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"Voter suppression, plain and simple": Texas closed hundreds of polling sites in black, Latino areas

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Counties with largest minority population growth saw 2.5M new residents and 542 closures. Whiter areas had just 34

'The fact of the matter is that Texas is not a red state,' Antonio Arellano of the progressive Latino group Jolt told The Guardian. 'Texas is a nonvoting state.'

Some counties shuttered half or more of their polling locations.

McLennan County, which includes Waco, closed 44% of its polling places between 2012 and 2018 even as its population grew by more than 15,000 people, with more than two-thirds coming from black and Latino residents.

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See I don't think Biden is winning all these elections, as his performance of late has been atrocious. He's a man of little charm to begin with, and less eloquence, and when put to the test, he virtually always falls apart. He freaks out, he tells little lies, turns potty mouth, loses his train of thought. What's he going to do when the chips are down and he's in charge?

This primary is some sort of bamboozle, and my sense of alarm is growing. sh*t is hitting the fan all over the planet, and these close up, staged political dramas are drowning out some really ugly stuff going on in South American for one, and God only knows in Asia. This man does not have the mental fortitude paddle a canoe, much less to steer the ship of state. His wife, maybe, but not him.

I notice he's taking my advice and gesturing toward sweeping a cabinet together, but every gaffe, and they're almost daily, must give those he has chosen pause, and like Trump, he just may not be able to raise a team. That becomes the real question, once the glamour has worn off the game: Who ya gonna call?

Submitted on Thursday, Mar 12, 2020 at 8:17:17 AM

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They also allowed senior citizens (a major demographic in Biden's campaign) to go directly to the front of the lines in many of the polling places.

Submitted on Friday, Mar 13, 2020 at 10:31:26 AM

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