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Republicans blatantly attempting (and succeeding) to erase the black vote in Georgia

Discussion in 'The War Room' started by Lustercross, Aug 21, 2018.

  1. Lustercross Brown Belt

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    On Thursday evening, the election board of Randolph County, Georgia, met to discuss a startling proposal to eliminate three-fourths of the county’s polling places months before the November election. A rural, impoverished, and predominantly black county, Randolph has just nine polling locations, all of which were open during the May primaries and July runoffs. The election board may soon shut down seven of them, including one in a precinct where about 97 percent of voters are black. Its plan would compel residents, many of whom have no car or access to public transit, to travel as much as 30 miles round trip to reach the nearest polling place.

    https://slate.com/news-and-politics...ds-on-erasing-the-black-vote-its-working.html

    Republicans are so shameless. How is this not illegal???
     
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    Are there funds to keep them open? If so there should be no reason to close them, if not, then it’s a money issue not a party issue
     
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    This is actually criminal.
     
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    Disgusting.
     
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    What in the fuck.

    Didn't they give an official reason for doing this?
     
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    We need more voting places ffs, sad. Every legal American should find it easy to cast a vote.
     
  8. Paynebringer Titanium Ape Planet Belt... Always Defend ♠♠♠

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    That some low down dirty bird politics...
     
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    An accurately written history of this period will note that Republicans effectively launched a coup against our system of government.
     
  10. OAKS Orange Belt

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    30 miles round trip isn't too bad. That's only 15 miles away. I think if they do have to close those locations, they should wait until after the general election in November.
     
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    In all of Georgia? Pretty sure they can find a few dollars.

    Just not allocating the money is no different.
     
  12. DIDM Honk Honk Banned

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    @7437

    It’s rural GA, most of the time rural places don’t have money to spare. Traveling 15 miles from the country really isn’t that far. I’m not saying shut them down, I’m asking why, I’m not jumping the gun screaming racism
     
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    If the Republicans succeed, they should pay the public school bus drivers to bus the citizens to their new polling locations.
     
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    It's in the article. No problems with money.
     
  15. irish_thug Meme Mod Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    I'm in a rural area. I'm currently doing a 30 mile round trip beer run.
     
  16. DIDM Honk Honk Banned

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    @7437

    Do you know the definition of impoverished?
     
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    In before "Bu bu but Dixiecrats!"

    It is insane that this is happening
     
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  19. ryan3434 Brown Belt

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    Good position to take. Sounds more like crappy political games than racism to me
     
  20. ryan3434 Brown Belt

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    That's like 700 kilometers
     

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