Chilling video: Georgia Rep handcuffed for knocking on Gov. Kemp's door while he signs voter restriction bill

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After countless lives have been ruined.

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Yep. Authoritarian conservatives make you pay in blood for your rights.

It’s the only thing that satisfies them.

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Things got worse after

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Yep. The only reason this legislation is feasible at all is the SCOTUS gutting the VRA.

It turns out the GOP dominated southern states really can’t be trusted to run fair elections on their own.

And very much apologies to @Mindysan33 and the rest, I don’t want to say the south is shit, but you just don’t see this level of active voter suppression in northern states. A bunch of states proving that they can’t handle being fair the moment the governing mechanisms specially made for them are taken off may not make them shit states, but at this point I don’t know what does.

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Really? Michigan is my state, and it’s not in the South:

They’re doing this everywhere; it’s not just a regional problem.

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Agreed. Except that last part. Craft breweries and brick oven pizzerias definitely make a neighborhood better!

/s

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They’re all states with significant numbers of white supremacists?

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simpsons-bus-point-redstates-not-monolith

Also, good to know you’re in favor of people’s voting rights being suppressed. /s

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You DO see it though…

Also, from 1981:

It might be more naked and aggressive in the south, but part of that is because we have a larger Black population and the rest of the country acts like we’re the only ones with this problem, and so they feel they can be bolder here.

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Well, giving away water means the item’s been purchased by a third party and given away to begin with, adding another layer doesn’t really get around the law.

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Maybe Pennsylvania or New Hampshire? GOP lawmakers in 28 states, including Pa., have introduced more than 100 bills seeking to restrict ballot access | Analysis | Pennsylvania Capital-Star

Or maybe the push in Maine to move to signature matching Maine lawmakers seek more than a dozen changes to state election laws - Portland Press Herald

How far north are we talking about?

So your plan to stop the suppression of votes is to codify it and remove any lingering protections for those hurt by the laws? That seems wrong.

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hey, you cant even have a state without them. does dc have a pizzeria? i think not!

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I’ll admit, I didn’t make that gif. I have nothing against craft breweries and brick oven pizzerias (yum!) I might modify that before I trot it out again.

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I think it’s fine, especially if people you’re replying to believe it’s okay to call everyone down here backward hicks.

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It still might be a good idea, if only to avoid minor derails about pizza and beer. :wink: :laughing:

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I don’t know, it makes the point quite well. It’s supposed to hit you in the sensitive bits.

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which is why the revisions of the voting rights act which passed in 1970 and 1975 included counties in new york, california, new hampshire, arizona, and michigan among others.

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