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Investigation Finds Republicans Restricted Early Voting In Democratic Areas, Expanded In GOP Ones

By jazz_music following x   2017 Aug 11, 12:22pm 137 views   5 comments   watch   quote     share  

This is a real problem if there is any truth in this at all.

The problem is it looks so believable, even with a quote from Reuters embedded, Republicans have been ruthlessly winning ever since Watergate and this has led to a nation of corporations and no longer the people, which represents a coup d'etat by the donor class which gives proof to invalidate all branches we currently have of our government.

http://news.groopspeak.com/investigation-finds-republicans-restricted-early-voting-in-democratic-areas-expanded-in-gop-ones/

Indystar, a reputable newspaper company, part of the USA Today network, found that GOP officials have expanded early voting stations in GOP-dominated areas, while at the same time decreasing them in Democratic ones.It was a clear attempt to affect the vote in the state.

And, it has worked.

From 2008 to 2016, the added number of voting stations in Republican districts like Hamilton County increased absentee voting 63%, while Democratic districts like Marion County, largely African-American, decreased 26%.

The investigation found that Republicans blocked the expansion of voting stations in areas they didn’t like, reducing voting stations in Marion County, for instance, from three to one, a major reason for the voting pattern declines.

According to the IndyStar, leading Republicans in the state are refusing to admit to the issue, and are hiding behind closed doors:

Investigation Finds Republicans Restricted Early Voting In Democratic Areas, Expanded In GOP Ones
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An investigation into Indiana politics has just revealed massive foul play on the part of Republicans in regards to early voting.

Indystar, a reputable newspaper company, part of the USA Today network, found that GOP officials have expanded early voting stations in GOP-dominated areas, while at the same time decreasing them in Democratic ones.It was a clear attempt to affect the vote in the state.

And, it has worked.

From 2008 to 2016, the added number of voting stations in Republican districts like Hamilton County increased absentee voting 63%, while Democratic districts like Marion County, largely African-American, decreased 26%.

The investigation found that Republicans blocked the expansion of voting stations in areas they didn’t like, reducing voting stations in Marion County, for instance, from three to one, a major reason for the voting pattern declines.

According to the IndyStar, leading Republicans in the state are refusing to admit to the issue, and are hiding behind closed doors:

“When asked about IndyStar’s analysis, legislative leaders including Indiana Senate President Pro Tempore David Long, R-Fort Wayne, and House Speaker Brian Bosma, R-Indianapolis, did not return numerous requests for comment, or respond to questions submitted in writing. Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb and Secretary of State Connie Lawson deferred to county officials for comment.”

Republicans in the state “started to change the rules” shortly after Barack Obama carried Indiana in 2008, mostly from just a few heavily populated largely Democratic, African-American populations. Because of this, that worried them, says Beth White, who used to head the Marion County Election Board, and they took away the number of early voting stations.

While this news is disturbing, it’s not the only case of Republicans being successful at restricting the vote or being found out for it.

In that state, Republican Governor Scott Walker signed a strict voter ID law in 2011 that was found out by a federal court to have unconstitutionally burdened low-income people of color. In the court case, many former government officials testified that Republicans were “politically frothing at the mouth” that they would be able to start winning more elections because of it.

And, in North Carolina, the situation was worse. Emails obtained by Reuters showed Republicans launched a massive effort in the state to restrict early voting sites and voting on Sundays when black churches typically hold “Souls to the Polls’ voting drives.

From Reuters:

“In emails, state and county Republican officials lobbied members of at least 17 county election boards to keep early-voting sites open for shorter hours on weekends and in evenings – times that usually see disproportionately high turnout by Democratic voters. Reuters obtained the emails through a public records request.

The officials also urged county election boards to open fewer sites for residents to cast ballots during early voting that began on Oct. 20 and ends on Saturday.”

Donald Trump might not even be president today if it weren’t for Republican states like Wisconsin altering their voter id laws (which he only won by fewer than 30,000 votes). While the measures do put state Republicans at a significant advantage, keep in mind that Trump only won the presidency thanks to the votes of 80,000 people in three states.

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1 HEY YOU   2017 Aug 11, 12:53pm   ↑ like (0)   ↑ dislike (0)     quote        

Next election,there will only be Republicans in any elected office at the city,county,state,federal level.
Democrats deserve what they get.
On Jan 20,2017 ~ 65,000,000 could have boycotted any & all Republican businesses,voters until
all Republicans committed suicide. Boycott your asshole Republican family members,too.
How long would it take to affect the national economy under the Trump dictatorship?
Anything that happens is on Republicans.
You asked for it.You got it.

Withholding the dollar is more powerful than any dumb ass Democrat vote.
Trump's election proved that Democrats have nothing.
These losers might as well have voted for Trump.

2 jazz_music   2017 Aug 11, 1:07pm   ↑ like (0)   ↑ dislike (0)     quote        

All this does not even mention Republican capture of talk radio across the nation and coverting talk radio into a propaganda platform which later expanded into 24/7 Fox News, at no charge across all of cable TV, and now several major privileged web sites such as Breitbart, Limbaugh and InfoWars.

3 bob2356   2017 Aug 11, 1:30pm   ↑ like (0)   ↑ dislike (0)     quote        

Tip of the ice burg. There are over 2 million blacks that can't vote in the south because they have been convicted of a felony. Only the southern states refuse to restore voting rights after sentence served. In Florida, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Virginia, the percentages of voting-age African Americans disenfranchised due to a felony conviction are 21 percent, 26 percent, 21 percent, and 22 percent, respectively.

4 komputodo   2017 Aug 11, 3:03pm   ↑ like (0)   ↑ dislike (0)     quote        

HEY YOU says

On Jan 20,2017 ~ 65,000,000 could have boycotted any & all Republican businesses,voters until

all Republicans committed suicide. Boycott your asshole Republican family members,too.

How long would it take to affect the national economy under the Trump dictatorship?

But that requires too much effort and sacrifice...It's a lot easier to whine and bitch online and score virtue signalling points. Imagine if the producers of malt liquor are all republicans. Forget about the boycott.

5 komputodo   2017 Aug 11, 3:05pm   ↑ like (0)   ↑ dislike (0)     quote        

bob2356 says

There are over 2 million blacks that can't vote in the south because they have been convicted of a felony.

Maybe that could be a motivator...If you want to be able to vote to save your EBT, don't commit felonies.

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