Forgive the colorful headline, but a catchy lede draws inquiring eyes sometimes! I just read this column by Phyllis Schafly, which blows out of the water the GOP assertion that voter suppression laws are not aimed at liberal voters. Here is one key passage:
The reduction in the number of days allowed for early voting is particularly important because early voting plays a major role in Obama’s ground game. The Democrats carried most states that allow many days of early voting, and Obama’s national field director admitted, shortly before last year’s election, that “early voting is giving us a solid lead in the battleground states that will decide this election.
The Obama technocrats have developed an efficient system of identifying prospective Obama voters and then nagging them, some might say harassing them, until they actually vote. It may take several days to accomplish this, so early voting is an essential component of the Democrats’ get-out-the-vote campaign.
CONTINUE READING: North Carolina embraces honest elections.
I haven’t much time for writing, so I apologize for not giving the full analysis of why voter ID laws and other laws restricting access to the ballot box are harmful to democracy. I just thought this little quote worth highlighting, because the main argument I hear from conservatives is that these laws will reduce voter fraud, and are not to reduce the number of people voting. We ALL know that it does, even conservatives, as Mrs. Schafly so eloquently states.