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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 4:39 pm 
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Judge John Michael Vazquez Appointed by Barack Obama

Judge Lifts Decades-Old Decree Banning RNC ‘Ballot Security’ Measures

In a major victory Tuesday for the Republican National Committee, a federal judge in New Jersey lifted a consent decree dating back from the 1980s that barred the RNC from conducting so-called “ballot security” measures — i.e. poll watching and other Election Day activities ostensibly aimed at monitoring for voter fraud. ... ree-lifted

PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 5:53 pm 
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It really is a difficult one. Its been over thirty years that they've been under the consent decree. I think the original consent decree was for 25 years. When that time concluded, the Democrats were given eight additional years to come up with some evidence of ongoing RNC suppression. But they couldn't. So one understands the position that the court really had to take.

The problem is that Trump and his allies seem to be taking a similar approach and using similar language to what originally got the RNC in trouble. But there is, as of yet anyway, no evidence implicating the RNC. So if (when?) the Dems do come up with something, prosecution will now take much longer.

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