Georgia wants to close polls in black areas.

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    Officials Defend Plan To Close Almost All Polling Places In Majority Black Georgia County

    Local officials say they need to close seven polling places because they aren’t accessible to people with disabilities. The ACLU says that doesn’t make sense.

    Election officials in a rural southwest Georgia county are defending a plan to suddenly close seven of the county’s nine polling places against allegations of racial discrimination, saying the ones it wants to close are not sufficiently accessible to people with disabilities.

    Randolph
    County, the site of the proposed changes, is more than 60 percent
    black
    , with a little over
    30 percent of residents in poverty ― more than double the national level. The
    Georgia chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union sent a letter to the
    election board earlier this week warning of a lawsuit because the proposed
    closures discriminated against black voters. Those voters, the group said, were
    less likely to own a car and would be required to walk over three hours to one
    of the two remaining polling locations because there is no public
    transportation to get them there. The ACLU also noted the voter makeup of one
    of the polling places officials wanted to close was 96.7 percent black.

    Officials Defend Plan To Close Almost All Polling Places In Majority Black Georgia County | HuffPost

    Fix them so they are all ADA compliant.
     
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    I hate this shit. Just let people vote for heaven's sake.
     
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    They better allow those Trump voters to get to the polls!
     
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    Good for the state of Georgia looking out for the interests and welfare of its minority citizens!! .... :thup:
     
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    No they are going to close them polls not ADA them.
     
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    Don't you worry about the trump voters, white people who make over 150 grand a years, and those who don't know any better, the "poorly educated" he called them.
     
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    Hate to rain on your parade, but this seems like a thread that might have had some significance before they started MAIL VOTING. :rolleyes:
     
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    No harm no foul. Dem Po Black folk aints gots dem no voter IDs anyway!


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    democrats will make sure the polling places: Cemeteries and INS, stay open 24/7/365
     
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    Another dingbat that doesn't have a clue.

    That's the responsibly of the county, not the state.

    We just went though this...and the county courthouse got a brand new concrete wheelchair ramp...paid for out of the county coffers.
     
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