…but thanks to Phyllis Schlafly (via Steve Benen):
“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.”
They’re not even trying to hide it now – they really have lost their minds.
The sad part is that these people seem to never understand that this country belongs to everyone, and not just to them. Of course if they have their way, that will change and the attempt to limit or restrict voting is proof of that.
I know that our elections are set by law for Tuesdays. That needs to be revisited in order to allow more participation in our system of government. The idea of making Election Day a Federal Holiday is one option, but that would help only if it applied to all election cycles.
Another idea is to legally move our elections to weekends, with voting from Friday through Sunday. Not sure how much support that would generate.
Bigest problem is that elections in this country are not regulated at the national level, but were left to the states. Changing that would require a Constitutional Amendment.
Agree wholeheartedly with everything you said.
I find it most ironic that those who wish to preserve the “integrity” of the vote would be so dedicated to making it harder to vote. Hourly workers can hardly afford to wait for hours on a workday to cast a ballot. Long lines also depress participation by the infirm and elderly.
We’re in for a fight, but I’m confident we will prevail.