Hardcore GOP Position For Defanging VRA Falls Apart Under SCOTUS Questioning | Talking Points Memo

It appears likely that voter advocates will suffer at least some loss in their abilities to bring Voting Rights Act cases with the Arizona lawsuit heard by the Supreme Court Tuesday.


This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://talkingpointsmemo.com/?p=1362891

“ Carvin justified the GOP presence in the case by saying that blocking the policies put Republicans at a “disadvantage” because it would help more people to vote, and those people would lean Democratic.”

Yes, and please continue to show us your Tepub hypocrisy.

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“Sure you can vote…just tell me the number of grains of sand in this hourglass.”

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The problem is the Republican Supreme Court led by Chief Injustice Roberts has in the past held that discriminating against Democrats is NOT against the voting rights act or the constitution as it is not racial discrimination.

Or to put another way, there should be no doubt that any ruling by the enforcement arm of the Republican Party will do whatever helps the Republican Party win and god damn the constitution, the law, the oath of office or anything other than what is helps Republicans maintain minority control of Government.

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Carvin gave the Republicans’ game away with that statement. The Republican Party is injured by the VRA because more people voting legally puts Republicans at a disadvantage. Democracy hurts the anti-democracy GOP.

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This is why HR1 needs to be promptly passed and enforced.

We don’t have a supreme court anymore that’s going to actually protect the right to vote.

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Politics is a zero-sum game, and every extra vote they get through unlawful interpretations of Section 2 hurts us,” he said.

Shame, such an old-fashioned concept.

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And either they assume everybody agrees with them, or they have no shame at all.

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That’s Ms. McMiniGoebbels to you!

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O’Donnell has said that Voting Right is THE most important issue facing us.

Naturally

No equal vote, no Democratic Republic…we would be a society ruled, essentially, by pre-selected (by a set criteria) groups of adults.

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More votes for Democrats = they must not be legal votes. Republicans want power anyway they can get it and that means any votes that favor Dems do not count.

Carvin justified the GOP presence in the case by saying that blocking the policies put Republicans at a “disadvantage” because it would help more people to vote, and those people would lean Democratic.

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The fascistgop seems much better at unethically installing judges than at hiring competent lawyers. A fact that the unethically installed judges seem to notice.

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I just came from CNN. Someone there thinks Supreme Court will OK voter suppression. Here, it looks more promising.

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Believe CNN. The questioning may have been harder and broken the lawyers trying to defend the indefensible, but that doesn’t mean that this won’t be a 5-4 or 6-3 victory for the Reich-wing.

The hearings are performance art, no demonstrable data that those have ever actually swayed a justice.

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“I don’t understand why you conceded, in your examples to Justice Kagan, that some of those time, place and manner restrictions — like time-place-and-manner ‘you can only vote at a country club,’ or time-place-and-manner ‘this is the placement of the polls and they’re going to be placed in areas that are burdensome to minorities’ — aren’t those time, place and manner restrictions?” Coney Barrett asked

Shorter Coney Barrett: “I don’t understand why you conceded time, place and manner restrictions are within the scope of Section 2. It makes it much harder for me to vote to restrict use of the Voting Rights Act.”

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Because argle bargle, states rights, jiggery pokery, bibbedy bobbedy boo.

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Asking a few tough questions and pointing out contradictions is just cosplay leading up to the decision that voter suppression is A-OK.

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stunning admission. Did he even prep for the hearing?

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Trying to overturn an election and attempts to institute and cement laws which result in voter suppression are “cancel culture” in the flesh. Why aren’t we talking about the evils of “cancel culture?” Jim Jordan, please stand up!!!

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Red States control voting unless congress passes legislation telling them they’re not doing it right.

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