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Sun Jun 21, 2020, 10:56 AM

While we were distracted, McConnell's Kentucky to shut down 95% of voting locations

Is this true?




https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/kentucky-cuts-polling-locations-angry-mob-long-lines-georgia-election-day-disaster-confusion-a9577501.html

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Reply While we were distracted, McConnell's Kentucky to shut down 95% of voting locations (Original post)
Alex4Martinez Jun 21 OP
Renew Deal Jun 21 #1
sweetloukillbot Jun 21 #6
get the red out Jun 21 #10
Me. Jun 21 #2
mucifer Jun 21 #3
Lulu KC Jun 21 #4
sweetloukillbot Jun 21 #7
Hermit-The-Prog Jun 21 #5
jimlup Jun 21 #8
questionseverything Jun 22 #22
jimlup Jun 22 #26
questionseverything Jun 22 #30
jimlup Jun 22 #34
get the red out Jun 21 #9
questionseverything Jun 22 #21
duforsure Jun 21 #11
Bayard Jun 21 #12
dalton99a Jun 21 #13
kimbutgar Jun 21 #14
appalachiablue Jun 22 #31
Hortensis Jun 21 #15
JustABozoOnThisBus Jun 22 #32
Hortensis Jun 22 #33
a kennedy Jun 21 #16
UTUSN Jun 21 #17
malaise Jun 21 #18
ananda Jun 21 #19
Alex4Martinez Jun 22 #28
IcyPeas Jun 21 #20
Lucinda Jun 22 #23
struggle4progress Jun 22 #24
budkin Jun 22 #25
Kaleva Jun 22 #27
Alex4Martinez Jun 22 #36
LexVegas Jun 22 #29
Alex4Martinez Jun 22 #35

Response to Alex4Martinez (Original post)

Sun Jun 21, 2020, 11:00 AM

1. How did that happen? Isn't the governor a Democrat?

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Response to Renew Deal (Reply #1)

Sun Jun 21, 2020, 11:07 AM

6. Republican Sec. of State.

Sounds like they are trying what AZ did in 2016 - switch to mostly vote by mail and close a shitload of polling places. It didn't turn out well for AZ.

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Response to sweetloukillbot (Reply #6)

Sun Jun 21, 2020, 11:14 AM

10. This guy is a jerk

can’t stand him.

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Response to Alex4Martinez (Original post)

Sun Jun 21, 2020, 11:01 AM

2. Now They're Worried?

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Response to Alex4Martinez (Original post)

Sun Jun 21, 2020, 11:01 AM

3. I heard about it days ago

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Response to Alex4Martinez (Original post)

Sun Jun 21, 2020, 11:06 AM

4. As much fun as the K-Pop thing is,

this is where real rubber meets real road.
Are candidates organizing van pools? Providing chairs for people to stand in line for how long--six feet apart, in summer heat? Really.

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Response to Lulu KC (Reply #4)

Sun Jun 21, 2020, 11:08 AM

7. From what I'm seeing, Booker is doing all that nt

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Response to Alex4Martinez (Original post)

Sun Jun 21, 2020, 11:07 AM

5. Hopefully, everyone has an absentee ballot by now.

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Response to Alex4Martinez (Original post)

Sun Jun 21, 2020, 11:11 AM

8. Interesting?!

But on the other hand if they break the system for the primary that gives us a chance to fix it by Nov. 3.

What critical votes are coming up Tuesday in Kentucky?

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Response to jimlup (Reply #8)

Mon Jun 22, 2020, 01:37 AM

22. senate primary for democrats to see who faces turtle

n/t

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Response to questionseverything (Reply #22)

Mon Jun 22, 2020, 06:53 AM

26. Yes but even if the system is broken

it is unlikely to skew the results or it skews the results unpredictably. I don't see how this helps the turtle.

But it helps us push hard for a fairer system by November 3.

Never mind, I think I am trying to apply logic to the actions of Reptilians and they don't use logic or reason so there is no explanation needed. The takeaway is that we have to fix the system because we are the only party that actually does.

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Response to jimlup (Reply #26)

Mon Jun 22, 2020, 03:24 PM

30. peops have to pay attention or it won't get fixed

https://democraticunderground.com/100213626094


and turtle benefits if the people of ky do not get to pick the best opponent for him to run against

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Response to questionseverything (Reply #30)

Mon Jun 22, 2020, 04:07 PM

34. Yes ... I second that!

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Response to Alex4Martinez (Original post)

Sun Jun 21, 2020, 11:12 AM

9. Absentee available to everyone

People have been voting absentee for the past month and yes, our Dem Governor been really doing a good job with the pandemic, so much that he had armed militia not just at Capitol but also at his home.

The argument might be made that this still wasn’t enough, but just because we are a red state doesn’t mean the Gov isn’t trying.

I just wish this story had the whole story, liberals should check to see if a southern state deserves the pounding first!

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Response to get the red out (Reply #9)

Mon Jun 22, 2020, 01:36 AM

21. louisville has over 600,000 registered voters for 1 polling place

lots of ab ballots never got delivered

it is not physically possible for all the voters to vote...is denial of service whether a democrat or republican is in charge

hours worth of lines

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Response to Alex4Martinez (Original post)

Sun Jun 21, 2020, 11:26 AM

11. Trump and McConnell will pay dearly this next election

From all their corruption and obstructions of justice , and especially for not ousting trump when they had the chance for crimes trump committed. I think Moscow Mitch will lose it in Nov., then be facing many charges along with Trump and others in Jan. .

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Response to Alex4Martinez (Original post)

Sun Jun 21, 2020, 11:51 AM

12. I hope this means most people are voting by mail

We've already sent in our absentee ballots for Tue.

Not Gov. Beshear's fault.

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Response to Alex4Martinez (Original post)

Sun Jun 21, 2020, 11:52 AM

13. Kick

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Response to Alex4Martinez (Original post)

Sun Jun 21, 2020, 01:00 PM

14. People need to start camping out now at election sites and make sure the media reports it

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Response to kimbutgar (Reply #14)

Mon Jun 22, 2020, 03:43 PM

31. +! For real

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Response to Alex4Martinez (Original post)

Sun Jun 21, 2020, 01:58 PM

15. Article 3 days ago from KY's Fox19:

ELECTIONS
In-person early voting available before Kentucky primary

Registered voters in Kentucky can vote early, in-person, at their county clerk’s office by scheduling an appointment before the June 23 primary election.

The Kenton County Clerk says there is concern over the possibility of long lines on election day because only one polling place in each of Northern Kentucky’s counties - Boone, Campbell, and Kenton - will be open.

In-person early voting will take place:

Friday, June 19; from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday, June 20; from 9 a.m. to noon.
Monday, June 22, from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For more information about in-person, early voting, and to schedule an appointment, contact the clerk’s office in the county where you live: Boone County, Campbell County, and Kenton County.

So, not just polling places cut but early voting to 3 days right before the election, only one on the weekend, and voters seemingly have to successfully get through by phone to make an appointment. I looked at the Boone County office, and there's no on-line way to "schedule."

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Response to Hortensis (Reply #15)

Mon Jun 22, 2020, 03:52 PM

32. If there's only a phone number, you can bet ...

... some right-wing groups are organizing massive phone efforts to overwhelm the phone number, office, etc. Denial of Service attack, of a sort. It will not be easy to get through.

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Response to JustABozoOnThisBus (Reply #32)

Mon Jun 22, 2020, 03:56 PM

33. Yup. No need with those numbers in need for

special efforts, but there'd be no shortage of volunteers on that side to help overthrow democracy.

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Response to Alex4Martinez (Original post)

Sun Jun 21, 2020, 02:01 PM

16. This is just NOT acceptable

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Response to Alex4Martinez (Original post)

Sun Jun 21, 2020, 02:25 PM

17. K&R

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Response to Alex4Martinez (Original post)

Sun Jun 21, 2020, 02:27 PM

18. Is this legal?

I mean seriously

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Response to malaise (Reply #18)

Sun Jun 21, 2020, 03:09 PM

19. I know.

I want to see a lawsuit.

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Response to malaise (Reply #18)

Mon Jun 22, 2020, 12:28 PM

28. It shouldn't be legal, and we can have both: mail and traditional voting.

I don't understand some of the comments that say this is OK.

It's clearly not OK, and I think it's precisely how they plan to steal the election.

They ALWAYS accuse us of doing what they're actually guilty of doing:

Rigging elections, rioting and violence at legal protests, etc., etc.

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Response to Alex4Martinez (Original post)

Sun Jun 21, 2020, 04:04 PM

20. How the F can they just do this?

where are the democrats screaming about this. this should be the headline on every friggen news outlet. HOW CAN THEY DO THIS?

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Response to Alex4Martinez (Original post)

Mon Jun 22, 2020, 01:40 AM

23. I wasn't distracted. It's been all over Twitter for days

I don't know if the media has been covering it though...

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Response to Alex4Martinez (Original post)

Mon Jun 22, 2020, 02:51 AM

24. ... when the right to vote at any election for the choice of electors for President

and Vice-President of the United States, Representatives in Congress, the Executive and Judicial officers of a State, or the members of the Legislature thereof, is denied to any of the male inhabitants of such State, being twenty-one years of age, and citizens of the United States, or in any way abridged, except for participation in rebellion, or other crime, the basis of representation therein shall be reduced in the proportion which the number of such male citizens shall bear to the whole number of male citizens twenty-one years of age ...

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Response to Alex4Martinez (Original post)

Mon Jun 22, 2020, 03:26 AM

25. Test run for November

Cocaine Mitch is getting ready.

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Response to Alex4Martinez (Original post)

Mon Jun 22, 2020, 07:17 AM

27. Why did you allow yourself to be distracted?

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Response to Kaleva (Reply #27)

Mon Jun 22, 2020, 05:20 PM

36. Me? Not distracted. I wish there was greater effort to secure access to the ballot box.

If we don't secure voting in person and voting by mail, they win.

That's kind of important.

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Response to Alex4Martinez (Original post)

Mon Jun 22, 2020, 12:31 PM

29. Corona and dead black people is a distraction! Focus on the one thing I think is most important! nt

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Response to LexVegas (Reply #29)

Mon Jun 22, 2020, 05:17 PM

35. It's all important! Every single thing matters, they're taking advantage of the multiple crises.

We are all distracted whenever there are threats, but while the more newsworthy crises take up space, the Mitch McConnells are stealing our elections.

I care. I think most people care about this.

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