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On June 4, 1919 the amendment was passed by Congress and it was ratified on August 18, 1920.
** BUT not all women were given the right to vote. **
Even with the amendment, suffrage was hardly universal.
#19thamendment #votingrights #electwomen
+ Millions remained legally or effectively disenfranchised, including Asian-Americans many of whom continued to be denied voting rights until the 1950s.
+ Nearly all Blacks in the South were disenfranchised until the passage of the Voting Rights Act in 1965.
+ Native Americans were not even citizens of the United States until the passage of the 1924 Indian Citizenship Act. Some states denied Native Americans suffrage right until 1948.
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Fuck. Just saw a tweet reminding us that Alabama is making abortion a felony & felons can’t vote so soon enough massive amount of people, mostly poor & black women, will be labeled as felons & unable to vote. Further expansion of the prison industrial complex & the new Jim Crow.
We often think of the PIC as targeting men of color, particularly black men, but these new laws in states with large poor black populations are clearly intended to disenfranchise & legally enslave more black people.
THIS is why we need coalitional thinking. THIS is why we need a #reproductivejustice framework that sees prison abolition & abortion rights & voting laws as all interconnected. Reproductive justice & racial justice will always be inherent intertwined.
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SCOTUS, you absolute fücking fücks. Roberts, are you fücking proud of yourself? Does THIS look like it maybe is "approaching the 'pervasive,' 'flagrant,' 'widespread,' and 'rampant' discrimination" of the farking states the #VotingRights Act was protecting against?

#RobertsSucks
It would take me a month of Sundays just to list all the discriminatory voting laws passed by states that weren't allowed to pass such laws without express permission, when section 4(b) of the VRA was still law of the land.
@ifindkarma @HriSherryb @hr_indivisible @votolatino @connectvotedots @repjohnlewis @axidentaliberal @DemocracyStorm @TheDemCoalition @SaysHummingbird Do you know what states put forward discriminatory laws THE VERY DAY SCOTUS' execrable Chief Justice John Roberts decided that the success of the VRA meant it was no longer needed for these states?

Texas, Mississippi and, you guessed it, Florida.
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.@senatemajldr
I am writing to express my profound disappointment in you. Not as a person because I have never met you, but as a so-called elected “representative” of #WeThePeople. Your recent assault and mockery of #ForThePeople HR-1 Bill finally prompted me to write.
.@senatemajldr
You swore an oath to uphold the #Constitution, which states in the 15th Amendment:

1. The right of citizens of the United States to vote SHALL NOT BE DENIED OR ABRIDGED by the U.S. or by any State on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude
.@senatemajldr
I know bills are complicated and may sometimes contain elements that the opposing party finds objectionable. But you’re not even interested in debating or improving the package. By not doing so, you're betraying #WeThePeople but also that God you claim to revere.
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On Sunday, Hillary Clinton walked over the Bridge at Selma to commemorate Bloody Sunday. She finally said that the gutting of the #VotingRights Act, in other words racist #VoterSuppression, cost her the election. aol.com/article/news/2…
I’d like to hear @HillaryClinton specifically come out against the racially-biased-by-design #InterstateCrosscheck system created by #KrisKobach, which helped #Trump steal the White House in 2016 — and will do so again in 2020, unless we stop it. rollingstone.com/politics/polit…
Learn more about the #Crosscheck voter purging program. Watch The Best Democracy Money Can Buy — available for FREE on Amazon Prime! amazon.com/Best-Democracy…
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Good morning to everyone except Republican in GA who are trying to not only make our system of elections even more vulnerable with expensive ass machines that cannot be audited and are a hack risk but are trying to further compound voter suppression by #GAHB316 #gapol
No this bill isn’t a real “bipartisan” effort. It is a hodgepodge if some good stuff from four Dem bills currently filed. #GAHB316 continues to ignore well documented issues with “exact match” including the fact that the SSA HAVV database has a high error rate of “no match”
Since Jan 2011, 39% of GA voter registration forms have been returned as “no match”. The SSA Inspector General issued a report in 2009 stating that this system was problematic for the reasons stated above for voter registration purposes. #GAHB316
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Via @latimes DEMS Focus on OVERSIGHT Role and Investigations of the #Trump #kakistocracy .. and ALL OF ITs piles. TRUMP was schooled this AM as to what #Oversight means.. he whined .. They didn’t do it to (black) OBAMA
tinyurl.com/yahkbmxh
#maddow @CNN @lauferlaw @dailykos
@latimes @CNN @lauferlaw @dailykos The Dem agenda will include three #House floor votes on Major Bills by the end of March, according to tentative plans shared by Democratic sources. #HR1 #HR7 #HR8 @LWV #votingrights @Womenworking @NationalNOW @womensmarch @MomsDemand @davidhogg111 #FightFor15 #VoteVetsVsNRA
@latimes @CNN @lauferlaw @dailykos #OVERSIGHT Acting AG. #Whitaker is slated to testify tomorrow, making him the first major TRUMP #kakistocracy official to come before USHouse since @SpeakerPelosi got gavel back.
@RVAwonk @lauferlaw @SethAbramson @DavidCornDC @renato_mariotti @tribelaw @jentaub @maddow @CNN
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Yesterday, @Sifill_LDF provided critical testimony before the House Judiciary committee about #HR1, which would significantly expand voter access. Here are 10 things you may have missed from yesterday's hearing. #Votingrights #ForthePeople
1. HR 1 makes important findings concerning the need to restore the VRA to its full strength and calls for Congress to conduct investigatory and evidentiary hearings to determine the legislation necessary to restore the VRA. Watch @Sifill_LDF's testimony: bit.ly/2Gb5Tar
2. @Sifill_LDF reminds @RepDougCollins that as we look to the Constitution that governs elections we must speak to the passage of 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendment and how they are being left out of the conversation. #HR1 #VotingRights
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#Election2020 #Election2019

Info, by state
Voter Id: voteriders.org/voter-id-info-…
🎓campusvoteproject.org/studentguides/

Check your Voter Regn Status. Register to vote, All voting info:
Vote.Org
IWillVote.com

Issues? DNC Hotline: 833-336-VOTE
#WinBlue #DemsWork4USA
🔁#GOTV #GeauxVote #Vota

Report any issue at the polls to:
ACLU's Hotline: 1-866-OUR-VOTE.
DNC's Hotline: 1-833-336-VOTE.

#YouMatter #ElectionsMatter #SuVotoYQue

#PrimaryElection #PrimaryElections #GeneralElection
#Tuesday #TuesdayThoughts
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I am seriously jazzed. We now have the details of the first bill the Democrats will present in the 116th Congress. It's basically an anti-corruption bill. They're tackling #VotingRights, #CampaignFinance, and #Ethics!!

Here are some of the specifics of the bill: Thread/
And to be clear, it's not just the incumbent Democrats that worked on the bill. A group of freshmen House Reps have been involved too. 👍🏼
1. The bill would create a NATIONAL automatic voter registration system. Citizens could opt out if they wish. We know from the states that have automatic voter registration, it increases the number of registered voters dramatically. 💯
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BREAKING: #StaceyAbrams says 'democracy failed' #Georgia as she ends bid for governor cnn.com/2018/11/16/pol…
Two days ago, #StaceyAbrams' legal team contacted us for our investigative reports and expertise. Because she was still a candidate at the time, I could only give her my public affidavit: gregpalast.com/affidavit-3401…
And we are proud she mentioned the heart-breaking case of 92-year-old Christine Jordan, purged from the rolls. gregpalast.com/92-year-old-ge… #StaceyAbrams #Georgia
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To claim another is "voting against their interests" is the most asinine claim to make.

Most assuredly, the issuer has zero idea what the other individuals interests actually are.
#election #Election2018 #ElectionFraud
Anyone making such a claim should really state it more accurately... "you voted against my interests"

Some are interested in cradle to grave big brother... Others are not. #justSaying

Folks only make an ass of themselves by assuming...
#ElectionDay #VotingRights #VoteGold
The race baiting is absurd BTW
#Recount #Elections #voting
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#Georgia Voter Purge Victim: “This Was a Strategy From Kemp” — my latest for @truthout truthout.org/articles/georg… #BrianKemp #Midterms2018 #StaceyAbrams #ElectionDay #VoterSuppression
Yasmin Bakhtiari was told she'd been purged by #BrianKemp because she hadn't voted in two election cycles. But the National Voter Registration Act is crystal clear: You cannot lose your vote for not voting. truthout.org/articles/georg… #Georgia #ElectionDay #VotingRights
This is why we’re suing #BrianKemp. Learn more about our lawsuit: gregpalast.com/our-lawsuit-ag… #Georgia #VoterSuppression #ElectionDay #VotingRights #Midterms2018 #ElectionFraud
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Remember that if you are trying to vote at the end of the day: as long as you are in line by the hour the polls close they have to let you stay and vote. If you have any trouble call 866-OUR-VOTE (866-687-8683) #elections2018 #election #voting #votingrights #vote #midterms
Recuerde que si intenta votar al final del día: siempre que esté en línea para la hora de cierre de las urnas, debe permitirle quedarse y votar. Si tiene algún problema, llame al 866-OUR-VOTE (866-687-8683) #Elecciones2018
请记住,如果你想在一天结束时投票:只要你按小时计算投票结果,他们必须让你留下来投票。如果您有任何问题请致电 866-OUR-VOTE(866-687-8683)#Elections2018
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This 92-year old #Georgia voter went to the polls only to find she’s one of #BrianKemp’s victims, purged from the voter rolls. This is why we’re suing Kemp: gregpalast.com/our-lawsuit-ag… #ElectionDay #Midterms2018
“She held civil rights meeting in her home... And today, to come out and not be able to vote, and no one can give you an expiation, it’s extremely emotional. And it bothers me, it bothers me to my core." #BrianKemp #ElectionDay #VoterSuppression #ElectionFraud
92-year old Christine Jordan is just one of more than 340,134 Georgians #BrianKemp has purged from the voter rolls based on dead-wrong evidence they’d moved from the state or from their home county gregpalast.com/purged-voters-… #ElectionDay #Midterms2018
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This #Ohio decision is a HUGE opening for #VotingRights in a grim landscape dispatch.com/news/20181031/…
This is EXACTLY the form of litigation we are moving forward with in #Ohio, #Georgia, and other states. Legally, it’s called a "collateral attack". dispatch.com/news/20181031/… #Election2018 #ElectionDay #Voting
Yesterday, I spent the day with a team of lawyers from around the country planning our multi-state strategy. Support our work with a tax-deductible donation — and pick up some great premiums too: palastinvestigativefund.org

#Election2018 #ElectionDay #Voting #StopTheSteal
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Salon TV: How to Steal #Georgia in 7 Minutes gregpalast.com/salon-watch-jo…
#BrianKemp, #Georgia’s secretary of state, purged 550,702 Georgians from the voter rolls in 2016 and 2017. gregpalast.com/georgias-brian…
How did #Kemp pull off this mass extinction of #VotingRights? Besides what I call the “#PurgeByPostcard trick” to remove a third of a million voters, Kemp has a devil’s toolkit of vote-bending tricks…
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At the risk of sounding like a broken record: @TheDemocrats are HYPOCRITES! All day long they talk about “voter rights” meanwhile in #Montana they’ve been suing to keep the Green Party OFF the ballot?! All to protect #TwoFacedTester #VotingRights 🙄
washingtontimes.com/news/2018/jun/…
Their lawsuit was based on the way people signed?! Using cursive or “chicken scratch” meanwhile they’re suing in Georgia saying it’s RACIST to do that? THEY ARE THE F**KING WORST🤬
Holy shit THEY WON!? The always screaming racist Democrats sued the Green Party off the ballot. What a bunch of assholes. People don’t realize how often this party dies for wins.
helenair.com/news/governmen…
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Can someone explain to me when the @GOP stopped ignoring fiscal responsibility?
Can someone explain to me why @GOP claimed to be the party of Moral Values but continues to support a person like @realDonaldTrump?

#values
Can you explain to me why you wouldn't want another party in power for the Senate or House when you believe in the Constitution and checks and balances?

#ChecksAndBalances
#Midterms2018
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Florida Has Been Stealing Votes From Black People Since the Civil War. That Could Change in November. theintercept.com/2018/09/06/flo…
Felons In #Florida Want Their Voting Rights Back Without A Hassle : NPR npr.org/2018/07/05/625…
Voting Rights Restoration Efforts in #Florida | Brennan Center for Justice brennancenter.org/analysis/votin…
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@AriBerman "State election officials say the move will overwhelm their resources and prevent them from preparing for early and absentee voting for the November midterms." #NorthCarolina #VotingRights #DOJ
"One subpoena, sent to 44 county election boards last week, asks for 'any and all poll books, e-poll books, voting records, and/or voter authorization documents, and executed official ballots (including absentee ballots)' from August 2013 to August 2018."
"Another subpoena asks the state board of elections for 'all voter registration applications,' along with documents including absentee ballots and early voting forms, for every county in the state over the past eight years."
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We interrupt our county-by-county coverage of NC's contending Early Voting plans for a brief explainer regarding why you should care about this arcane inside-baseball topic.

By law, NC's process for planning its Early Voting is a hyper-partisan crazy-quilt....
#ncpol
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Each of the state's 100 counties has its own semi-independent County Board of Elections (CBOE), comprising 2 Democratic and 2 Republican political appointees. These boards' single most important responsibility is to plan their counties' early voting for each election.
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A co's "Early Voting Plan" specifies: (1) how many voting sites; (2) where they're located; and (3) their open days & hrs. Plenty of oppty here to bake in #VoterSuppression by keeping polls out of disfavored neighborhoods, or closed during convenient voting hrs & days.
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New report about voter roll purges by @BrennanCenter details how devastating the blow to the #VotingRights Act was in 2013. Purges increased by 33%!

Thread includes info about the 8 states most affected.

nbcnews.com/politics/polit…
In the last five years, 8 states have either illegally purged voters or implemented unlawful purge rules:

ALABAMA, ARIZONA, FLORIDA, INDIANA, MAINE, NEW YORK, NORTH CAROLINA & VIRGINIA

They are home to more than a quarter of the nation’s registered voters.
Thankfully, their report also includes recommendations every state can implement to protect voters. Please share them with people in your state!
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TWEET THREAD (1/8) 📢 OUR NEW RESEARCH on voter purges — when election officials remove names from voter registration lists — has alarming findings, with major implications for the integrity of our #democracy: bit.ly/2O3bCAw
(2/8) Almost 4 million more names were purged between 2014 and 2016 than between 2006 and 2008 — 33% growth, much higher than the growth in eligible voters and in the larger population.
(3/8) Purge rates have increased more in states that, due to their history of #racialdiscrimination, were previously subject to federal "preclearance," a practice that ended with the 2013 #SCOTUS decision Shelby County v. Holder.
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