All levels of government and Law Enforcement are watching carefully for VOTER FRAUD, including during EARLY VOTING. Cheat at your own peril. Violators will be subject to maximum penalties, both civil and criminal!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 21, 2018
As those of us who can read know, voter fraud is virtually nonexistent in the real world and really only exists in the fevered dreams of the conservatives.
So why is Trump issuing a warning about voter fraud and making a point of mentioning early voting?
Well because voter registration is setting records all over the country right now, and early voting has taken off like a rocket.
While early voters are not guaranteed to be Democrats, the majority of early votes do tend to lean toward the progressive candidates.
That is bad news for Trump and his sycophantic GOP lapdogs.
Which brings us to the ACTUAL threat to our votes.
Courtesy of The Hill:
Georgia officials removed an estimated 107,000 people from voter rolls because they decided not to vote in prior elections, according to a new report.
An APM Reports analysis found the voters were removed under the state’s “use it or lose it” law, which starts a process for removing people from voter rolls if they fail to vote, respond to a notice or make contact with election officials over a three-year period.
After that three-year span, those who don’t vote or make contact with authorities in two elections can be purged from the voter rolls under the Georgia law.
Such laws, generally enacted by GOP governments, have been growing more common, with at least nine states now having them, according to APM Reports.
While Trump and his cohorts attempt to distract you with talk of voter fraud, it is really voter suppression that is the real threat to our democracy.
And yes that is definitely something that seems to happen only in states with Republicans in charge of the election process.
So all we can do right now is get to the polls and vote in numbers that crush voter suppression beneath our democracy loving feet.
We have done it before, and by Zeus, we can do it again!