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I’m hearing that people are being turned away from this precinct in Dothan, AL because they are inactive on the rolls. Trying to find out more. #alsen
Dechauna Jiles says she and roughly six other people (who she saw) were told they were “inactive” voters and had to cast provisional ballots #alsen
“My parents grew up two streets over from the church that was bombed in Birmingham. I would be doing a disservice to my family [not to vote].” - Dechauna Jiles

“It’s not that we’re not showing up to vote. We’re being suppressed.”
.@LawyersComm is looking into Jiles’ ballot, but she tells me she thinks the election is fixed by Republicans. “We’re going back to dark times.”

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More from @kira_lerner

Aug 22, 2018
1. Lots of new this week, but voting might be the only thing that can save our democracy! And there’s a new attack on the right to vote…
2. A rural, majority-black county in Georgia said last week that it will be closing 7 of its 9 polling places before the November election. This is obviously highly problematic. But let’s take a look at how they are justifying the closures……
3. An election consultant in Randolph County, GA is claiming the polls are not compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act. He is using the ADA (one civil rights law) as a pretext to violate the VRA (another civil rights law)…
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Jun 20, 2018
1. I’ve spent a long time reporting this story on how Native Americans are being denied the right to vote. It’s an important and complicated topic, so let me walk you through what’s happening and how it can be fixed
2. In 2013, the Supreme Court gutted the Voting Rights Act, which has had detrimental affects on voters of color across the south. But most people don’t know that it has also meant many new barriers for Native American voters
3. Without federal restrictions, states have passed laws that suppress voters on Indian County. They’ve removed polling places from reservations, cut voting and registration opportunities, and made it a felony to mail someone else’s ballot
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Feb 22, 2018
Facebook is setting up a booth in the CPAC exhibit hall.

Two attendees just told me they saw proof on Facebook this morning that the Parkland students are crisis actors. Facebook reps here told me they’re not going to talk about that.
.@facebook just emailed me a statement on their CPAC presence.

"Facebook routinely participates in events hosted by organizations across the political spectrum."
I don’t remember such a prominent Facebook booth at past CPACs (I’ve been covering it for 4 years), but policy manager Nu Wexler tells me they were also here last year
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