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  •  exactly. each state decides (0+ / 0-)

    how to run its own elections. Start to finish, from registration to tallying votes. Each state has their own laws. If...a state violates the voting rights act, then...the DOJ steps in. And the voting rights act got gutted if I'm remembering correctly.

    •  SCOTUS threw out most of preclearance (1+ / 0-)
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      based on the obvious lie that the 1960s formula does not apply today when the same kinds of behavior are going on, but not any of the rules on what constitutes a violation. We have the more difficult road of waiting until suppression measures are implemented and then going to court, instead of DoJ saying Nuh-uh when suppression is proposed.

      There is still a way to put states, counties, and cities on the preclearance list for bad behavior. It's just harder than applying the previous rule that looked at their history.

      When we take the House again and nuke the filibuster on legislation we can write new preclearance rules with a new formula.

      Back off, man. I'm a logician.—GOPBusters™

      by Mokurai on Fri Apr 11, 2014 at 08:10:36 AM PDT

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    •  They gutted section 5. (0+ / 0-)

      That took away federal review for any new voting rules in 15 states that had a history of discriminating against minority voters.  All of the rules and regs still stand.   That's how Rick Scott got smacked down on his recent voter purge attempts.

      America, where a rising tide lifts all boats! Unless you don't have a boat...uh...then it lifts all who can swim! Er, if you can't swim? SHAME ON YOU!

      by Back In Blue on Fri Apr 11, 2014 at 08:24:42 AM PDT

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