Tue Nov 6, 2012, 08:40 AM
wildeyed (6,980 posts)
Voter fraud from an activist standpoint.
We don't need to cheat. Anyone who does serious turnout work for progressive causes knows that there is an almost unlimited number of dem leaning voters available if we can just convince them to vote. GOTV is hard, tedious work, but far easier and safer than committing fraud. So why would we cheat if we can win legit with less effort? We wouldn't. Serious minds on the other side know this too. They know we are not cheating, that our voters are legal. But they need to suppress them because they do NOT have an unlimited pool of conservative, white voters to mine. Their voter universe is finite and they are demographically running into a brick wall. But they are convincing their followers that it is ok to harass fellow citizens at the polls because of some paranoid, racist fantasy that people of color are always lazy and dishonest or for other unspecified reasons don't deserve to vote. The organizers are hoping that this will suppress our turnout just enough to squeak out a win. What total bullshit. I pray there is legal action taken across the board once this is all over.
Can you IMAGINE the rage if teams of black citizens were going into white precincts challenging large numbers of voters? Heads would be exploding everywhere.
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Tue Nov 6, 2012, 08:51 AM
iemitsu (2,390 posts)
2. Good point about how whites would feel if armies of blacks manned their polling places.
I suspect that many would feel intimidated, outraged, and indignant. They would feel like all Americans would feel if a foreign country's drones were criss-crossing our air-space. We would hear about how inappropriate it was for citizens to observe other citizens in such an accusatory manner. Such a stink about uppity blacks, observing the election process, would be made by the media that they would have no time to address any concerns about legitimate vote counts.