Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sally Field, Wisconsin

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The Wisconsin Supreme Court voted absentee, their citizens were denied that right. Sally Field, a friend & social justice warrior, recites Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s dissent on the Supreme Court of the United States ruling. Help us demand universal #VoteByMail for every person in the US. Take action at http://bravenewfilms.com/vote

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Supreme Court of the United States in
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the weeks leading up to the election The
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Cove in nineteen pandemic has become a
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public health crisis as of April second
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Wisconsin had fifteen hundred and fifty
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confirmed cases of Cove in nineteen and
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twenty four deaths attributed to the
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disease with evidence of increasing
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community spread in Wisconsin today
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thousands waiting for hours forced to
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choose between protecting their own
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health and exercising their right to
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vote the court’s order I fear will
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result in massive disenfranchisement a
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voter cannot deliver for post marking a
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ballot she has not received the courts
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suggestion that the current situation is
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not substantially different from an
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ordinary election boggles the mind it
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takes days for a mail ballot to reach
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its recipient the Postal Service
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recommends budgeting a week even without
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accounting for pandemic induced mail
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delays under this court’s order tens of
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thousands of absentee voters unlikely to
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receive their ballots in time to cast
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them will be left quite literally
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without a vote if a vote are already in
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line by the polls closing time can still
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vote why should Wisconsin’s absentee
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voters already in line to receive
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ballots be denied the franchise the
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question here is whether tens of
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thousands of Wisconsin citizens can vote
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safely in the midst of a pandemic with a
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majority stay in place that will not be
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possible either they will have to brave
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the polls endangering their own and
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others safety or they will lose their
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right to vote through no fault of their
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own that is a matter of utmost
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importance to the constitutional rights
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of Wisconsin citizens the integrity of
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the state’s election process and in this
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most extraordinary time the health of
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the nation Republican politicians who
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refused to expand voter access are
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effectively embracing the effects of
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this outbreak the things they ever
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agreed to it you’d never have a
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Republican elected in this country again
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stop playing politics with our lives
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you
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you

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