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When one asks how self-dealing Republican candidates truly win elections, the answer is simple – they manipulate them to work in their favor by using voter suppression tactics. And if you don’t think voter suppression is real, it may be time to step back and take a hard look at the facts. One way to stop people from voting is by making it more difficult for them to vote. This isn’t new. This has been happening historically. The only change we have experienced is the approach in which it’s carried out through tactics such as the elimination of early voting, closing polling locations and prohibiting felons from voting.
Georgia’s voter roll purge is no exception. The Associated Press recently reported that 53,000 applications are sitting on hold with Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp, who also happens to be the Republican nominee for governor. According to AP, since 2012 over 1.4 million voter registrations have been canceled. Moreover, 670,000 were canceled in 2017 alone. While it’s noted that some people legitimately deserved to be purged, it doesn’t change the fact that there is a clear disparity in the number of people removed across racial lines.
Georgia’s approximate population is 32 percent black, according to the U.S. Census; however, the number of voter registrations on hold with Kemp is nearly 70% black.
I’ll let you decide, but please remember: you can’t dispute the facts
originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: InTheFlesh1980
I don't really think that, in this case, the possibilities are actually infinite.
So... you have not ruled out the infinite possibilities (in the rational part of your mind),
originally posted by: je55ejame5
Lots of noise about fraud...etc without evidence .
originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: RadioRobert
We who? Did I say that? Did you?
But is there evidence of election fraud in Broward? I hadn't heard that.
Registered Voters as of11/12/18
The approximately 50 attendees were mostly local progressives as well as some who had traveled here. They heard tales of voter intimidation in rural Virginia. They oohed and ahhed at a demonstration given by software developer and political consultant Bennie Smith, who discovered elections system vulnerabilities in his hometown Memphis in 2015. Yet the conversation kept coming back to why the event was being held in Broward County.
"Broward County is kind of ground zero in the fight for accountability and verifiability and transparency," said Sautter.
The most prominent case of something running afoul in recent years was during a contested 2016 primary for Florida’s 23rd Congressional District. Incumbent Democrat Debbie Wasserman Schultz was facing an insurgent primary challenge by Bernie Sanders-backed Tim Canova, which gained national attention. As the chair of the Democratic National Committee, Wasserman Schultz faced allegations that she tipped the scales of the Democratic presidential primary to benefit Hillary Clinton. (She denies this.)
Shortly after the election he filed public records requests with the Broward County supervisor of elections to get access to the paper ballots, which are public records. For months he waited to gain access, but did not receive it. Then, he filed a lawsuit against Brenda Snipes, the supervisor of elections, an elected official.
Months into the lawsuit, Snipes ordered the destruction of the ballots Canova was requesting to see. He was unable to review the records and was stunned.
“I’ve lost much faith and confidence in the Broward Supervisor of Elections Office to conduct a fair election,” said Canova, who spoke Monday. “It’s undermined my confidence in the election system generally around this country.”
Legal experts maintained that Snipes broke federal and state laws. A Broward judge ruled that Snipes wrongly destroyed records pertaining to a pending lawsuit, which is illegal to do without a court order...
"I think this office is run very well, I do," said Snipes in a phone call. She said that "many offices have legal actions taken against them" and that the results of any court cases "are what they are." Previously her attorneys told the Sun Sentinel that they "think the judge is wrong,” and that the records were destroyed because of a mistake, but she declined to rehash the episode...