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I hope you haven’t already heard this but…

fuckyespetercapaldi:

I went to a convention today and attended Jenna Coleman’s panel and I thought you’d like this funny anecdote about Peter she told us.

The Doctor Who crew were filming late at night at an abandoned railway station (probably talking about Flatline) and they only had 15 minutes left to shoot and they couldn’t find Peter (he has a habit of wandering off from the set).

Peter finally showed up on set, but he was soaking wet! The make up department was furious!

The reason for that is that he was wandering around the station and saw a red button and pressed it.

It turned out to be button for a shower!

That seems so much like something the eleventh Doctor would do XD

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BREAKING: 40,000 Voter-Registration Applications Submitted by Blacks and Hispanics Disappear in Ga.

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talesofthestarshipregeneration:

liligiworld:

thepoliticalfreakshow:

It’s one thing to misplace your keys, your wallet, a receipt from Macy’s or your favorite pen, but Georgia’s secretary of state cannot account for approximately 40,000 voter-registration applications that, if processed, would enfranchise predominantly black and Hispanic Georgians.

According to an Al-Jazeera report, it’s a sentiment that the staffers at Third Sector Development are expressing. The nonprofit organization was on a mission to register as many black and Hispanic people in the state of Georgia as possible so that voter turnout for the upcoming midterm elections in November would be high. And they were successful at it, until they received word that about half of the applications they submitted for processing have gone missing in action.

“Over the last few months, the group submitted some 80,000 voter-registration forms to the Georgia secretary of state’s office—but as of last week, about half those new registrants, more than 40,000 Georgians, were still not listed on preliminary voter rolls. And there is no public record of those 40,000-plus applications, according to state Rep. Stacey Adams, a Democrat,” Al-Jazeera explained.

Georgia Secretary of State Brain Kemp explained that his office is not doing anything differently from how it usually processes applications. But some people aren’t buying his story, seeing as how he’s a Republican, and black and Hispanic people tend to vote for Democrats.

Georgia Republicans have been raising eyebrows for some time now with regard to early voting and voter-ID issues. One state Republican didn’t like how black and Hispanic voters had easy access to early-voting opportunities.

The “Republican whip of the state Senate complained that DeKalb County, Ga., was making it too easy for minorities to vote by allowing early voting in an area mall close to many predominantly African-American churches,” Think Progress reports.

Third Sector Development is not taking lightly the news that no one knows what became of its hard work to get people to register to vote. The group is going to court so that a judge can look into it.

“To that end, Third Sector Development announced yesterday that, after weeks of fruitless negotiations with the state, they were going to court to find out the status of the missing registrations—or, more to the point, the eligibility of more than 40,000 potential voters,” Al-Jazeera reports.

Read more at Al-Jazeera and Think Progress.  

Source: Diana Ozemebhoya Eromosele for The Root

Woooow. You see how they do??

ELECTION OBSERVERS FOR THE UNITED STATES PLEASE.

This happened at my undergrad—the county courthouse “lost” over a hundred registration cards that had been collected on campus, because they didn’t like the idea of students voting in local elections. But this to orders of magnitude more frightening.

This is why it enrages me when people who could vote with very little hassle - who have that privilege - don’t bother to get up off their asses, get educated, and do it. If you have a voice, it is your responsibility to use it, not just on your own behalf, but for the sake of others more likely to be silenced.

And here’s a prime example of how the Jim Crow laws have evolved over time.  Wow.

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