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Distribution of answers submitted by Republicans.
Data includes total votes submitted by visitors since Mar 2, 2016. For users that answer more than once (yes we know), only their most recent answer is counted in the total results. Total percentages may not add up to exactly 100% as we allow users to submit "grey area" stances that may not be categorized into yes/no stances.
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Learn more about Guantanmo Bay
In February 2016, President Obama sent Congress a plan to close the Guantanamo Bay detention camp. The U.S. took over control of Guantanamo Bay after the Spanish American war in 1903 under the Cuban-American Treaty of Relations. The treaty specifies that the U.S. controls the territory while Cuba retains sovereignty. In January 2002, the U.S. military set up a detention center to hold terrorist suspects after the September 11, 2001 attacks. The U.S. chose the location due to the fact that terrorist suspects held at the center would not be protected under the Geneva Convention since it was located outside of the U.S. The detention center has held up to 779 inmates, many of whom have described being subject to abuse and torture including waterboarding. President Obama’s plan to close the prison would send 30 to 60 prisoners to prisons in the U.S. and transfer the remaining prisoners to other countries. Proponents of closing the base argue that indefinitely holding prisoners in Guantanamo is unconstitutional since none of the prisoners have been tried and convicted in a court of law. Opponents argue that closing the base would put the U.S. at risk of another terrorist attack since prisoners would be transferred to prisons in the U.S. See recent Guantanmo Bay news
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No and use torture to get information we need. They do it to us. 12 months ago from a Republican in Norman, OK
No, and stop making it a 4 star hotel. 12 months ago from a Republican in Santa Nella, CA
What impact and how effective has Gitmo had? I lean towards closing it if not needed, trying prisoners in military tribunals, transferring them to max security prisons, and doing away with torture. 12 months ago from a Republican in Houston, TX
Military prisons are necessary, but why is it in Cuba?. 12 months ago from a Republican in Nevis, MN
No, because it's a form of getting information to keep Americans safe, but mental test should be given to those put in charge of getting the information out of prisoners. 12 months ago from a Republican in Colorado Springs, CO
No, but change its name to something less threatening. 12 months ago from a Republican in San Jose, CA
No. All should be fairly tried and the torture stopped, but I see no reason to shut down the base. Just reform the practices of said facility. 12 months ago from a Republican in Provo, UT
Closing GTMO and moving it to Fort Leavenworth would increase my employers profit margin positively. Either way it really doesn't matter to me. 12 months ago from a Republican in Basehor, KS