The GOP’s cam­paign against vot­ers

The Washington Post Sunday - - SUNDAY OPINION -

Two cheers for the July 31 ed­i­to­rial “The man who may dis­en­fran­chise mil­lions,” about Repub­li­can plans to dis­en­fran­chise likely Demo­cratic vot­ers in states Repub­li­cans con­trol. The sit­u­a­tion is even more alarm­ing than the ed­i­to­rial board in­di­cated be­cause Repub­li­cans al­ready con­trol the leg­is­la­tures in 32 states and are clearly de­ter­mined to im­pose even more re­stric­tions de­signed to re­duce Demo­cratic votes.

The lib­eral blog ThinkProgress es­ti­mated that in 2016 in Wis­con­sin, North Carolina and Florida, which voted for Barack Obama in 2008 and which Hil­lary Clin­ton lost, nearly 2 mil­lion peo­ple were dis­en­fran­chised by Repub­li­can re­stric­tions on vot­ing.

Ap­par­ently for Repub­li­cans, win­ning is ev­ery­thing. Democ­racy is for losers.

Arthur Rowse, Chevy Chase

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