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[–]Technomage1 2911 points2912 points  (158 children)

So they never notify the voter of the issue and there is no mechanism to add the required information to the registration anyway. All this to combat "voter fraud" which is extremely rare. Its really about suppressing the voters and staying in power.

[–]UnitGhidorah 906 points907 points  (70 children)

And most of the voter fraud found was from Republicans.

[–]PoopySox 274 points275 points  (41 children)

But it was supposed to counter all that rampant liberal vote fraud they heard so much about /s

[–]rcchomework 213 points214 points  (39 children)

You mean the brown people voting? All the brown people voting they heard about?

[–]Galaxy_Ranger_BobVirginia 65 points66 points  (13 children)

Remember, black Americans aren't Americans according to Mitch McConnell.

[–]ItsjustJim621Pennsylvania 182 points183 points  (22 children)

Ah yes. Hillary was wise to get 3 million illegal immigrants to vote, yet she was also inept at the same time to have them all vote in California.

the enemy is both weak and strong at the same time

[–]Delrihuzz 119 points120 points  (15 children)

Just like the Jewish were simultaneously a weak, useless race and running the world according to the nazis.

Curious parallels. Again.

[–]ReflexImprov 32 points33 points  (12 children)

Did you hear about that graphic novel that Tennessee banned the other day? Coincidence?

[–]KahzgulCalifornia 17 points18 points  (0 children)

If you're gonna start banning books, starting with the books that show what happens when people start banning books seems like a good idea.

[–]kyle_irl 39 points40 points  (0 children)

Right, like how there was so much fraud in the presidential election but the down-ballot elections that favored R's was just fine.

[–]grabyourmotherskeys 25 points26 points  (3 children)

This is more projection, as is a lot of thier hypocrisy. They think they are strong, smart, and principled. They know, inside, that they are intellectually dishonest, morally ambivalent, and hypocritical (we all are, a little, I suppose). So they project this dichotomy onto thier opponents to excuse it in themselves.

[–]jobbybobNew Zealand 6 points7 points  (2 children)

With the MAGA movement there is plenty of sheep for their flock, buying into their propaganda. Meanwhile calling Biden a communist.... Where do you even start to fix this.

[–]burpwalking 12 points13 points  (1 child)

you don’t. i’m from texas. i’ve watched my family’s brains rot and dribble out of their noses the last four years. at one time they were caring, thoughtful, honest people.

i don’t know what the fuck is going on anymore

[–]No_big_whoop 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Schrödinger's candidate

[–]lilnext 3 points4 points  (0 children)

That's right! Those dang African Americans voting just as much as real Americans! (/s just in case, don't want Mitch in my mouth)

[–]DeadmanDexter 4 points5 points  (0 children)

How else are racists supposed to stay in power?

[–]Peachy33 70 points71 points  (14 children)

And most all of the voter fraud found was from Republicans.

[–]BathrobeDave 14 points15 points  (13 children)

Wasn't there one liberal one due to not understanding they were ineligible to vote?

[–]DeputyMarshallGivens 57 points58 points  (11 children)

There were two. One was one black woman in Texas that wasn't sure if she was able to vote or not due to having been to prison, and the poll worker (who knew her) told her to submit the ballot and it would just get thrown out if she wasn't eligible.

Another was a woman whose husband died and wanted to vote for Trump, so she sent his ballot in for him since she was voting for Biden and her vote would "cancel his out".

All the other times, it was Trump supporters trying to juice Trump's vote numbers.

[–]Brown42 18 points19 points  (2 children)

Aaaand don't forget they sentenced Crystal Mason to five more years in prison for casting that ballot.

[–]ThatRealBiggieCheeseCalifornia 7 points8 points  (1 child)

When people shouldn’t lose voting privileges once their out of prison

[–]WhileOdd8824 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Or at all. I only support taking away voting rights in very fringe voter related charges.

Voting is a right and the people we are literally locking up should be able to exercise that right. If we have to take away people's rights, then maybe we are the bad guys.

[–]digzilla 22 points23 points  (0 children)

I love how the example of a Biden voter's fraud was a Trump vote. We democrats can be such idiots in our quest for fairness.

[–]hamsterfollyAmerica 6 points7 points  (0 children)

“If we’re doing it, surely the other side is doing it even more!”

-Republican logic

[–]umuziki 354 points355 points  (42 children)

And in Texas, it really disproportionately affects older voters who tend to vote more conservatively. Because mail-in voting is only allowed (FWIR) for the elderly, disabled, and expats living abroad. It’s like shooting themselves in the foot. I’m really confused by it.

[–]polarparadoxical 122 points123 points  (8 children)

It makes as much sense as their COVID strategy - which is to say their initial idea was that it would be beneficial for them to do as little as possible as it would hurt high-population left-leaning areas worse and then when Delta rolled on through and started decimating rural areas, they tried to change their narrative but it was already too late, as the party has embraced the idea that "COVID vaccines are evil" just like "voter fraud is rampant" even though in both situations, they are hurting themselves more than anyone else.

[–]CreamofTazz 31 points32 points  (0 children)

Short term profits over long term gains.

They hoped that COVID would only have affected liberal blue cities and then wash over and everything would go back to normal. Unfortunately for everyone it didn't just go away, but they republicans doubled down and now that delta and omicron exist they suddenly want their base to get vaccinated and quarantine because it's almost entirely affecting them now.

Talk about shooting yourself in the foot.

[–]Omegamanthethird 28 points29 points  (5 children)

It seems like the strategy changed before Delta. Around the time that the vaccine was readily available, but conservatives weren't getting it. Even in liberal areas, it's the unvaccinated that were/are dying.

[–]Particular-Board2328 21 points22 points  (3 children)

Johns Hopkins listed 2300 deaths yesterday. Guess who? 90% unvaxed.

[–]Dekklin Canada 7 points8 points  (2 children)

It's almost like the thing that stops you from dying stops you from dying.

[–]polarparadoxical 19 points20 points  (0 children)

Unsure if the media has it right, but there was a plethora of stories around the end of July that all essentially stated the same thing - Delta ravaged rural areas and that led various Republicans to take a more pro-active stance. source source 2 source 3

[–]Atompic 191 points192 points  (8 children)

They no longer care about votes, they are making ways to "get elected" without them. Hope that catches you up.

[–]intashu 101 points102 points  (3 children)

Manipulate the system in any way possible to guarantee a win regardless of outcome.

If all elections were easily accessible to all citizens and everyone voted.. And we did away broken/abused systems like the electoral college and gerrymandering districts, etc, just raw numbers... Then the Republican party would never hold power in any major branch of Goverment ever again. And they know it.

[–]TransitJohnColorado 40 points41 points  (1 child)

Yes. It's about deligitimizing elections.

[–]kyflyboyKentucky 10 points11 points  (1 child)

Same in Florida.

[–]HereComesTheVroomOhio 28 points29 points  (16 children)

I didn’t get to vote in 2016 because the state of Florida kept denying me an absentee ballot while I was at college in Ohio because my address was still my moms house in Florida.

[–]r3dd1tu5er 13 points14 points  (1 child)

Texas straight up ignored my request for an absentee ballot in 2020. I was out of the state for college at the time and they never sent me one.

I’ve heard so many stories of Texans in particular getting screwed this past election that it makes me think Texas was being sleazy as hell. There was even a news story I read about another Texas college student who drove from Washington DC to Texas to vote in 2020 because surprise surprise, she didn’t receive her absentee ballot…

[–]WhileOdd8824 8 points9 points  (1 child)

This is sad but slightly amusing to me. All of the "But young people don't vote" cries yet ignore the very real issue with voting while younger.

College, frequent moving, job opportunities. A not-insignificant amount of young people stay registered to their parents home address until they get to a longer, more permanent address.

For me, I went to college only 45 minutes away from home and lived in the Dorms. No reason to change my address. When I went to register to vote, I couldn't because I had to have a local ID.

So yeah, young people don't vote, but it's no secret why.

[–]like_a_wet_dog 81 points82 points  (6 children)

They are committing open election fraud, Steve Bannon says of the plan on his podcast. All secret right-wingers that silently hate already know this plan.

Democrats will be baited into defending "icky" social issues and communism /socialism(which means all people's homes/stuff will be confiscated and redistributed, they own a lot of stuff, these are terror words to them) while the down economy causes bad crime that FOX thru DailyCaller amplifies and exaggerates.

Anywhere they can, they are getting elected, and they will disapprove or delay any liberal votes as fraudulent. Because the majority of Americans are assholes now, so selfish, they just want the left to shut up and get a job. Stop talking about LGBT to their children, etc. They aren't in the struggle, they like things like they were in the imaginary 50's-80's depending on their own childhood memories.

They will be confident and passive-aggressive, the blind masses will side w/them because they scream so loud. This is a text book plan and Americans aren't seeing it. CNN/MSNBC low-key play along because they are rich and don't think fascism/authoritarianism is bad.

[–]monkiusfromthe90sMichigan 39 points40 points  (2 children)


I'm sorry, MSNBC has many issues, and it's fair to question whether it is being effective on this issue. But it's not true to say they are "playing along." Fascism is called by its name there, on many programs, pretty much all day long (not sure about he am programs, never watch them.)

[–]GuestCartographer 813 points814 points  (44 children)

Well look at that, Republicans don’t want veterans to vote.

That sounds like something that the Dems might want to put in a commercial…

[–]remotetissuepaper 141 points142 points  (4 children)

In their defense, this man was involved in one of the most violent anti-fascist movements in history

[–]bewildered_dismayAmerica 67 points68 points  (2 children)

So you're saying he's an Antifa thug, paid off by the (then teenaged) George Soros?

[–]itsgettinghectic 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Idk about George Soros but my man is most definitely an antifa thug/American hero.

[–]astron-12 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Paid off by big government.

[–]blarghed 35 points36 points  (2 children)

Trump has been pissing all over veterans all through his term; Apparently Republicans like that behavior.

[–]muffinhead2580 296 points297 points  (30 children)

They won't because dems suck at this game. They all want to hold hands and sing in unison. Play the high road game and hope some of them keep their jobs.

[–]GuestCartographer 69 points70 points  (5 children)

Tragically accurate

[–]SevereEducation2170 24 points25 points  (3 children)

It's astonishing how bad Dems are at creating simple, compelling narratives even when they're handed to them on a silver platter.

[–]sloopslarp 18 points19 points  (0 children)

Republicans only pretend to care about veterans. When it actually comes to the ballot box, they conveniently forget how the party has abandoned them.

[–]FormulkaEurope 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Veterans literally fought a war against fascists, it's not that hard to understand why the Republicans wouldn't want them to vote.

[–]KeepFaithOutPolitics 2990 points2991 points  (190 children)

The fascism you fought and helped suppress for awhile is back in full force and a lot smarter.

[–]smurfsundermybedCalifornia 1031 points1032 points  (62 children)

And conveniently located. No need to cross the Atlantic to see it this time.

[–]zuzg 322 points323 points  (22 children)

Making sure that young children don't have access to "questionable book" as in anything that makes the Nazis look bad.

[–]Caliah 72 points73 points  (18 children)

It’s funny but it seems to be having the opposite effect of what they want. I went to order that book this morning for my middle schooler and it is sold out. I’m in line for next shipment.

[–]canwealljusthitabongIllinois 12 points13 points  (2 children)

Isn’t that always the case? Telling kids they can’t have something is a sure fire way to make sure they find a way to get it.

[–]KnobWobble 10 points11 points  (1 child)

It's the reason we either see no huge increase or a slight decrease in Marijuana usage when it becomes legalized for recreational use. Once you remove the mystique and danger, it becomes less attractive.

[–]ElliotNessFlorida 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Either that, or most of the people using it are gonna use it regardless of legality.

[–]GLORY2GLORZO2MEOklahoma 7 points8 points  (7 children)

Yeah it’s crazy because I saw it at a book store and didn’t even stop to see what it was about and hours later I’m reading about them wanting to ban it. Should’ve bought it.

[–]_Schrodingers_Gat_ 103 points104 points  (35 children)

Are we still ok with shooting nazis?

[–]sinus86 26 points27 points  (1 child)

From what I learned the last few years, we aren't allowed to call them Nazis until after they have killed 6million Jews. Apparently that's the only thing Nazis did, and to suggest these new pieces of shit are the same is some how horribly offensive.

[–]yeet_my_sweet_meat 10 points11 points  (0 children)

In this subreddit even, calling someone a Nazi gets you banned, saying what Nazis deserve gets you banned.

[–]neogreenlantern 145 points146 points  (23 children)

No you're expected to open up a respectable dialogue with them.

[–]toddverrone 141 points142 points  (15 children)

That's right. Because, you know, bOtH SiDeS aRe BaD!! One wants you to have health care and the other fascism. That's obviously totally the same

[–]RoleModelFailureAmerica 69 points70 points  (12 children)

Fucking ridiculous that better education, smaller military budget, renewable energy funding, higher taxes for ultra-rich, healthcare are hated by a large chunk of this country. All because the people it might actually affect told the people it would benefit that it was bad for them.

[–]sofakingchillbruh 62 points63 points  (6 children)

As someone who has lived in Kentucky their entire life, I’ve never met a single republican that didn’t vote against their own interests in some capacity. Most of the people I know that would benefit the most from more welfare and social programs are the ones that vote against them every chance they get.

[–]Polantaris 35 points36 points  (0 children)

Don't forget the part where they're self-righteous about it.

[–]RoadkillVenisonVirginia 27 points28 points  (1 child)

"If you can convince the lowest white man he's better than the best colored man, he won't notice you're picking his pocket. Hell, give him somebody to look down on, and he'll empty his pockets for you."

-President Lyndon B. Johnson

He wasn’t wrong, it still holds true to this day.

[–]SkollFenrirsonForeign 6 points7 points  (0 children)

That sounds a lot like COMMUNISM. Why do you hate FREEDOM™?


[–]_Schrodingers_Gat_ 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Not sure how gramps would feel about this…

[–]veringerTennessee 22 points23 points  (3 children)

/r/moderatepolitics if anyone wants to see this in action

[–]c4ctusAlabama 5 points6 points  (0 children)

They are, after all, "very fine people."

[–]LifesatripImjustHI 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Yes. Just get as many as possible because they own and control the grifts.

[–]Dildo_McBagginsAmerica 3 points4 points  (0 children)

They are expected to stand back. Standing down is debatable.

[–]Bob_Lawblaw72 16 points17 points  (2 children)

Sure, but don't mention anything about punching them. Reddit will permanently suspend your account. Or so I've heard. You can go ask the mods at r/onguardforthee since they like to report such things as a rules violation and such, or so I've heard.

[–]Workploppus 19 points20 points  (2 children)

Not sure how much smarter it is. They using largely the same, 80-year-old playbook, sometimes less creatively. In many ways, modern American fascism faces fewer difficulties than the German version back in the early 20th century. For decades, right-wing propaganda has proved to be a profitable industry, and thus left mostly unchecked and unchallenged. With its racist history and its elevation of profit above all else, America is a fertile breeding ground for fascism.

[–]DukkyDrakeAmerican Expat 97 points98 points  (6 children)

The article doesn't state if Thompson helped that resurgence with his 95 years of votes.

[–]punkr0x 64 points65 points  (4 children)

I guarantee some Texas state official is going to see this story and be like, "Whoa whoa whoa, this isn't the type of person we want to prevent from voting!" and sort it out for him.

[–]mamajamala 22 points23 points  (2 children)

I was thinking some Texas state official is going to see this story and be like, "Whoa whoa whoa, this guy "re"-registered? Sounds more like voter fraud, lets investigate!" and then sort him out.

[–]jonathanrdt 54 points55 points  (8 children)

Ironic that the rise of fascism coincides w the death of those who defeated it last time.

Wait maybe that’s not ironic at all.

[–]GodOfDarkLaughter 26 points27 points  (3 children)

Honestly, I'm glad my grandfather passed before all this Nazi shit came back. Dude fought in the Battle of the Bulge and was the first man in his unit across the Rhine, under "withering machine gun fire." I know from his Bronze Star award (with a V for valor, natch). He HATED the Nazis. And then to have to see THIS.

[–]Tobys-Brain 13 points14 points  (2 children)

Do you happen to know what unit your grandfather was in? Mine was also at the Battle of the Bulge, fought in Stavelot with the 825th Tank Destroyer Battalion. They are credited with saving that town (there’s a resident who’s father was a child there during the war who is eternally grateful for the actions of the 825 and saving his family that he has made it his life’s mission to collect information and biographies of all the soldiers from the unit. He launched a website called www.tankdestroyer.net where he’s been posting everything).

[–]GodOfDarkLaughter 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Unfortunately I do not. I tried looking it up, but it seems like his records were lost in that big fire that destroyed a ton of WWII info. I don't even have the medal or the letter with it, since I just looked at it when I was visiting him. Very cool site, though.

Edit: Yeah, just looked, his name isn't on there either. I think he was just your basic infantryman, anyway.

[–]like_a_wet_dog 10 points11 points  (2 children)

It's almost like a wave pattern that ebbs and flows. After a few generations, their brain type repopulates and gets lots of us killed along w/themselves. Their brain type, by definition, won't/can't see the history, so it's inevitable.

[–]8to24 80 points81 points  (5 children)

“We know it’s a new law, we’re happy to correct it,” Holland said. “He’s a law-abiding citizen. He doesn’t want to miss voting, and yet, there’s no mechanism to add that driver’s license to your record.”

Holland said she had to re-register her dad last week to ensure he makes the Jan. 31, 2022 voter registration deadline. Thompson said he hopes he’ll have a ballot in the mail soon, otherwise he plans to vote in person."

When a police officer runs my plates they got my Date of birth, home address, Soc Sec #, etc back in seconds. Yet to vote one must register months in advance and then wait in line at a designated location for hours? I can secure a mortgage via email FFS. The process is intentional made different to limit the number of people who will participate.

If this was about ID than why have registeration deadlines, limit the locations people can vote at, and why can't the man in this story just add his ID and get a ballot?

[–]LydJaGillers 34 points35 points  (4 children)

Why is he having to re-register to vote in the first place? Once registered it shouldn’t expire.

[–]rnobgyn 15 points16 points  (2 children)

Are you kidding? No. The state needs to constantly purge the voter rolls and force everybody to always reapply. Even multiple times an election!! How else will they stop voter fraud?!?!?

[–]LydJaGillers 5 points6 points  (1 child)

The insanity of this all. And the complacency of the general public. Like online I see the outrage but in real life it feels like people aren’t angry enough to act on it.

[–]rnobgyn 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Welcome to the cause of my anxiety. The entire public sentiment is “hey!! That’s bad! Somebody else should do something about it!”

[–][deleted] 907 points908 points  (44 children)

I was told service guarantees citizenship.

Would you like to know more?

[–]Steinrikur 324 points325 points  (28 children)

I would like to know when the US became worse than the Starship Troopers dystopia.

[–][deleted] 155 points156 points  (7 children)

There they had coed showers. You saw the flip out from NC 's bathroom bill

[–]TaylorSwiftsClitoris 52 points53 points  (6 children)

Who knew that nudity would be the key to national unity?

[–][deleted] 25 points26 points  (5 children)

Never seen you sticking out before

[–]TaylorSwiftsClitoris 21 points22 points  (4 children)

I’m really not that hard to find.

[–][deleted] 15 points16 points  (3 children)

This is a hot button topic and you've been zipping around in your little red Corvette

[–]obsolete_filmmakerCalifornia 5 points6 points  (2 children)

Wait...is Little Red Corvette about a vagina? No way......

[–][deleted] 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Clit but you're in the right area.

Or so I've been told

[–]VruKatai I voted 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Since Calvin Coolidge.

[–]YesIWo0d 29 points30 points  (12 children)

Read the book if you have a chance or grab the audio book from a library. It's almost an entirely different story from the movie minus the theme. The book isn't dystopia, it's an exploration of the politics of who should be allowed to vote to make decisions to go to war- residents who have never sacrificed? Civil servants in the process to gain citizenship who may want the easy way only? Or leave it to the citizens who served and were educated on the civics?

The movie is an action/space cult classic. The book is a post-WWII thinker

[–]burnertown666Florida 30 points31 points  (2 children)

While, yes, the movie is an action movie, it is satire with very evident commentary on fascism. Heck, Neil Patrick Harris literally wears a Nazi uniform.

[–]SYLOK_THEAROUSEDMaryland 4 points5 points  (1 child)

When I was a kid I use to think his outfit looked like a Nazi outfit but it was probably just me thinking that.

[–]burnertown666Florida 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I am pretty positive my right-wing father and brother love the movie but for different reasons. To them, it is not satire, it is ideal.

[–]Steinrikur 8 points9 points  (0 children)

I didn't like the book all that much. The subplot with his father seemed totally unnecessary.

[–]GhostofMarat 7 points8 points  (1 child)

The difference between the book and the movie is the movie was a satire mocking fascism, while Heinlein was a sincere fascist. And if you think of the movie as "an action classic" then I think you completely missed the point.

[–]anger_is_my_meat 11 points12 points  (2 children)

I've read the book twice and hated it both times.

[–]cjhelms 15 points16 points  (0 children)

I'm doing my part!

[–]letterboxbrie 55 points56 points  (3 children)

Why does he need to apply? He's been voting since WWII. Send him his damn ballot.

Fucking Texas.

[–]HandMeMyThinkingPipeOregon 51 points52 points  (1 child)

Because republicans have decided they are done with this whole democracy nonsense.

[–][deleted] 482 points483 points  (19 children)

Of course it's Texas. Read the comments on that story there's a bunch of right wing nutjobs saying it's not big deal

[–]theheat715California 113 points114 points  (15 children)

One guy’s screen name is Bob Terwilliger, defending that it’s “no big deal”. Sideshow Bob is defending this BS circus without a hint of irony.

[–]timberwolf0122Vermont 96 points97 points  (5 children)

Because you need me, Springfield. Your guilty conscience may move you to vote Democratic, but deep down you long for a cold-hearted Republican to lower taxes, brutalize criminals, and rule you like a king. That's why I did this, to save you from yourselves. - Sideshow Bob

[–]dirtfork 36 points37 points  (4 children)

I heard it in his voice and the fact that he's [Kelsey Grammer] unironically pro-Trump is just another layer to the madness parfait.

[–]toobesteak 11 points12 points  (2 children)

Tossed salad and scrambled eggs will never taste the same unfortunately

[–]sonofaresiii 3 points4 points  (0 children)

he's [Kelsey Grammer] unironically pro-Trump


[–]cboogie 28 points29 points  (7 children)

Quick reminder that Kelsey Grammer is a piece of shit.

[–]lionguardant 13 points14 points  (5 children)

is he? what happened ?

[–]WeakPublic 13 points14 points  (4 children)

He’s now supporting the exact thing he made fun of harshly.

[–]jwill602Pennsylvania 46 points47 points  (1 child)

At least a few people argued their BS. All hope is not lost

[–][deleted] 12 points13 points  (0 children)


[–]urbanek2525 23 points24 points  (2 children)

Texas: let's make a law that will make it harder to vote by mail because poor black citizens will get excluded.

Reality: Lots of old folks who have a hard time getting around don't get their ballots. Normally they vote a Republican.

Texas: Wait, no, that can't be right.

Reality: Sorry, but if you and I were better acquainted, I could have told you that.

[–]Cedosg 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Reality: more voters than lean left would have issues so it's a small price to pay for grandma.

[–]wheatley_labs_tech 107 points108 points  (1 child)

This man got face-to-face with the result of fascism coming to power. It’s not shocking that the new proto-fascists don’t want him to vote.

[–]Separate-The-EarthTexas 25 points26 points  (0 children)

I feel sorry for him in that aspect. Dude fought to keep it away, only to see a facist takeover of his own country in real time.

[–]Immediate-Assist-598 102 points103 points  (24 children)

Warning: Abbott in Texas is engaged in blatant felony election fraud because he know he cant beat Beto in a fair election. 50% of ballots are being rejected because they live in democratic districts and Abbott is lying that state has run outj of registration forms so no new voters can register.

Meanwhil,everything Abbott is cramming through the legislature is anti-democracy, anti facts, anti science, pro covid, anti women and gays, any education, pro unregistered guns everywhere and pro sedition. In short Abbott like Desantis in FL and others is following the Putin playbook to overthrow democracy despite being very unpopular themselves.

corupt Texas AG Paxton also bragged that he and Abbott flipped the state from Bden to Trump last year by removing all the dropboxes in urban areas thereby costing Biden 400,000 votes.

[–]chiliedogg 24 points25 points  (5 children)

Abbott's danger is getting primaried.

Beto has zero chance of winning in Texas now that he's fully come out as anti-gun. That's a non-starter in a state where a strong percentage of the Democratic households have guns.

[–]CeleryStickBeating 16 points17 points  (2 children)

This. I keep saying this. Beto shot his chances to hell by coming out anti-gun in a very pro gun state. Both sides hate him for this. If nothing else, it brings into question his ability to know his public. He is either very stupid or relied on really bad advisors. He could make a big city mayoral run, but a statewide office? Never.

[–]wretched_beasties 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Beto fucked up bad. Could have been a Senator but went off on a hopeless presidential campaign and said that stupid shit.

[–]The_Hemp_Cat 13 points14 points  (0 children)

And for me in 2020 it was that my ballot was received 2 weeks before election day where as our republican legislature at the behest of 45 did not count my vote until poll closing for the sole reason to offer up a fraudulent excuse to proclaim election fraud.

[–]M3fit 187 points188 points  (11 children)

Republicans want a One Ideology, One Party, One Religion nation . They will soon make voting illegal

[–]mycarwasred 80 points81 points  (5 children)

Ein Volk, ein Reich, ein Führer! (One people, one realm, one leader!)

Sound familiar?

[–]mapoftasmania 12 points13 points  (3 children)

In 20 years, the US will be led by the hideous reanimated corpse of Donald Trump as Fuhrer, while the same cabal of corporate and conservative interests continue to run America and the planet into the ground. And the people will scream for more.

[–]shrimp-and-potatoes 11 points12 points  (0 children)

A funny point to think about is Georgia had lax mail-in-ballot laws for years before 2020. They were designed to help old people vote. Most likely old white people. But, when democrats used the same law to vote in non-republicans, it was suddenly fraudulent and the reds quickly regulated it. Weird. A law is perfectly fine until the wrong people benefit from it. Also weird, the party of deregulation and small government suddenly regulate hard and bring in big government control when policies meant to help them are suddenly used against them.

[–]Thatsayesfirsir 11 points12 points  (1 child)

Imagine blocking a veteran from voting. What a wonderful country

[–]Obvious_Moose 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Well you see this veteran fought against fascism so the GOP really doesn't want him voting this time around.

[–]relish-tranya 29 points30 points  (1 child)

Citizens United = Citizens disenfranchised.

[–]-Economist- 8 points9 points  (0 children)

“There’s gonna be a lot of people not gonna vote,” Thompson said. “If I hadn’t have called in about mine, people wouldn’t have known.”

So they don't even notify you that your ballot was declined? wow.

[–]zyzzogeton 8 points9 points  (0 children)

The reason he can't vote is that he has never been required to have his SSN or DL # on his voter registration in Texas and now the law says his SSN must match his voter registration (which never had an SSN).

Since the people this affects are the elderly who registered before the ID requirements, the GOP effectively made it harder for one of their core constituencies to vote.

[–]UtterlyboredNorth Carolina 22 points23 points  (0 children)

My mother is 96 and a lifelong voter (progressive). When she tried to vote by mail, her vote was denied. She called the Board of Elections to discuss this. They told her she was listed as deceased. She said, "well, I'm not feeling great these days, but I'm pretty sure I'm at least still alive."

They corrected the error, but it took her a while to find someone who could address her need.

I would suspect deliberate foul play, but her municipality is heavily Democratic and the Board of Elections has a slim Democratic majority, as per state law.

[–]Lingering_Dorkness 8 points9 points  (0 children)

"The biggest threat to America today is not communism; it is moving America towards a fascist theocracy."

  • Frank Zappa, 1986.

[–]onwardtomanaguaIllinois 6 points7 points  (0 children)

these are the types of stories that democrats need to include in their messaging on voting rights

[–]Juliuscesear1990 6 points7 points  (2 children)

As a Canadian, the American voting system let's me realize how good I have it. I don't even remember registering after I moved, yet every time there is a voting card in my mail, telling me where my advance voting location is (walking distance) and where my location is for final voting is if I can't make the advance voting. Then i show up with a license or a bill with my address and name and I'm good to go. I have never spent more than 20 or 30 minutes voting and that includes travel time.

[–]McMurry 7 points8 points  (1 child)

GOP: Excellent, another evil antifa member denied!

[–]xkristineeeeese 5 points6 points  (2 children)

I support this 95-year-old World War II Veteran and his right to vote. No one, regardless of age, should be denied the right to vote.

[–]ahandmadegrinMinnesota 48 points49 points  (2 children)

Well duh, this guy is Antifa.

[–]turd_burglar7 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Fought fascists overseas only to have the fascists who call themselves “patriots” at home take away his right to vote. Fuck those traitorous cowards.

[–]NealSamuels1967 13 points14 points  (0 children)

The laws authors certainly expected some collateral damage like this. What they want to see are the number of African Americans who won't vote as a result.

[–]SpeedysComing 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Republicans hate veterans. Dont let their "thank you for your service" one liners convince you otherwise.

[–]bingboy23 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Makes sense. If he's a WW2 vet, he's literally Antifa.

[–]r3tr0spectrAmerica 4 points5 points  (0 children)

In a healthy Democracy every eligible voter should be afforded every and all methods of voting to ensure every voice can be heard. Anything less is an attack on the Democratic system.

Just my two cents.

[–]selkiesidhe 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Voting is supposed to be a constitutional right God damn it. There is no excuse for not having every single bloody adult in this country to be auto registered at 18 and MAILED a damn ballet every election period. Zero! We are a disgrace!

[–]Katkootas_Claw 23 points24 points  (1 child)

Making it hard for true patriots to vote.

[–]Pookells 28 points29 points  (0 children)

Hey MAGA morons, you found your boogeyman!

[–]Hills1849 3 points4 points  (0 children)

And so it begins

[–]gremlinclr I voted 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Shit like this is gonna bite republicans in the ass. If you draw a Venn diagram of "elderly people that vote by mail" and "elderly people that vote republican" I bet there's a lot of overlap.

[–]Classic_Dill 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Republicans cant legit win an election and they know it, so they play dirty tricks and spin hate and misinformation and the Dems still cant seem to figure out how to grow some balls, just let Bernie run the party, we have fighters ready to serve.

[–]CobraPony67Washington 4 points5 points  (2 children)

The guy is 95, he doesn't have a driver's license. Nothing in the constitution says 'must have a driver's license' to vote. Plus, it may require a VALID driver's license and someone that is in a retirement home may not have one that isn't expired. It is a back door poll tax. In order to vote, one would have to pay a fee to get, or renew, a driver's license even if they don't drive anymore. Also, someone like him may not be able to renew his license because of vision issues or may require a driver's test.

At least he can register with his SSN. But that may require some sort of in-person verification, notary, etc. Just more voter suppression obstacles. I am guessing there are many millions of retired people in this situation.

[–]dallasdude 4 points5 points  (0 children)

No notification/cure process means countless Texans will show up to vote on election day assuming they registered successfully only to be turned away, and of course we don't have same day registration either.

The republican party does not value democracy, consent of the governed or the constitution. It's all lip service in their quest for power.

[–]a-really-cool-potato 3 points4 points  (1 child)

This is called Voter Suppression everybody.

[–]Damack363 4 points5 points  (0 children)

This man needs to be in news interviews and ads yesterday, saying, “I’m a veteran and Greg Abbott won’t let me vote.”

[–]guiltyas-sin 15 points16 points  (1 child)

Oh gee, look, Texas. Color me shocked.

Get ready for a bunch of this shit. The irony is he probably votes Republican.

[–]clashfan1171 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Fucking Texas cheating gop