Undemocratic

Voter fraud is rare to nonexistent, yet there are ongoing attempts by a certain party to limit the pool of voters in America. To make it harder to vote. All of these rules disproportionally impact the poor and people of color. They count on you viewing the rules through your lens of privilege to get their agenda through the system.

Longtime Republican consultant Carter Wrenn:

"Look, if African Americans voted overwhelmingly Republican, they would have kept early voting right where it was," Wrenn said. "It wasn’t about discriminating against African Americans. They just ended up in the middle of it because they vote Democrat."

Everyone should be able to vote: auto-registered at 18, voting day should be a federal holiday, etc. It's not difficult.

Voting should be easier, not harder. Anyone celebrating or advocating for anything else is undemocratic and un-American.

Author: Jason

I am a patient boy.

4 thoughts on “Undemocratic”

  1. @endonend It's amazing how up front about it they are. "We're going to try to win elections by disenfranchising voters."

    And not mentioning why African Americans vote so heavily Democratic. The Republican Party explicitly decided to become the party of racism. It's not "chance" that African Americans are the ones getting hit. It's a continuation of America's long history of disenfranchising them.

  2. @Bruce totally agree. I think the Trump era proves that it's 100% “end justifies the means” for them. And quotes like that prove that the Trump era allows them to not even hide it any longer. So messed up and disheartening.

  3. @endonend Well, I think it's been proven since Reagan's campaign speech in Philadelphia, Mississippi. But they certainly aren't hiding it anymore.

    On the other hand Lee Atwater was pretty blunt in 1981:

    You start out in 1954 by saying, “Nigger, nigger, nigger.” By 1968 you can’t say “nigger”—that hurts you, backfires. So you say stuff like, uh, forced busing, states’ rights, and all that stuff, and you’re getting so abstract. Now, you’re talking about cutting taxes, and all these things you’re talking about are totally economic things and a byproduct of them is, blacks get hurt worse than whites.… “We want to cut this,” is much more abstract than even the busing thing, uh, and a hell of a lot more abstract than “Nigger, nigger.”

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