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1 hour ago, Bogie56 said:
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The surest way to put an end to the Republican demand that the driver's license be a voting qualification is to require regular re-testing for drivers over age 75. Might save some lives too!

My personal experience is.....

The worst drivers are a 50-50 split between those over 75 and those under 30.   

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4 hours ago, Bogie56 said:
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The surest way to put an end to the Republican demand that the driver's license be a voting qualification is to require regular re-testing for drivers over age 75. Might save some lives too!

Proof?

Why not require re-testing for all drivers who receive traffic tickets and are involved in at fault accidents?

 

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3 hours ago, Sepiatone said:

My personal experience is.....

The worst drivers are a 50-50 split between those over 75 and those under 30.   

Sepiatone

More accurate that Frumcake.  

If you read newspapers or listen to news reports that cover accidents, traffic violations, chases by police, etc., it is almost never someone over 75.

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20 hours ago, ElCid said:

More accurate that Frumcake.  

If you read newspapers or listen to news reports that cover accidents, traffic violations, chases by police, etc., it is almost never someone over 75.

In those cases sure.  But I'm simply referring to the everyday driving "ordeal".  ;)   One example:

Driving down a main road the other day, a car was going to turn off the road and down a side street.   Now, there was NO CAR stopped at the junction of the street he was going to turn down and waiting to turn ONTO the street he was already on.  In other words, he was free and clear of any obstruction of his effort. But still he felt the need to come to an almost COMPLETE STOP to  make his turn!   As it was light enough for me to see him clearly I noticed he looked to be about in his mid 20's.    But that's just based on my not knowing anyone over 70 who wears a "man-bun"  :rolleyes:  But I've run across the same situation and too noticed the driver was clearly my age(70 this July) or older.

Sepiatone    And, just WHAT is a "Frumcake"?

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On 4/9/2021 at 11:57 AM, Sepiatone said:

In those cases sure.  But I'm simply referring to the everyday driving "ordeal".  ;)   One example:

Driving down a main road the other day, a car was going to turn off the road and down a side street.   Now, there was NO CAR stopped at the junction of the street he was going to turn down and waiting to turn ONTO the street he was already on.  In other words, he was free and clear of any obstruction of his effort. But still he felt the need to come to an almost COMPLETE STOP to  make his turn!   As it was light enough for me to see him clearly I noticed he looked to be about in his mid 20's.    But that's just based on my not knowing anyone over 70 who wears a "man-bun"  :rolleyes:  But I've run across the same situation and too noticed the driver was clearly my age(70 this July) or older.

Sepiatone    And, just WHAT is a "Frumcake"?

David Frum can be a fruitcake at times.

The greatest danger on the roads today is distracted drivers and those are primarily the ones between 15 and 50 most likely.

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21 hours ago, ElCid said:

David Frum can be a fruitcake at times.

The greatest danger on the roads today is distracted drivers and those are primarily the ones between 15 and 50 most likely.

My daughter said she heard a radio news report that claimed Michigan law enforcement is going to add drinking from water bottles, coffee cups,  soft drink containers and lighting cigarettes to the driving distractions list.  

Hell, SNEEZING while driving can be more of a hazard than sipping a Pepsi, if you ask me....

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Anyway, read the article, it's full of data points that Republican pollsters and strategists know, but that Republican lawmakers ignore because they rely on false information from racist TV hosts.
 
GOP voter suppression will bear heavily on white rural voters, like those of Martin County KY, 2020 turnout 44.5% Those laws will advantage educated homeowners, in Fayette County KY, 2020 turnout 66.5%. Martin voted Trump; Fayette, Biden.
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1 hour ago, Bogie56 said:
Anyway, read the article, it's full of data points that Republican pollsters and strategists know, but that Republican lawmakers ignore because they rely on false information from racist TV hosts.
 
GOP voter suppression will bear heavily on white rural voters, like those of Martin County KY, 2020 turnout 44.5% Those laws will advantage educated homeowners, in Fayette County KY, 2020 turnout 66.5%. Martin voted Trump; Fayette, Biden.

Not exactly. 

From the article: "They may lose some of their older, poorer, or sicker rural voters, but if they can thwart a larger number of Black or young voters, they [GOP]will emerge ahead."

The GOPers have researched this and they may lose a few older, white voters who vote early or by mail.  But, the majority of voters using those methods in 2020 were Democratic voters.  GOPers will go to the polls on election day if they have to, whereas Democratic voters are far less likely to do so.

No proof that Republican voters would have more difficulty creating an acceptable copy of identification to send in for mail-in voting.  On the other hand, Democratic voters would have more difficulty and be more prone to just not bothering.

There are some points made for where GOPers are losing voters.  One area where they are gaining them is among Hispanics, particularly males.   This is what keeps TX and FL firmly in the GOP column.  Much of this has to do with GOP successfully branding the Dems as socialists.

Also, don't expect the courts to prevent state voter suppression laws.  The federal bench is dominated by either moderate or conservative judges at this point.  The 68 Biden might get through the Senate will have little effect on that.  Regardless, the cases will ultimately end up before the Republican/conservative US Supreme Court.  Based on both precedent and the bent of the justices, they will let the states do as they please.  Just as they do with gerrymandering.

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There seems to be a disconnect. On the one hand, MAGA boasts: "Trump did so well with Latinos -- take THAT, haters!" and also: "These Latinos will doom the GOP."
 
 
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From my experience as an immigrant that came here as a child, most immigrants tend to be naturally Republican & it’s their children that lean Democrat bc of social issues. If they were a little more flexible & way less racist, they would be more competitive w/o the need to cheat.
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On 4/13/2021 at 1:49 PM, Bogie56 said:
There seems to be a disconnect. On the one hand, MAGA boasts: "Trump did so well with Latinos -- take THAT, haters!" and also: "These Latinos will doom the GOP."
 
 
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From my experience as an immigrant that came here as a child, most immigrants tend to be naturally Republican & it’s their children that lean Democrat bc of social issues. If they were a little more flexible & way less racist, they would be more competitive w/o the need to cheat.

OK first....

As one who married into a Latino family, I can assure NONE of them cared for Trump.  And only ONE non-Latino in the family ever voted for him.  But not the second time.

And as a descendant of immigrants, I can say I've known those before me either voted Democrat, or Labor party or not at all.  Of course, a lot of it does depend on where those people immigrated from, eh?  ;) 

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15 hours ago, mr6666 said:

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It is absolutely voter suppression and the Republicans know it.  Of course, it may also appeal to the more rural areas of Georgia as suppression of metro Atlanta voting and power.

Can't wait to see how they try to re-district GA based on new census.   The plan will be to lessen power of metro Atlanta at all levels - county, state and federal.

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