Former Ted Cruz and Jim DeMint communications director, Amanda Carpenter takes aim at the fight over voting rights.
“You can’t have a reasonable debate about voting rights with people who wanted to cancel votes.“
Makes a lot of sense. The same way those on the right proclaim any progressive program to be “socialism” or “cancel culture”, they use the phrase “voting integrity” to work at suppressing the voters who don’t vote for them. (Don’s way of doing the business of a democratic republic).
It has been said out loud by members of the GOP, and the de facto orange-faced leader, that Republicans can’t win elections when every eligible citizen practices their right to vote. Forgetting that the down ballot GOP candidates did exceptionally well in 2020,
” It’s clear that one of our country’s two political parties overtly prefers less voter participation and so, as a consequence, is now actively pursuing avenues designed to reduce—or suppress, or depress, or whatever perfectly non-judgmental verb you’d like to use—the number of votes cast in future elections.”
One of the more telling statements concerning Arizona’s proposed new voter suppression bills is from Arizona state Rep. John Kavanaugh (R) “There’s a fundamental difference between Democrats and Republicans,” Kavanagh said. “Democrats value as many people as possible voting, and they’re willing to risk fraud. Republicans are more concerned about fraud, so we don’t mind putting security measures in that won’t let everybody vote — but everybody shouldn’t be voting.“
Everybody shouldn’t be voting? Seriously? Why shouldn’t every eligible American citizen not be voting? Could it because when more people do, Republicans lose? If a citizen chooses not to vote, then that is their own personal choice. But to pass laws to PREVENT people who DO want to vote is as unamerican as you can get – IMO.