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Tue Apr 20, 2021, 05:58 PM

Sen. Durban: Republicans alarmed that 'too many voters are showing up'

Source: Reuters

"The problem is obvious," Durbin said. "Too many people are showing up."

The Delaware Democrat chaired a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Tuesday titled, "Jim Crow 2021: The Latest Assault on the Right to Vote," focused on efforts by Republicans in Georgia and elsewhere to implement new voting laws that critics say will limit voting access by African-Americans and other minorities that lead Democratic.

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DICK DURBIN: So if our elections are secure, these laws aren't really about integrity. What is the problem that lawmakers in Georgia want to address with the new law? The problem is obvious. Too many voters are showing up.

Georgia also saw historic voter turnout during the last election. Among Georgia voters who returned absentee ballots, we get an answer to our question. 65% of those who returned absentee ballots voted for President Biden, 35% for Donald Trump. It seems Republican lawmakers in Georgia have concluded that the solution to their election problems is to make it harder to vote.

Read more: https://www.yahoo.com/news/sen-durban-republicans-alarmed-too-155108934.html

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Reply Sen. Durban: Republicans alarmed that 'too many voters are showing up' (Original post)
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Apr 20 OP
CincyDem Apr 20 #1
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Apr 20 #2
aggiesal Apr 20 #5
frazzled Apr 20 #8
AZ8theist Apr 20 #11
Cha Apr 20 #13
George II Apr 20 #19
Vogon_Glory Apr 20 #3
Harker Apr 20 #4
AZ8theist Apr 20 #12
Harker Apr 20 #15
LetMyPeopleVote Apr 20 #6
ffr Apr 20 #7
HUAJIAO Apr 20 #9
cstanleytech Apr 20 #10
DFW Apr 20 #14
mysteryowl Apr 20 #16
BumRushDaShow Apr 20 #17
tclambert Apr 20 #18
George II Apr 21 #20
LiberalLovinLug Apr 21 #21

Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Apr 20, 2021, 06:00 PM

1. Illinois Democrat Dick Durbin. Yahoo might correct in the next version. n/t

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Response to CincyDem (Reply #1)

Tue Apr 20, 2021, 06:02 PM

2. You're correct. Something didn't sound right when I read the article.

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Response to CincyDem (Reply #1)

Tue Apr 20, 2021, 06:24 PM

5. I thought of 2 things when I saw that ...

1) Durbin is from IL.
2) Is there a newspaper in Delaware called The Delaware Democrat?

But it was obvious they screwed up on Senator from IL.

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Response to CincyDem (Reply #1)

Tue Apr 20, 2021, 07:27 PM

8. Sheesh, Reuters ... really?

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Response to frazzled (Reply #8)

Tue Apr 20, 2021, 08:15 PM

11. Yeah, right?

When did Durbin leave Illinois?

No wonder citizens can't trust media anymore....

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Response to CincyDem (Reply #1)

Tue Apr 20, 2021, 08:33 PM

13. Ikr.. I had to read that

twice.. quite a long way away geographical Mistake!

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Response to CincyDem (Reply #1)

Tue Apr 20, 2021, 10:08 PM

19. I has been corrected:

https://www.yahoo.com/news/sen-durban-republicans-alarmed-too-155108934.html

EDITOR'S NOTE: AN EARLIER VERSION OF THIS STORY MISIDENTIFIED SENATOR DURBIN'S HOME STATE. HE REPRESENTS ILLINOIS, NOT DELAWARE.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Apr 20, 2021, 06:05 PM

3. The Republicans have spent the better part of

20 years trying to sideline us and break our hearts so they could force their reactionary oligarchic agenda unimpeded. No wonder the real voice of the American electorate makes them jittery.

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Response to Vogon_Glory (Reply #3)

Tue Apr 20, 2021, 06:11 PM

4. I'd make it closer to 50 years. n/t

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Response to Harker (Reply #4)

Tue Apr 20, 2021, 08:18 PM

12. I'd make the argument it's closer to 1000 years:

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Response to AZ8theist (Reply #12)

Tue Apr 20, 2021, 08:44 PM

15. Feels like it. n/t

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Apr 20, 2021, 06:30 PM

6. The GOP is the party of voter suppression

The GOP is the party of voter suppression. Former CH Rehnquist got his start in GOP politics as a meber of a GOP goon squad in Arizona that challenged non white voters for daring to vote. https://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Rehnquist-on-Voting-Fairness-Chief-Justice-2690688.php

In 1962, Rehnquist was the leader of Operation Eagle Eye, a crew of Republican lawyers who roamed precincts in south Phoenix challenging the qualifications of minority voters. Rehnquist's role in the actual interrogation of blacks and Latinos waiting to vote is murky. At Senate hearings on his nominations to the U.S. Supreme Court in 1971 and to the chief's spot in 1986, Rehnquist denied "challenging the qualifications of any voters."

But several witnesses -- including San Francisco lawyer James Brosnahan -- told a different story.

Brosnahan testified at the 1986 hearings that in 1962, when he was an assistant U.S. attorney in Phoenix, he received complaints that GOP operatives were stalling voters at a heavily Democratic precinct by accusing minorities of being unable to read. Some states had long used literacy tests to prevent minorities from voting, but federal law banned the practice in 1964.

The asshole who formed ALEC and founded the Heritage Foundation was clear on this

The GOP has to cheat to win elections

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Apr 20, 2021, 07:25 PM

7. Yeah, but that's been their alarm for the past 40 years.

Karl Rove, just made changes so they had a roadmap to rat fuckery to steal elections for the past 30 years.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Apr 20, 2021, 07:52 PM

9. Not just Georgia. The danger is spreading everywhere repubs are in charge

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Apr 20, 2021, 08:04 PM

10. It's not that to many people are showing up its that to many with the wrong skin color are.

That is what terrifies so many Republicans.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Apr 20, 2021, 08:35 PM

14. Reuters has GOT to stop using Fox Noise maps.

Egypt is is Asia, Illinois is in Delaware, next thing you know, they might even find Benghazi right where Tucker Carlson thinks it is--in central Massachusetts.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Apr 20, 2021, 08:46 PM

16. It is so absurd!

A good portion of the republican party are not Americans and they don't believe in democracy.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Apr 20, 2021, 09:12 PM

17. Yahoo/Reuters had to correct that!

I guess they mixed him up with Coons (or Carper)???

Reuters
Sen. Durbin: Republicans alarmed that 'too many voters are showing up'

Tue, April 20, 2021, 11:51 AM

EDITOR'S NOTE: AN EARLIER VERSION OF THIS STORY MISIDENTIFIED SENATOR DURBIN'S HOME STATE. HE REPRESENTS ILLINOIS, NOT DELAWARE.

"The problem is obvious," Durbin said. "Too many people are showing up."

The Illinois Democrat chaired a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Tuesday titled, "Jim Crow 2021: The Latest Assault on the Right to Vote," focused on efforts by Republicans in Georgia and elsewhere to implement new voting laws that critics say will limit voting access by African-Americans and other minorities that lean Democratic.

Georgia's new law imposed tougher requirements for absentee ballots and made it illegal for members of the public to offer food and water to voters in line.

"Among Georgia voters who returned absentee ballots, we get an answer to our question," Durbin said in his opening remarks. "Sixty-five percent of those who returned absentee ballots voted for [Democratic] President Biden. Thirty-five percent for [Republican] Donald Trump."

https://www.yahoo.com/news/sen-durban-republicans-alarmed-too-155108934.html

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Apr 20, 2021, 09:25 PM

18. In a super secret meeting, one GOPer moved to support policies voters actually like.

Everybody had a good laugh and the motion failed because no one would second it.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Apr 21, 2021, 08:11 AM

20. With all the fuss about his state, people completely overlooked this (and it's now corrected, too)..

I just noticed it myself - it's DurbIn, not DurbAn. But it's still in the link.

What a sloppy job by Yahoo, eh?

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Apr 21, 2021, 01:30 PM

21. In most other Democracies, the increase in voting would be celebrated.

Voter participation is one of the drags on democracy. 50% participation is nothing to be proud about which seems to be around the norm. 2020 they say 2 out of every 3 eligible voters voted. That should be heralded in the World's Greatest Democracy.

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