About Yesterday…

Guys, did you know that there was a primary election yesterday in Wisconsin, allegedly? During a pandemic (WI has nearly 2,500 confirmed cases)? With a shelter-in-place order in existence since March?

Despite all of that, John Roberts’ joke of a Supreme Court decided that the fewer people who vote, the better. His hobby of destroying voting rights is taking new directions!

Anyway, voters were forced to stand (socially distant!) in (terrifying!) lines for up to 5 hours! To vote! Oh, and if that is not enough, the number of polling stations was radically reduced (who would want to volunteer?) and so the WI National Guard was called out. There were only five polling places open in Milwaukee, down from 180. Waukesha, with a population of over 70,000, had only one polling location.

So why didn’t they cast absentee ballots, you ask? They tried! Some Wisconsinites who requested absentee ballots never received them, and John Roberts’ U.S. Supreme Court reset the deadline for receipt of mail-in ballots to yesterday, shortening the time frame by six days.

There are no results, and there won’t be for a week, as Wisconsin has said they will not release any totals until April 13 (the deadline for receipt of mail-in ballots).

All of this voter suppression fuckery was brought to us by the Republican Party. Remember that the next time they blather on about the sanctity of the vote and how much they love the Constitution. And never forget that John Roberts was installed on the Supreme Court by Chimpy McStagger, who also was the beneficiary of a blatantly, stolen election decided by… The Republican Majority Supreme Court.


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13 Responses to About Yesterday…

  1. Redhand says:

    At this point, we can reasonably say that the reputation and legitimacy of the Supreme Court is in the shitter. This won’t get fixed until the number of seats on the Court is expanded and real jurists are installed to check the political hacks.

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    • tengrain says:

      Redhand –

      The SCOTUS has been compromised most of my adult life; this is shocking but this is not something new. I would point out that at least 4 of the 5 Republicans on the court were appointed by unelected presidents and that they are from the starting line, illegitimate.

      Yes, it is political. We shouldn’t be naive about this.

      That said, I agree with your prescription to fix it. I’d add impeach the mother eff’ers, too, but that clearly ain’t gonna happen.



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  2. sos says:

    My ward had about 70% turnout (Yay Madison!). Only a couple hundred walk-ins, but LOTS of absentee ballots to process. It was a long day (15.5 hours). Spirits were good, the voters were great. We did our level best (like usual).

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  3. I think it’s time we were honest about this:

    All of this voter suppression fuckery was brought to us by the Republican NeoConfederate Party.

    I swear we could porobably power half the world by simply attaching a big-ass turbine to Lincolns feet in his tomb…

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  4. Bill Warner says:

    I just saw we lost John Prine yesterday. Devastating news.

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  5. Dennis Cole says:

    Meanwhile, Rand Paul survives. The Universe is an uncaring, heartless bitch.


    • Bruce388 says:

      I’m very disappointed we haven’t heard from Randy’s neighbor lately.

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    • Pyed says:

      And with the exception of Ronnie Raygun, assassin only take out the good presidents, and Ronnie’s wounds probably only brought on his Alzheimer a year of two earlier than nature planned..

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  6. yastreblyansky says:

    Please note: why did the Republicans care how many people voted in a primary? Because it was simultaneously a general election for one state supreme court justice, Daniel Kelly, who was pretty likely to lose to Democrat Jill Karofsky. Kelly didn’t recuse himself from state supreme court vote to stop governor from postponing the election. https://www.politico.com/news/2020/04/06/wisconsin-governor-orders-stop-to-in-person-voting-on-eve-of-election-168527

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  7. w3ski4me says:

    So about a week after they get the voting results, they will get the infection rate results from this forced outing. I hope each one of the newly sick there will remember the role of the Rethug’s in their infection and again when voting in the election to come.

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  8. E.A. Blair says:

    A lot is being said about the inconvenience and risk to voters in Wisconsin, but nobody is saying anything about the people who staffed the polls and made this misbegotten election work, albeit imperfectly. I was there, on the front lines, reporting for work at 6:00 AM and not leaving until midnight. Some voters were appreciative of our work, but others lashed out with profanity-laden invective as if the situation had been our personal fault. I and my colleagues, after dealing with thousandss of people, are now back home waiting to see if COVID-19 symptoms crop up. One voter was so aggressive that I offered her my mask and suggested that she change places with me if she thought she could make things better. I told her that I was just offering her a helluva lot more consideration than she was offering me.

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  9. paul fredine says:

    i live in milwaukee and was lucky enough to get and send mine in, but with all the b.s. i’m going to find some way to make sure mine was received and counted. i watched the news broadcasting video if the long lines ad was both proud that so many showed up but disgusted by the fact that they had to. polls were supposed to close at 8 but some of the last didn’t cast their votes until 10:30-11 p.m. repthug leader vos declared it was safe to go out and vote, even volunteering to man a polling station…dressed in mask (the proper kind), gloves and surgical gown while voters used bandanas, scarves and home-made masks. can’t wait to send his and fitzgerald’s (the other majority leader) sorry asses to the unemployment line.


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