I saw a tweet by my pal Roscoe Woods, the president of the largest American Postal Workers Union local in the state of Michigan that made my head spin.
Here’s the tweet:
MI AG says no evidence of voter fraud in 2016 election, Applauds decision to stop recount. MI House attacks our democracy anyway. #resist
— Roscoe (@bluelapeer) December 8, 2016
Roscoe is, of course, completely right. The main argument against the recount is that there’s no election fraud in our state’s elections so there is no need to recount the votes. This all went down the very same day that Republicans in the State House passed legislation that is voter suppression pure and simple. The justication? That we need to eliminate election fraud.
Then another pal, Marcy Wheeler, followed up with this tweet:
Also that recount can't go forward bc state can't afford $5M to pay for it but that voter suppression costing $10M is affordable. https://t.co/HZuO3MrdvW
— emptywheel (@emptywheel) December 8, 2016
And, of course, Marcy is absolutely right, as well. The recount was estimated to cost taxpayers roughly $5 million. But, buried in the voter suppression bill is a $10 million appropriation that makes the bill “democracy proof”, immune from citizen referendum to repeal it.
The hypocrisy with these assholes is beyond measure.
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