The Republican Plot to Obstruct Your Right to Vote
(archived broadcast )
Monday, I interviewed the election officials of Maryland and Florida. While I had concerns about election procedures in both states, the Maryland elections supervisor did at least impress me that she had carefully considered voter concerns and was trying to do her best to protect voters. I think she’s wrong about the feasibility of a paper trail for electronic voting machines, but she at least could give me reasons for her decisions.
Not so in Florida. The Florida official floored me and my listeners with her cavalier attitude and her admitted plans to throw whatever roadblocks in the path of potential voters she and the Republicans who control the Florida Legislature can. It was clear to me that Jeb Bush’s government was doing everything it could, legally or otherwise, to prevent Democrats from voting.
Unfortunately, we are beginning to see such a pattern nationwide, and especially in the swing states. In Wisconsin, Ohio, Nevada, New Hampshire, South Dakota, Michigan, Missouri, Pennsylvania, Minnesota, West Virginia, Texas, and Kentucky, I am aware of election irregularities, where Republicans via legal means, illegal means, voter suppression, or voter intimidation are working hard to prevent your right to vote.
It’s not just Florida. And you won’t want to miss today’s INSIDE SCOOP.
Guest: Elliot Mincberg, Legal Director of People for the American Way Foundation