Racist Repubs Block Darkies From Voting

hrothgar

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Perhaps I can help anyone with a sufficiently open mind to comprehend how the Texas Republicans  are making it difficult for texas Democrats to vote.

1. Most Travis County Democrats live in South Travis County. Travis county’s voter demographic by area is well understood by the Legislature which operates in Austin which is in Travis county. 

2. The ONLY place a person can renew a drivers license or get a new one or get a voter ID is in NORTH Austin. 
 

3. most people who ride busses and / or  do not own cars live in South Austin

4. you must GO ON LINE and make an appointment or make an appointment at the kiosk in the office in North Austin

5. some days it is possible for early morning arrivals to make a same day appointment if the person can wait until afternoon or come back.

6. Anecdotal occurrence that woke me the hell up about the difficulty of obtaining a “photo ID” which can be used for voting.

a. My employee went to the office first thing on her birthday on a Tuesday morning to renew her drivers license 

b. She learned she needed an appointment 

c . She obtained an appointment for the next day at 10:30 am, drove home, and returned the next day ( this added 60 miles of driving and cost her five additional hours of lost work time. I paid her anyway but most employers don’t do that)

d. She was told she needed to show a birth certificate or a certified college transcript that had her social security number on it. 
( note: neither has a photo ID or fingerprint. Her expiring license has her photo and she has held a Texas Drivers license since 1992. The Government has records of each of her photos.  
 

e. Many south austin Democrats do not have college transcripts or copies of their birth certificates. 
 

f. Anyway, my employee made another appointment for the next day, found both a college transcript and a birth certificate and  went back. she now had missed more than a full day of work ( I paid her anyway) and was extremely stressed by the entire ordeal. 
 

G. When she was going through the process for that fourth time the clerk informed her, “The reason the state needs all this identification is your name was different on the license you held from 1997 to 2003. It had your married name  and beginning in 2003 you went back to using your maiden name. We need a copy of your divorce papers.” 
WTF?? Her maiden name has been on her previous three / six year term licenses. Why in fuck’s name is that suddenly an issue?? 
 

H. She made another appointment and contacted her Ex-who was nice enough to work with her to have new paperwork generated, sign and have the papers notarized. Neither had kept any divorce papers after a few years and the divorce was twenty years ago. 
 

i. She finally got the license folks to put her application through. Until it arrives, she has to drive using the temporary sheet of paper which DOES NOT have a photo ID. As it is illegal to carry an expired driver’s license in Texas ( you might loan it to a kid to get the kid past an id check and the kid might buy alcohol) she will be living with no photo ID  for the next few weeks. 
 

k. She had no current photo ID  and could not vote on Tuesday 
 

Those who set up this system knew very well it would cause more strain on the typical Democrat voter than on the typical Republican voter. 
They can hide behind a “Same rules for everybody” claim but we all know full well the office location, on line appointment system, and paperwork requirements are three hoops which hinder poor folks from across town WAY MORE than they hinder nearby to the office typical Republicans. . 
 

What  the system is not:

a. It does not provide registration places which as are as convenient as possible fir those who do not own cars. 
b. It does not have registration within ten Mike’s of the “Democrat dominated region of town.”

c. It has available registration dead center in the Republican dominated part of town.

d. it severely limits the access to those who do not have access to the internet 

e. It flat out costs more time snd money for the typical Democrat to get a photo ID. 
 

f. The office could be set up in south austin where real estate prices are much lower and labor is less expensive. Locating in North Austin is  typical of the sort of government fiscal irresponsibility upon which Republicans regularly rail. 
 

g. Locating in North Austin away from easily used mass transportation routes increases traffic on an already stressed road system. 
 

the suppression system is brilliant,   is perfectly obvious, it is  very effective. 
 

As it inhibits the exercise of the rights of voters it is  Anti American and spits on the grave of every serviceman who ever fought for our freedom. 
 

unfortunately, the Democrats  are too incompetent at using the media to make our politicians treasonous behavior obvious to the majority of the public. 
Against my better judgment, I am responding to this post...I just got a new DL in the mail today!  Didn't even need a new photo.  Good for me I guess...

Hroth

 

bridhb

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Does this count?

“Supreme Court sides with GOP over Alabama election map that lower court had ruled would dilute power of Black voters”

https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-aud-nw-supreme-court-alabama-redistricting-20220208-pgvr2ykngjbixkqypqok5ttctm-story.html
Split court.  Trump, the "worst" president we have ever had got to put three of the five votes of in for a lifetime appointment.  I still am not able to understand how the "finest constitutional legal minds in the country" can't agree on a simple matter.  Our laws must be totally screwed up for this type of decision to happen.

 

jerseyguy

Super Anarchist
Split court.  Trump, the "worst" president we have ever had got to put three of the five votes of in for a lifetime appointment.  I still am not able to understand how the "finest constitutional legal minds in the country" can't agree on a simple matter.  Our laws must be totally screwed up for this type of decision to happen.
A reasonable person might suggest that despite their academic pedigrees; the likes of Thomas, Gorsuch, Kavanaugh, and Barrett do not even come close to meeting whatever the requirements are to be listed among “the finest constitutional legal minds in the country.”

 

Mrleft8

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Split court.  Trump, the "worst" president we have ever had got to put three of the five votes of in for a lifetime appointment.  I still am not able to understand how the "finest constitutional legal minds in the country" can't agree on a simple matter.  Our laws must be totally screwed up for this type of decision to happen.
It's not the laws, it's the people interpreting (or pretending to) the laws that are screwed up.

 

AJ Oliver

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A reasonable person might suggest that despite their academic pedigrees; the likes of Thomas, Gorsuch, Kavanaugh, and Barrett do not even come close to meeting whatever the requirements are to be listed among “the finest constitutional legal minds in the country.”
Correct-A-Mundo Batman !!!

Gerrymandering is clearly contrary to the letter and spirit of the 14th "equal protection" clause. 

And also in the 14th, the Supremes have used "due process" to protect corporations while ignoring the plight of minorities, as was the "original intent" of the amendment. 

The current Court is especially egregious, blowing off the crystal clear language of the constitution about emoluments to give the Drumph a pass. 

Don't kid yourself that the Riech Wing justices care a whit about what the constitution says, or what it ever said, or what anybody ever thought the founders intended. 

It's all about serving the interests of the oligarchy. 

 

gptyk

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A reasonable person might suggest that despite their academic pedigrees; the likes of Thomas, Gorsuch, Kavanaugh, and Barrett do not even come close to meeting whatever the requirements are to be listed among “the finest constitutional legal minds in the country.”
Are you insinuating that "I vote whichever way Ginny tells me to" does not reflect a reasonable process that a constitutional legal mind would engage in?

 

AJ Oliver

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Venom said:
What about the Shitlib Wing justices, how are they doing?  :D
You do not know Jack Squat about this issue - as usual. 

How have the more liberal justices voted on gerrmandering ?? equal protection ?? due process ?? emoluments ?? 

You had not the slightest idea about any of this. 

Go do some homework, and then you can spout off. 

 

Raz'r

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"Hey, they get to vote, in fact, we'll gerrymander ALL the black people into one district, and they can vote!"

Likely @jzkquote

 

Blue Crab

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@sloyoroll01973 Feb 9












 













Early voting for Texas primaries starts on Monday, February 14th. If you have not received your new voter's card, your Texas ID or driver's license will do. Republicans think it is still slavery times where Black people don't have identification.
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FYI: LOCAL ELECTIONS MATTER!


 

Gouvernail

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There is a place in South Austin to get a driver's license and government-issued photo ID - so why did you lie here?




Texas Department of Public Safety
Located in: South Brook Town Center






Address: 6425 S I-35 Frontage Rd #180, Austin, TX 78744





Areas served: 
Buda and nearby areas




Hours:



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Phone: (512) 444-5241
 
 
 
Why do YOU  lie?? The described place is in Hays County 15 miles south of Austin and  serves a growing pair of republican dominated lily white  suburbs WAY  south of town and Travis County. 

 
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Bus Driver

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Floriduh gets slapped down.  Take that, Governor DeathSentence.

Judge strikes down Florida election-law changes

Saying that “Florida has a grotesque history of racial discrimination,” a federal district judge struck down most of a controversial election law passed in the state last year, and said the state can’t make any major changes to election regulations for the next 10 years unless a judge clears them first.

We just need one of The Faithful to explain there is no truth to what the judge said. 

I just got home from a viewing for a kid I babysat (decades ago) and could use the belly laugh.

 
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Raz'r

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Floriduh gets slapped down.  Take that, Governor DeathSentence.

Judge strikes down Florida election-law changes

Saying that “Florida has a grotesque history of racial discrimination,” a federal district judge struck down most of a controversial election law passed in the state last year, and said the state can’t make any major changes to election regulations for the next 10 years unless a judge clears them first.

We just need one of The Faithful to explain there is no truth to what the judge said. 

I just got home from a viewing for a kid I babysat (decades ago) and could use the belly laugh.
I have no faith in the appeals process…

 

Blue Crab

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Google-fu measures ~5+.0 miles from the Capitol to the South Book Town Center. I think pofolk could fairly easily take the bus from east Austin 7th st, transfer to So Congress  bus and maybe another transfer at Hwy 290, "Wm  Cannon Dr" to the Center. I bet a Lone Star you could get down there and back in under two hours by bus. They had busses back when I was at UT. Maybe they don't anymore but it's fairly simple to take a cab/Uber.

On 11/6/2021 at 5:55 PM, Ventucky Red said: There is a place in South Austin to get a driver's license and government-issued photo ID - so why did [Gouv] lie here?

Texas Department of Public Safety, Located in: South Brook Town Center, Address: 6425 S I-35 Frontage Rd #180, Austin, TX 78744

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"Why [did Ventucky Red]  lie?? The described place is in Hays County 15 miles south of Austin and  serves a growing pair of republican dominated lily white  suburbs WAY  south of town and Travis County." -- Gouv.

 
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Steam Flyer

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Google-fu measures ~5+.0 miles from the Capitol to the South Book Town Center. I think pofolk could fairly easily take the bus from east Austin 7th st, transfer to So Congress  bus and maybe another transfer at Hwy 290, "Wm  Cannon Dr" to the Center. I bet a Lone Star you could get down there and back in under two hours by bus. They had busses back when I was at UT. Maybe they don't anymore but it's fairly simple to take a cab/Uber.

On 11/6/2021 at 5:55 PM, Ventucky Red said: There is a place in South Austin to get a driver's license and government-issued photo ID - so why did [Gouv] lie here?

Texas Department of Public Safety, Located in: South Brook Town Center, Address: 6425 S I-35 Frontage Rd #180, Austin, TX 78744



"Why [did Ventucky Red]  lie?? The described place is in Hays County 15 miles south of Austin and  serves a growing pair of republican dominated lily white  suburbs WAY  south of town and Travis County." -- Gouv.
Do you have to do all that stuff to buy a gun?

Why should you have to do it to vote?

Especially when the whole rigamarole is an excuse to throw out the wrong votes anyway?

- DSK

 

Gouvernail

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Austin Texas
There is a difference between:

You cannot vote unless you have a government issued photo ID

and

It is great you want to participate in the democratic process. Let’s see how we can help you do so. 
 

>>>>>>>>>>>>>€€€€€>>>>>>>>
 

I believe we should haa as early a goal of getting EVERYONE to vote. I believe we should be finding ways to help more people  vote. 
 

Thrieingnup obstacles, no matter how easily passed, is the opposite of what I want. 

 
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