Politics video of arrests at AZ State Capitol House of Reps Gallery

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  1. dawg

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    On March 28, 2016, hundreds of people attended a hearing at the Arizona State Capitol to voice their outrage over the voting debacle in last Tuesday's Presidential Preference election. Thousands of people waited in long lines for up to 6 hours to vote, single parents and working people had to leave, disabled and elderly voters couldn't find parking and had a difficult time, many people who had changed their party affiliation from Independent to Dem or Rep were told they were registered as Independents, and many people who had been registered with one party for years were told they were in the system as an Independent. Only 60 polling locations were open in a county with more than 1.9 million register voters, and in many minority and working class neighborhoods, there were no polling places at all.

    Some of these people spoke out at the public hearing, yet there were many who had signed in to speak, probably taken the day off of work to be there, and were ultimately denied the right to speak, as the hearing was cut so the legislators could go to the Floor.

    Both Representatives Clark and Larkin voiced displeasure over the hearing being cut short, and pushed for the Floor Session to be delayed or postponed until those who had signed up to speak had the chance.

    Chairwoman and Rep. Ugenti (who was a lead sponsor on a recent voter suppression bill) - HB2023, denied the Representatives and the people and cut the hearing short.

    Many of these citizens then went to the gallery to watch as the House was scheduled to vote on a dark money bill today, SB1516.

    Some of the people in the gallery were making comments, though we personally didn't see the people who were dragged out doing or saying anything to provoke what happened. We were sent video clips of this same gentleman being harassed by security during the hearing, prior to what happened, we believe based on his appearance (Guy Fawkes mask on top of head and dreadlocks).

    What we witnessed today was an abuse of power, a disgrace to democracy and an outright attack on free speech and peaceful protest.

    We are thankful to Representative Ken Clark and Adrian Fontes (who is running against Helen Purcell for Maricopa County Recorder - www.electfontes.com) for assisting in calming the crowd so no one else was injured.

    We have a long way to go to turn back the damage that has been done to suppress the vote of the people - especially for minorities and the working-class. We MUST fight for our democracy together. What happened today should not have happened and the public should be given a platform to both hold their elected officials accountable while also sharing their first-hand stories of their vote being suppressed.

    “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”
    ― Margaret Mead
     
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    helen purcell's step son was one of my best friends. apparently she is quite an asshole.

    she made the recommendation but the other genius' approved it! bunch of dummies running our lives.
     
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    John McCain still don't know how many houses he has!! Fuck Arizona, they and So-cal are already part of Mexico! Build the Wall south of Fresno, but not including Vegas or the Grand Canyon, might as well take New Mexico while he's at it! :dev::duhme:
     
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    Someone is trying to suppress the vote of poor people? Shocking. Notice that shortages of polling places and mile long lines never seem to happen in wealthier districts.
     
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    Why did they suppress so many voters on both sides man? thousands of Republicans and Democrats were told they were independents and could not vote. I dont get it, why suppress both sides?
     
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    But they suppressed both sides, that leaves me baffled.
     
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    Nothing in this country will change without bloodshed.
     
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    Because urban poor don't vote how they want them to vote. They didn't want crossover votes going to Trump, so that explains not letting Dems switch. This is shit that you just don't hear happening anywhere but in lower class communities.
     
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    So, are you saying all this voter suppression was all done to stop Trump?
     
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    i was surprised to hear that independents couldn't vote. no telling why they changed things up so much. and the number of polling places was slashed to ridiculous levels in order to save money supposedly. i think helen made a stupid decision and convinced the 7 dwarfs to go along with her.

    i vote via the mail! :grad:
     
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    "many people who had changed their party affiliation from Independent to Dem or Rep were told they were registered as Independents, and many people who had been registered with one party for years were told they were in the system as an Independent. Only 60 polling locations were open in a county with more than 1.9 million register voters, and in many minority and working class neighborhoods, there were no polling places at all."

    This passage if true clearly shows they suppressed both sides.
     
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    Not all. It's just that poor urbanites don't vote the way they want them to vote. There's no other explanation for why this only seems to happen to them. The legislature didn't seem to care to listen to their complaints. It's odd that the right got shafted as well. That is not usually the case.
     
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    But only one class.
     
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    That's why this doesn't make sense, Republicans got the shaft also.
     
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    So then it has nothing to do with party affiliation? I don't understand what is gained but its a mess for sure.
     
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    You can damn well bet something was gained. Another backroom deal, and America get's shafted again...
     
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    I guess we the people will never know.

    If they were suppressing Dems we would understand the typical corruption

    If they were suppressing Rep we would understand the typical corruption

    When they suppress both, it leaves many questions.
     
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    It may not be immediately apparent, but there was a good reason for it. This shit doesn't happen by accident. If it did, it would happen in affluent counties.
     
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    Its getting real ugly Bro.
     
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