SpecialOlympian wrote:It's gonna be really fucking funny if they start cracking down on the people in Arizona and now Pennsylvania who are going door to door asking people who they voted for.
The GOP has been nothing but a bunch of conmen operating a gigantic scam, a fractal con wherein grifts make up larger grifts, for a long time. And it turns out that when you spend decades selling your moronic base on unfounded fears to hock vitamins and get votes, a la Alex Jones, it will eventually gin people into action. This is definitely very normal and cool behavior from the Q party, the one that believes in an end times prophecy wherein all Democrats and anyone who even vaguely opposed Trump will be murdered on live television for the crime of harvesting adrenochrome from mole children.
Very normal, very cool party that is in love with democratic principles.
Congratulations, you were tricked into believing you have principles based on your committment, knowingly or unknowingly, to propagating a racist lie meant to keep the poor and non-whites from voting. You can't register within a California precinct without first registering in your district, which requires a state ID. Nor can you cast a provisional ballot without listing your ID number. On top of that, every poll worker I've ever spoken with has asked for my name and address to verify that I'm registered to vote in their station.
The idea that people are going around claiming to be someone who lives at a registered voter's address is ridiculous, as the odds of being caught are insanely high if you want to affect the vote in any meaningful way. It is a non-issue, and if even one person ends up coming in to vote that twice cast ballot will be caught very quickly.
I do take issue with that. Why do you think legislators crafted this bill to begin with? What do you think was their intent? Are people not already prohibited from trying to persuade voters outside the precinct with signs or in-person advocacy? Also lmao, oh no, people are being offered water inside the polling place. What horror!
Here is what I think their intent is: To punish voters who are already at understaffed precincts in blue districts who get out of line to grab water, causing them to lose their place and hopefully be dissuaded. Every vote counts, but not as much as the votes you can take away from your opposition
Maybe I'm cynical. Maybe you have a more positive idea of why this law was crafted. Surely, the legislators must have had nothing but good intentions.
I have to humbly apologise for propagating a racist lie and blocking poor people and non whites from voting.