Current Magazine

3 Ways Republicans Try To Steal The Election

Posted on the 06 November 2012 by Anthonyhymes @TheWrongWing

Voters hit the polls today to elect the next crop of legislatures, and of course, the President of the United States. Even though the American democratic standard is revered around the globe, there are still sinister forces at work. Republicans know that it is more difficult tonight for Romney to win than Obama. So they are going to use all of the tools at their disposal, even when those tools are immoral and illegal.

There are three primary ways that Republicans have already, will today and will in the coming days attempt to manipulate the outcome of the election:

  • Voter ID laws were the first attempt at suppressing the Democratic vote, and its history goes back a few years. Republican officials enacted rules requiring voters to present valid photo ID, something that not everyone has, disproportionately those who vote Democrat. The Republican politicians tried to apply these laws selectively, to areas that go blue in elections. Courts saw right through this and a number of rulings deemed these laws unconstitutional.
  • Today, people posing as election assistants or officials will try to spread misinformation at polling places, in an illegal attempt at tricking voters out of their right. It’s truly depressing to think that people would resort to this, but again, when viewed against the Republican platform, it is not uncharacteristic: control others who disagree with us, make decisions for them. If you see anyone suspicious call the police immediately. If enough of these people can get caught, it could lead to better voting conditions in the future.
  • And then, there is of course the favorite: legal challenges to vote counting. It worked for W Bush in 2000, and will certainly come up if the race is close. There are too many angles to count that Republicans will try to exploit, like the window that an early vote ballot was kept in a certain place, or doublechecking the voter registration numbers. Anyway possible to exclude votes from the Democrats.

Democrats have not used any of these tactics. What does that say about Republicans? Keep vigilant at the polls today, and make sure that everyone who goes to vote can.


You Might Also Like :

Back to Featured Articles on Logo Paperblog

These articles might interest you :

  • Through the Eyes of My Expat Child! Lessons Learned.

    Through Eyes Expat Child! Lessons Learned.

    People keep saying to me, “Oh your little girl must be loving the normality of being back home in Australia.” I smile, nodding meekly, not wanting to seem... Read more

    The 26 April 2017 by   Mint Mocha Musings
    EXPAT, SELF EXPRESSION, TRAVEL
  • Taking Stock – April 2017

    Taking Stock April 2017

    Another Month has come and gone!  We are travelling through 2017 far too quickly!   As much as I would love time to stand still for a moment – it can’t, and it... Read more

    The 26 April 2017 by   Mischieviousmum
    FAMILY, LIFESTYLE
  • Soda Sales at Deepest Valley Since 1985

    Soda Sales Deepest Valley Since 1985

    US soda sales are at the lowest since 1985. And they're not likely to pick up soon, as reports about the potentially brain-damaging properties of sugary drinks... Read more

    The 26 April 2017 by   Dietdoctor
    DIET & WEIGHT, HEALTH, HEALTHY LIVING, MEDICINE
  • Cartoon Guide to Biodiversity Loss XLI

    Cartoon Guide Biodiversity Loss

    Number 41 of my semi-regular instalment of biodiversity cartoons, and the first for 2017. See full stock of previous ‘Cartoon guide to biodiversity loss’... Read more

    The 26 April 2017 by   Bradshaw
    ENVIRONMENT
  • Snow in April

    Snow April

    Seriously what is going on with the weather? I woke up yesterday morning looked out the window and was greeted by beautiful blue skies, brilliant I though to... Read more

    The 26 April 2017 by   Ashley Crombet-Beolens
    ENVIRONMENT
  • 10 Reasons to Front-toss

    Reasons Front-toss

    Sitting or standing, underhand or overhand, front-toss is tough to beat.There are several ways to practice hitting. Live BP and hitting off a tee are popular... Read more

    The 26 April 2017 by   Meachrm
    BASEBALL, SPORTS
  • Crooked Federal Judge R. David Proctor, with His Deep-seated Ties to Perjurious...

    Crooked Federal Judge David Proctor, with Deep-seated Ties Perjurious Trump Jeff Sessions, Proves Apple Fall from Tree

    Judge R. David Proctor (center), with family members whohave benefited from ties to corrupt Trump AG Jeff Sessions(From facebook.com)How many ways can a... Read more

    The 26 April 2017 by   Rogershuler
    LEGAL, SOCIETY