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PostPosted: Tue Sep 14, 2021 1:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes sirree, Alabama is making it easy for black people to vote. In the imaginations of those living in la la land.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 16, 2021 1:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the right can vote with their mask, and others can vote with a simple mask
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 02, 2021 10:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

wtf, he signs a bill to decrease the penalty for vote fraud from felony to misdemeanor so he can now campaign on saying they need to be tougher on vote fraur penalties... WTF is wrong with you moron right wingers. this is deplorable and so are right wingers who put idiots like this in.

https://news.yahoo.com/less-month-signing-bill-lower-062229536.html?.tsrc=daily_mail&uh_test=1_03


Less than a month after signing a bill that would lower the punishment for illegal voting, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott calls for stricter penalties


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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has called for stricter punishment for illegal voting, less than a month after he signed a bill that lowered the penalty, the Texas Tribune reported.

Abbott on Thursday said he submitted a message to the Secretary of the Senate asking to increase the penalty for illegal voting after it had been reduced in Senate Bill 1.

"The State of Texas has made tremendous progress in upholding the integrity of our elections," Abbott said in a press release. "By increasing penalties for illegal voting, we will send an even clearer message that voter fraud will not be tolerated in Texas."

Abbott signed the controversial voting legislation on September 7. The bill expanded early voting hours for most people and placed new rules on absentee voting. The bill also reduced the penalty for illegal voting from a second-degree felony to a class A misdemeanor.

A second-degree felony is punishable by up to 20 years in prison, while a class A misdemeanor is punishable by up to a year in jail or a fine, according to the Texas penal code.

In a tweet, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick said the State Senate will pass a bill increasing the penalty next week. Patrick said the House amended the bill to include the reduced penalty at the "last minute" and it "went under the radar" until he, Abbott, and Attorney General Ken Paxton found it and "agreed then it must be corrected."

The Tribune reported that the amendment was made by State Rep. Steve Allison, a Republican, and that the bill was approved in both the House and Senate.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 03, 2021 10:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is always more to the story, which you did not choose to copy and post:


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In a tweet, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick said the State Senate will pass a bill increasing the penalty next week. Patrick said the House amended the bill to include the reduced penalty at the "last minute" and it "went under the radar" until he, Abbott, and Attorney General Ken Paxton found it and "agreed then it must be corrected."
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 03, 2021 11:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

techno900 wrote:
There is always more to the story, which you did not choose to copy and post:


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In a tweet, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick said the State Senate will pass a bill increasing the penalty next week. Patrick said the House amended the bill to include the reduced penalty at the "last minute" and it "went under the radar" until he, Abbott, and Attorney General Ken Paxton found it and "agreed then it must be corrected."


Techno lives in the state that has targeted minority voters “with surgical precision.” He doth protest too much.

Even the courts find the white panic too evident.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/north-carolina-voter-id-law/2021/09/17/3c2a7892-17e3-11ec-a5e5-ceecb895922f_story.html
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 04, 2021 10:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

techno900 wrote:
There is always more to the story, which you did not choose to copy and post:


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In a tweet, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick said the State Senate will pass a bill increasing the penalty next week. Patrick said the House amended the bill to include the reduced penalty at the "last minute" and it "went under the radar" until he, Abbott, and Attorney General Ken Paxton found it and "agreed then it must be corrected."


again the right wing removed it so they could make it seem like they are tough. All a PR game that is deplorable. He should be recalled for signing such a bill... and now playing a game of I am tough.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 31, 2021 7:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

right wingers hate educated people and free speech.

https://news.yahoo.com/chilling-decision-uf-professors-barred-180002873.html


In ‘chilling’ decision, UF professors have been barred from testifying against Florida


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In a decision that could have far-reaching free speech implications for faculty at universities and colleges across Florida, the University of Florida has refused to allow three political science professors to continue to serve as expert witnesses in a case that challenges a new state law that restricts voting access.

Political Science Professors Daniel Smith, Michael McDonald and Sharon Austin, two of whom have previously served as expert witnesses in cases against state, were told by emails earlier this month that their requests to serve as experts would now be rejected. They were seeking permission to serve as experts in the case challenging Senate Bill 90, passed by Florida’s GOP-controlled Legislature in the wake of the 2020 election.

“Outside activities that may pose a conflict of interest to the executive branch of the State of Florida create a conflict for the University of Florida,’’ wrote David Richardson, dean of UF’s college of arts and sciences in response to Smith’s request.

Smith is the chair of UF’s political science department; McDonald is a national expert on elections and Austin studies African American political behavior.

Gary Wimsett, UF’s assistant vice president for conflicts of interest, provided a similar response to McDonald and Austin.

“UF will deny its employees’ requests to engage in outside activities when it determines the activities are adverse to its interests. As UF is a state actor, litigation against the state is adverse to UF’s interests,” Wimsett’s rejection to McDonald and Austin read.

Paul Donnelly, a lawyer for the professors, called the UF decision “retaliatory” behavior that “strikes at the very heart of academic freedom” and impinges on their free speech rights.

“It is a profound, chilling, frightening change in policy,’’ he said. “What would happen if another another party was in control and could engage in this kind of censorship?”

Donnelly said the plaintiffs lawyers in the voting rights case brought by Florida Rising and other voting rights groups raised their concerns in the document filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida on Friday in the case.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 31, 2021 11:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cancel culture from the right. Cancel facts, cancel civil rights.
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