This is not JUST about i.d. Gerrymandering is a nonissue since both parties do it. But closing a precinct in a town with only two that typically swings democrat is a direct impediment to access. It is designed to make lines longer and make people who have to work unable to vote. Reducing the days in which people can early vote, register, and some of these other tactics being have nothing to do with fraud, but with voter suppression.Just as Reps wanted to shut down ACORN because of its voter registration efforts, a one place where abuse could happen since ‘enemy’ applications can be destroyed, they now want to take the fight right up to the ballot box itself.Molon Labe said that ONE fraudulent vote was too many no matter what the cost to legal voters. Is this true?Should Americans be forced between going to work or going to the ballot box? Should the disabled and elderly be forced to stand in long lines for hours? How many legal voters must be forced to walk away from their right to vote in order to prevent that one, very rare, very improbable, fraudulent vote?The answer the Republicans would give, “ALL OF THEM, if they are Democrat.”Sadly, I can’t say that were Dems in total control, they might not do something similar. Though how they might suppress the vote of white people, I don’t know. Close the precincts on wall street?Respectfully,C.
May 31, 2017