After reading this thread, I flagged this comment for moderator attention. As someone who has lived in the state of Illinois, I can assure you that it is not "full of nazis" and take offense that we are being smeared as such. The fact that a fringe candidate won an uncontested primary is no evidence for such a broad sweeping and frankly insulting statement.

As you can see from this map, the statement is on its face: false. Despite this being an unsubstantiated, off topic and non productive smear against 12 million people, the flag was declined. So my question is: Are we allowed to label whole groups of people who share nothing more than geography with a slur just because some members of this site want to crack a "joke"? or are there rules here about which groups can be labelled as Nazis and which cannot?

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    As someone who currently lives in the state of Illinois, I am surprised that you do not seem to be familiar with the Blue's Brothers and their parody of the skokie decision Nov 11, 2019 at 23:12
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    You are completely justified in your concern here but I think it's worth pointing out that the map provided doesn't prove what you claim it does. The number of groups in a state tells us very little how much participation they have. A state could have a single hate group with a large proportion of the population as members. Another state could have many groups where the total participation in those groups is very low.
    – JimmyJames
    Nov 13, 2019 at 15:32

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Apologies. I declined your flag by mistake. I must have clicked the wrong button.

I removed the comment now. Unfortunately, I cannot change the status of your flag.

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