Here’s a ROUNDUP of this week’s news in VOTER SUPPRESSION:
Lest we FORGET
Only Governor Romney did not WIN the 2012 Presidential race. Well he won 60% of the WHITE vote.
RUN NINA, RUN
NYT-Saturday, March 15, 20114 Editorial: Ohio Mistrusts Democracy
Ohio Republicans must not think their political candidates can win a fair fight against Democrats. They’ve decided to rig the state’s election system in their favor, deliberately making voting harder for people who tend to vote Democratic, particularly minorities and the poor.
After years of debate and litigation on this issue, Ohio lawmakers know full well that there is no history of electoral fraud in the state and no pattern of abuse by any voters or groups. The sole reason for a series of recently passed bills is that Ohio is a perennial swing state, and Republicans want to give themselves every possible advantage in sending party members to Congress later this year, and putting electoral votes in the Republican column in the 2016 presidential election.
On top of Voter Suppression,Democrats have a tendency to NOT SHOW UP AT THE POLLS DURING MIDTERM ELECTIONS.
“We have a turnout issue,” Plouffe said in an interview on Bloomberg Television’s “Political Capital with Al Hunt,” airing this weekend. “This is a screaming siren that the same problems that afflicted us” in 2010 when Democrats lost control of the House “could face us again.”
Here’s a great read from Nancy LeTourneau – SmartyPants:
Thank you, my fellow Minnesotan!