Voter suppression did and will matter… I told you so
January 25, 2013
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I told you here, here and here about voter suppression and vote tampering. Well, shit’s gettin’ real(er) now.
First, we find out that 201,000 votes were not cast in Florida because of long lines. These lines were long by design. To discourage Democrats from casting their vote. I don’t know how accurate that number is, but even if it’s off by a good amount, it’s still a lot of people denied a basic right. By design.
Then comes the story of a plan to further rig the Presidential election in 2016. You see, historically all electoral votes for a given state have gone to the victor of the popular vote, except in Maine and Nebraska. That is, electors are elected on a “winner-take-all” basis. Now the GOP has a plan to target states that went to Obama in 2008 and 2012, and to change the way the electoral votes are allocated to Presidential candidates. They want them to be apportioned based on the popular vote on a district by district basis. Why those six states? Because they are “heavily gerrymandered to favor Republicans.” This would have made it impossible for Obama to win in 2008 and 2012 and there’s a really good word to describe it: fraud.
We live in a time where the Golden Rule means nothing. If I can screw my fellow man, fine. Someone trying to screw me? Fuck them. Because I would bet all the money I have that the same politicians that are doing this would scream bloody murder if the Democrats tried to do the same thing, but to favor the Democrats. Hypocrisy much?