Jim Hightower: Republicans Have Made It Harder To Vote

At the time of posting, the mid-term election returns are not yet in.  Here is an excerpt from an article from The Hightower Lowdown

“Election meddling was rampant in 2016, and his [Trump’s] campaign’s blatant collusion in it corrupted America’s democratic process and perverted our nation’s public policies for the benefit of those behind the rigging. Moreover, the riggers are doing it again, with the goal of stealing the November midterm elections. But Putin and his Kremlin trolls are the least of it. The chief US election meddlers are not Russians. They’re Republicans.

For more than a decade, such GOP political schemers as Karl Rove, the Koch cabal, and ALEC have amassed hundreds of millions of dollars from corporate supremacists like ExxonMobil, the US Chamber of Commerce, Walmart, and AT&T to collude in a massive, nationwide offensive to re-write rules and take actions to prevent you from voting. Yes, you. The GOP’s relentless voter suppression strategy is both way less and much more than they want us to know. Start with less. The party’s suppressionists insist they are patriots coping with a crisis of fraudulent voters, including hordes of “illegal aliens” swarming across the Mexican border to vote Democratic in 2016. Trump alleges that he, not Clinton, handily won the popular vote–“if you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally.” (The final tally by the non-partisan Cook Political Report shows Clinton winning the popular vote by 2,864,974 votes.)

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