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    Re: Justice concludes black voters need Democratic Party

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    Re: Justice concludes black voters need Democratic Party

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    Re: Justice concludes black voters need Democratic Party

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    I was sticking up for Jack who was not a lifelong Mainer when she moved here. If you don't catch the PPH at the right time, you miss info at the smaller local level.
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    Re: Justice concludes black voters need Democratic Party

    Quote Originally Posted by Scorpion89 View Post
    Okay then, but you do have to admit Maine as a whole it's rather easy to get info on local elections and bonds.

    Also I wouldn't call Maine a Blue State if you throw out Portland and Lewiston-Auburn then Maine would be a Red State. It's more of an Independent State then anything else.
    I've been surrounded by "Gawg Bush hates all black people" and "Republicans ah rich racists" everywhere I've lived in this state. I just don't see the fierce independence.

    I'd love to throw out L/A but not because of politics.
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    Re: Justice concludes black voters need Democratic Party

    Quote Originally Posted by StandUpChuck View Post
    I've been surrounded by "Gawg Bush hates all black people" and "Republicans ah rich racists" everywhere I've lived in this state. I just don't see the fierce independence.

    I'd love to throw out L/A but not because of politics.
    Then you should go for a little ride over to Western Maine or get past Disgust and then you will see what I'm talking about.

    As for L-A yep I agree totally with you on that.

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    Re: Justice concludes black voters need Democratic Party

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    Re: Justice concludes black voters need Democratic Party

    This is ridiculous, too - Some are concluding that it doesn't matter because a Rep hasn't won in a long time.
    Others noted the absurdity of partisan elections since Kinston is essentially a one-party city anyway; no one among more than a half-dozen city officials and local residents was able to recall a Republican winning office here.
    This is why they should allow it, it's ridiculous that they aren't:
    The measure appeared to have broad support among both white and black voters, as it won a majority in seven of the city's nine black-majority voting precincts and both of its white-majority precincts.

    "Based on the fact that the voters voted overwhelmingly for it, I would like to see us challenge it based on that fact. My fight is solely based on fighting what the voters voted on," he said. "It bothers me, even though I'm on the winning side now, that you have a small group, an outside group coming in and saying, 'Your vote doesn't matter.' "
    Absolutely agree with this:
    "The Voting Rights Act is not supposed to be compensating for failure of voters to show up on Election Day," she said. "The Voting Rights Act doesn't guarantee an opportunity to elect a 'candidate of choice.' ... My 'candidate of choice' loses all the time in an election."

    This first case is ridiculous in itself yet proves that one little ruling can overturn everything else:
    When asked whether Justice had ever "either granted or denied" requests either "to stop partisan elections or implement partisan elections," Mr. Miyar, the department spokesman, said it was impossible to retrieve past decisions on that basis.

    But he did provide, based on the recollection of a department lawyer, a single precedent - a decision during the Clinton administration denying a bid from a South Carolina school district to drop partisan elections.
    I think that citing 'race' as a reason for or against anything and concluding a belief about "blacks can't...." is just as horrible as "women can't ..." and "Indians can't ....." This is overtly racist and shouldn't be allowed at all - this ruling, since it's based on broad statements about blacks that aren't even true, should be struck down as unconstitutional.

    Similar wording and sentiments were used to support Jim Crow laws and what hours women couldn't work in a laundry-mat. Obviously it's not allowed.
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    Re: Justice concludes black voters need Democratic Party

    Quote Originally Posted by Scorpion89 View Post
    Then you should go for a little ride over to Western Maine or get past Disgust and then you will see what I'm talking about.

    As for L-A yep I agree totally with you on that.
    *Love* Port Clyde and that area. When we don't have to worry about public school, I'm hoping to buy a little place on the water. It's good to know politics are a little friendlier in that region. Thanks!
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