The GOP is about nothing but Voter Suppression.
They DO NOT believe in little ‘ d’ – democracy.
Never ever forget..
For all the complaints about Russian interference in the 2016 elections…and that was very real…
The number of people denied the franchise in those questionable states, was TWO TO THREE TIMES the margin of ‘ victory’ of Dolt45.
So, it really did take taking about people’s right to vote, in order to push this illegitimate election.
And, the same thing is happening all over again.
Thank goodness for people like Ari Berman, Greg Palast and Rachel Maddow, who always keep a keen eye out for these stories..they have been way ahead of the rest of the MSM.
This year’s election could determine how people vote in Georgia for decades.
By Cameron Joseph | October 10, 2018
In early 2014, Georgia House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams (D) undertook an ambitious effort to make Georgia’s voter rolls look more like its population.
The New Georgia Project aimed to register 800,000 new minority and young voters within the decade, awakening the sleeping giant of the state’s fast-growing minority communities and giving Democrats like her a chance to compete statewide.
That seemed to alarm her current opponent for governor, Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp (R).
“The Democrats are working hard. There have been these stories about them, you know, registering all these minority voters that are out there and others that are sitting on the sidelines. If they can do that, they can win these elections in November,” Kemp warned his fellow Republicans during a closed-door event that July. “Well, we’ve got to do the exact same thing.”
But Kemp didn’t just try to match Democrats’ get-out-the-vote efforts. He used his office to go on the attack, investigating Abrams’ group for voter fraud while slow-walking adding the voters she’d registered to the rolls. Civil rights activists say Kemp has been one of the fiercest voter suppression proponents they’ve dealt with anywhere, and a key player in power consolidation efforts undertaken by Georgia Republicans since they seized control in 2004.
Abrams’ and Kemp’s years-old fight has now hit a crescendo as they fight for the governor’s mansion.
“Brian Kemp is the master of voter suppression, disengagement and democracy by subtraction,” said Francys Johnson, the former head of the state NAACP who’s now running for Congress. “The tension is as stark as it could have ever been in this race.”
This election, like past ones with Kemp, will be fought out in the courtroom as well as at the ballot box. Kemp is already battling a number of lawsuits.
“He has taken advantage of the evisceration of the Voting Rights Act,”Abrams told TPM. “He has used his office to undermine the right to vote for communities of color.”
Not just African-Americans.
SCOTUS Lets North Dakota Enforce Full Voter ID Law For Upcoming Midterms
By Tierney Sneed
October 9, 2018 5:38 pm
The Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed North Dakota to enforce for the midterm elections its full voter ID law, which a federal judge had previously sought to relax in a lawsuit brought by Native Americans in the state.
The law lets voters who don’t have the required ID show certain supplemental documentation with their name and street address. Native Americans in the state had challenged a provision in the law requiring that the address be a residential street address, rather than a PO Box or other kind of address, given that some members of some tribes don’t have residential street addresses.
A federal judge ruled in favor of the challengers and expanded the law’s requirements so documents with non-residential street addresses were acceptable. However, an appeals court blocked that ruling for the 2018 elections, and the Supreme Court on Tuesday decided to leave appeals court order blocking the expansion of the law in place.
The Supreme Court did not give the full breakdown on how the justices voted on the issue, but Justices Elena Kagan and Ruth Bader Ginsburg publicly noted their dissent, with Ginsburg writing that the “the risk of disfranchisement is large.”
Brian Kemp’s office to be sued for purging 700,000 voters from Georgia rolls
In a response, Kemp says Georgia has never used data from the Crosscheck Program to conduct list maintenance in this state.
Author: Michael King
Published: 9:13 AM EDT October 2, 2018
Updated: 11:16 AM EDT October 7, 2018
ATLANTA — According to a release, members of the SCLC, Rainbow-PUSH Coalition, the Georgia Coalition for the People’s Agenda, and the New Georgia Project are planning to join with others to file a federal lawsuit against Georgia’s Secretary of State Brian Kemp.
Kemp’s office is accused of using a racially-biased methodology for removing as many as 700,000 legitimate voters from the state’s voter rolls over the past two years.
The suit claims that the secretary of state’s office has not sent notice of the removal to voters. The group says that at a Tuesday news conference they will publish a database containing each of the names of the voters removed since 2017, so that those voters may re-register prior to the state’s October 9 deadline.
The group says the lawsuit was initiated by journalist Greg Palast as part of his research for Rolling Stone magazine. Other similar federal suits will be filed against other state officials around the nation in conjunction with the Georgia suit. They claim that during his research, Palast uncovered a so-called ‘purge list’ from what is called the ‘Crosscheck Program’ allegedly supplied to the secretary of state’s office by Kris Kobach, Kansas Secretary of State.
Then, here is this infuriating segment from Rachel Maddow last week outlining the hurdles that have been placed in the path of students from Prairie View A&M University – for DECADES- including up to this very day.
Rachel Maddow reviews the history of voting rights battles at Prairie View A&M University in Waller County, Texas, and talks with Mike Siegel, Texas Democratic congressional candidate, and Jacob Aronowitz, Siegel’s campaign field director, about Aronowitz’s arrest after delivering a letter of support for voting rights at the school on Siegel’s behalf.
And, the MSM in their desperation to ‘ both sides’ Voter Suppression. There is no both sides. There is ONE PARTY who practices Voter Suppression. ONE PARTY.
THERE IS NO BOTH SIDES.