republican voter suppression

The Trump administration is now targeting political opponents. They are specifically targeting American citizens living in “urban areas” (that’s code for black and brown people) who used their constitutional right and legally voted against him. (source)

If you haven’t already done so, now is a good time to familiarize yourself with The 14 Defining Characteristics of Fascism.

The Democratic Party is suing Donald Trump for alleged plans of racial intimidation

The Democratic Party is suing Trump, state GOP officials and campaign surrogate Roger Stone for alleged voter intimidation tactics in four separate states, in an effort to end poll-watching programs that may be a form of illegal racial intimidation. They specifically accused Trump of violating the Voter Rights Act and Ku Klux Klan Act.

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Trump calls for “major” investigation into voter fraud after stating that over 3 million people voted illegally in the Election. #AlternativeFact

Ever since Barack Obama was elected in 2008, it has been the committed position of the Republican Party to suppress the franchise among those people to whom the Republican party cannot appeal. It has done so by promulgating the myth of massive voter fraud in the face of all the available evidence, because it knows it can convince its base of pale mouth breathers of just about anything.
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North Carolina Is Engaging in “Insane” Jim Crow–Style Voter Suppression, Says Federal Judge
U.S. District Judge Loretta Biggs slammed an ongoing North Carolinian voter purge during a dramatic Wednesday hearing, telling county attorneys that sh ...

Worth noting that the only voter fraud of any substance that has ever been discovered belongs to the Republican party. 

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If you want to vote in Florida, you need photo ID.

This is what it takes to get it, thanks to laws passed by Republicans in 2010.

My 75-year-old mother has had a driver’s license in Florida since 1972. In order to keep it, she had to bring in a certified copy of her 1966 marriage license or her 1984 divorce decree, as well as the other requirements in sections 1, 2, and 3 above.

If you are not a homeowner, not the primary name on the rental agreement, not a vehicle owner, not insured, not in school, or if you have EVER changed your name (that’s 90% of the women here who have ever been married or divorced) you have to do a lot more to prove you are a “real” enough person to vote.

It’s almost like rich, white American-born men have much easier access to the means of influencing politics. Huh.

Originally posted by gameraboy

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Koch Brothers Among U.S. Billionaires Pressuring Thousands of Employees to Vote GOP on Election Day

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In These Times’ Mike Elk on Democracy Now talking about his new story on how corporations like Koch Industries are now legally allowed to pressure their workers to adopt their political views at the ballot box because of the Citizens United Supreme Court decision.

(Hat Tip to — mister-kiwi)