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HR 1: Election Reform Bill

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Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick blasts Hidalgo, Turner as 'liars' in fiery press conference on GOP voting bill

(Republicans can get away with bad behavior because there is not one Democrat in Texas who will fight back, other than with words followed by even more words. Democrats believe words are their strength but every Trumptard knows the Democrats' carefully chosen and lofty words are weakness -- sticks and stones will break my bones but words will never hurt me. Trumptards never need to think twice about falsely accusing Democrats because there are never consequences other than words:)

Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick accused Democrats of “race-baiting” as they fight election bills in the Texas Legislature and said elected officials like Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo and Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner are lying about what the legislation would do.

“Senate Bill 7 is not voter suppression, it's voter security,” Patrick said during a more than 30-minute press conference in which he repeatedly slammed the media, Harris County officials, American Airlines, Democrats including Beto O’Rourke a “nest of liars” for saying the legislation seeks to disenfranchise people of color.

Patrick aimed his criticism at Harris County officials Hidalgo and Turner who have labeled the legislation as a form of voter suppression.

“They’re lying to you,” Patrick said looking into a bank of television cameras.

The back and forth on the Texas voting bill has escalated since last week as major Texas-based businesses including American Airlines, Southwest and Dell have put out statements of concern about it. That resistance comes as businesses and sports leagues including Major League Baseball oppose voting legislation in Georgia pushed by Republicans that similarly has been called an attempt to suppress the vote, particularly in minority communities that vote overwhelmingly in favor of Democrats.

Patrick’s fiery press conference came less than 24 hours after Hidalgo, Turner and other Harris County officials rallied in opposition to the legislation in Houston. At that event, Hidalgo said Republicans had “bought into a conspiracy theory” about widespread voter fraud, which has never been proven to exist.

Turner used similarly pointed rhetoric, labeling the voting bills “Jim Crow 2.0” and “part of a national campaign to restrict people’s right to vote.”

That brought an at-times angry response from Patrick.

“We must stop this race-baiting on every issue,” Patrick said. “Election security is what the public wants.” (What Patrick meant was that Democrats should lose every election because they won't punch him when he lies.)

https://www.houstonchronicle.com/politics/texas/article/Texas-Lt-Gov-D
an-Patrick-unloads-on-nest-of-16081055.php


Patrick’s reaction to the media only got more intense when he was asked if he was going to pay a million-dollar reward to Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, who pointed to three cases of election fraud in that state in the 2020 election. All of the cases were filed against Republicans.

Patrick last year offered up $1 million in reward money for those who uncovered voter fraud in the 2020 election. Since then, Fetterman has insisted his state deserves the money since it documented those three cases.

When asked about Fetterman’s claim on Tuesday, Patrick blasted the reporter who asked the question.

“Don’t ask me stupid questions,” Patrick said. “I didn’t come here to take stupid questions from the media.”
Nobody punched Patrick in the face for lying about paying a reward. Why would he pay if not paying has no consequences?

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Tuesday, April 6, 2021 10:19 PM

6IXSTRINGJACK


Anybody promoting HR1 is a liar.

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“I found it completely discouraging to find a bunch of corporate CEOs getting in the middle of politics,” Mitch McConnell said Monday. “My advice to the corporate CEOs of America is to stay out of politics. Don’t pick sides in these big fights.” (The politics are election laws written by Republicans and favoring Republicans' theories about why Trump lost in 2020.)

McConnell said that they “will invite serious consequences if they become a vehicle for far-left mobs to hijack our country.”

Yes, the national leader of the Republican Party threatened the CEOs of American Airlines, Dell, Delta Airlines, Coca-Cola, United Airlines, Dow, HP, Twitter, Estée Lauder, Under Armour, Salesforce, ViacomCBS, Bain and Company, SAP, Fifth Avenue, Etsy, H&M, Weber Shandwick, Instacart, Levis, Microsoft, Morning Star, Mondelez, Pay-Pal, Keurig Dr Pepper and more than 100 other top corporate leaders.

The party that celebrated the Citizens United Supreme Court decision that gave corporations and the wealthy almost unlimited influence over elections is suddenly denouncing business leaders for speaking their minds?

I would prefer to write less about politics and more about economics and industry. But we no longer live in an age where commerce and legislating only intersect a few times a year when the chamber of commerce asks for lower taxes and less regulation.

For decades, the GOP presented itself as the party of free markets. Former Gov. Rick Perry spent most of his time focused on lowering taxes, reducing regulations, and attracting corporate relocations. He was focused on business and liked to say that he didn’t leave the Democratic Party; it left him.

The corporate world is beginning to realize the GOP is leaving them, prioritizing culture wars and power-grab politics that average Americans do not countenance. America’s CEOs would not be so woke if Republicans were more moderate and their consumers less terrified.

More at https://www.houstonchronicle.com/business/columnists/tomlinson/article
/Republicans-now-want-business-leaders-out-of-16080834.php


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Wednesday, April 7, 2021 9:54 AM

6IXSTRINGJACK


Wow. That's a hilarious spin.

Meanwhile, in reality, people are realizing that in a world where the multi-national corporations are taking over the planet and leaving the American government all but moot, it's the Republicans that aren't going to suck on the dicks of the corporate CEOs in 2021.

Nobody feels bad for the rich people who just got a talking to. If they feel threatened, that's just amusing to us.



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Originally posted by 6ixStringJack:
Wow. That's a hilarious spin. . . . that's just amusing to us.

The corporations are not amused that the Republicans are changing election laws to win elections for themselves. The corporations don't believe the Republicans' bullshit explanations of why election laws need instantaneous changing because the new laws weren't proposed until after Trump lost an election. Once the unanticipated happened, changing laws became an emergency. 6ix, you were 100% certain Trump would win. Now you are 100% certain the election laws need to change.

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McConnell’s threat to punish corporations opposing GOP election policies is unconstitutional

As the Supreme Court explained in Perry v. Sindermann (1972), “even though a person has no ‘right’ to a valuable governmental benefit and even though the government may deny him the benefit for any number of reasons, there are some reasons upon which the government may not rely.” Among other things, the government “may not deny a benefit to a person on a basis that infringes his constitutionally protected interests — especially, his interest in freedom of speech.”
https://casetext.com/case/perry-v-sindermann-8212-36

The government cannot require anyone to give up their free speech rights in order to receive a benefit

The constitutional rule against stripping someone of a government benefit to control their speech stretches back many decades.

California law gave a property tax exemption to honorably discharged World War II veterans. Yet, in 1954, it revised the form that veterans use to claim this exemption to require those veterans to swear a loyalty oath: “I do not advocate the overthrow of the Government of the United States or of the State of California by force or violence or other unlawful means, nor advocate the support of a foreign government against the United States in event of hostilities.”

After some veterans refused to swear this oath, their refusal wound up in the Supreme Court, and the Court ruled in Speiser v. Randall (1958) that these taxpayers “could not be required to execute the declaration as a condition for obtaining a tax exemption or as a condition for the assessor proceeding further in determining whether they were entitled to such an exemption.”

Speiser was a fairly early articulation of what is known as the “Unconstitutional Conditions Doctrine.” Both Congress and the states provide many benefits to individual citizens that are not required by the Constitution — California is not required to give tax breaks to veterans. But once a benefit is offered, the government may not strip someone of that benefit because they exercise their First Amendment rights.

More at https://www.vox.com/2021/4/7/22370085/mcconnell-cancel-corporations-pu
nish-first-amendment-unconstitutional-delta-georgia-voting-rights


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Wednesday, April 7, 2021 8:12 PM

6IXSTRINGJACK


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Wow. That's a hilarious spin. . . . that's just amusing to us.

The corporations are not amused that the Republicans are changing election laws to win elections for themselves.



It's the Democrats who changed election laws before November of 2020, and are trying their damnedest to do so before they lose power in the mid-terms.

You are so full of shit. As always.



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Thursday, April 8, 2021 3:29 PM

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Originally posted by second:
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Originally posted by 6ixStringJack:
Wow. That's a hilarious spin. . . . that's just amusing to us.

The corporations are not amused that the Republicans are changing reinforcing, strengthening, securing election laws to win elections for themselves Legitimate American Citizens.

It's the Democrats who changed election laws before November of 2020, and are trying their damnedest to do so before they lose power in the mid-terms.

You are so full of shit. As always.


FIFY.

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The Big Lie - If voter fraud is an epidemic, why can't Texas find it?

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott declared voter fraud an “epidemic” way back in 2005, when he was still attorney general, and launched a unit to root it out. His successor, Ken Paxton, beefed up his election integrity unit last year, with prosecutors toiling more than 22,000 hours on the taxpayers’ dime hunting for polling improprieties. In November, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick topped them all by dangling a $1 million bounty, payable from his own campaign account, to anyone who came forward with information leading to a voter fraud conviction.

So, if voter fraud is the scourge of our democracy, if it’s capable of stealing a presidential election, as some claim, if it’s widespread enough to qualify for “emergency” status in the state Legislature to ratchet up voting restrictions, then surely, the proof of its magnitude lies in Texas.

After 15 years of looking for election fraud among the 94 million votes cast in Texas elections since 2005, the Texas Attorney General’s office has dutifully prosecuted all of 155 people. Add to that 19 cases cataloged by the conservative Heritage Foundation, which include federal and county prosecutions, and you get a grand total of 174.

That’s not a typo. It’s not 174,000 or 17,400 or even 1,740. It’s 174 little ol’ Texas souls.

Together, they represent .000185 percent of the total votes cast — or 1 in 540,000 voters. Statistically, voters are more likely to get struck by lightning than to be prosecuted for voter fraud.

Alas, most crimes were so minor that only 33 of the 174 perpetrators went to jail, most for less than a year. An analysis of media accounts and the attorney general’s prosecution records obtained by this editorial board through the Texas Public Information Act shows that most cases ended with plea agreements — pre-trial diversion deals or probation. Of the 33 people who were sentenced to any jail time, none were the criminal masterminds conjured up to instill fear in the hearts of freedom-loving Americans.

Some are felons who were not yet eligible to vote again, a few were small-town politicians falsely registering voters, others filled out another person’s absentee ballot. Only five cases — yes, five out of 94 million — involved voter impersonation at the polls, that near-mythic species of voter fraud that launched Texas’ epic battle for a voter ID law.

So, what of the “epidemic” Abbott declared in 2005? A year later, he had rooted out about a dozen people, mostly Black and Latino seniors, accused of assisting others in casting their absentee ballots — a practice that had been largely allowed until 2004.

And what of Paxton’s beefy voter fraud unit and its 22,000 hours, nearly double the time logged on such cases two years earlier? It resolved only 18 minor cases in 2020, all of them Harris County residents who gave false addresses on their voter registration forms.

We can understand why Texas’ top Republicans want to hide that reality, and the true picture of voter fraud in Texas. It isn’t alarming. It isn’t scary. It doesn’t foment the kind of fear and mistrust in the electoral system that Republicans need to push through onerous voting requirements that disproportionately target minorities, who tend to vote Democratic.

More at https://web.archive.org/web/20210417090542/https://www.houstonchronicl
e.com/opinion/editorials/article/Editorial-The-Big-Lie-If-voter-fraud-is-an-16107109.php


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Sunday, April 18, 2021 9:10 AM

THG


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The Big Lie - If voter fraud is an epidemic, why can't Texas find it?




Nor can any other state two. Some claimed it but couldn't prove it in court. As a matter of fact, none of their challenges in court even hinted at that. Why, because knowingly lying in court is illegal. The lawyers would lose their right to practice law. And perhaps worse.

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Sunday, April 18, 2021 9:59 AM

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Unsolicited mail-in ballots are fraud.

Biden* pulled from way behind and won* every one of those states with a razor thin margin days and sometimes weeks after the election should have been over. Pipes magically burst and cleared everyone out, and all sorts of shenanigans occurred.

In-person with Photo ID for everyone except for military and those on hospice, or our elections have the integrity of a Banana Republic.

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Sunday, April 18, 2021 2:09 PM

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Originally posted by 6ixStringJack:
Unsolicited mail-in ballots are fraud.

Biden* pulled from way behind and won* every one of those states with a razor thin margin days and sometimes weeks after the election should have been over. Pipes magically burst and cleared everyone out, and all sorts of shenanigans occurred.

In-person with Photo ID for everyone except for military and those on hospice, or our elections have the integrity of a Banana Republic.

6ix, while you're creating new rules, require proof voters and candidates paid taxes. Non-payment means non-voting. Why should worthless scumbags who don't pay taxes and/or cheat, like you and Trump, have any say in how taxes are spent?

A lot of tax-cheating scumbags are running for office and/or voting:

IRS Chief Says $1 Trillion in Taxes May Go Uncollected Each Year
www.wsj.com/articles/irs-chief-says-1-trillion-in-taxes-may-go-uncolle
ctedeach-year-11618337765


How to Collect $1.4 Trillion in Unpaid Taxes
www.nytimes.com/2021/03/20/opinion/sunday/unpaid-tax-evasion-IRS.html

The IRS says it has a $1 trillion tax cheat problem
https://fortune.com/2021/04/13/tax-evasion-avoidance-irs-us-cryptocurr
ency-offshore-illegal-income-underreporting-taxes-chuck-rettig
/

6ix, why are these people allowed to vote?
7,290,000 more results for trillion dollars in taxes not collected 2020
www.google.com/search?q=trillion+dollars+in+taxes+not+collected+2020

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Sunday, April 18, 2021 4:27 PM

6IXSTRINGJACK


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Originally posted by second:
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Originally posted by 6ixStringJack:
Unsolicited mail-in ballots are fraud.

Biden* pulled from way behind and won* every one of those states with a razor thin margin days and sometimes weeks after the election should have been over. Pipes magically burst and cleared everyone out, and all sorts of shenanigans occurred.

In-person with Photo ID for everyone except for military and those on hospice, or our elections have the integrity of a Banana Republic.

6ix, while you're creating new rules...



Not new. The way it always was done before Democrats destroyed the election process.

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Monday, April 19, 2021 8:12 AM

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Originally posted by 6ixStringJack:

Not new. The way it always was done before Democrats destroyed the election process.

Texas history says you are wrong. Here are the details from today's Houston Chronicle:

The Big Lie - Texas has been crying 'election fraud' since it blocked ex-slaves from voting

April 19, 2021
https://web.archive.org/web/20210419120845/https://www.houstonchronicl
e.com/opinion/editorials/article/Editorial-The-Big-Lie-Texas-has-been-crying-16108616.php


Oh, if only the White Man’s Primary Association of Dimmit County could see us now.

They and all the pioneers of similar all-white political organizations that sprang up in counties across Texas after Reconstruction would see their legacy well-preserved, their cunning strategies of restricting Black and Latino voting access well-heeded.

While they’d probably be flattered to see their protégés still relying on the same pretext they used to suppress minority voting — ‘voter fraud’ — they might wonder why, 100 years later, Texas lawmakers haven’t gotten some new material. And why, after courts have repeatedly debunked the notion of widespread voter fraud, Texans are still falling for it.

But here we are in 2021, with the Texas Senate having just passed SB 7, another attack on ballot access under the guise of “election integrity.” It would ban such threatening practices as voting after 9 p.m., drive-thru voting, and dropping off an absentee ballot in a secure drop box.

For anybody under the impression that President Trump invented the boogeyman of widespread voter fraud, or that maybe Republican strategist Karl Rove dreamed it up after that troubling close call in 2000 between George W. Bush and Al Gore, we’ve got some news for you, and some history.

Texas politicians have been crying voter fraud since at least 1902, when they used it to justify a poll tax. Supporters claimed that charging Black and Mexican-American laborers nearly a whole day’s pay to cast a ballot would make their votes too expensive for their political bosses to buy.

The true intent for the poll tax, according its architect A. W. Terrell, was to “protect the citizen” against “corrupt methods at the polls” and to eliminate “irresponsible voters,” or so he claimed in a 1906 piece published in the Dallas Morning News, headlined “Purity of Ballot.”

For ruling conservatives in this state — first white Democrats, now white Republicans — “voter fraud” is the trusty password that unlocks an arsenal of underhanded, often unconstitutional, tricks to retain political power and keep it out of the hands of those deemed undeserving of a voice and unqualified for a role in governing. Namely, Black and brown folks.

In a chilling exchange cited in the Fifth Circuit’s 2016 opinion on the Texas voter ID law, the court quotes the testimony of Vernon Burton, an historian of the South and race relations, who was asked about Texas’ “stated rationale” for each of its attempts to disenfranchise minority voters.

“What, in your opinion, was the stated rationale for the enactment of all-White primaries in Texas?” an attorney asked.

“The stated rationale was voter fraud,” Burton replied.

And “for the use of secret ballot provisions in Texas?”

“The stated rationale was to prevent voter fraud,” Burton replied.

And “for the use of the poll tax in Texas?”

“The stated rationale by the State was to prevent voter fraud,” Burton replied.

And “for re-registration requirements and voter purges?”

“The stated rationale was voter fraud,” Burton replied.

“Dr. Burton,” the attorney asked, “in your expert opinion, did these devices actually respond to sincere concerns or incidents - incidences of voter fraud?”

“No,” Burton replied.

It’s not that voter fraud didn’t exist in Texas history — it did; see Lyndon Johnson’s 1948 Senate election. But voter fraud in this century is extremely rare: only 174 people have been prosecuted out of 94 million votes since 2005.

And it’s not as if legislative heists of voter rights aren’t happening elsewhere — they are; see Georgia. But lawmakers in Texas, which has the most restrictive election laws in the country and a perpetually rock-bottom voter turnout rate, appear to have been the most successful in their thievery.

Texans who want it to stop must understand how it came to be.

For more than a century, Texas lawmakers have played whack-a-mole with the voting access of minorities, whom political leaders naturally viewed as threatening to the status quo of systemic racism and white hegemony.

As post-Civil War Reconstruction ended, Texas was among the Southern states that robbed freed Blacks of their newfound voting power through several schemes that were crafted to appear race-neutral but targeted the poor and less-educated, knowing they were disproportionately Black and brown. The laws included barring assistance for illiterate voters and those who needed interpreters, and more overt measures such as white-only primaries that specifically barred Black voters, and in some areas, Mexican-Americans, from choosing candidates in the only elections that mattered in a one-party state.

In his book, historian David Montejano describes Dimmit County’s white primary, quoting from a 1914 issue of the Carrizo Springs Javelin, which frequently editorialized for the system: it “absolutely eliminates the Mexican vote as a factor in nominating county candidates, though we graciously grant the Mexican the privilege of voting for them afterward.”

Another racist law in 1922 outright banned Black voters from Texas primaries. When the Supreme Court declared it unconstitutional in 1927, lawmakers allowed political parties to decide who could participate in primaries, which Democrats promptly did — once again excluding all non-white voters under a law that wasn’t overturned until 1944.

After the 24th Amendment banned the poll tax in 1964, Texas lawmakers wasted no time replacing it with a restrictive annual re-registration policy. After that was ruled unconstitutional in 1971, Texas hustled to enact a voter purge law that required the entire electorate to re-register. The Justice Department stopped it from being implemented.

That was only possible because, in 1975, Texas’ sordid history of voter suppression earned it a spot on the list of jurisdictions singled out in Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act that required them to prove to the Justice Department or a federal judge that voting changes didn’t discriminate.

But in 2011, Texas lawmakers broke norms, suspended rules and sidelined other priorities amid an urgent $27 billion budget shortfall to pass what Gov. Rick Perry deemed emergency legislation: requiring a picture ID to vote.

Even though Republicans claimed to have patterned SB 14 after a similar law in Indiana, Texas’ version was intentionally callous, providing no work-around for indigent voters, as Indiana and even Georgia had, and tailoring its list of acceptable IDs to the desired electorate: a concealed handgun license was acceptable identification; a student ID was not.

The law was blocked for years in the courts, including almost immediately after a federal judge in Washington D.C. ruled that it didn’t pass federal preclearance requirements. But just two years later, Texas’ dreams were answered by a landmark Supreme Court ruling striking down those requirements.

The justices reasoned that Texas and other states on the list, most in the South, had mended their racist ways enough to skip having to clear voting law changes.

“Our country has changed,” Chief Justice John Roberts wrote, giving way to tragic optimism. “While any racial discrimination in voting is too much, Congress must ensure that the legislation it passes to remedy that problem speaks to current conditions.”

Texas promptly demonstrated its own current conditions.

“Within mere hours of the court’s decision, the Texas governor and attorney general both announced that the state would enforce SB 14 immediately,” Burton, the historian, wrote in a Louisiana Law Review article. “As a result, Texas was able to allow SB 14 to act as a modern-day version of the poll tax, restrictive voter registration laws, and similar devices Texas utilized throughout its history to suppress minority voting rights.”

Court challenges continued for several years, during which time a federal judge in Corpus Christi found in 2014 and again in 2017 that lawmakers intentionally discriminated against minority voters. The law should have died when the Supreme Court refused to hear Texas’ appeal but instead, lawmakers tweaked it just enough for the Fifth Circuit in 2018 to allow it to stand.

The victory, if partial, only encouraged more voting restrictions, out-sized punishments and intimidation tactics to curb minority voting.

In the current session, Texas lawmakers, having ransacked nearly every inch of ballot access that the courts would thus far allow, have run so short on voter suppression ideas that they are getting desperately creative: allowing partisan poll observers to hound voters with cell phone cameras and threatening county clerks with a state jail felony if they attempt to mass-mail ballot applications.

Republican leaders pushing the restrictions accuse critics of “race-baiting” and insist their efforts are about securing elections. Sure they are: securing elections for themselves.

Integrity is no more the goal for them than it was for the white primary associations of the 1900’s. Only today’s voter fraud warriors have laser pointers.

In a video presentation leaked earlier this month, a GOP precinct chair calls on thousands of white Republicans in “safe” Houston suburban precincts to form an election integrity “brigade” and have the “courage” to volunteer at polling places where he says “problems are occurring.”

If they don’t, he says, “this fraud down here is really going to continue.” He doesn’t define “this fraud” or say where “down here” is. He doesn’t have to.

He simply moves his laser pointer along a map, tracing the circumference of greater Houston, the most ethnically and racially diverse city in the nation.

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Monday, April 19, 2021 8:35 AM

SIGNYM

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Why are you posting about Texas, SECODRATE? Isn't this thread about HR1? Which, as far as I can tell, is simply a DNC powergrab to make their one-party rule permanent?

Stick to the topic, because you're famous for conflating one event with another.

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Monday, April 19, 2021 9:45 AM

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Why are you posting about Texas, SECODRATE? Isn't this thread about HR1? Which, as far as I can tell, is simply a DNC powergrab to make their one-party rule permanent?

Stick to the topic, because you're famous for conflating one event with another.

HR-1 would over-ride Texas voting laws. You obviously misunderstood the point that Texas voting laws since the Civil War were at first designed to keep Republicans (who just so happen to be black) out of power. After the Civil Rights Act was passed by Democrats, Texas voting laws were redesigned to keep Democrats (who just so happen to now be black) out of power.

The Joss Whedon script for Serenity, where Wash lives, is Serenity-190pages.pdf at www.mediafire.com/folder/1uwh75oa407q8/Firefly

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Monday, April 19, 2021 9:56 AM

6IXSTRINGJACK


Nah, Second. That's just more of your media buddies and their agenda.

They have no respect for history and want to tear it down and rebuild it.

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Imagine the hypocrisy of a government who will allow businesses to card people to get a job or buy groceries, but won't card people to vote in elections and gives millions of non-citizens free money from taxpayers.

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Monday, April 19, 2021 10:43 AM

SECOND

The Joss Whedon script for Serenity, where Wash lives, is Serenity-190pages.pdf at www.mediafire.com/folder/1uwh75oa407q8/Firefly


Quote:

Originally posted by 6ixStringJack:
Nah, Second. That's just more of your media buddies and their agenda.

They have no respect for history and want to tear it down and rebuild it.

Trumptards in Texas are forever doing what you are doing: rewriting history then claiming they didn't do what they did. I am talking about business, or engineering, or finance. It is always a rewrite and then insisting they are telling the truth while all the evidence says the Trumptard is either hopelessly misinformed or a lying sack of shit. If it is something important, the Trumptard has to be dragged into the boss' office to be scared straight or into court where a judge will knock some sense into their thick skulls.

The Joss Whedon script for Serenity, where Wash lives, is Serenity-190pages.pdf at www.mediafire.com/folder/1uwh75oa407q8/Firefly

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Monday, April 19, 2021 10:51 AM

6IXSTRINGJACK


Nah. You're explaining what you are doing.



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Monday, April 19, 2021 1:21 PM

SIGNYM

I believe in solving problems, not sharing them.


Quote:

SIGNYM:
Why are you posting about Texas, SECODRATE? Isn't this thread about HR1? Which, as far as I can tell, is simply a DNC powergrab to make their one-party rule permanent?

Stick to the topic, because you're famous for conflating one event with another.

SECONDRATE: HR-1 would over-ride Texas voting laws. You obviously misunderstood the point that Texas voting laws since the Civil War were at first designed to keep Republicans (who just so happen to be black) out of power. ... blah blah blah

And HR1 is OBVIOUSLY designed to keep the DNC in power.

Why replace one set of laws with another that's worse, bc it's national?

So, can you come up with a solution to the problems that you see without creating something worse, and without violating the Constitition a national procedure?

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If we did not MAKE men poor - William Blake

THUGR posts about Putin so much, he must be in love.

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Monday, April 19, 2021 4:13 PM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


Quote:

Originally posted by SIGNYM:
Quote:

SIGNYM:
Why are you posting about Texas, SECODRATE? Isn't this thread about HR1? Which, as far as I can tell, is simply a DNC powergrab to make their one-party rule permanent?

Stick to the topic, because you're famous for conflating one event with another.

SECONDRATE: HR-1 would over-ride Texas voting laws. You obviously misunderstood the point that Texas voting laws since the Civil War were at first designed to keep Republicans (who just so happen to be black) out of power. ... blah blah blah

And HR1 is OBVIOUSLY designed to keep the DNC in power.

Why replace one set of laws with another that's worse, bc it's national?

So, can you come up with a solution to the problems that you see without creating something worse, and without violating the Constitition a national procedure?

Is your question rhetorical, to the BLM/Antifags?

If serious, you will need to define the "problems" you are talking about.
Many Libtards feel that the problem is not enough illiterate, low-information, illogical, irrational, unreasonable, delusional, illegal, criminal residents are wandering down to the polls on Election Day.
I do not agree that that is a problem - that is a natural defense, security for the nation.

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Monday, April 19, 2021 4:26 PM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


Quote:

Originally posted by sloppyseconds:
Quote:

Originally posted by 6ixStringJack:
Unsolicited mail-in ballots are fraud.

Biden* pulled from way behind and won* every one of those states with a razor thin margin days and sometimes weeks after the election should have been over. Pipes magically burst and cleared everyone out, and all sorts of shenanigans occurred.

In-person with Photo ID for everyone except for military and those on hospice, or our elections have the integrity of a Banana Republic.

6ix, while you're creating new rules, require proof voters and candidates paid taxes. Non-payment means non-voting. Why should worthless scumbags who don't pay taxes and/or cheat, like you and Trump, have any say in how taxes are spent?

A lot of tax-cheating scumbags are running for office and/or voting:

Tax Cheats in Office?
You mean like Emperor Lord Darth Obiden, President of the White house basement?
He managed to avoid paying over a HALF A MILLION DOLLARS in taxes, including the Obamacare Taxes that he insist everybody else have confiscated.

https://www.atr.org/heres-what-happened-last-time-biden-promised-not-r
aise-middle-class-taxes


https://www.cnbc.com/2019/08/06/joe-biden-used-this-strategy-to-trim-h
is-tax-bill-you-can-too.html


https://www.wsj.com/articles/how-the-bidens-dodged-the-payroll-tax-115
97083162


https://www.westernjournal.com/bidens-used-s-corps-avoid-paying-hundre
ds-thousands-payroll-taxes
/

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/09/28/joe-biden-allegedly-expl
oited-s-corporation-loophole-to-avoid-paying-medicare-social-security-taxes
/

https://www.lawenforcementtoday.com/did-the-bidens-avoid-paying-nearly
-382k-in-taxes-between-2017-2019
/

https://whitehouse.news/2020-10-08-biden-couple-avoided-paying-taxes-s
-corporations.html


https://thefederalist.com/2020/09/30/why-doesnt-anyone-ask-joe-biden-w
hy-hes-dodging-obamacare-taxes
/

https://www.atr.org/ten-things-you-need-know-about-bidens-2t-tax-hike


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Monday, April 19, 2021 4:36 PM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


Quote:

Originally posted:
The Big Lie -

That’s not a typo. It’s not 174,000 or 17,400 or even 1,740. It’s 174 little ol’ Texas souls.

Some individuals were charged with 18 counts of voting fraud. 4 criminals were charged with 150 cunts (avg more than 37 counts per criminal).

So your 174 criminals accounted for about 3,500 Fraudulent Votes.

You lies and deception fall flat.

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Monday, April 19, 2021 5:10 PM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


I heard that Ohio has 100% of votes with paper trail for auditing.
But Big Tech Media is not giving much search results.

https://www.govtech.com/security/Experts-Ohio-Can-Be-Confident-in-its-
Election-Security.html

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