Why do Republicans hate voters? | Arkansas Blog

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Why do Republicans hate voters?

Posted By on Sun, May 29, 2011 at 6:45 AM

New York Times reports on the many ways Republicans are working across the country — including in Arkansas — to throw up impediments to voting. Photo IDs. Shorter early voting periods. Tight restrictions on voter registration drives. (The League of Women voters is giving it up in Florida, apparentlhy.)

It's the modern-day version of Jim Crow laws and literacy tests. It's aimed at Democratic base voters and particularly the new wave of immigrants. There's scant indication of fraudulent in-person voting. There's a lot of evidence of caging to strike legitimate voters from rolls however. (Tim Griffin, anyone?)

We should be making voting easier, not harder. Postcard voting and on-line voting should be universal.

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