When modern-day voting rights activists warn of Republican politicians limiting drastically who can vote, they might sound a little hyperbolic. advertisement advertisement Surely, there’s no vast right-wing conspiracy to disenfranchise ethnic communities, college students, rehabilitated felons, and those stricken by poverty. Right? Anyone who thinks as much need only listen to the words of the president. “They had levels of voting that if you ever agreed to it, you’d never have a Republican elected in this country again,” Donald Trump said back in late March, of a Democratic-proposed stimulus bill that would’ve heavily increased funds for COVID-era absentee and vote-by-mail options. Trump’s remarks arrived during a Fox & Friends interview, which perhaps explains why his guard was down low enough that he gave away the entire game. If voting were easier for everyone of legal voting age and citizenship status, one of the two U.S. political parties—as it currently stands—would have a tougher time winning elections. The GOP’s most vocal critics could hardly have put it more succinctly themselves. If any doubts remain, however, that voter suppression is a real and rampant element of Republican strategy, one need only watch the new documentary, All In: The Fight for Democracy, which… Read full this story
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