tiderulz wrote:i personally dont have too much problem with voter ID. i do have a problem where the GA assembly of a state can replace election officials in a county if it starts trending in a direction they do not like (and if the state assembly was to turn Democrat, i wouldnt want them to have that same power). i dont like telling counties they have options on whether to open a polling place or not, just put a set schedule so people can schedule when they can go vote.
Lol I’m surprised the process responded to you because he said he was done 2 pages ago. The concept of a voter ID sounds unproblematic but the devil is in the details. If these Republican lead states truly cared about election security then they would encourage that the voter ID process be conducted at the Federal level by a non partisan commission. They would also implement universal mail in voting. The fact that it’s the Republican legislatures that want to control the process is exactly why it’s shady and voter suppression.
They’ve proven they can’t be trusted because what they’ll do is locate the offices that provide voter IDs far away of black neighborhoods or ensure that there’s only one office to serve highly populated urban areas where more black people live and they’ll reduce the hours those offices operate and the days as well. The point is to make voting so difficult and a hassle for majority black districts that people just give up because they literally can’t afford to take the time off. Once Republicans either propose a Federal commission that oversees voter ID or 24 hour/ 7 days a week locations based on population size and ability to apply online then maybe voter ID might be legit. There’s literally zero evidence of widespread fraud anywhere in the system which is amazing considering that the US just had the biggest election in history.
the_process wrote: In the Constitution it specifically gives the power to decide state election laws to the legislative branches of said states. In this past election we had governors or even Supreme Courts usurp that power and decide it for themselves. This is the GA legislature asserting that given power, and others will follow suit in red and blue states, as they should.
The Constitution gives states wide latitude for how they run elections but that doesn’t mean the states can just do whatever they want to disenfranchise voters. For example they can’t just make laws to throw out the votes of black voters. State legislatures just can’t throw out votes or disqualify voters because it’s not advantageous to them. Show me one example of blue state where they’ve made voting HARDER for anyone whether Republican or Democrat?
the_process wrote: You also just projected your own thoughts about Republicans and what DEMOCRATS actually used to do in the South during Jim Crow on to the entire Republican Party. Why is that, you think? You don’t trust them, right? Feeling is absolutely mutual.
I’m basing this on what the Republicans are doing RIGHT NOW. After 2013 when the Supreme Court gutted the voting rights act its not a surprise that Republicans stepped up voter suppression on steroids. Give me one example where Democrats have put up barriers and made it harder for anyone to vote? Republicans are the party of the NEW JIM CROW.
the_process wrote: Finally this Democrat dream of centralizing everything (and now you know why we accurately call you Communists, because sooner rather than later you’re all going to call to centralize the economy, some of you already do) has to die. The federal government is not a useful tool nor even a benign entity. The more power it is given the less liberties citizens will all have.
Man you should stop posting because you’re proving you’re a dumbass. Having Federal government oversight does not benefit Democrats. Anyone who was genuine about protecting voting rights and election security would want a non partisan and non political commission made up of both Republicans and Democrats to oversee elections. Was it communism when Trump created a voter fraud commission that found zero evidence of fraud? You just scream communism at everything because you don’t have any intelligent response to my arguments. You just repeat right wing telling points without understanding that what you’re saying doesn’t make sense.