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Old Yesterday, 05:46 PM
 
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Congress just gave them nearly $400 million in March for this. Did the states run out of money already ?
No. This was simply a coordinated sham to make it look like pubs are embracing foreign interference.
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Old Yesterday, 05:50 PM
 
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I appreciate the affirmation of demagoguery right after my post.... well done.
Hey thanks! Sorry, I did try to read your post, but I did not really understand the aim of your transcript. It was pretty choppy and did not seem to have point, but thanks for sharing.
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Old Yesterday, 05:51 PM
 
Location: Long Island
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No. This was simply a coordinated sham to make it look like pubs are embracing foreign interference.
Did you get a warm fuzzy that the GOP was concerned about foreign interference from the Mueller hearing. Just listening to them I came away thinking that the FBI was a larger threat to us than the Russians.


Its an out of body experience to hear the republicans criticize the agencies they have controlled for the last 2 1/2 years. Maybe they need to take action with these renegade professionals.
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Old Yesterday, 06:12 PM
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Mitch McConnell Received Donations from Voting Machine Lobbyists Before Blocking Election Security Bills
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Old Yesterday, 06:36 PM
 
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Did you get a warm fuzzy that the GOP was concerned about foreign interference from the Mueller hearing. Just listening to them I came away thinking that the FBI was a larger threat to us than the Russians.


Its an out of body experience to hear the republicans criticize the agencies they have controlled for the last 2 1/2 years. Maybe they need to take action with these renegade professionals.
Maybe you could start a thread about it. Meanwhile, opponents want to know how the states will spend the money they have already received before giving more.
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Old Yesterday, 06:48 PM
 
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But as I posted earlier, Congress approved nearly $400 million for the exact same thing in March.
And part of that money is for voting machines.
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Old Yesterday, 07:12 PM
 
Location: Long Island
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Maybe you could start a thread about it. Meanwhile, opponents want to know how the states will spend the money they have already received before giving more.
Who raised that issue. The GOP worried about fiscal prudence, that's rich.
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Old Yesterday, 07:26 PM
 
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Who raised that issue. The GOP worried about fiscal prudence, that's rich.
You'd rather Congress just keep throwing money at something ?
Not even 4 months have passed. Why see how the $400 million they just gave them is being spent ?
I mean geese..did the states even get that money yet ? And the Dems want to give them more ?
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Old Yesterday, 08:02 PM
 
Location: Dublin, OH
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From NPR;

CORNISH: What have you learned about what the government is doing to stop foreign interference this year?

MYRE: So the kind of phrasing you hear is that it requires a whole of government effort involving multiple agencies. But let's try to break it down into two key parts here. One is Department of Homeland Security, which is working with all the states to do security for voter rolls and the actual election machinery, the real nuts and bolts of it. But this is still a relatively new process. You've got 50 different states to work with. So it takes a lot of coordination. Even if everybody has goodwill, it - the coordination part is pretty difficult.


No light switch here. maybe knowing who's Americans and is registered to vote lleaglly with and ID might help.

CORNISH: And the other part?

MYRE: Well, this is what the Justice Department has raised in the past week or so. They've talked about looking at a range of threats. They've mentioned five different things. But perhaps the most important of them is attempts, which the Russians did previously and will presumably try to do again, of sowing division on these issues that are really divisive - immigration and gun - gun control and abortion. The Justice Department also says it's going to alert the public when it finds evidence of this. So this would be a real break from what we saw two years ago.


So when people are mired in talking points they vote for who gives them the most. What are the most divisive points? We know it's not the economy for most of us (this time), so it becomes more of issues of morality and personalities.

Guns are protected (2nd amendment)
Abortion is protected (Roe vs Wade)

Once you understand that little or no change can take place on the above two points.... then Immigration is the one that could be the most divisive IMO. Protection of our democracy are facts. Not demagoguery.
Unfortunately far right crazies in power in states across the country are systematically trying to overturn that ruling...many have stated, they know that their new passed laws will get taken to court and are banking on the far right lunatics on the SCOTUS to overturn it...so yes, that one unfortunately can be changed.
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Old Yesterday, 08:10 PM
 
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Does anyone have a clue how these election security bills would supposedly give Democrats a political advantage?
Does anyone have a clue how it isn't? Neither the OP nor the article he linked to helps to answer that question, and you didn't help, either.
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