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Georgia voting fight sets the stage for Kemp's 2022 run

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gives the GOP-controlled legislature greater control over how elections are run,

This came about because Trump and his fellow Republicans backed by their powerful far right media convinced a large number of Americans voter fraud had occurred in the 2020 election. To date that has been debunked at every level of government, including the courts.

Reasonable people accepted no large scale fraud occurred, they accepted instead that Trump, his fellow Republicans and their far right media had told BIG LIES.

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Governor voter suppression who is only Governor because he disenfranchised tens of thousands of predominantly black voters in the last election tries to save himself with yet more voter suppression of urban predominantly black voters.

I sure hope that the judicial branch throws this law in the trash where it belongs. I also hope that Georgia continues its blue-shift and sends Kemp out with the trash.

Regardless of policy proposals, the first thing needed from public servants is a willingness to accept basic facts. Fact: there was no organized widespread voter fraud. Zero, zip, nada, nil, none. Trump lost.

Making law based on a lie is disqualifying for public service.

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Such a weird situation. I gave him a ton of credit for standing up to The Big Lie crowd when Trump called, now he does a 180 to save his own job and get back in the good graces of The Big Lie crowd.

"Mr. President, the system worked and is safe and secure."

"People of Georgia, we need new laws to protect the safety and security of elections."

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Governor voter suppression who is only Governor because he disenfranchised tens of thousands of predominantly black voters in the last election tries to save himself with yet more voter suppression of urban predominantly black voters.

So the best way to remedy this is moving an economic powerhouse like the MLB All Star Game from one of the Blackest cities in the U.S. with many upon many Black-owned businesses to one of the whitest States in the country. Oh and Colorado requires ID for all voters no matter what color and economic background.

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So the best way to remedy this is moving an economic powerhouse like the MLB All Star Game from one of the Blackest cities in the U.S. with many upon many Black-owned businesses to one of the whitest States in the country. Oh and Colorado requires ID for all voters no matter what color and economic background.

Yep. Because economic pressure works.

And there’s also the fact that the player’s union had made it known that a lot of players just wouldn’t show up.

And your argument is false. Voter ID was only one aspect. Reducing early voting, drop boxes, forbidding handing out water in the hot GA sun while people wait in line for hours, and imposing mail-in restrictions were designed to suppress urban predominantly black voters while not affecting rural (white) predominantly GOP voters to any appreciable extent.

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Has the last guy switched to Pepsi?

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Yep. Because economic pressure works.

By taking away money from Black-owned businesses and giving them to white-owned ones. I see!

Also do me a favor and list the reasons why this is worse than the original Jim Crow laws started by Socialist Democrats. Try to persuade me that is "Jim Eagle."

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Oh and Colorado requires ID for all voters no matter what color and economic background.

What's it like to be so wrong, so early in the morning?

"Colorado has what the National Conference of State Legislatures calls a “non-strict” voter ID law for in-person early voting. Voters can produce a number of different types of ID, including ones without photos. And if they don’t have ID, they can vote via provisional ballot, at which time elections officials are charged with verifying their eligibility.

Georgia’s in-person ID requirement, by contrast, is a “strict” law, requiring photo ID. If a voter doesn’t have one, they can cast a provisional ballot, but they still have to produce a photo ID to a county registrar within three days.

But this is also somewhat apples-to-oranges. The voter ID law at issue in Georgia isn’t for in-person voting; it’s for mail-in voting. Georgia is going to require a driver’s license number, social security number or other ID on absentee ballots — provisions that some allege may disenfranchise Black voters. Colorado sometimes requires ID to vote by mail, but only when someone casts a mail ballot for the first time, and again the list of acceptable IDs is significantly broader."

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/04/06/colorado-voting-laws-vs-georgia/

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Georgia is going to require a driver’s license number, social security number or other ID on absentee ballots — provisions that some allege may disenfranchise Black voters.

Actually not that early in the morning for you to address my first sentence on how taking away money from Black-owned businesses and putting them into white-owned ones benefits the Black community. You notice that you pick and choose small bits of someone's comment and always fail to address the entire issue.

And this is 2021, not the mid-20th century. The civil right movement of the 1960’s and the Southern Strategy of the 70’s made the Democratic (not “Democrat”) party to be the party of civil rights and the GOO to be the party of white grievance and voter suppression.

Same goes with this one here. Address the topic of MLB suppressing Black-owned businesses. You want to avoid that though and avoid the fact that Joe Biden called this worse than Jim Crow.

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Actually not that early in the morning for you to address my first sentence on how taking away money from Black-owned businesses and putting them into white-owned ones benefits the Black community. 

"Your" first sentence? It was actually NOMINATION who said that. Hm. What an unusual thong to say, Mr. Majer. How strange indeed.

The MLB has the right to change the venue as it sees fit, as it is a private business. If you don't like the free market, you should probably not be a Republican.

If I were you, I'd also refrain from picking a sentence from someone else's post, ignoring the rest of it, then accusing others of cherry-picking.

As a piece of more general advice, I'd also advise against making sock-puppet accounts. Or, if you are going to, remember to log into the right ones before you make replies. This is just a piece of ambient advice, not aimed at anyone in particular.

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NOMINATION: Oh and Colorado requires ID for all voters no matter what color and economic background.

Georgia has voter ID laws, too. But Colorado didn't propose shutting down early voting on Sundays in an obvious attempt to eliminate the early days blacks vote most.

I don't have the opinion polls to back this up, but my guess is black people in Georgia are more concerned about 100 years of more voter suppression than a single baseball game.

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Yeah, you really think this is the end and not just the beginning of this nonsense?

as for Kemp, this changes nothing- we are still booting him in the primary.

than a single baseball game.

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Oh sure, Kemp is in a great place....

Repubs hate him for standing up to the Big Lie....

Dems hate him for the voter suppression law...

Independents hate him for not making up his mind...

In Trump's new replica Oval office at his Lago club, there's a bottle of coke.

Yep, Trump forgot to "uncheck" the block on his Coke order form that said "by leaving this block unchecked you agree to automatic payment and monthly deliveries of Coke for rest of your life"....

Coke got the idea from someone's political contribution form...

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as for Kemp, this changes nothing- we are still booting him in the primary.

Oh yeah? The Supreme Court gonna help you with this one, too?

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This came about because Trump and his fellow Republicans backed by their powerful far right media

Not nearly as powerful as the left media machine, never was, but as far as the GOP is concerned, there’s nothing wrong with fighting for voter integrity, as a matter of fact, they should, otherwise what are they there for politically?

convinced a large number of Americans voter fraud had occurred in the 2020 election.

And?

To date that has been debunked at every level of government, including the courts.

But that doesn’t mean it persuaded a lot of peoples opinions, don’t conflate the two. If someone tells me by law meat is forbidden doesn’t mean, I have to dislike or believe it’s bad for my health because a Vegan expert says so. People that write laws and enact laws are different from people that hold opinions on laws

*Reasonable people accepted no large scale fraud occurred, they accepted instead that Trump, his fellow Republicans and their far right media had told BIG LIES.*

But millions believe there was voter integrity issues, so there’s that side as well.

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Kemp will be a 1-term Governor.

Most of the Democratic governors in Georgia are fairly conservative or they'd never be elected.

Georgians know how to hold someone accountable at the ballot box almost always.

Nathan Deal won for the Republicans because the prior Democrat was stealing money using toll roads for years after the maximum amount of money that road was supposed to achieve was reached. I never used that toll road, but hundreds of thousands of vehicles daily did. It was theft and a violation of law.

Georgia has term limits for the Governor and has a bill with 80% approval (higher for Rep and Ind, lower for Dems) to add term limits for the US Congress through a Constitutional Amendment when 34 other states agree. 38 states are required to pass an Amendment.

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But millions believe there was voter integrity issues, so there’s that side as well.

Both sides of an argument can be wrong, I know it’s hard to believe.

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