I’ll have to look into this more, but I’ve just caught an inkling of another way that could be used to limit voting to help keep Republicans in power.
If only Republicans would learn that repressing votes will only work for so long. It will end up biting them in the ass.
Steps to repress votes for Democratic candidates:
- Go to areas where people are likely to vote Democratic and register voters.
- Don’t file those registrations.
That’s it. It’s real simple.
I’ll update as I learn more.
Fortunately, we live in a country ruled by laws.
Unfortunately, people find ways to circumvent laws to their benefit and there are strong forces pushing back against laws that give people control over their lives. Such as not allowing confirmations of judges. Not just at the highest level, but also in lower courts.
Republicans have been not allowing votes to go forward for judges that have been nominated by a Democratic administration. They are promising to continue that practice to stymie any progress under a Clinton administration.
I do wonder what would happen under a Sanders administration. There would be massive numbers of very enthusiastic voters to push for a progressive agenda. There would not be the angst that people are feeling right now. Can Donald Drumpf actually become the Commander in Chief of the most powerful nation in the world??? I believe that question wouldn’t be there if Bernie had won the nomination.
I’m not voting for Hillary. Her policies don’t meld with mine. Much of what the Democratic Party has promoted over the years does not meld with what I would choose.
Politics is personnel. Hillary’s choices demonstrate where she is wanting to go. The next president will make more than 4,000 political appointments to fill out the executive branch.
Prior to becoming the VP nomination, Tim Kaine was a strong advocate of giving free reign to the banks. He was forceful in his desire to eliminate restrictions under Dodd-Frank. He was also very vocal about pushing fracking and the TPP. Upon his nomination, those beliefs of his were quickly swept under the rug.
After changing her ‘public’ face to placate Bernie supporters by telling voters that she is NOW against the TPP and fracking, she chose former senator and Interior secretary Ken Salazar to head her transition team. Her choice to control who gets hired is a strong advocate for the TPP and fracking.
What odds do you want to give me that the TPP and fracking will somehow magically become the “gold standard” of economic growth?
The people chosen for posts are indicative of what policy will prevail.
What has either of the two main candidates said about the Dakota Access Pipeline and Standing Rock?
Is that not important to you? There are a number of issues with this that it should be. I’ve been itching to get harvest over with and drive out there to support the people at Standing Rock in whatever way I can.
Update: Illinois Conservative Group Denies Sitting On People’s Ballot Applications Another form of voter suppression.