Land of the Free? Home of the Brave? Only When It’s Convenient | Common Dreams

For Republicans, one person, one vote has given way to our people vote, yours don’t.

It started in 2000 in Florida with a systematic attempt to exclude voters who were likely to vote for Democrats.  It continued to 2004, where Ohio’s Secretary of State rigged distribution of voting machines so that Democratic leaning precincts were plagued with long lines and even longer delays in voting.

In 2012, they tried to use trumped up fears about voter fraud to put voter ID laws in place that made it more difficult for seniors, minorities, and students to vote.  Of course, these groups tend to vote for Democrats.  How much voter fraud was there to justify this assault on freedom?  Almost none.

Yet Republicans were ready to exclude tens of thousands – perhaps hundreds of thousands – of voters to fix a problem that barely existed.  Land of the free?  Not so much.

via Land of the Free? Home of the Brave? Only When It’s Convenient | Common Dreams.

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