Tuesday, August 2, 2016
I'm Sensing A Theme Here
In each state, fairly new laws were passed by Republican legislatures which reduced access, reduced early voting, and required unnecessary ID's, ostensibly to reduce "voter fraud" -- voters pretending to be someone else, i.e. straw-man voters.
In each case, federal judges found:
1. Instances of such fraud are so rare as to be statistically insignificant -- in effect, a non-issue.
2. The recent state law would do nothing to prevent such fraud, if it existed in the first place.
3. The law was remarkable in its ability to reduce voting access for young people, old people, and people of color.
I'm sensing a theme here.
Hey R's, if you really want to cheat so damn bad, you're gonna need to be much more clever than this!