GOP and its up­side-down think­ing

The Fresno Bee (Sunday) - - Opinion -

Looks like Repub­li­cans are gear­ing up to rig the 2020 elec­tion like they’ve been do­ing since the Supreme Court in­stalled Ge­orge W. Bush as pres­i­dent in 2000. Along with ger­ry­man­der­ing and voter sup­pres­sion of Democrats like voter IDs, they pounced on the 2020 cen­sus as a way to limit Demo­crat po­lit­i­cal in­flu­ence by re­duc­ing the num­ber of cit­i­zens used to al­lo­cate money and po­lit­i­cal rep­re­sen­ta­tion in blue states.

Even more out­side of nor­mal in Repub­li­can up­side-down think­ing, they say its meant to bol­ster the Vot­ing Rights Act. Yet the cit­i­zen­ship ques­tion is a ploy to pre­vent votes from Democrats.

Repub­li­cans are try­ing to hold on to the old or­der. They don’t even try to un­der­stand where to­day’s youth and to­mor­row’s lead­ers will carry us in their des­per­ate at­tempt at so­cio-po­lit­i­cal tam­per­ing. They are afraid of los­ing their power. Worse, they are los­ing it to (OMG), brown-skinned women. Your time in power is over, white man.

– David Des Roches, Fresno

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