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  •  I wonder. (1+ / 0-)
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    BeninSC

    One would think that a state with a large voting population of elderly persons would be very up and current on accessibility, especially considering this group are high-turnout voters. And one would think since many of them vote Republican, that the current administration would care about this. So the real question is - why are Republicans disenfranchising even their own voters? Are the voters just getting caught up in the anti-voting-net directed at people of color? Are Republicans just anti-poor, (I'm sure upper class elderly do not have to wait in line anywhere)? Or are they, like with anti-women campaigns, so overtaken by their ideology they continue to cut off their nose to spite their own face?

    I have a suspicion the answer is all three. This would be a great issue to take to older voters, run some adds showing older people waiting in long lines and say this is what voting Republican gets you.

    •  I don't think we yet know how this will all shake (0+ / 0-)

      out, but I don't think this is going to work well for them in the long run. With any group, in any state. Pushback is coming, and the courts are frowning on it, too. I do hope your idea could help with elderly voters in the short term.

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      by BeninSC on Sat Apr 12, 2014 at 04:28:30 PM PDT

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