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Report: Supreme Court ruling caused mass polling place closures across Southern USA

Discussion in 'General Politics' started by tulc, Sep 20, 2019.

  1. tulc

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    Report: Supreme Court ruling caused mass polling place closures across Southern USA
    tulc(thought this was appalling) :eek:
     
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  2. redleghunter

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    I remember in 2014 it caused some confusion locally in my county in Texas. Many of the polling stations were consolidated. But every year if one is a registered voter you get your card with the polling station number. Then the local paper and a website showed a map to the polling station.
     
  3. tulc

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    Report: Supreme Court ruling caused mass polling place closures across Southern USA

    With a record turn out during the 2018 Interims and a predicted huge number of voters in 2020, the Republicans can no longer rely on the "gerrymandering" of Congressional boundaries and the Electoral College to suppress voter turn out!

    Now they have enlisted the services of the conservative majority in the Supreme Court to make the lives of those planning on voting Democratic even more difficult!

    Ultimately these delaying tactics will fail and conservatives had better pray that their liberal counterparts don't resort to the same methods once they take power!
     
  5. bekkilyn

    bekkilyn Contemplative Christian Supporter

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    I know I'm often a very naive person, but I just don't understand why Republicans don't want to win honestly. And maybe I really should put "Republicans" in quotes since the party has been going downhill since Eisenhower and just isn't the party it used to be.
     
  6. HannahT

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    I don't remember clearly what the decision was all about. I did google if Texas turnout was lower, and I looked at the stats:

    2016 - November (Presidential)
    Registered Voters 15,101,087
    Voting Age Population (VAP) 19,307,355
    Percentage of VAP Registered 78.21%
    Turnout 8,969,226
    Percent of Turnout to Registered 59.39%
    Percent of Turnout to VAP 46.45%

    2012 - November (Presidential)
    Registered Voters 13,646,226
    Voting Age Population (VAP) 18,279,737
    Percentage of VAP Registered 74.65
    Turnout 7,993,851
    Percent of Turnout to Registered Voters 58.58
    Percent of Turnout to VAP 43.73

    2008 - November (Presidential)
    Registered Voters 13,575,062
    Voting Age Population (VAP) 17,735,442
    Percentage of VAP Registered 76.54
    Turnout 8,077,795
    Percent of Turnout to Registered 59.50
    Percent of Turnout to VAP 45.55

    2004 - General, November (Presidential)
    Registered Voters 13,098,329
    Voting Age Population (VAP) 16,071,153
    Percentage of VAP Registered 81.50
    Turnout 7,410,765
    Percent of Turnout to Registered Voters 56.57
    Percent of Turnout to VAP 46.11

    I see some things vary from time to time, but nothing hugely drastic. I was actually surprised that on average only about 46% of registered voters come out.
     
  7. JackRT

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    You just conjured an image in my mind. Imagine if you can Dwight Eisenhower meeting Donald Trump.
     
  8. bekkilyn

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    My gosh, the horror!
     
  9. iluvatar5150

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    There are a few reasons:

    Some of them are aware that they can't win honestly because they just don't have the numbers - they and their policies are growing less popular over time and the only way to retain power is via means that strike some of us as underhanded.

    Some of them don't care about winning honestly - they see their policies not as a set of ideas in competition with other sets of ideas, but something more along the lines of a divinely-inspired doctrine that is morally correct and worthy of being imposed on society whether we like it or not. The divine nature of this quasi crusade absolves them of responsibility for playing "fair".

    Some of them see Dems/libs as not worthy of winning and being in charge, regardless of ideas.

    IMO, much of this stems from the multi-decade retreat of Republicans and conservatives from cultural centers of thought. The right no longer cultivates within its ranks a thoughtful, interactive, civically-minded approach towards society, instead favoring a sort of authoritarianism that treats everybody outside the tribe as stupid, unworthy, threatening, and deserving of being controlled.
     
  10. BobRyan

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    In Georgia - Forsyth county went from 25 to 16 voting precincts -- it has a 202K people and a poverty rate of 6% -- one of the more affluent counties and yet it lost almost 40% of its voting precincts ... clearly that was not a case of targeting "people of color".

    Georgia finds that a number of voting precincts do not comply with ADA rules and the counties don't have enough time to fix them in certain cases.

    Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Officials said they don’t have time to fix them, so they would close

    Conspiracy sounds so much more exciting than "details"
     
  11. tulc

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    Link? :scratch:
    tulc(thinks links in support of things are a nice detail) :wave:
     
  12. Blade

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    I read more on this.. what the Court said.. seems allot is left out. How odd.. USA TODAY would leave that out.. hmmm
     
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