In comments that will surely serve as evidence in court, Arizona Republicans admit they are passing laws to prevent votes.
Rep. John Kavanagh, a Republican from Fountain Hills who chairs the government and electoral committee that drove Ugenti-Rita’s move in a party line vote on Wednesday, said GOP lawmakers were concerned about ballot papers happens that are automatically sent to people who have moved or died.
“There is a fundamental difference between Democrats and Republicans,” said Kavanagh. “Democrats value as many people as possible who vote, and they are willing to risk fraud. Republicans are more concerned about fraud, so we don’t mind putting security measures in place that don’t let everyone choose – but not all should choose. “
Not Everyone Should Vote, is an argument that has been put forward to justify laws designed to prevent African Americans from voting. The same argument has been used to deny women the right to vote. Going back further, the same argument was used to keep non-homeowners from voting.
Republicans are giving up all pretexts to pretend that their legislative drive to suppress the vote is fraudulent. The GOP got a taste of what happens when more Americans vote. They then tried to manipulate the system so that people could not choose. This is the GOP’s only chance to win.
The nationwide Republican campaign to suppress the vote is and is being challenged in court, but the means is for Democrats to act at the federal level because the franchise is under attack and only federal action can save them.
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Mr. Easley is the Founder / Senior Editor, White House Press Pool, and a Congressional Correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a bachelor’s degree in political science. His thesis focused on public order with a specialization in social reform movements.
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