Monday, November 05, 2012

NY Times: Voting Is Act of Defiance Against Malicious [Republican] Political Forces

A whole lot of newspapers are condemning the Republicans as corrupt crooked liars and cheaters. If only more people actually read newspapers...

What I don't get is why these corrupt Republican pols can't be arrested.

This is a great editorial:
This year, voting is more than just the core responsibility of citizenship; it is an act of defiance against malicious political forces determined to reduce access to democracy. Millions of ballots on Tuesday — along with those already turned in — will be cast despite the best efforts of Republican officials around the country to prevent them from playing a role in the 2012 election. 

Even now, many Republicans are assembling teams to intimidate voters at polling places, to demand photo ID where none is required, and to cast doubt on voting machines or counting systems whose results do not go their way... Public outcry, with support from the courts, may eventually remove these threats to democracy. 

For now, those who contribute to a heavy turnout on Tuesday will send a message that Americans reject any underhanded effort to place political gain above a franchise for which people have given their lives. 

 

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