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MLB moving 2021 All-Star Game from Atlanta over Georgia voting law

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posted on Apr, 2 2021 @ 08:43 PM
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a reply to: ketsuko

That is incorrect. I am not in favor of either of those things.

Nor am I in favor of making it more difficult for citizens to vote. I think that the more who do, the better.

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posted on Apr, 2 2021 @ 08:51 PM
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Good move MLB !!

Somebody just estimated the loss to Atlanta is around $200 Million !!

Guess who really gets the corn cobb now ? 😄

Hint: it ain't the "government" (all they did was pass the law) 😄



posted on Apr, 2 2021 @ 08:55 PM
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I always found it amusing when the left gets outraged about voter ID, but have no issue with the govt passing onerous laws forcing me to jump through hoops and take on extra costs for others pursuits.



posted on Apr, 2 2021 @ 09:11 PM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

In still safe from this nonsense...I only really watch soccer and hockey. Have yet to see any politics played there.



posted on Apr, 2 2021 @ 09:15 PM
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a reply to: Phage

Making it easier for CITIZENS to vote...all for it!

Making it easier for ANYONE to vote...not so much.

The distinction is important. As it is we seem to want it to be easy for anyone and everyone to vote...citizenship be damned.



posted on Apr, 2 2021 @ 09:28 PM
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As it is we seem to want it to be easy for anyone and everyone to vote...citizenship be damned.

Did a lot of non-citizens vote in Georgia last year? Have they ever?

It doesn't seem that this law has much to do with that. Does making it illegal to give someone a bottle of water stop non-citizens from voting?

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posted on Apr, 2 2021 @ 09:32 PM
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a reply to: Phage

How does one know if IDing is racist lol



posted on Apr, 2 2021 @ 09:33 PM
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How does one know if IDing is racist lol

The new Georgia law has nothing to do with voter ID except for absentee ballots but I can understand how it could have an unequal impact on certain demographics.

Did a lot of non citizens vote in the last election?
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posted on Apr, 2 2021 @ 09:34 PM
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a reply to: putnam6

Something something cancel culture.




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posted on Apr, 2 2021 @ 10:03 PM
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a reply to: Phage

Considering there is very little way for a citizen to live regular life without a picture ID, requiring the showing of same to vote is no imposition.



posted on Apr, 2 2021 @ 10:04 PM
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a reply to: Phage

I don't know. Every time we try to find out ... the racism screams begin.




posted on Apr, 2 2021 @ 10:08 PM
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Considering there is very little way for a citizen to live regular life without a picture ID, requiring the showing of same to vote is no imposition.

It's nice that you can speak for everyone.



posted on Apr, 2 2021 @ 10:13 PM
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a reply to: Phage

OK. How do you hold a job without having an ID? How do you access government benefits without ID? Just about anything you need of any importance requires an ID, proof of residency, etc.

And an ID can be obtained for free. It doesn't have to be a driver's license.



posted on Apr, 2 2021 @ 10:19 PM
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Not all IDs are proof of citizenship.


As many as 7% of United States citizens – 13 million individuals – do not have ready access to citizenship documents. Seven percent of the American citizens surveyed responded that they do not have ready access to U.S. passports, naturalization papers, or birth certificates.2 Using 2000 census calculations of the citizen voting-age population, this translates to more than 13 million American adult citizens nationwide who cannot easily produce documentation proving their citizenship.3

Citizens with comparatively low incomes are less likely to possess documentation proving their citizenship. Citizens earning less than $25,000 per year are more than twice as likely to lack ready documentation of their citizenship as those earning more than $25,000.4 Indeed, the survey indicates that at least 12 percent of voting-age American citizens earning less than $25,000 per year do not have a readily available U.S. passport, naturalization document, or birth certificate.5

Documentation proving citizenship often does not reflect the citizen’s current name. Many of those who possess ready documentation of their citizenship do not have documentation that reflects their current name. For example, survey results show that only 48% of voting-age women with ready access to their U.S. birth certificates have a birth certificate with current legal name6 – and only 66% of voting-age women with ready access to any proof of citizenship have a document with current legal name.7Using 2000 census citizen voting-age population data, this means that as many as 32 million voting-age women may have available only proof of citizenship documents that do not reflect their current name.

www.brennancenter.org...


A large number of citizens do not have the required ID.

Elderly citizens are less likely to possess government-issued photo identification. Survey results indicate that seniors disproportionately lack photo identification. Eighteen percent of American citizens age 65 and above do not have current government-issued photo ID.9 Using 2005 census estimates, this amounts to more than 6 million senior citizens.Minority citizens are less likely to possess government-issued photo identification.

According to the survey, African-American citizens also disproportionately lack photo identification. Twenty-five percent of African-American voting-age citizens have no current government-issued photo ID, compared to eight percent of white voting-age citizens.10 Using 2000 census figures, this amounts to more than 5.5 million adult African-American citizens without photo identification. Our survey also indicated that sixteen percent of Hispanic voting-age citizens have no current government-issued photo ID, but due to a low sample size, the results did not achieve statistical significance.11

Citizens with comparatively low incomes are less likely to possess photo identification. Citizens earning less than $35,000 per year are more than twice as likely to lack current government-issued photo identification as those earning more than $35,000. Indeed, the survey indicates that at least 15 percent of voting-age American citizens earning less than $35,000 per year do not have a valid government-issued photo ID.12Photo identification often does not reflect current information.

For many of those who possess current, valid government-issued photo ID, the documentation does not reflect their current information. For example, survey results show that ten percent of voting-age citizens who have current photo ID do not have photo ID with both their current address and their current legal name. The rate is higher among younger citizens: as many as 18 percent of citizens aged 18-24 do not have photo ID with current address and name; using 2004 census tallies, that amounts to almost 4.5 million American citizens.1




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posted on Apr, 2 2021 @ 11:13 PM
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Hey MLB , get WOKE Now Go Broke . The BIG 3 , " NFL NBA MLB " are ALL DEAD to Patriotic Americans Now .........




posted on Apr, 2 2021 @ 11:23 PM
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originally posted by: olaru12
a reply to: putnam6




What they don't get is people are getting tired of politics and sports at the professional level. This is enough for people to drop going to and watching games altogether. I know I already watch less and less pro stuff, If sports don't allow people to get away from politics, they will spend their time and money elsewhere.


Apparently people are also getting tired of GOP politicians trying to disenfranchise people of color.

www.cnn.com...

thehill.com...

Kemp will be walking it back soon enough! Republicans are now feeling the heat as it blows up in their face.
Apparently you've become so ignorant that you believe minorities are unable to get an ID because they somehow can't operate their legs and can't read a map...or even read for that matter.

Seriously, this needs to be addressed now.

IF YOU BELIEVE THAT MINORITIES ARE RESTRICTED FROM VOTING BECAUSE OF VOTING LAWS AND DEEM IT RACIST, YOU'RE A RACIST.

Minorities are PEOPLE, with Brains. They can work, accomplish tasks, achieve goals.
It is incredibly stupid and asinine to believe Voter ID Laws disenfranchise minorities.

The process is simple, walk to a line, wait to vote 🤭

Or, absentee ballot, mail it off, NO MAS 😏



posted on Apr, 2 2021 @ 11:26 PM
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Apparently you've become so ignorant that you believe minorities are unable to get an ID because they somehow can't operate their legs and can't read a map...or even read for that matter.
Getting an ID is not as much of a problem as proving citizenship can be, which limits one's options. I wouldn't be surprised if there quite a number of citizens who would have a hard time producing a birth certificate.

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posted on Apr, 2 2021 @ 11:55 PM
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a reply to: Phage

No one was able to do a full audit...so who knows...

Wonder why they fought so hard to keep it only to recounts and not allow audits?



posted on Apr, 2 2021 @ 11:58 PM
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a reply to: Phage

As a citizen its your responsibility to be able to prove it...if you can't or are too lazy to sort out lost documents that's no ones fault but your own.



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