On today's BradCast, with just one month to go before Election Day, the fight to vote continues in key swing states like Wisconsin, Ohio and Florida, where millions have been displaced due to Hurricane Matthew on the final weekend before the voter registration deadline.
As the deadly storm sweeps up the Florida coast, knocking out power and leading to evacuations across the state, Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) refuses to extend the state's voter registration deadline, despite major registration drives planned for this weekend forced to be cancelled due to the state emergency and (perhaps because of) the fact that 50,000 voter registered during the same last minute time-frame in 2012. (Meanwhile, in GOP-leaning South Carolina, Republican Gov. Nikki Hailey has extended the deadline in her state.)
In Wisconsin, voter suppression continues as the state's lie to a federal court about the availability of Photo IDs at DMVs continues to disenfranchise 90-year old women and many others, and, thanks to a new law by state Republicans, thousands of absentee ballots are now at risk of being tossed altogether in the Badger State.
In Ohio, absentee ballots and provisionals are being tossed out for technical reasons in urban areas but not rural areas, and a federal appeals court has, once again, declined to take action. All of that while Trump and Republicans continue to lie about non-citizens votingand as the U.S. Dept. of Justice, for the first time in 50 years, will be unable to deploy hundreds of polling place monitors in states with a history of racial discrimination, thanks to the 2013 gutting of the federal Voting Rights Act by the U.S. Supreme Court.
Finally, in 2008, young Jewish voters worked to turn out their elderly Jewish grandparents for Barack Obama in Florida. In 2016, as a new video illustrates, the tables have somewhat turned...
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COMMENT #2 [Permalink] ...
said on 10/9/2016 @ 10:06 pm PT...
I find it reassuring the Internet didn't break friday night. The tubes were under enormous pressure, and surely bent to some degree under the stress of competing mega-narratives emitted late friday ("Gropegate vs Assange-Assault"), on top of the hurricane, too.
But those tubes held up!
And so many have said that friday was the best day to release stories that were to be more easily-buried in the media?
Well bye bye to that truism of our mass-media.
Ultimately, it does kinda' depend on the story, doesn't it?
COMMENT #3 [Permalink] ...
De La Vota
said on 10/15/2016 @ 10:34 am PT...
They can do a state id card for everyone and it won't effect the transparency, but it will keep people from wandering over the border and voting as someone who is dead (off an insider list) or lying about their identity. You can show an id and have your vote be transparent, anyone saying you can't achieve this is straight up liar who want's our country to go down the drain.
COMMENT #4 [Permalink] ...
said on 10/21/2016 @ 11:43 pm PT...
#3 De La Vota says:
They can do a state id card for everyone and it won't effect the transparency, but it will keep people from wandering over the border and voting as someone who is dead (off an insider list) or lying about their identity.
You're parroting the know-nothing propaganda that's been pushed by the Republican party and amplified by Donald Trump. It makes you sound stupid. Is that what you're after? To get people thinking you're stupid?
But I digress.
#3 De La Vota says:
You can show an id and have your vote be transparent, anyone saying you can't achieve this is straight up liar who want's our country to go down the drain.
Do you people ever get embarrassed? If you have to make up your own argument only to knock it down like a straw man, then you must not have any real argument to begin with. You should've just stuck with the same old unoriginal and misinformed "voter fraud" canards you babbled about in your first sentence.