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Wed Apr 14, 2021, 09:32 PM

Arkansas bills that add restrictions to voting process head to governor's desk

Source: CNN

The Republican-controlled Arkansas legislature this week passed a handful of bills that would add restrictions to the voting process in the state, sending them to the governor's desk.

One of the more controversial bills, dubbed the "no water bottles for voters" bill by opponents, would prohibit people from entering the perimeter of a polling place unless they were voting -- making giving food or water to voters in line a crime in some cases. Another measure would ban clerks from sending unsolicited absentee ballots to voters, while one would put in place strict signature match requirements for mail-in ballots.

Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson's office told CNN on Wednesday that he is reviewing the bills.

The bills are part of a larger effort by Republican-led legislatures to restrict voting access in the wake of record turnout in the November 2020 election. In the last month, the effort has intensified as state legislatures begin to head into the final months of their respective sessions.

Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/arkansas-bills-that-add-restrictions-to-voting-process-head-to-governor-s-desk/ar-BB1fEF3k?li=BB141NW3&ocid=DELLDHP

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Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Apr 2021 OP
monkeyman1 Apr 2021 #1
TomSlick Apr 2021 #3
Fiendish Thingy Apr 2021 #2
TomSlick Apr 2021 #4
sinkingfeeling Apr 2021 #5
Rebl2 Apr 2021 #6
riversedge Apr 2021 #7

Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Apr 14, 2021, 09:37 PM

1. this has cotton's finger print's all over it !

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Response to monkeyman1 (Reply #1)

Wed Apr 14, 2021, 11:25 PM

3. Not Cotton. The Arkansas General Assembly is plenty stupid all by itself.

The Arkansas Legislature is off the rails. It has spent the entire session on guns, abortion, beating up on trans-kids, and voter suppression.

We need help in Arkansas. Please contact the following Arkansas based companies and tell them that this is unacceptable AND until they take concrete action, they are responsible.

Walmart.
Tyson Foods.
Dillard's.
J.B. Hunt Transport Services.
Windstream Communications.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Apr 14, 2021, 09:43 PM

2. If you aren't already boycotting WalMart, you might consider starting

Walmart’s HQ is in Arkansas.

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Response to Fiendish Thingy (Reply #2)

Wed Apr 14, 2021, 11:29 PM

4. See my Post 3 above.

It does no good to boycott Walmart unless you make sure they know you are boycotting - why - and when you will lift the boycott.

We're in trouble in Arkansas. The RW nuts in the General Assembly must be reined-in. Please help.

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Response to TomSlick (Reply #4)

Thu Apr 15, 2021, 08:35 AM

5. Tom is right. Arkansas has been taken over by the extreme

right wing. One of the top reasons I left the state after 29 years.
I'm surprised J.B. Hunt and Tyson's aren't screaming against this.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Apr 15, 2021, 11:14 AM

6. I don't get

the strict signature match. A match to what? The last time you voted or from when you registered to vote? My signature has changed over the years due to arthritis getting worse in my hands. I watched my parents signature get worse as they aged. My father’s is illegible at this point.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Apr 15, 2021, 05:59 PM

7. This will be coming to all red states. damn

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