Republican intimidating voters
Even if Sessions’s minions plan to act in good faith, their ultimate boss is suggesting The Law is there to keep an eye on Given his relentless if fact-free insistence that Democrats regularly benefit from illegal voting, perhaps Trump is simply setting the table for postelection rationalizations of Democratic gains (much as he dismissed Hillary Clinton’s 2016 popular-vote victory as the product of “millions of illegal votes,” without evidence).Or maybe he just heard about this intimidation technique, and thought it was too cool to leave to the locals.Via the Free Beacon, there’s some agita online today about Abrams floating another hair-raising theory of corruption at the polls after insisting without evidence for months that she’s the rightfully elected governor of Georgia.Although, interestingly, she seems to be backing off that last claim now — somewhat, allowing last night that “I don’t know that empirically I would have won” last year.Trump lacked all three as well, but Trump had to run the gauntlet of a national primary election.Republican voters sized him up and declared him worthy notwithstanding his lack of government credentials.
It depends for its effectiveness, of course, on long histories of justified fears in low-income and particularly minority communities of unjustified harassment by law-enforcement personnel whenever they are doing something those in power do not like (you know, like voting for the “wrong” candidates).
I would be honored to be considered by any nominee. And that means using the primary as an opportunity to build the apparatus to fight voter suppression.
Because in the end, no matter where I fit, no matter which ones of our nominees win, if we haven’t fought this scourge, if we haven’t pushed back against Moscow Mitch and his determination to block any legislation that would cure our voting machines, then we are all in a world of trouble.
The hard truth for her is that she’s not an obvious pick for any member of the top tier.
She’s a good demographic balance for Biden and Sanders but they’re each so old that her lack of federal or statewide experience would attract intense scrutiny.