Blog Post Date: Oct 15th, 2020
Blog Post Updated: Nov 1st, 2020
Here is the general voter suppression blog.
This blog will try to list some of the more blatant voter suppression efforts attempted in Alabama by the criminal, racist, unpatriotic Republican party.
Yesterday, during Saturday voting in Tuscaloosa, so many voters were in line, despite the rain, that the last voters didn't clear until after 4pm. People in Alabama stayed in line to vote during the football game, Roll Tide. pic.twitter.com/QakGt5US8M— Joyce Alene (@JoyceWhiteVance) October 25, 2020
Alabama, where early voting in the form of no-excuse in-person absentee voting is happening for the first time, had long lines despite pouring rain for 9-1 Saturday voting today. There were over 100 people in line in Bessemer who were able to stay & vote when they shut down at 1. pic.twitter.com/yqtLhMXBQR— Joyce Alene (@JoyceWhiteVance) October 24, 2020
Racist SCOTUS rules against Curbside voting in the middle of a pandemic
A 5-3 SCOTUS is unmoved by a Black man in his 70s with asthma and Parkinson’s disease who “recalled that his ancestors had died for the right to vote.” “And while I don’t mind dying to vote,” he said, “I think we’re past that — we’re past that time.” https://t.co/6MY6DkcNEY— Laurence Tribe (@tribelaw) October 22, 2020
By a 5-3 vote, #SCOTUS has put Alabama's ban on curbside voting back into effect, staying a district court injunction that had temporarily allowed localities to pursue such accommodations.— Steve Vladeck (@steve_vladeck) October 22, 2020
Justice Sonia Sotomayor penned a five-page dissent:https://t.co/ReIPavzpOT
SCOTUS suppresses the vote in a pandemic. https://t.co/CcLxblwFFH— Barbara Malmet (@B52Malmet) October 22, 2020
Curbside voting is one option that may be accessible & relatively safe for immunocompromised & disabled people. Voter suppression is racist, ableist, classist & ageist 👇#CripTheVote #Election2020 #2020Election #DisabilityCoalition https://t.co/earURweOe5— Alice Wong (@SFdirewolf) October 22, 2020
Hard to vote by mail in Alabama (GOP judges make it harder for older black people to vote)
A federal appeals court put a hold on part of a judge’s ruling that eased Alabama’s restrictions on mail-in voting for older citizens https://t.co/6mX2ZUxzKM— Bloomberg Politics (@bpolitics) October 13, 2020
To vote by mail in Alabama you have to have access to a printer, a scanner, and a notary. Is it not like this everywhere?— BamaBlueDot (@politicalnative) October 12, 2020