fuck jj... ...

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