‘Stop it’: Biden tells states to drop ‘new Jim Crow’ laws and praises companies ‘speaking up’ over Georgia voting restrictions


‘Stop it’: Biden tells states to drop ‘new Jim Crow’ laws and praises companies ‘speaking up’ over Georgia voting restrictions



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  2. Civil War 2.0 really put Ol’ Joe into Beast Mode. Cue the inevitable hysterical whining from the butthurt racists.

    Why are we even tolerating this horseshit in 2021? I thought the tolerance paradox was supposed to kick in by now. Let’s have some good ol’ intolerance of nazi fucksticks. We fought a fucking war over this.

  3. So Georgia simultaneously claims they ran a fair and safe election but that a lot more election fraud prevention is needed.

  4. It’s not a corporations responsibility to fix this. Democrats can kill the filibuster or amend it to pass HR 1.

    Tell Manchin and Sinema they get an earmark or two in Infrastructure, so they can save face in their homes and pass the fucking John Lewis Voting Rights Act already. We need to stop freaking out about the frailty of democracy (for the moment) and get some work done repairing the nation while preparing for the worst of Man Made Climate Change.

  5. GA losing tax revenue left and right. They’ll probably have a budget shortfall and beg the feds for more money, then complain about the feds giving money, and somewhere in there try to convince everyone that lower taxes would be a good thing, just, ya know, but collecting them instead of losing them.

  6. I know politics is involved here but

    This rift between the wealthy and the GOP is a LIE.

    The wealthy are still giving the GOP millions to help stay in power to continue to follow through on their voter suppression and gerrymandering and ending democracy. You do not say I hate your policy here have some more money. ohh and I will also take out adds in the elections slandering your opponent to help you win but I hate your policies .

    Listen to what people say believe what they do.

  7. The GOP is making it harder to legally vote from the comfort of your home. They are making it harder to drop off your mail-in ballots. They’re making it more painful to wait in line to vote. Their goal is to make it painful for legal citizens to vote or just drive people whose vote they don’t like away from their States.

    Proponents are so delusional thinking the GOP is doing this to make voting “safer”. Everyone is for legal votes. It’s only the GOP that is for making it inconvenient to vote. Benedict Donald literally admitted that Republicans will never win again if too many citizens vote. Lindsey Graham admitted it. Moscow Mitch McConnell admitted it. They are all saying the quiet part out loud and conservatives just ignore because cheating is the only way they will win. VOTE Blue America. VOTE Blue Georgia.

  8. These same companies that back the GOP in Georgia? Nah, fuck these companies, I don’t care if they play woke politics. I’ll care when they pull funding.

  9. I don’t care what your views are. If the only way you think you can win is by tying up the other guys hands, you don’t deserve to be in the fight.

    Republicans are going to have to evolve or die. The party is going to have to shift to the left a bit or be left in the history books.

    I would rather force everyone to vote than any part of this bullcrap.

    PA is looking to do the same damn thing.

  10. This brings to mind a lot of the controversy around Civil War statues in the south and the outcry against those who want to tear them down. While people are saying “You can’t erase history!” and “You can’t take away our venerated monuments!”… I read that most of the statues of Civil War “heroes” (if you can call them that) weren’t erected in the 1800’s or even the early 1900’s… but in the 70’s, in an almost immediate response to the gains Black Americans made with civil rights in the 60’s. These aren’t venerated statues *at all*. They’re “poor loser” statues erected by people who have sour grapes about Blacks having rights, and they’re there to make Black citizens feel like they still need to be afraid of Robert E Lee. They said it’s not about racism, but the timing made it clear racism was the *only* thing it’s about.

    And now we are there again: Black Americans made their voices heard, used the rights afforded to them in the US Constitution, and made decisions that were not in harmony with the agenda of Confederates. And this is those same white supremacist motherfuckers trying to put them back “in their place” indirectly when they can’t simply slap chains on their ankles like their forefathers did. And they say it’s not about racism.

  11. Imagine they were trying to restrict gun owners to only one store per county and you have to wait for ever in line for your gun and no one can provide water or food while you wait.
    I wish a democrat would introduce a bill like this so at least some can see the hypocrisy, because Republicans know what they are doing. Go vote this next election round. Take them out.

  12. I live in Atlanta. The Right Wing Dorks I know are clutching their pearls at this.

    Keep it going. I’ll take a temporary hit to further marginalize the shitheads in the GOP

  13. Here is my biggest problem with the new GA election laws, which I don’t think is getting enough scrutiny:

    [https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2021/04/03/georgia-voting-law-boosts-republican-control-of-elections-column/4840793001/](https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2021/04/03/georgia-voting-law-boosts-republican-control-of-elections-column/4840793001/)

    “Tucked inside the new Georgia elections law is a measure that shifts a significant amount of election oversight power from the secretary of state and county election boards to the legislature. The measure [removes the elected secretary of state ](https://apnews.com/article/donald-trump-legislature-bills-state-elections-voting-rights-b2b014cc81894a50fc513168a5f1d0b8)as chair of the state election board and replaces him or her with an appointee of the Republican-run legislature.”

    If they don’t like the results in the next election, the Republican legislature will just overrule them. There’s nothing stopping them from “finding the votes” now. Just watch, they’re going to try to pull this shit in the next election.

  14. >under the new law, if a majority of the five-member board decides that a county’s elections officials have been doing their job poorly, the board can suspend those officials and replace them with one person the board has hand-picked to serve as a temporary superintendent, with the same powers the officials had.

    >This provision is a concern to officials and activists in large Democratic-run counties like Atlanta’s Fulton County, whose elections administration has been attacked by former Trump and other Republicans.

    >the new law also limits how many drop boxes each county can have, how many hours and days the boxes can be open, and where they can be located.
    The law says that each county can’t have more than one drop box per early voting site or per 100,000 active registered voters, whichever number is smaller. This provision will dramatically reduce the number of drop boxes available in some large counties. Fulton County, for example, 

    >The law significantly shrinks both the overall length of runoff campaigns and the early voting period for runoffs. (Some context: Democrats won both of the US Senate runoffs held in January 2021, which gave them control of the chamber.)
    The new law sets the runoff election day four weeks after the general election, down from the previous nine weeks. The new law also eliminates two of the three weeks of early voting that used to be required in runoffs

    >Under the new law, absentee ballots are allowed to be sent out to voters 29 days before an election, down from the previous 49 days before an election. Voters are allowed to request an absentee ballot a maximum of 78 days before the election, down from 180 days. And the applications have to be received by elections officials no later than 11 days before the election, a reduction from the previous effective deadline of four days before the election.
    State and local governments are now prohibited from sending out unsolicited absentee ballot applications. (Because of the pandemic, Raffensperger had applications sent out to all active registered voters for the June 2020 primary.) And third-party groups can face financial penalties if they mail applications to people who have already applied for a ballot.

    >A food and drink restriction

    >The law says that anyone who shows up to vote in the right county but in the wrong precinct will not have their provisional ballot counted unless it is cast after 5 pm and the voter swears a statement that they cannot make it to the right precinct on time.

    [This is not an “I.D” law.](https://www.cnn.com/2021/03/31/politics/fact-check-georgia-voting-bill-law-elections-explained/index.html)

  15. Copied this from another post, they said it was ok.

    To everyone who thinks this is just about ID, it isn’t . It’s way more than that:

    Under the new law, if a majority of the five-member board decides that a county’s elections officials have been doing their job poorly, the board can suspend those officials and replace them with one person the board has hand-picked to serve as a temporary superintendent, with the same powers the officials had.

    This provision is a concern to officials and activists in large Democratic-run counties like Atlanta’s Fulton County, whose elections administration has been attacked by former Trump and other Republicans.

    the new law also limits how many drop boxes each county can have, how many hours and days the boxes can be open, and where they can be located. The law says that each county can’t have more than one drop box per early voting site or per 100,000 active registered voters, whichever number is smaller. This provision will dramatically reduce the number of drop boxes available in some large counties. Fulton County, for example, 

    The law significantly shrinks both the overall length of runoff campaigns and the early voting period for runoffs. (Some context: Democrats won both of the US Senate runoffs held in January 2021, which gave them control of the chamber.) The new law sets the runoff election day four weeks after the general election, down from the previous nine weeks. The new law also eliminates two of the three weeks of early voting that used to be required in runoffs

    Under the new law, absentee ballots are allowed to be sent out to voters 29 days before an election, down from the previous 49 days before an election. Voters are allowed to request an absentee ballot a maximum of 78 days before the election, down from 180 days. And the applications have to be received by elections officials no later than 11 days before the election, a reduction from the previous effective deadline of four days before the election. State and local governments are now prohibited from sending out unsolicited absentee ballot applications. (Because of the pandemic, Raffensperger had applications sent out to all active registered voters for the June 2020 primary.) And third-party groups can face financial penalties if they mail applications to people who have already applied for a ballot.

    A food and drink restriction

    The law says that anyone who shows up to vote in the right county but in the wrong precinct will not have their provisional ballot counted unless it is cast after 5 pm and the voter swears a statement that they cannot make it to the right precinct on time.

    This is not just an “I.D” law.

  16. The funniest part is 2020 was the probably the most free and fair Election USA has had in decades. And man did the GOP hate that

  17. Elections in the States are not fair, they are clearly biased to favour the Republicans and they want to go even further. This has to be said loudly and action is needed.

  18. Holshit. I saw a post making fun of Biden for his ‘Jim Crow’ statement in r/Consertative. You can pretty much always assume that anything said in that sub is way off, but I like to give them the benefit of the doubt when I don’t know the details because I hate when people generalize. Now that I have seen the details though, how the fuck can anyone defend this? Even by conservative standards, this is not voter security, this is some dictator shit.

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