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'What Voter Suppression Looks Like': Do NY and Kentucky Primary Issues Foretell a Disaster for November?

Originally published at http://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/06/24/what-voter-suppression-looks-do-ny-and-kentucky-primary-issues-foretell-disaster

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Moscow Mitch bringing the Russian aluminum plant to Kentucky is the perfect way to make Russia more of an insider in local, state, and national politics. Rigged elections and voter suppression are just the start.

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Tip of the hat to Charles Booker’s campaign, they were prepared for the voter suppression, well done. They could have taught the Sanders campaign a thing or two.

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Where is the fucking Supreme Court?

Every single one of them knows that this is clearly voter suppression.

They disgust me in their silence.

“To Everything, Turn, Turn, Turn.”

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“The people” did this to themselves. Yeah, with some big assists, but no one forced a majority to vote for Nixon, Reagan, for Bush I, etc. This is the work of our neighbors and co-workers. Good luck fixing this level of stupid.

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They absolutely did. And in so doing, by voting “only” for Democrats or Republicans, they support the two corporate political parties that both do everything in their power to prevent any other “new” opposition political parties to form.

This nation must have at least 2 more opposition political parties for real work to be accomplished in Washington DC. Until then, the nation will “never” move away from the militaristic, Empire driven experiment in elitist entitlement which is failing bigly.

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I agree. I could have added Dukakis, Kerry, Bill and Hillary, the Cuomos, Klobuchar, Clyburn, and almost all of the other Democritters on the local, state and federal levels, with a few exceptions. But how do you propose to fix “stupid?”

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No worries. They fixed the voting. Oh wait, they “FIXED” the voting.

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Our disaster happened months ago. What is happening now is just the fallout. I don’t know why anyone is even caring what happens in November anymore. Our democracy is dead. Thinking that the election at this point means a thing is naive.

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when it comes to voter suppression–both parties are on the same page–why if they let EVERYONE vote --they might elect a socialist or some damn thing

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New York was a mess. Cuomo tried to cancel the primary a couple of months ago, partially because he was hoping to cash in on his supposed stellar handling of the pandemic and somehow be asked to swoop in for the rescue when Biden finally fizzled out. Once NY was sued by the Yang campaign, the primary had to proceed. But Cuomo did nothing to make sure it went smoothly. First you had to send away for a petition to get the absentee ballot, an unnecessary first step, and the wait for the ballot itself. Then there were problems with machines, long lines at polls, etc, everything that you always hear about in red states happening here in blue state NY. Kentucky was worse, with one polling place for 650,000 people Louisville, but why didn’t the governor, a Democrat, try to do something, anything to help beforehand? Was he hoping voters would give up and progressives like Jamaal Bowman wouldn’t win.

It’s easy to be outraged at the the Republicans. They’re so blatant about their voter manipulation. It’s covered endlessly on stations like MSNBC. It’s like the Wisconsin, where people were forced to stay in line during the pandemic because the Republicans in the state government refused to let the election be postponed. Oh the outrage! Yet just a month before, the governor of Wisconsin, a Democrat, refused to postpone their primary, no doubt pressured for the DNC so Biden could have another decisive victory lap. Who knows what other shenanigans the Democrats pulled to make sure Biden, not Bernie, was the nominee.

Things will never change as long as the Democrats are complicit or passive in the voter suppression, or equally guilty to ensure the “establishment” candidates win.

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Dem establishment: “We must do everything we can to fix the voter suppression for November…but not right now as we need to limit progressives as much as possible.”

More funding for education and teacher salaries and less for military. Remove religious influence in education. Disallow corporate ownership in media. Public financing of elections. That would be a start.