Sunday, July 09, 2017

People are responding to Trump's Advisory Commission on Election Integrity request for information by withdrawing their voter registration.

Courtesy of The Hill: 

Hundreds of voters are responding to the possibility their information will be shared with President Trump’s election integrity panel by withdrawing their voter registration, according to a Friday report. 

In Colorado, one of the states that is complying with part of the commission request, two clerks have seen a significant increase in voters withdrawing their voter registration, Denver’s ABC affiliate reported. 

In Denver, one clerk has seen a 2,150 percent increase in people withdrawing as voters over the past since July 3 compared to the first non-holiday week before. 

Colorado allows voters to withdraw online or make their information confidential by paying a fee. 

The Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity last week requested all 50 states to upload publicly available voter information to a federal website. The information requested, in a letter signed by Vice Chair Kris Kobach, includes voter names, birth dates, the last four digits of Social Security numbers and party affiliation.

Okay does anybody else wonder if this was not he plan all along? 

Gerrymandering, voter ID laws, inviting Russians in to hack our election security, and now this.

I don't think our ability to exercise our constitutional right to vote has ever been as under attack as it is today.


  1. Anonymous12:08 PM

    I, for one, would never surrender my right to vote. I also do not live in fear of any of these @ssholes.

    1. Anonymous2:33 PM

      We the people of the USA are stronger and safer fighting together against the enemy.

  2. Anonymous12:15 PM

    Withdrawing your voter registration has to be the dumbest reaction to Trumps voter suppression effort. The records are aleady in databases. The only way to beat this action is vote against Trump and people who agree with him.

    1. Anonymous1:02 PM

      @ 12:15 PM - That's the common sense approach. Something that seems to be missing in today's political climate.

    2. Anonymous2:13 PM

      I realize that they already have my info but personally I don't want to be part of this system any longer.

  3. Jim In Texas1:12 PM

    WTF? Dumb, dumb, dumb, people. Sheesh!

  4. Anonymous1:21 PM

    One might ask why exactly collecting this information has anything to do with voter fraud in the last election and come up with the answer: nothing.

    I also noticed they gave some fancy legal sounding name to this illegal commission. Has it been challenged in court yet?

    Of course they are interested in the party affiliation and names of the voters for their own devious plans. We aren’t stupid.

    Just wait until they tell those people they can’t re-register to vote.

    1. That's what I thought - isn't it an enormous pain in the ass to register now?

    2. Anonymous6:50 PM

      Hey sarafina, we unregistered not so we could try to register again later, we unregistered because we're done with the process and have zero plans to register again in the future.

      I don't know about other states, but here in AK you can register at all sorts of public events and fairs, the voter registration booth is omnipresent. Just as easy to register as it is to un-register.

  5. Anonymous1:31 PM

    And there you have it. People don't THINK anymore, which is how we got here in the first place.

  6. Anonymous2:12 PM

    I cancelled my voter registration in Alaska the day I heard about this fuckery. I'll reconsider when Trump is no longer POTUS, but until then I'll sit it out and I've been a dedicated voter in every local, state, and national election since 1980.

    No more for me, this country is fucked and I personally am choosing to NOT be part of this process any longer.

    1. And that is exactly how things stay fucked.

      They want to run you out, disenfranchise you, or make it harder for you to participate.

      Giving up is essentially handing them the victory that they so desperately seek.

    2. Anonymous3:13 PM

      Doesn't matter that you UN-registered. Your information is still on record and always will be. Just placed in the UN-registered file. It hasn't been scrubbed in any way.

    3. Anonymous6:47 PM

      2:17pm and 3:13pm

      I completely realize that my voter info will still be given to the commission, however, my point is that after nearly 40 years I no longer wish to be engaged in the process of voting in this country; it's a fool's errand.

      I have no children and my future is financially secure so what I'm really doing is just stepping away and being selfish.

      I have no faith in this mess that we call America and aside from spending 3/4 of the year here, I'm really not interested in participating in this country or it's electoral system.

      Thanks for your concern, but, believe me, no one will notice if I and my partner step away and no one will care, and aside from local, borough and state elections our vote will not be missed.

    4. Anonymous11:55 PM

      6:47 pm
      Have you considered this is what is wrong with the USA: the attitude of "I got mine, I don't give a rat's arse about the rest of you"?

  7. Anonymous2:29 PM

    The voters withdrawing are probably the fake voters that pushed the electoral vote planted to make the win happen.

  8. Anonymous2:57 PM

    Remember that a bully intimidates and threatens. This is an attempt to scare a voter and twist what actually happened and being investigated. To give this wh organization the private data of usa citizens to bully voters is illegal and against our constitution.

  9. Anonymous4:08 PM

    One might ask why exactly collecting this information has anything to do with voter fraud in the last election and come up with the answer: nothing.

    I also noticed they gave some fancy legal sounding name to this illegal commission. Has it been challenged in court yet?

    Of course they are interested in the party affiliation and names of the voters for their own devious plans. We aren’t stupid.

    Just wait until they tell those people they can’t re-register to vote, then all hell will break loose.

  10. I can only hope these are dumb Deplorables acting against their own best interests just like they vote against their own best interests.

    Speaking of which, more Republicans snatching food out of the mouths of their constituents.

    "As blue cities become incubators for progressive policy, their red state legislatures are trying to thwart them through “preemption laws” that forbid cities and counties from implementing their own measures related to the minimum wage, paid sick days, plastic bag taxes and other hot-button issues. "

    And that, my friends, is why the Democrats need to start taking back those local and state positions and not just focusing on Federal. It doesn't do much good to have a majority in the House or Congress when you have Governors and State Legislatures screwing people at the local level.

    "While preemption laws have been around for years, Republicans are increasingly turning to them to nullify local liberal policies. According to a February report from the National League of Cities, 24 states now block local minimum wage hikes, 17 block local paid leave mandates, and three block local anti-discrimination measures. The group attributes the growing use of preemption laws to the fact that Republicans now have 25 so-called state government “trifectas” ― control of both legislative chambers and the governor’s office.

    The laws have become a particularly effective tool for blunting the “Fight for $15” campaign, a union-funded initiative aimed at raising the minimum wage and unionizing low-wage workers. While the federal minimum wage has remained $7.25 since 2009, voters and city halls have embraced proposals to raise the local minimum wage, in some cases hiking the wage floor to as high as $15. (The federal minimum wage prevails anywhere local law does not mandate a higher one.) The preemption laws have provided Republican state officials with a way to block proposals that poll extremely well and have strong financial backing from unions."

    "Many of the preemption battles are tinged with a racial component, as mostly white legislatures override the laws of heavily minority cities. (St. Louis has a black plurality, and the minimum wage raise would disproportionately affect minorities.) In Alabama, the overwhelmingly African-American city of Birmingham also raised its minimum wage to $10.10, only to have the majority-white legislature block it with a preemption law. The Alabama chapter of the NAACP filed a civil rights lawsuit, which was thrown out by a judge but is now on appeal."

  11. Anonymous7:35 PM

    I said it before that Donald is thugging the way for the Republicans. He is their wet dreams of what could be, and they aren't going to say peep.
    To this minute I don't even believe that there is a real thing as a legit Donald Trump voter.
    They were bought and paid for by the Kremlin, and so was our election.
    There's no way to prove it, and Putin likes it that way.
    We can bark, and bark, these tyrants are on a roll. What does the constitution say that tells us how to act under such circumstance? And why are we not? Because, the opposing design to taking down our democracy is just as strong. Look how fast Putin rose to power. That's how fast this thing is happening.
    Before we know it, we are under his thumb and I don't mean that stupid Donald and his constituents.


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