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kengr
Sep. 20th, 2018 08:06 am (UTC)
Tue, 21:44: frontier001: thefingerfuckingfemalefury: lynati: https://t.co/O5gmz7Gve7

Actually under federal law it's *illegal* to remove people from the voting rolls merely because they haven't voted. (it's part of the "motor-voter" bill)

But many states added a clause to do that when they passed laws to enable wider voter registration.

Yeah, those clauses are illegal. But first you have to get somebody to sue over it, then win the suit, and appeal it all the way to the supreme court.

A lovely trick that used to be used in lawsuits about gun rights applies here too.

If they let you win an individual suit, they can often avoid having the ruling made general (ie *you* get put back on the rolls, but they don't put all the other illegally removed voters back, and they don't repeal the rule about not voting)

If a suit brought on behalf of a large group of people wins, it's still a fight to get the clause in the law repealed.

If you win the suit you can't appeal...

Also, they are good at claiming you were removed for other reasons.

For a lot more on this:
http://bit.ly/2OzWOJt
fayanora
Sep. 21st, 2018 04:27 am (UTC)
Actually under federal law it's *illegal* to remove people from the voting rolls merely because they haven't voted. (it's part of the "motor-voter" bill)

They're doing it anyway. Saying "it's illegal to do that" is pointless. Governments are all about breaking their own laws. "Do as I say, not as I do."

But many states added a clause to do that when they passed laws to enable wider voter registration.

Yeah, those clauses are illegal. But first you have to get somebody to sue over it, then win the suit, and appeal it all the way to the supreme court.


And of course most of the people they're doing this to don't have the time or the money to sue.

A lovely trick that used to be used in lawsuits about gun rights applies here too.

If they let you win an individual suit, they can often avoid having the ruling made general (ie *you* get put back on the rolls, but they don't put all the other illegally removed voters back, and they don't repeal the rule about not voting)

If a suit brought on behalf of a large group of people wins, it's still a fight to get the clause in the law repealed.


I'd say I hope the ACLU will help out with that, but they've been defending Nazis lately, so they're no longer on the side of true freedom. Defending a Nazi is tantamount to being a Nazi.
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