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September 12, 2012


On Restricting the Vote

The Economist: "Of course, both parties play the turnout game. Democrats would prefer hordes of voters on college campuses and in inner cities; Republicans would prefer the opposite; both sides do what they can to get as many of 'their' voters to the polls as possible. And of course, But when tactics turn from encouraging one's own voters to vote and setting up legal barriers to prevent the other side from doing so, that is something much nastier -- particularly when those most directly impacted by these legal barriers were similarly barred from voting by 'legal' barriers for most of this country's history."

"Eventually, and sooner rather than later, demography will make this sort of strategy unworkable for electoral reasons. Until then, we ought to recognize it for what it is: deliberate voter suppression, and a betrayal of democracy."












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