Tag Archives: voter suppression

Simple And Easy Change Or Voter Suppression?

As chair of the Iowa House State Government Committee, Representative Bobby Kaufmann was quick to get out into the newspapers in his district to explain the last minute dealings regarding voting process as the second session of the 88th Iowa … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Hidden History Of The War On Voting

The Hidden History of the War on Voting: Who Stole Your Vote — and How to Get it Back by Thom Hartmann is a quick but important read for people who want or need to review the history and origins … Continue reading

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Meanwhile In Des Moines Citizens Get Screwed

Republicans tell university students: Come live in Iowa’s university cities, but you don’t get to vote there. Who can be surprised that Republicans in the Iowa legislature passed a bill out of committee that would restrict university students from voting … Continue reading

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Voter ID: Because Republicans Can Only Win By Using Voter Suppression

In light of the vote suppression law (aka voter ID), pushed by Republicans in the Iowa legislature, this is important. Republicans do not want you to vote. They want low turnout. They know Democrats win when there is high turnout. … Continue reading

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Some Electoral Math

I am no mathematician and hold no claims to be. This last election results sure raise a lot of questions that real math wizards and analysts of electoral politics everywhere are going to be pouring over for a long time. … Continue reading

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Approach To Voting Tells How Parties View Democracy

One of the quickest and easiest ways to judge how the two major parties in this country view the very fundamental concept of democracy is to simply see how they treat voters. As usual, we see Democrats busting their butts … Continue reading

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Voter Suppression In Iowa

Republicans have taken the effort to suppress voting rights nationwide, including in Iowa. Iowa Republicans have done their part, if not as egregiously as in other states. They would do more to suppress voting rights if they controlled our bicameral … Continue reading

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August Recess

SOLON, Iowa — While Trish Nelson takes a well-deserved break, I will attempt to fill her shoes at Blog for Iowa. Delegates from the national party conventions dispersed last week and there is a lot to write about. Party and … Continue reading

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The Real Reason For Republican Voter ID Laws


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Stop Voter Suppression in Iowa

The ACLU put out a video starring Lewis Black talking about voter suppression in the US. Remember, if Republican ideas were so popular they would be doing everything they could to increase voter turn out. The fact that they feel … Continue reading

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