If you have to stop your fellow citizens from voting to win, your ideas suck.
All you gotta do is go to GottaRegister.com, fill out some form fields and click submit. That’s it.
Any citizen with access to the Internet can do this in minutes. And this is what freaks Republicans out. Republican Senator Lindsay Graham recently said Republicans don’t have enough “angry white guys” to stay in business. In a few elections, even Texas will be purple, then blue.
So what is the GOP to do when they already need to win monster majorities of married white people? Stop people from voting.
At the Democratic Convention Representative John Lewis who was brutally beaten while marching for his right to vote in 1965 said:
Today it is unbelievable that there are Republican officials still trying to stop some people from voting. They are changing the rules, cutting polling hours and imposing requirements intended to suppress the vote. The Republican leader in the Pennsylvania House even bragged that his state’s new voter ID law is “gonna allow Governor Romney to win the state.” That’s not right. That’s not fair. And that is not just.
Republicans know there’s only one thing getting in the way of their power: VOTERS. And they know by imposing photo ID restrictions on voting and purging voter rolls they’re engaging in a policy that polls well. Yes, this discrimination polls well.
Why not require an ID to vote? people ask. You need an ID to drive, to see an R-rated movie! Well, hell, at the Democratic National Convention you had you show ID to get in.
None of those rights are explicitly written into the Constitution – see the 14th amendment. No one died to secure those rights. And while there are security issues with letting just anyone into a ticketed event, there are none when it comes to voting. Far more people win the lottery than try to vote as someone else in America. Lightning deaths are more common.
Republicans love making up cases up dead people voting or screaming ACORN but these slanders against their fellow citizens are sorry attempts to deny Americans the right to vote.
The only significant voter fraud that goes on in this country is by elected officials who seek to deny Americans the right to determine their own fate. Nothing could be more cowardly. And nothing needs to be opposed more vigorously.
What can you do? Piss off a Republican. Let someone know how easy it is to register and voter today.
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