Republicans would ‘never’ be elected if it was easier to vote – saith Lord Trumpo Vader

Donald Trump admitted on Monday that making it easier to vote in America would hurt the Republican party.

…He dismissed a Democratic-led push for reforms such as vote-by-mail, same-day registration and early voting…“The things they had in there were crazy. They had things, levels of voting that if you’d ever agreed to it, you’d never have a Republican elected in this country again,” Trump said during an appearance on Fox & Friends.

Trump’s remarks reveal how at least some Republicans have long understood voting barriers to be a necessary part of their political self-preservation…

…“I don’t want everybody to vote,” Paul Weyrich, an influential conservative activist, said in 1980. “As a matter of fact, our leverage in the elections quite candidly goes up as the voting populace goes down.”

It ain’t just Republican elitism, folks, that provokes their attempts to limit voting rights, access to electoral participation. Yes, bigotry is part of it; but, their core concern is still greed for power and control.

3 thoughts on “Republicans would ‘never’ be elected if it was easier to vote – saith Lord Trumpo Vader

  1. "...as if millions of voices suddenly cried out in terror" says:

    Donald Trump’s campaign failed to produce any evidence of vote-by-mail fraud in Pennsylvania after a federal judge ordered it do so, according to a 524-page court filing obtained by the Guardian.
    The order came from US district judge Nicholas Ranjan, a Trump appointee, earlier this month amid a lawsuit in Pennsylvania over several voting policies. The Trump campaign is suing to block the widespread use of official ballot dropboxes in the state in locations other than an election office, and to allow poll watchers to work in counties other than the ones they live in. https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/aug/21/trump-campaign-voter-fraud-pennsylvania

    “Trump’s claim he’ll send sheriffs to polling places is revealing in a lot of unintended ways” https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2020/08/21/trumps-claim-hell-send-sheriffs-polling-places-is-revealing-lot-unintended-ways/
    “…“Are you going to have poll watchers?” (Fox News’s Sean) Hannity asked his friend (Donald Trump) during an interview clearly aimed at pulling viewers away from simultaneous coverage of the Democratic convention. “Are you going to have an ability to monitor, to avoid fraud and cross check whether or not these are registered voters? Whether or not there’s been identification to know that it’s a real vote from a real American?”
    “We’re going to have everything,” Trump replied. “We’re going to have sheriffs, and we’re going to have law enforcement, and we’re going to have hopefully, U.S. attorneys, and we’re going to have everybody, and attorney generals. But it’s very hard.”

    …what about tanks?

  2. 4moreyearsorelse says:

    The conservative conspiracists Jacob Wohl and Jack Burkman were charged on Thursday with coordinating robocalls to suppress voters in the upcoming general election. https://www.politico.com/news/2020/10/01/jacob-wohl-jack-burkman-charged-voter-suppression-424653 Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel announced the charges, which include intimidating voters and conspiracy to violate election law. Nessel said the two specifically targeted minority voters to discourage them from voting. The calls allegedly told voters that voter information would be collected in a database to track down old police warrants and outstanding credit card debts, according to a news release. https://www.michigan.gov/ag/0,4534,7-359-92297_47203-541052–,00.html
    Texas: Gov. Greg Abbott limits counties to one absentee ballot drop-off location, bolstering GOP efforts to restrict voting. The Republican governor’s order Thursday was a rebuke to large, Democratic counties that have set up numerous locations where voters may drop off their completed absentee ballots in person. Civil rights groups say it will suppress voting. https://www.texastribune.org/2020/10/01/greg-abbott-texas-vote-mail/
    Voters have more to fear from the GOP than the Russians this year https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/dahleen-glanton/ct-russians-republicans-voter-supression-20200930-hl3t5sv7tbhublrfwixt7ullpq-story.html

    “The more chaos and anarchy and vandalism and violence reigns, the better it is for the very clear choice on who’s best on public safety and law and order.” Kellyanne Conway, Trump’s former campaign manager and a top White House aide, on “Fox and Friends” on Aug. 27, 2020

    https://video.foxnews.com/v/6185025323001#sp=show-clips

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