Tag Archives: voter suppression

Wednesday Open Thread | Stacey Abrams announces new voter protection program

Lets be clear. Stacey Abrams WON Georgia’s Governor’s race but Brian Kemp cheated in broad daylight while we watched, then declared himself the winner. The brazen arrogance of white supremacy. Kemp STOLE the Georgia Governor’s race. ATLANTA (AP) — Democrat … Continue reading

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Monday Open Thread | Civil rights groups sue Florida over ‘poll tax’ law to restore felon voter rights

A group of civil rights organizations filed a lawsuit against the state of Florida Friday after Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill that would require felons to pay court-ordered financial obligations if they want their voting rights restored. Florida’s new … Continue reading

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Tuesday Open Thread | We Are Americans

For all the talk about going back to Africa… We are Americans. I had a discussion with an international student during graduate school, about the way we were treated in this country. She was like, ‘why don’t you just move?’ … Continue reading

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Thursday Open Thread | Federal judge rules there is no widespread voter fraud in Texas

A federal judge is ordering officials in Texas to stop removing people from its voter registration rolls after declaring that the state has not seen widespread voter fraud. U.S. District Judge Fred Biery made the order in a Wednesday ruling, … Continue reading

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Monday Open Thread | Stacey Abrams: ‘Democracy failed’ in Georgia governor race

Voting suppression predator #BrianKemp brazeningly STOLE the election while the country was watching by purging Black voters from the voter rolls and the media declared him the winner. Democracy my ass. Georgia democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams tells CNN’s Jake … Continue reading

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NYT reporter: Georgia Sec of State purging black voters using registration system struck down by courts

New York Times national politics reporter Astead Herndon told MSNBC in a Wednesday interview that Brian Kemp, Georgia’s Secretary of State and GOP candidate for governor, was using a discredited voter registration system that had been previously struck down by … Continue reading

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GOP Senator David Perdue rips student’s phone for asking about @BrianKempGA racist voter registration scheme

U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) ripped a phone out of a constituent’s hand late Saturday morning as the constituent was recording their encounter. The Republican senator was being asked a question about Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp‘s widely-reported attempts … Continue reading

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Tuesday Open Thread | So….those Dolt45 voters don’t REALLY believe in democracy?

The Trump effect: New study connects white American intolerance and support for authoritarianism The research suggests that when intolerant white people fear democracy may benefit marginalized people, they abandon their commitment to democracy. May.27.2018 / 11:22 AM ET ………. A … Continue reading

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Thursday Open Thread | More on Voter Suppresor Kris Kobach

From the New York Times: The Man Behind Trump’s Voter-Fraud Obsession How Kris Kobach, the Kansas secretary of state, plans to remake America through restrictive voting and immigration laws. By ARI BERMAN JUNE 13, 2017 ……………………… The A.C.L.U. has filed … Continue reading

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Thursday Open Thread | Attorney General White Citizens Council Strikes At Voting Rights

The Sessions Effect: Trump DOJ Reverses Course In Major Texas Voter ID Case By Alice Ollstein Published February 27, 2017, 12:47 PM EDT For the last six years, the Justice Department has sided with the citizens and civil rights groups … Continue reading

Posted in 2016 Elections, Civil Rights, Institutional Racism, Jim Crow laws, Justice, Open Letter, Politics, Racial Oppression, Racism, Voter Suppression, Voting Rights, Voting Rights Act | Tagged , , , , , , , | 28 Comments