Is this really up for debate?
Courtesy of The Daily Beast:
Thousands of would-be voters at risk of being disenfranchised by ultra-strict registration rules. A draconian ID law that could keep Native Americans from the polls en masse. New measures targeting voting by college students. A Hispanic-majority city that moved its lone polling place out of town.
As the 2018 campaign nears its end, experts who track voter suppression say this is the worst it’s been in the modern era. In fact, making it harder to vote, especially for racial minorities, now appears to be—with the possible exception of stoking fear over a group of desperate migrants still about 700 miles from the Texas border—the single most important plank of the GOP’s strategy.
Aside from likely giving Republicans an undeserved boost in several key races, the drive to restrict voting has reached a scale that should raise serious questions about the democratic legitimacy of our elections. And alongside the extreme Republican gerrymander–currently the only reason why the party has even an outside shot at holding onto the House—it represents a massive structural obstacle to Democrats ever achieving the power their popular support deserves. In other words, Republicans can only win by rigging the game.
I won’t mince words here, I fucking hate cheaters.
And I am just surprised that everybody is not on the same page with that.
When I grew up the cheaters on TV and at the movies, were the villains. Right?
They threw sand in the good guy’s face during a fight, slashed their tires during a race, or threatened a loved one if they did not let them emerge victorious.
Nobody in the movie theaters that I attended ever cheered for the guy who sucker punched the hero when he wasn’t looking, so where do these Republicans come from?
Weren’t they also told that “Winners never cheat, and cheaters never win?”
I just don’t get it, but what I do know is that rewarding cheaters only creates more cheaters, and that is the last thing that this country needs more of right now.
So if it takes twice as many Democrats to win this election then by Zeus we will have to pour into those polling places until they are stuffed to the brim with votes honestly cast by Americans who still believe in ethics and fair play.
I mean seriously, what other choice do we have?