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Monday, 11 September 2017 18:00

Democrats Set to Use Tribes to Bloat Their Vote With Proposed Voting Rights Advancement Act

Written by  Elaine D. Willman

It is astonishing to learn that at least 46 U.S. senators and 188 congressional representatives (all Democrats) are either unaware of or completely indifferent to the reality that tribal governments have no legal duty whatsoever to the American voter.

That's how many senators and representatives have signed on as co-sponsors to twin versions of the Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2017, designated in the Senate as S. 1419 and the House as H.R. 2978. The stated purpose of these identical bills is as follows:

“A representative official of an Indian tribe, with authorization from the governing body of the tribe, may request one or more polling places to be located on the Indian lands of the Indian tribe. Such request shall be delivered in writing to the State or political subdivision with responsibility for assigning polling places at least 6 months prior to the next election for which the request is made, and shall specify the location of each requested polling place.”

Here are just a few problems with these bills, S. 1419 and H.R. 2978:

1. Precincts are supposed to be for local voters of all ethnicities.

2. County and municipal polling precincts are supposed to be subject to the strict election regulations, oversight and enforcement of their respective secretaries of state across the country.

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"1.Precincts are supposed to be for local voters of all ethnicities."

This bill does not bar non-natives (say the wife of a native-American from voting, whatever her ethnicity. It is simply making it easier for people with a right to vote to vote. Fake problem.

And there is no reason that trival governments cannot exercise oversight.
Another fake issue.

The headlines uses the word "Bloat" to undermine the very positive goal of encouraging voting. Bloating refers to abnormal gas.......what is abnormal, in a democratic Republic, are laws that make voting harder for people, often banning those totally qualified thru purge lists, etc.

No one has more right to vote than native-Americans, and to call helping them exercise that right as "bloating" is an effort to demonize the exercise of a fundamental right. The obvious fear is that natives will largely vote for those who have best served them..........and it goes without saying that that is NOT the Republican Party.

Wapo reported last year: "Donald Trump claimed that Indian reservations had fallen under mob control. He secretly paid for more than $1 million in ads that portrayed members of a tribe in Upstate New York as cocaine traffickers and career criminals. And he suggested in testimony and in media appearances that dark-skinned Native Americans in Connecticut were faking their ancestry.

“I think I might have more Indian blood than a lot of the so-called Indians that are trying to open up the reservations,” Trump said during a 1993 radio interview with shock jock Don Imus.

Trump’s harsh rhetoric on Native Americans was part of his aggressive war on the expanding Native American casino industry during the 1990s, which posed a threat to his gambling empire. The racially tinged remarks and broad-brush characterizations that Trump employed against Indian tribes for over a decade provided an early glimpse of the kind of incendiary language that he would use about racial and ethnic groups in the 2016 presidential campaign."

To opposing making voting easier for American citizens is to betray our founding principles of equality and consent of the governed (source: Declaration of Independence). Why shouldn't tribal areas have their own voting facilities? Only someone who wants to suppress the vote would oppose such an idea.

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Jackson Brannon Written by Jackson Brannon
September 12, 2017
Just like New Hampshire had thousands ILLEGALLY voting for Hitlary!!!
Allen Barker Written by Allen Barker
September 12, 2017
Native Americans with their casinos.... Takin' America back on nickel at a time!!!!

Well, the Democrats have to do something to make up for the voters the Republicans have managed to kick off the voters rolls.

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/features/the-gops-stealth-war-against-voters-w435890

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as we see the left will try any thing to get votes !! even if it is not legal ! what a bunch of losers may be they should work on doing there jobs and them may be people will start to vote for them but as we have seen in the last year plus that they can not stop there corrupt ways and being liars and two faced ! the tribes are not dumb and what they are trying to pull off is dumb !

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Dale Ruff Written by Dale Ruff
September 12, 2017
Those opposing voting facilities on tribal land are unAmerican, as they are seeking to suppress the vote. Pathetic losers! No doubt, these people will resort to childish name-calling instead of rational discourse.

Demonrats really equal Dumborats!!

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