Election Integrity Is Not Voter Suppression
I am tired of liberals gaslighting the rest of the country to get their recent stupid bill passed. They began by calling it a Voting Rights Bill when it is actually a Voting Rules Change Bill.
US Rep. Maxine Waters claims opponents “don’t care about minorities, blacks or people in their own districts who they are going to deny their voting rights.”
Yesterday, a descendant of MLK claimed it is a continuation of white supremacy in this nation if the voting bill is not passed. Last summer, Biden claimed Georgia is now Jim Crow on steroids when in fact they only went back to their normal pre-Chinese virus voting procedures. Georgia was never challenged before now, but last week Biden said we are aligned with hardcore racists if we oppose his radical voting change legislation. (Never mind the fact that his own state of Delaware has more restrictive laws!) Speaker of the House Pelosi says if we don’t federalize elections then our democracy is lost and it would bring tears to the eyes of MLK, Washington and Jefferson.
Gaslighting continues as the Dems sow doubt about voting rights when they haven’t shown any evidence any American being denied the right to vote.
Citizens can now vote easier than ever. You can register easily, some states automatically register when issuing a driver’s license. Extended hours and days are offered as well. We have voting ease and rights but there is an urgent need for voting security. Wanting election integrity is not the same as promoting voter suppression.
With some Dems, if it’s not gaslighting, it’s nonsense, as evident in this word salad from our vice president when recently asked about the administration’s COVID actions: “It is time for us to be doing what we have been doing and that time is every day.”
Enforce Mask Mandate
Please understand, a mandate is doing nothing without enforcement.
Those that have been wearing masks all along will remain wearing them with or without a mandate. Those who care nothing about themselves or others will continue to not wear them without enforcement.
Please help us stop the virus and make an enforcement plan. Stop thinking people will do the right thing because people will not! Please stop spinning your wheels and help Guilford County get our numbers down. You would be very surprised how much help you could be getting from your citizens through videos, car tag info, store info, etc., if you would just provide enforcement. Implementing fines won’t help unless you have officers to ticket these people. All stores should be charged a very hefty fine by even providing service to anyone who is not in compliance with the mandate.
Lynn, the republicans are the minority party (~25% of US population…versus ~35% Dems) so of course they will pass bills that allow suppression of votes. GA is one of the best current examples where one county wants to have only one polling location for the entire county. No surprise it is in a highly Dem county. The fact that POC are more likely to vote Democrat means they take the easy route to minimize minority voting by rules changes that impact low income people the most (while this reduced white votes as well, it has a bigger impact on POC voting as they are more likely in the low income brackets due to our countries history of and continued racial bias. So net gain repubs)
Dems were more likely to use absentee voting in 2020 as they were more nervous of covid than republicans who were more likely to say it was a hoax. So of course, republicans are passing laws to make absentee voting more difficult. There was no mass fraud with absentee ballots. Heck most reported cases have been republicans cheating…
Both parties try to play the rules game to their advantage. To say Republicans care about election integrity is a joke. They are just playing the game the same as the dems do when they have control (like here in Guilford county). So don’t gaslight us into this BS concept that Republicans care about anything other than changing rules to their advantage. Both sides play the same game.
How is requiring an I.D., which can be obtained for free at the DMV if the applicant is indigent, in any way voter suppression?
You want to drive? Need ID
You want a job? Need ID
You want a bank account? Need ID
You want to buy a gun? Need ID
You want to buy a beer? Need ID
You want to buy a cigarette? Need ID
You want to say that you are the person voting under a specific name to decide the fate of our country’s government? Come on in. We trust you.
Here is the link explaining how to get a free NC ID card if you can’t spring for $14 every few years: https://www.ncdot.gov/dmv/license-id/identification/Pages/default.aspx Scroll down to “No Fee ID” section.
I actually don’t see IDs as a major voter suppression change. I am far more concerned about the reduction of polling locations as I stated in my example. I also know that restrictions on voting hours is specifically targeted at lower income voters. reductions in early voting and of course the greater restrictions for absentee voters.
Don’t gaslight this as a single point of attack by republicans.
It’s not gaslighting. It is one of the Dem’s primary talking points on voter suppression. How about you don’t downplay it. In fact when I googled it, each website I went to listed it as the first example of voter suppression.
Besides, if you are for Voter ID requirements, then mail in voting would need to go be severely restricted with some way to confirm you are who you say you are. So you can’t be pro voter ID and pro mail in voting.
Additionally, all Greensboro buses are free to ride in on election day. We have a fairly robust public transit system in Greensboro that can get you almost anywhere in town in under an hour, even with all the stops. So if you don’t have access to transportation, other than it possibly taking a bit longer to get there, lack of private transportation is not a valid excuse. So saying that reducing locations, which could simply be a logistical issue (They all have to be staffed after all), does not really limit anyone’s ability to vote as long as they are willing to make the journey.
Dang! Must have been the perfect comment. I have noticed that Chris doesn’t often bother to respond to people that serve him with well reasoned responses. He just moves on to easier prey that he can call nutters.
He’ll either get on here in a sec and call me a nutter or he will continue to ignore you altogether, Donald (Trump?). We can only hope.
Your first sentence embodies both a false premise and a non sequitur. Over decades of public opinion polling, more Americans self-identify as conservative than liberal. And currently, more Americans “lean Republican” than “lean Democratic”, by about 5 points at the moment.
And how does it follow that a less popular political party will be more likely to engage in voter suppression? It is an equal incentive to every party to do so, if they can get away with it.
Your logic is laughable, as usual – and that’s just your first sentence.
The best evidence of my first point is that republicans have not won the majority of the popular vote once since 1988. I know you don’t like facts but those are really easy to look up yourself.
WRONG! A perfunctory search of the 1994 mid-terms shows that the GOP won the national popular vote for the house by 6.8 percentage points.
Look it up yourself.
Right. Once since 1988.
Dear Bekki, some of us are aware that masks are useless. You apparently are not. Please mind your own business.
I, too, am sick and tired of all the voting suppression rhetoric being thrown around. The only cases I’ve ever heard of about someone not being to vote, are people, mostly registered Republicans, showing up to vote in person, only to find out that someone has already submitted an absentee ballot in their name.
To start cleaning up election corruption, there should be no more early voting. Make election day a federal holiday, and only allow in-person voting. This pandemic was used as an excuse to subvert our national election by convincing people that it was too dangerous for them to vote in person. They could go shop at Walmart, Lowes, or Home Depot with hundreds of other shoppers, or stand in line to get tested for something they’re not even sick with, but “Oh NO!”, don’t even think about standing in line to vote!!
No more mail in voting. The only people allowed to submit absentee ballots should be military personnel, or those who are unable to leave their beds due to an illness. American has gotten lazy, and we’re all paying for it. Don’t believe me? Go pay for groceries or put gas in your car. $10 for a pound of bacon, when you can find it, is crazy.
And as for the election results, this new business of some states/precincts stopping the vote counting in the middle of the night is a huge red flag. Count the votes that night, and don’t release any results until the next morning – every state and precinct at the same time. Six states, North Carolina being one of them, all stopped counting votes at the same time this last major election, and if anyone doesn’t think that’s the least bit suspicious, I’ve got some nice beach property in Oklahoma I’d like to sell you.
I know every election isn’t going to go the way I want it, and I’m OK with that. I’m absolutely fine losing an election fair and square. What I’m not OK with is nobody doing anything about obvious election fraud.
Why don’t you get on your horse, go to the stores, and personally shame them? Take pictures, get names & ID, and call the police.
Len Henson – excellent! I challenge democrats to find anyone in America who has been denied the right to vote.
Way to gaslight.
Where are all the people who have had their attempts at voting denied? Show us some examples. More dead people voted in the last election than the number who had their rights denied.
Bekki Brown – Guilford County didn’t previously enforce the mandate; they won’t enforce it now. It’s not about helping stem the spread; it’s all about Skippy et al checking their boxes.
Merchants can’t be responsible for enforcement. I’ve heard several accounts of customers becoming very hostile when simply offered a mask.
Ms. Brown, I’ll put on my mask if you will put some duct tape over your mouth! Rat-a-tat-tat!
Bekki Brown wrote one of the more ignorant, uniformed, self-centered letters I’ve seen in a while. Is she really hiding so deep in her basement she doesn’t realize the CDC has even now admitted what some of us, who actually read studies from actual scientist, have known all along – that masks don’t work (not the kind Bekki is wearing anyway, unless she’s actually wearing a gas mask)? Clearly she likes dehumanizing children and the service class. How appropriately woke of her.
I have no idea if God will have mercy on Bekki’s soul for the harm she cheers being done to children, and the dehumanization she demands of the service class. But I do know I will not show her any more mercy than she shows the children and service class of Guilford County (which is to say absolutely none).
Bekki – My family will not wear or inject your fear. It’s not the responsibility of my children to coddle your uninformed delusions.
Bless your heart Bekki, you are what they refer to as an empty, soulless, brainless sheep.
Cloth masks by themselves do not work. If in a room of others wearing either surgical or n95 masks, they are better than nothing. If everyone in the room is only wearing cloth masks (as Fauci said was not effective early in the pandemic since supply of surgical and n95 masks were limited) it is not statistically effective.
So again. Type of mask, how you choose to wear it makes a big difference but masks DO work. Maybe you should read a little more into the detail.
I am not a big fan of mandates as they do lack any real enforcement and only rile up the nutters. Let private businesses and citizens make up their own minds at this stage of the pandemic. Most people have their minds firmly made up at this point. Right or wrong.