Besides informed voters, we cannot have a true democracy without election integrity. That means that every citizen over a certain age gets to vote, without any restrictions or obstructions, except for individuals that
have lost the right to vote. Any effort to limit the right to vote through intimidation, unnecessary rules and requirements,or lack of accessibility, makes for less than honest elections, and less of a Democracy, which again is
un-American and unpatriotic.
With the threat of 3½ years in jail, $10,000 fine, and deportation for illegals, it is rather unlikely that anyone would try to vote without the right to do so, especially for an act with no direct personal benefit.
So, what’s the “voter fraud” hysteria on the part of Republicans all about? It can be nothing but an effort to prevent eligible voters from exercising their constitutional right to do so, thus swinging the election in their favor, at the expense of election integrity. Such unpatriotic and unconstitutional acts are right up there with cheating in sports, but with more dire consequences.
The electile dysfunction (mind the spelling!) in 2000 gave us an incompetent president, two unnecessary wars, a right-wing Supreme court, impaired international relations, joblessness and a wrecked economy, and
war on science, education and women, just to name a few. Predictable as 9/11 was, it might very well have been prevented with a more capable administration in charge.
Who wants to support a party that cheats? It happened both in 2000 and 2004, and we’ve seen what that led to! Dirty tricks, lies, distortions and misrepresentation seem to be the Republican game plan again, covered up with
a shield of hypocritical religiosity. Unfortunately, that has been working too well for a party stuck in the past.
Our only hope now is that enough voters wake up and vote in the best interest of the country. And themselves!