Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Voter Suppression. Again

Why is it that Republicans find it perfectly legitimate to cheat on elections? Year after year. It's all in good fun to tell likely Democratic voters that they'll be arrested if they try to vote. Or to send them to the wrong polling place. Or to ring their phones till midnight. Or tie up polling places in frivolous challenges.

All it gets them is a mild tsk-tsk.

Latest outrage: right wing talk radio host Laura Ingram has urged her listeners to tie up the Democratic voter hotlines so that folks with legitimate issues won't be able to get through.

There ought to be a law. Apparently there are, but the penalties are just chalked up to the cost of doing business.

But more than that.. there ought to be honor. There ought to be enough voters who are outraged by this behavior to deny Republicans elective office.

Republican is a failed brand. Anyone using it should lose.

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