“Adiós Democracy” by Old Fart Rants

Republicans have quietly been doing everything they can to rig the elections using voter suppression which could affect as many as 5 million voters. 41 states have passed laws or are considering new laws making it more difficult to vote in November. 34 states have passed or are considering laws requiring voters to show photo ID’s. 15 states have passed or are considering laws requiring voters to show birth certificates or passports to vote. 16 states have passed or are considering legislation that would end same-day registration. 3 states have passed laws restricting voter registration drives. 9 states have passed laws or are considering legislation to end early voting days, and 4 states are trying to restrict absentee voting. And all of this has happened in just the past year! Under the new laws in Florida, third parties who want to help register voters could face 00 fines, a third degree felony, and up to 5 years in prison if they violate any of the strict provisions of the law. So for the first time in almost 100 years, the League Of Women Voters, a completely non-partisan group, has given up on working in Florida at all. And even if you manage to make it through the Republican gauntlet of legal difficulty and intimidation, you’ll be standing in front of an electronic voting machine that’s easy to hack, leaves no paper trail, and can count your vote incorrectly and no one will ever know the difference. The upcoming election in November is crucial as it’s obvious

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