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Mon May 3, 2021, 11:01 AM

The mask slips, revealing the truth about the GOP voter suppression game [View all]

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Greg Sargent
The GOP voter suppression mask just slipped. Some Florida Republicans privately floated the idea of exempting elderly and military voters (GOP constituencies) from their efforts to make voting harder.

My latest, relying on great @AmyEGardner reporting:

Opinion | The mask slips, revealing the truth about the GOP voter suppression game
Republicans want to shrink the electorate, because they think it will advantage them.


Republicans are responding to their 2020 losses by doing everything they can to restrict the size of the electorate wherever possible, in ways they think will advantage them. To disguise this ugly game, they’ve rolled out all sorts of disingenuous talking points, claiming they want to restore “confidence” in our elections or, even more absurdly, to ensure “election integrity.”

But every now and then the mask slips, making the truth about these efforts even harder to deny.

Such a moment comes courtesy of this great new report by Amy Gardner of The Post, about the new voter suppression bill in Florida that Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis is expected to sign. The bill would make it harder to vote by mail in numerous ways, adding curbs on the use of drop boxes and requiring voters to reapply for absentee ballots with each two-year election cycle.

Some Florida Republicans now fear this could unintentionally make it harder for Republican voters to cast ballots. They worry about the provision requiring reapplication for mail ballots every two years — rather than every four years, as previous law had it — fearing it will confuse voters who expect ballots to be sent to them automatically during midterm elections.

This could have a pronounced impact on seniors and members of the military, Republicans fear. Both are GOP-aligned constituencies, and both rely heavily on vote-by-mail.


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