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.