Tuesday Open Thread | Voter SUPPRESSION is REAL….Voter FRAUD is NOT

Case in point, Indiana.

Republicans limiting early voting in Marion County, letting it bloom in suburbs
Fatima Hussein, fatima.hussein@indystar.com
Published 6:00 a.m. ET Aug. 10, 2017

State and local Republicans have expanded early voting in GOP-dominated areas and restricted it in Democratic areas, an IndyStar investigation has found, prompting a significant change in Central Indiana voting patterns.

From 2008 to 2016, GOP officials expanded early voting stations in Republican dominated Hamilton County, IndyStar’s analysis found, and decreased them in the state’s biggest Democratic hotbed, Marion County.

That made voting more convenient in GOP areas for people with transportation issues or busy schedules. And the results were immediate.

Most telling, Hamilton County saw a 63 percent increase in absentee voting from 2008 to 2016, while Marion County saw a 26 percent decline. Absentee ballots are used at early voting stations.

Population growth and other factors may have played a role, but Hamilton County Clerk Kathy Richardson, a Republican, told IndyStar the rise in absentee voting in Hamilton County was largely a result of the addition of two early voting stations, which brought the total to three.

“It was a great concept to open those (voting stations),” Richardson said, adding that the turnout might have increased with the addition of even more voting machines.

Other Central Indiana Republican strongholds, including Boone, Johnson and Hendricks counties, also have added early voting sites — and enjoyed corresponding increases in absentee voter turnout.

But not Marion County, which tends to vote Democratic, and has a large African-American population.

During that same 2008-16 period, the number of early voting stations declined from three to one in Marion County, as Republican officials blocked expansion.

So, let’s make it absolutely clear.

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87 Responses to Tuesday Open Thread | Voter SUPPRESSION is REAL….Voter FRAUD is NOT

  1. eliihass says:

    Norman Leah has said that he will not be attending the Kennedy Center White House reception …he will be boycotting that and heading straight to the Kennedy Center for the actual ceremony…

    That’s a start…

    Let’s see if LLCoolJ will continue to insist that people be ‘happy for him’ and understand that he’s just claiming his moment…and ‘honoring’ those who came before him and who are coming behind him…yeah…riiiight..🙄🙄

    Let’s see if Gloria Estefan is still insisting she’s ‘apolitical’…and only looking to use this event to ‘engage on immigration’…with a treasonous racist buffoon who already showed the world again and again who he is and exact,y where he stands… As if..

    As for Lionel Richie…

  2. eliihass says:

    Paris Dennard …how much is this young man’s soul worth…

    This is the sort of despicable black person that was used to destroy other black folks..

    • rikyrah says:

      I mean, we’ve always had Black GOPers..

      But, THESE muthaphuckas…

      take it to a level that is quite frightening.

      we are LITERALLY looking at the descendants of those who told on those planning rebellion or escape during slave times.

      • eliihass says:

        I want to cry watching that hollow, shameless young black man…

        This is taking shameless opportunism to self-loathing, throw your whole race and humanity under the bus for pittance…dangerous new heights…

        What won’t he do..

    • eliihass says:

      Watch them trot out Ivanka or the remade racist Birther 3rd wife …to either reach out to Heather’s mom…or perhaps even show up at the funeral..

      It’s all photo-ops and t.v games and whatever it takes to half-way bamboozle folks who fall for transparent bullshit crap like that..

      There’s a reason the treasonous buffoon’s strategists have been working overtime trying to shine up and sell …and as far as possible, distance and protect the remade birther 3rd wife as ‘respectable’ and an antidote to…and selectively and conveniently ‘removed’ from the treasonous buffoon…

      It’s the do-over and do-over again …and whatever it takes to normalize, legitimize, and ease in the treasonous kkklan…and by extension, daddy/hubby buffoon…

      At first they hoped Ivanka was key…she’d be the deflect and distract from the treason and corrupt shenanigans …and the decimation of hard-won protections…but things quickly fell apart…and now they’re all hanging their hats on the remade, lying, plagiarizing imported, racist Birther 3rd wife…she’s it now…And let’s be clear, she like geriatric ATMhubby, have very much cultivated and continue to cultivate the White Supremacists…They are her biggest cheerleaders…the ones who repeatedly tell her – and she gleefully laps it up – that she’s ‘more intelligent’, ‘more classy’, ‘better educated with more degrees’, ‘more accomplished’, ‘a better Christian’ and ‘more beautiful’ and ‘morally upright’ than ‘Mooshell’..

    • eliihass says:

      Broke clock and all indeed..

      We all have solid memories hopefully…and I remain clear about never getting confused about who’s who, and what’s what…or the temporary alliances of the moment that align some of these same folks who are as despicable and as to blame for so much of what is now manifesting…

      But first, we get the treasonous buffoon and his white supremacist cohorts out of the people’s house..

  3. rikyrah says:

    from BJ:

    Vice News has made their interviews with some of the leaders and participants from Saturday’s Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville online so everyone can see it, not just HBO subscribers. They describe their reporting as:

    On Saturday hundreds of white nationalists, alt-righters, and neo-Nazis traveled to Charlottesville, Virginia, to participate in the “Unite the Right” rally. By Saturday evening three people were dead – one protester and two police officers – and many more injured.

    “VICE News Tonight” correspondent Elle Reeve went behind the scenes with white nationalist leaders, including Christopher Cantwell, Robert Ray, David Duke, and Matthew Heimbach — as well as counterprotesters. VICE News Tonight also spoke with residents of Charlottesville, members of the Black Lives Matter movement, and the Charlottesville Police.

    From the neo-Nazi protests at Emancipation Park to Cantwell’s hideaway outside Virginia, “VICE News Tonight” provides viewers with exclusive, up-close and personal access inside the unrest.


  4. rikyrah says:

    Meachem on Joy Reid about Dolt45:

    He could have been Faubus or any Southern Governor in the 1950’s…talking about ‘outside agitators’.

  5. rikyrah says:

    Update on my sister.
    They gave her dialysis.
    I spoke with the kidney doctor, and he’s pleased with how her treatments went.
    Also, she was very alert by the time I left this evening. She was totally cognizant. The life was back in her eyes.
    So, thanks for the prayers and please keep them coming.

  6. eliihass says:

    You have to be a really self-loathing, lowly, worthless, greedy pos to be a black person in America trying to defend White Supremacist supporting buffoon …and lashing out at black lives matter chants in the face of a White Supremacist mob fighting for their confederacy symbols…

    Paris Dennard’s mother needs to fetch her son..

  7. rikyrah says:

    If you could find the video from tonight..

    I was told that Jeffrey Toobin was ON FIRE tonight on CNN.

    So, if the video could be posted..thanks.

  8. Ametia says:

    Van Jones is in an EMOTIONAL MELTDOWNN.

    This shit is HURTFUL

    • Ametia says:

      But Van THO… See how fucked up these folk are. Capping to keep their gigs, having to choose to read scripted shit and process the fuckery and live with themselves.

      IT’S SICK

    • eliihass says:

      Anderson et al only really get it now …it hits home …even better with Van Jones invoking his Jewish godmother…

    • rikyrah says:

      Van can cry until Jesus returns…
      Still won’t forget his nonsense.

      • eliihass says:

        Ironic that Van Jones was responding to a snippet of a SOTU speech that was as scripted and as inauthentic as the scripted half-hearted stuff from yesterday…before the buffoon reverted right back to his natural racist default position today…

  9. rikyrah says:

    Rev. Blackmon is ON FIRE on Chris Hayes’ show – Joy hosting.

    She asked a great question:



  10. eliihass says:


    Anderson Cooper is reporting tonight truthfully and clearly…

    No mealy-mouthing…

    Good to see..

  11. Ametia says:

    Columbia, SC Mayor Steve Benjamin is nothing but the TRUTH on Hardball.

    • Ametia says:

      there is no hemming and hawing here. #45 is a fucking ignorant racist, and so are his supporters

    • eliihass says:

      And the Charlottesville Vice Mayor – a brother – just handled thinks he’s slick prep boy White Supremacist Ben Ferguson on CNN..

      • Ametia says:

        I know that’s right. I’ll post the vids for both when available. We are NOT going back. I grew up during segregation. These men and their ancestors have been fighting this shit for ions.

        WE ARE NOT GOING BACK, MOFOs. You come for us, you’d better come for us ALL.

        Let these mofos roll up in cities like Detroit, LA, Chi-Town, and pull that shit like they did in predominately white Charlottesville, VA, UH HU

        • eliihass says:

          Brother was not having their crap…

          Fearless…unimpressed and unstoppable…

          He is that new breed of black man aka ‘thugs’ that is the modern day preppy white supremacist’s worst nightmare…

          Brother is not scared of you and your Neo Nazi White Supremacist butt.. that ship has long sailed…

          He even said at one point to preppy slickster alt-right Ben, ” I did not stutter…” LOL..

  12. Ametia says:
  13. Ametia says:
  14. Trump sympathized with the white supremacists. He says they were treated unfairly. And he’s angry that he was forced to come out a second time. This is THUG, y’all. He’s UNFIT for office.

  15. Y’all, I’m fucking livid. There is no end to this madness from Trump. This mofo is still peddling “many sides”. He went back to what he said on Saturday and MEANT IT. He rationalized violence today and that means more attacks are coming. These people are emboldened. They are angry and will kill in a snap.

  16. eliihass says:


    There you have it fam..

  17. rikyrah says:

    Dolt45 had a press conference.
    He waited until he had all the facts.
    He needed the facts?
    Since when?
    He didn’t need all the facts when he tweeted out that it was terrorism in Nice…or in Manchester….
    He called it terrorism in 2.2 seconds

  18. Uh huh! Don’t let your mouth get your ass whupped….


  19. rikyrah says:

    Update on my sister. She has kidney failure.😥😥😥
    Any and all prayers are appreciated.

    • eliihass says:

      She remains in our prayers, Rikyrah…as do you and the family…

      Please know that she will get through this…she will…

      Stay strong for her, but remember to also take care of yourself..

      Lots of hugs and prayers…❤️❤️

    • Ametia says:

      Lord, please wrap your love and protection around, Rikyah’s sister.
      May comfort and blessings abound with Rikyrah and her entire family. May the Blessings Be!

    • Rikyrah, my prayers continue for your sister. Our God is a God filled with Mercy and Grace. I pray for complete healing and a speedy recovery.

    • Liza says:

      I hope she recovers soon, Rikyrah. I’ll keep praying…

    • yahtzeebutterfly says:

      Rikyrah, I am praying that the Lord embrace your sister with His Healing Power and Love.

      You and she will remain in my prayers.

    • majiir says:

      I am so sorry to hear about your sister. I will be praying for her, you, and your family.

  20. rikyrah says:

    Good Morning, Everyone😐😐😐

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