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    It’s all rather common in a lot of states. Too bad they didn’t do this BEFORE the last elections.

    And the food/water thing is meant to stop advocacy groups from handing out food/water while wearing political messaging. Which by the way is illegal. And people can still bring food/water up until they are on the grounds of the polling place. Nothing stopping a family member from bringing snacks to another family member etc.

    Bit funny the hysterics over this tho. The horror of having to prove your ID when voting absentee. And keeping drop boxes from being tampered with etc.

    FYI the process goes like this:

    1- have desire to vote
    2- register to vote with your address and ID
    3- vote using the same
    4- go home

    ZoMg JiM cRoW

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slick View Post
    Nothing stopping a family member from bringing snacks to another family member etc.
    Exactly what it does. No one can wear or campaign within 100s of feet of a polling station. There has been no one giving out food and drink with it because it has always been illegal to do so while campaigning.





    Quote Originally Posted by Slick View Post
    1- have desire to vote
    2- register to vote with your address and ID
    3- vote using the same
    4- go home
    Sounds so simple.

    Desire to vote: check.

    Register to vote using ID and address: check.

    Vote using the same: The Republicans have closed the polling stations in mostly black areas. Must find transportation to a voting place where the line will be very very long and no one can bring you water or food.

    Go home: See above.


    Vote by mail, you say? If you don’t have a driver’s license, you must find a copy machine to duplicate your documentation. Pain in the ass.

    Voter signature match has worked for ions, so why now when Black voters are becoming so numerous do Republicans want to change that?

    OH! “when Black voters are becoming so numerous” Republicans lose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    If you don’t have a driver’s license
    Then you do like everyone does and get a state ID. You don’t need a drivers license.

    Everything else is hysterical noise and faux outrage.

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    Wondering why in other (undeveloped) countries they haven't developed their election law similarly so easy and transparent? Why they exercise their election just over weekend?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slick View Post
    It’s all rather common in a lot of states. Too bad they didn’t do this BEFORE the last elections.

    And the food/water thing is meant to stop advocacy groups from handing out food/water while wearing political messaging. Which by the way is illegal. And people can still bring food/water up until they are on the grounds of the polling place. Nothing stopping a family member from bringing snacks to another family member etc.

    Bit funny the hysterics over this tho. The horror of having to prove your ID when voting absentee. And keeping drop boxes from being tampered with etc.

    FYI the process goes like this:

    1- have desire to vote
    2- register to vote with your address and ID
    3- vote using the same
    4- go home

    ZoMg JiM cRoW
    Hey look, racist agrees with racist laws.

    *Shock*

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    GQP: Guns 4 All! It's a right!!!

    Also GQP: You can only vote one time every two years. It can only be a Tuesday in November. You must go and wait in line. There is only one place in your county. You must have multiple forms of ID. No one can give you water while you wait.

    Also Also GQP: Ps. no health care, that shit's socialism.
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    Caption Comp:



    'A bunch of Southern white men sign Georgia’s new Jim Crow bill disenfranchising Black voters in front of a painting of a notorious slave plantation.

    How fitting.'


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    Quote Originally Posted by strigils View Post
    so are you, when you are sober
    Oh, look it is Whingy McFlounce who has been on a drunken rampage shit posting all over the forum for hours now. 11:30pm in the northern chav council flat piss drunk.

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    ^ the mods have already cleaned him out of the thread.
    One wonders how long it will take before he is sent to jail again

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slick View Post
    1- have desire to vote
    2- register to vote with your address and ID although we will limit the types of ID and the times and places you can do this to make it near impossible, then remove your registration just before the election so you can't use it - if you live in black neighbourhood
    3- Limit the time and number of places you can vote at so you have to queue for ten hours - if you live in a black neighbourhood
    4- Stop you voting and send you home - if you're black

    Just like JiM cRoW
    FTFY.

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    It's a shame economic conditions probably make it unlikely that Delta could stick two fingers up to Georgia and move their headquarters somewhere else.

    Having said that, there may well be states that would pay handsomely to have them.


    Georgia Republicans voted to strip Delta Air Lines of a jet fuel tax break worth tens of millions of dollars Wednesday after the company u-turned to unequivocally condemn the state’s widely-criticized voting restrictions, joining a growing list of executives who have criticized the new restrictions amid a debate over boycotting Georgia's biggest companies.


    However, they may have realised the possible consequences of their actions.

    A number of prominent Georgia-based companies—including Delta, Coca-Cola and Home Depot, which exert a powerful force on Georgia politics— condemned the law after pressure grew from activists to boycott them for not taking stronger stances against the law.

    The bill, introduced towards the very end of the legislative session, was not taken up by the Senate before it adjourned and has not become law.
    Georgia House Passes Bill Stripping Delta Of A Multimillion Tax Break After It Slammed The State’s New Voting Restrictions

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    The C.E.O.s Who Didn’t Sign a Big Defense of Voting Rights
    April 14, 2021

    Hundreds of leaders and companies signed a letter opposing strict limits. They did not.

    The business leaders’ letter, as a two-page ad in The Times.

    A big show of corporate solidarity

    Amazon, BlackRock, Google, Warren Buffett and hundreds of other companies and executives have signed a new statement opposing “any discriminatory legislation” that would make it harder for people to vote. The statement, which ran as a two-page ad in The Times, comes amid a flurry of voting-related proposals from Republicans that have generated competing calls for corporations to take a stand and to stay out of politics lest lawmakers retaliate, David Gelles and Andrew write in The Times. And just as notable as the names who signed the statement are those that didn’t.

    The statement represents the broadest coalition yet to weigh in on the issue, coming after few big companies spoke up before a restrictive voting law passed in Georgia last month. “For American democracy to work for any of us, we must ensure the right to vote for all of us,” it reads in part. The statement came together over the past week and a half, organized by Ken Chenault, a former C.E.O. of AmEx, and Ken Frazier, the C.E.O. of Merck.

    •The statement says that the signers should “oppose any discriminatory legislation or measures that restrict or prevent any eligible voter from having an equal and fair opportunity to cast a ballot,” a phrase that some wanted to remove, but which Mr. Chenault and Mr. Frazier considered crucial.

    There are some notable omissions. Many companies declined to sign the statement, and some executives, such as Mr. Buffett, signed for themselves but not on behalf of their companies. Coca-Cola and Delta, which spoke out about the Georgia law after it was passed, declined to add their names, perhaps fearing more blowback for earlier statements and also not feeling the need to speak again. JPMorgan Chase also declined to sign the statement despite a personal request from senior Black business leaders to Jamie Dimon, who made a statement on voting rights before.

    Why didn’t Walmart sign? Doug McMillon, the retailer’s C.E.O., who also chairs the influential Business Roundtable lobby group, sent a note to employees to explain the company’s position. “We are not in the business of partisan politics,” he wrote. “While our government relations teams have historically focused on core business issues like tax policy or government regulation, Walmart and other major employers are increasingly being asked to weigh in on broader societal issues such as civil rights.” The company didn’t sign the statement, but “we do want to be clear that we believe broad participation and trust in the election process are vital to its integrity,” Mr. McMillon said.



    HERE’S WHAT’S HAPPENING

    The latest round of bank earnings begins today. They’ll show a rebound from the pandemic, based on early examples: JPMorgan Chase reported $14.3 billion in profit for the first quarter of 2021, up from $2.9 billion a year ago, while Goldman Sachs reported $6.8 billion in earnings, up from $1.2 billion.

    Toshiba’s potential sale is in doubt after its C.E.O. resigns. The chairman of the Japanese conglomerate appeared to throw cold water on prospects for a deal — either with CVC Capital Partners, which has offered $20 billion, or another private equity firm — after Nobuaki Kurumatani abruptly stepped down.

    The U.S. loses an estimated $1 trillion a year to tax cheats. The head of the I.R.S., Charles Rettig, cited the figure while arguing for more funding for enforcement at a Senate hearing yesterday. He added that the so-called tax gap was growing in part because of cryptocurrency trading and corporate abuse of pass-through provisions in the tax code.

    A top Manhattan district attorney candidate’s fund-raising is posing an ethical quandary. Tali Farhadian Weinstein, a Rhodes scholar and Justice Department veteran, has amassed $2.2 million, the biggest war chest in the race. Yet much of her fund-raising has come from hedge fund executives, and her husband is Boaz Weinstein of Saba Capital, raising questions about conflicts of interest in prosecuting financial crimes.

    Companies call for bigger U.S. emissions reductions targets. More than 300 businesses, including McDonald’s and Walmart, signed a public letter urging the Biden administration to nearly double its carbon-emissions goals before an April 22 summit on climate change.

    Read more
    These C.E.O.s Didn'''t Sign Onto a Letter Defending Voting Rights - The New York Times

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    As if we needed more proof that the Republican party is officially off the rails, GOP officials in Arizona are checking ballots under UV light, to see if there is bamboo in the paper. Their theory is, Democrats shipped fake ballots from Asia.

    Arizona Republicans hunt for bamboo-laced China ballots in 2020 ‘audit’ effort | Arizona | The Guardian

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    ^This needs to go on the Republican lunacy thread. What clowns.

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    ^^ to feed the GQP base, which swallows it whole. They are a group of dupes, rubes and sore losers who won't accept democracy, unless they win, of course, now trying a lame insurrection through the back door.

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    ^^
    Thanks misskit. I just posted it in that thread.

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