Posts Tagged ‘Voter Suppression’

July 10th, 2024 - 6:49 pm § in Politics, Republicans

Do illegals vote?

No, illegals don’t vote, except in tiny numbers. Few things about U.S. elections are more true than this statement: Non-citizens can’t and don’t vote in federal and state elections. Voting by illegals is extremely rare and never affects election results. We’re talking about s[...]

May 11th, 2023 - 8:22 pm § in Hypocrisy, Politics, Republicans

GOP candidate floats 25 voting age

GOP presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy (photo, left) “wants to raise the voting age to 25 or require ‘civic duty’ stipulations for younger voters,” Mediaite reported on May 11, 2023 (read story here). By that he means people between 18-25 either have to serve in the milit[...]

April 28th, 2023 - 2:21 am § in Politics, Racism, Republicans

Giuliani has a fit of honesty (sic)

Hizzoner admitted using a “dirty trick” to win the 1993 New York mayoralty election by suppressing the Hispanic vote. “So they went through East Harlem, which is all Hispanic, and they gave out little cards, and the card said, ‘If you come to vote, make sure you have your green card [...]

April 22nd, 2023 - 8:27 pm § in Politics, Republicans

GOP lawyer labels student voters a “scourge”

If you’re a college student, and you vote, Cleta Mitchell likens you to a pestilence, to wit: “Scourge: noun: … a cause of wide or great affliction” Mitchell, a prominent Republican lawyer neck-deep in Trump’s efforts to overturn the 2020 election (details here), is off[...]

April 15th, 2023 - 2:39 am § in Politics, Racism, Republicans

Republicans can’t escape their unpopular policies

It’s hard for ordinary people like me to fathom why anybody would want to be president, but a number of Republican politicians do, and they all have a problem. Most Americans hate their positions on abortion and guns. On top of that, the GOP has long been a party for the rich, and often indiff[...]

March 27th, 2023 - 3:26 pm § in Biden, Politics, Republicans

Why do Republicans think crazy is a winning election strategy?

Probably because they’ve been around their own voters too long, and need to get out of the barn more. After 3 teachers and 3 kids were murdered by an AK47-wielding woman at a Nashville Christian school on Monday, March 27, 2023 (see story here), a survivor of the July 4, 2022, Highland Park pa[...]

January 12th, 2023 - 4:58 pm § in Politics, Racism, Republicans

DeSantis is pulling guns on black voters

Add Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, who wants to be president, to the list of armed Republicans brandishing guns at polling places. In 2018, Florida voters approved a state constitutional amendment that restored voting rights to felons who’ve completed their sentences, except those convicted of mur[...]

October 26th, 2022 - 12:25 pm § in Politics

Threatening letters, drop box vigilantes

Self-appointed vigilantes inspired by MAGA lies are staking out Arizona ballot drop boxes. Maricopa County recorder Stephen Richer, himself a Republican election conspiracy theorist (details here), calls them “morons.” And now that he runs the county’s elections, he’s seeing [...]

September 16th, 2022 - 10:16 pm § in Donald Trump, Law and Courts, Politics

The voting machine wars

Voting machines have been breached by Trump loyalists in at least three states. In all these cases, they gained physical access to the machines and/or obtained confidential software and data. The consequences: “Sensitive voting system passwords posted online. Copies of confidential voting soft[...]

June 15th, 2022 - 11:06 pm § in Law and Courts, Politics

If GOP’s Arizona “audit” was a sham, its Wisconsin “audit” is a circus

If the Arizona GOP’s 2020 election “audit” was a sham, the Wisconsin GOP’s sham “audit” is a three-ring circus. Its star performer is Michael Gableman (bio here), a GOP political operative who served a single tumultuous term on Wisconsin’s supreme court. Gab[...]