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Reply #7: Doesn't have to be after the fact. Could be injunctive relief. [View All]

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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-27-13 08:11 AM
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7. Doesn't have to be after the fact. Could be injunctive relief.
Edited on Thu Jun-27-13 08:19 AM by No Elephants
Or, Democrats could hunt up even one person who has been denied the vote and sue right now for big damages. In fact, they could have done so years ago.

And, as I said, there are practical, on the ground ways to combat this stuff, too.

Republicans allegedly send out letters, esp. to minority neighborhoods, telling people that they may be arrested if they show up at the polls and make robo calls giving wrong dates, polling places, etc. The voting rights act never stops that. Most often Democrats do little to nothing to combat that. (Why?) If they care, they could get busy with PSAs and their own letters, poll watchers, etc.

Republicans also supposedly tie up phone lines and crash websites with overuse, which Democrats could also prevent.

Democrats could also be out in neighborhoods, making sure people have valid ID. These ID laws have been going into effect for a while now and zero effort has been made

BTW, the voting rights act hasn't prevented disenfranchisement in a practical sense, simply because the necessary on the ground work isn't done.

And I wonder how many we'll never be able to count were disenfranchised when the Democrats ran to abolish ACORN? Or when they refused to pass new voting laws for all of us, when they got into office?

I realize that this is not about Democrats vs Republicans. Each of us has an interest in voting. However, if stolen and caged votes were as common as Democrats say and they make millions, literally, if they get elected, why havent they been busy enacting legislaton with toughtest penalties and other provisions for interfering with the vote.

Something in the scenario Demorats portray is off. I have no idea exactly what it is off, but their tale doesn't hang together when you compare it with their actions.
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