Sunday, June 21, 2015

Truest statement of the week

In recent days Hillary has come out for same day voter registration and voting, and easing back onerous ID requirements many states have instituted to deliberately exclude millions of perfectly legal citizens from the polls. Good. She says there ought to be national standards for voting machines and a national standard of no less than 20 days of early voting that include evenings and weekends. Also good.
But this is about as far as Hillary will go on this. In the familiar tradition of encouraging Democrat base voters to believe hopeful things their presidential candidate will not actually say, Sean McElwee baldly asserts that candidate Hillary favors the rollback of felony disenfranchisement. Maybe she does. But since she hasn't said so herself, that makes McElwee a pandering liar.

Maybe Salon's fact checkers were out sipping latte that morning.

-- Bruce A. Dixon, "Way Too Little, But Not Too Late: Hillary & Dems Fake the Funk on Voting Rights" (Black Agenda Report).

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