Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Republicans Busy Trying To Restrict Voting for 2020

"Everyone should believe in something. I believe I'll have another cup of coffee." - Unknown

Good Day World!

The reasoning is simple but diabolical. 

Republicans restrict access to the polls and they won't come.

That's the plan, and has been for the last couple of elections. The goal is to keep the majority of Americans from voting, which equates to minorities being singled out because they usually vote for Democrats. 

How that's done is a study in stealth and long-range planning. Needless to say, the GOP party is committed to hindering the vote, and they have come up with numerous way to do it.

Most recently, Florida lawmakers are trying to restrict early voting locations based on parking availability. Critics say the measure is clearly aimed at restricting early voting on college campuses, where parking is limited.

After getting a reality call in the 2018 midterms Republican-controlled states are now ramping up their efforts to purge or suppress more and more eligible voters ahead of the 2020 elections.

Three states in particular are working on brand new suppressive, repressive or oppressive voter purges or voter suppression. 

The states to watch are Texas, Arizona, and Tennessee, all three red states that saw democratic surges in the 2018 midterms.

For example:

In Texas, senate bill nine looks like it'll pass. 

Basically the measure throws anyone in prison for making the slightest mistake on their voter registration form.

Get this; the law would literally send people to jail if they accidentally put the wrong address (or some other equally understandable mistake that humans do make sometimes) instead of giving them the opportunity to correct their form.

That's going to make a lot of people think twice before voting for fear of being locked up because they might mistakenly put down the wrong zip code and end up in jail.

That's exactly why the Republicans are going to pass it.

All of which points to the importance of the 2020 elections. Democrats are going to have to be on their game to catch the Republicans in their nasty little schemes, and any other foreign influence that wants to see Trump re-elected.

Time for me to walk on down the road...

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