Georgia Republicans Lay Groundwork For Getting Ballots Tossed

A group of Republicans including the Georgia state party, the National Republican Senatorial Committee and Sens. Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA) reacted to a legal defeat Thursday by quickly lodging another lawsuit in federal court attacking a different part of the state’s election system.


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The smell of Republican fear is invigorating.

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Desperate people do desperate things. Fascist people do fascist things.

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They’re crazier by the day.

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Georgia Republicans Lay Groundwork For Yet Another Humiliating Court Room Beating.

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WHY would anyone vote for people that try so darned HARD to disenfranchise you??? I KNOW I KNOW that’s rhetorical but honestly…

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reacted to a legal defeat Thursday by quickly lodging another lawsuit

Naturally.

 

The Republicans argue that many of the voters who registered in Georgia since the November election — they put that number at 32,000, though they estimate that there are “likely thousands more” — are “new to the state.” They say that some of them voted in other states’ senatorial contests in the general election. That, they argue, is a violation of the Voting Rights Act’s prohibition of “double voting.”

Crux of their argument is here:

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They refer to 52 USC 10307(e). Here is the relevant part:

(e) Voting more than once

(1) Whoever votes more than once in an election referred to in paragraph (2) shall be fined not more than $10,000 or imprisoned not more than five years, or both.

(2) The prohibition of this subsection applies […] for the purpose of selecting or electing any candidate for […] the United States Senate […]

(3) As used in this subsection, the term “votes more than once” does not include the casting of an additional ballot if all prior ballots of that voter were invalidated, nor does it include the voting in two jurisdictions under section 10502 of this title, to the extent two ballots are not cast for an election to the same candidacy or office.

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DISMISSED …next

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My question is why Loeffler and Perdon’t want to be Senators in the first place. They are both very wealthy. Why go into national politics? Is it merely ego driven?

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Marc Elias writes:

Trumpism has morphed from a racist attack on the first Black president into an all-out assault on the very idea of democratic elections. In this sphere, Trumpism’s defining feature is a belief that every electoral outcome that does not favor Trump and his allies must be fraudulent. Its logic is tautological—if Trump did not win there must have been fraud. If there was fraud, Trump did not win. Nothing more is required.

One might think that the simple end of this problem is for Donald Trump to simply leave the White House on the morning of January 20th as a disgraced one-term president. The Republican Party’s reaction to the Texas case suggests this will not be the case.

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One word Power

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…because it’s not disenfranchisement if my side wins, especially if I can’t win without it.

Go Team.

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What else would they do? Sit at home and enjoy their money when they have the opportunity to fuck common people over?

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Under this argument, I double voted in 2000. Hope the statute of limitations has expired.

ETA: Come to think of it, it’s possible that I have double voted many, many times. Including this year. I voted for Joe Biden twice!

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The same reason every other Republican wants to be; getting free shit via the government: insider info, government contracts, tax loopholes…

ETA: I used to know a big deal Republican Committeeman. He once told me I should join the Republican party, because it’s like a “legal Mafia” He wasn’t too far from right.

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IMHO, Marc Elias is a saint.

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“A group of Republicans including the Georgia state party, the National Republican Senatorial Committee and Sens. Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA) reacted to a legal defeat Thursday by quickly lodging another lawsuit in federal court attacking a different part of the state’s election system.”

“Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”

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They’re both in it for the stock tips.

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