The War On Voting: Not Just About Fraud
Usually when I discuss GOP attempts to suppress voters, the response is voter fraud voter fraud voter fraud!! Well then how to explain these efforts in the swing state of Ohio?
The GOP’s argument goes even further than pitching ballots tainted by worker error, though. In legislation proposed last year (and withdrawn after it was poised to be rejected by a voter referendum), another provision would bar poll workers from helping voters find the correct precinct if they showed up at the wrong place. That’s right. A proposed GOP reform would ensure that poll workers have no obligation to tell you anything at all if you ask them a question pertaining to precisely the thing they are meant to do—facilitate voting.
As frequent readers know, I don’t buy the voter fraud argument at all. Measures like this one that aren’t even aimed at fraud reveal the real purpose of the whole effort. Suppress turnout because the fewer people vote, the better the chance for Republicans.