Nice Time Election News: Federal Judges Quite Insistent On Letting People Vote!
Show everyone you voted
After a whole bunch of stories about the revolting steps any number of states have taken to restrict voting this year, we're happy to say the federal judiciary is coming to the rescue at the last minute, as reliably as the last ten minutes of any given episode of Lassie. Let's take a quick look at how courts have thwarted Republican efforts to throw democracy down a well:
Turns out it's not OK to encourage Trump supporters to go to THOSE PLACES to watch THOSE PEOPLE vote!
UPDATE: Well, poop. The Supreme Court blocked the federal appeals court ruling this morning, putting the restrictions on ballot collection back in place, at least until the full U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit considers the lawsuit in January. Full explainer at SCOTUSblog. Since there were no formal dissents from the ruling, there's no telling who voted how. SCOTUSblog notes that 26 other states have similar laws; the challengers to the law noted that even its supporters had not identified a single case of voter fraud associated with the practice of absentee ballot collection, and that it has been "one of the most popular and effective methods of minority voting in Arizona." So it goes.
Nauseating and outrageous. That's about it.
Here's Rachel Maddow from Friday with more on the rulings; note that at the time of the broadcast, the Ohio ruling had not yet been handed down.
Did you hear THREE foreign people have voted in Kansas in the last 18 years? Obviously everybody else should be disenfranchised, then!
Now, with voting restrictions falling all over the place, people simply need to get their asses to the polls. And, of course, prepare for the inevitable Civil War that's coming when Hillary Clinton tries to take all the guns away.
Note: if you're paywalled out of the WSJ story, just google the title, "Federal Courts in Ohio, Arizona and N.C. Issue Voting Rulings Favoring Democrats" and you should be able to read it.
Doktor Zoom's real name is Marty Kelley, and he lives in the wilds of Boise, Idaho. He is not a medical doctor, but does have a real PhD in Rhetoric. You should definitely donate some money to this little mommyblog where he has finally found acceptance and cat pictures. He is on maternity leave until 2033. Here is his Twitter, also. His quest to avoid prolixity is not going so great.