ell, I guess this clears things up a bit and we can stop arguing over why Republicans are introducing voter ID laws and other restrictions.
The Nation magazine reports that an Ohio GOP leader bluntly said he advocates voter restrictions because he doesn’t want blacks voting.
What Preisse is supporting is Ohio’s latest voter suppression shenanigan. There, Republican Secretary of State Jon Husted just cut off his nose to spite his face by expanding the voter restrictions initially placed only on Democratic counties to all Ohio counties. Now, no one in the state can vote on weekends or after 7 pm. Great.
The restrictions stand to impact hundreds of thousands of Ohio voters, the Columbus Dispatch reports.
A study by the Franklin County Board of Elections shows that 48 percent of early, in-person votes in 2008 were cast after hours on weekdays, on weekends or on the Monday before the election — almost none of which is available to 2012 voters.
Preisse wants to stop African-Americans from voting, but the restrictions are so broad that the GOP is making things harder for all working people. I wouldn’t be surprised if in classic fashion, he’s only using race to disguise the rest of his plan: to stop working class and middle class whites from throwing his party out of office.