Republicans Turn to Voter Intimidation for 2020 Election Edge - 2020-05-18

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F0.png Republicans Turn to Voter Intimidation for 2020 Election Edge May 18, 2020, Charles P. Pierce, Esquire

Again, I say to my friends at The Lincoln Project, and to the Never Trump community in general: put some money and energy behind campaigns against the policies that made the current president* not just possible, but inevitable. Help the country out that way, so that debacles like the current one are less likely to reoccur. For example, how about joining in the campaign against legalized ratfcking under the color of law, and camouflaged by a bogus crisis? From The New York Times:

Its premise is that a Republican victory in November is imperiled by widespread voter fraud, a baseless charge embraced by President Trump, but repeatedly debunked by research.

Democrats and voting rights advocates say the driving factor is politics, not fraud — especially since Mr. Trump's narrow win in 2016 underscored the potentially crucial value of depressing turnout by Democrats, particularly minorities. The Republican program, which has gained steam in recent weeks, envisions recruiting up to 50,000 volunteers in 15 key states to monitor polling places and challenge ballots and voters deemed suspicious. That is part of a $20 million plan that also allots millions to challenge lawsuits by Democrats and voting-rights advocates seeking to loosen state restrictions on balloting. The party and its allies also intend to use advertising, the internet and President Trump's command of the airwaves to cast Democrats as agents of election theft.

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{{cite news | first = Charles P. | last = Pierce | title = Republicans Turn to Voter Intimidation for 2020 Election Edge | url = https://www.esquire.com/news-politics/politics/a32583391/republicans-voter-intimidation-2020/ | work = Esquire | date = May 18, 2020 | accessdate = May 28, 2020 }}