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Suppression Protection
Debate Score:3
Total Votes:3
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Is it voter suppression, or protecting the vote?


States control how the vote happens in their state..

However, the 14th Amendment is FEDERAL, and has something to say on the matter..  It says that if a person has the right to DO something, then EVERYBODY has that right. 

Seems to me, passing a LAW in Georgia that PREVENTS people from offering a drink of water to thirsty people waiting in line to vote, is a CLEAR attempt to take away that thirsty persons right to vote..  Even with a 6 to 3 advantage on the Supreme Court, the Constitution is clear..



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Everything conservatives are doing to voting in states IS VOTER SUPPRESSION! They are no longer the GOP, they should relinquish the name, they are no longer American Republicans.

Side: Suppression
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The election clause in Article 1 of the U.S. Constitution gives the state the power to set the "Times, Places, and Manner" of congressional elections. Therefore the state bears the responsibility and most importantly the RIGHT to set rules on voter registration, voter protection, fraud prevention, vote counting and determination of election results.

Your statements and knowledge on the 14th Amendment are false and uneducated and you have butchered the U.S. Constitution in your ignorance.

The 14th Amendment grants the Federal Government the power to ensure the state shall not make or enforce any law witch shall abridge the privileges or immunities of United States "CITIZENS" nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property without due process of law.

It does not state that "If one person has the right then everybody has the right" as you have lied. The constitution is straight forward and very clear the bill of rights and voteing is for Citizens and electorial procedure is the states.

The fact that people are mad Georgia is requiring state ID to vote to secure their election, just shows the lack of intelligence in U.S. voters. Georgia is still allowing absentee/mail in ballads and their securing the drop boxes from outside interference. They have allowed election sites to open 6 days a week from 7am to 7pm and added two Sundays for early voteing following the demand of black churches.

As far as the criminalization of handing out water and food. This law is to stop certain entities from loitering at the election places giving out food and drink while trying to sway votes. Witch happens every election process.

Georgia has taken no rights away from anybody, what they have taken away is loopholes in the election process to secure all of its states voters. Witch as a voter is your right. This should have bipartisan support from state and federal government and especially from the citizens.

If you can't produce a state ID, register, drop your absentee ballot in the secure Dropbox, or bring your own water then you fell short of your responsibility to vote. Georgia has held up to it's constitutional obligation of securing the election and I say it's about time we all follow suit

Side: Protection
excon(14944) Disputed
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And I say it’s about time we all follow suit

Hello brain,

This is a solution looking for a problem. Trump lied through his teeth, and then he lied some more about voter fraud. There was none. The idea that there was voter fraud in Georgia, IS the only fraud going on here. It’s the lie you believe. You believed ALL the lies he’s told over the last four years, so for sure you’re going to believe this one. I can’t help that. But, make no mistake, it’s a lie

Therefore the only reason for this right wing backlash against free and fair elections is to make them unfree and unfair. That ain’t going to happen.


Side: Suppression