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  •  Many elders live in S. FL where it was the worst (1+ / 0-)
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    Steveningen

    I am CERTAIN many could not vote.

    This is under-discussed. Many elders and people with health issues were disproportionally disinfranchised by those lines.

    SO using the example of an 102 year old woman is very apt.

    I myself would not be able to vote. I can't wait in line that long, even with a chair. I have foot injuries and a neck problem.

    So many members of the "greatest genearation" had their vote callously stolen. My great uncle could not bare the lines. He has cancer. When I called my aunt said he would not come to the phone. He was really depressed by it.

    Why there are not more stories out there and outraged people (even if they are the kids of this generation that doesnt' tend to complain), is surprising.

    They dont like Desiline? There are legions of people to step up into her place...we should be showing examples NOW of people who were disenfranchised.

    I wish those that care about this country and our most sacred duty/right were more up in arms about this and made a movement just like the movement we have for gun violence prevention since Sandy Hook.

    What happened in FL should be the Sandy Hook of voting reform.

    (no offense to any victims of gun violence of course).

    I wish I had the people-organizing skills or emotional wearwithal to start or contribute to this but I don't. so I just rail away uselessly, part of the problem, I admit.

    •  Thank goodness I live somewhere where I could vote (1+ / 0-)
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      Steveningen

      Even in my lower to mid income mixed race city neighborhood,, at 6pm (right after work) I had only 10 minutes in line.

      As usual.

      But I live in MA not Florida. Once again I feel the wave of gratitude for living in Massachusetts.

      We must keep hitting this issue and hit it harder. Though they've backed off in FL they are pursuing voter surpression laws in other Rep dominated states.

    •  I don't think you are railing away (1+ / 0-)
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      jplanner

      uselessly. We need to talk about it, keep it in the national dialogue. I'm very appreciative of Rachel Maddow's work on this, for instance. You wrote beautifully about this issue. Keep spreading your words.

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