Letter: Hey, let’s not let these ‘bullies’ steal our democracyI’m amazed at the blatant, cynical and unpatriotic voter fraud taking place in this country today. It is taking place in the states of Ohio, Florida, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, to name a few.
By: Noble Nygaard, Roberts, River Falls Journal
I’m amazed at the blatant, cynical and unpatriotic voter fraud taking place in this country today. It is taking place in the states of Ohio, Florida, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, to name a few.
Republican-held legislatures and governors have passed voter ID laws that defraud voters out of their right to vote under the guise of stopping a nonexistent voter impersonation “problem.”
There has never been an arrest or conviction of this kind of “voter fraud” in the history of Pennsylvania as stipulated by their own attorney general.
To make matters worse, they found a judge who is a severely intellectually challenged right-wing ideologue to rule in favor of Pennsylvania’s fraudulent law last week. It is under appeal.
The right wing knows it can’t win this election on their policies of hatred and exclusion; on its plan to turn Medicare into a voucher program where they give you a chit and send you out into the insurance marketplace to find your own healthcare; on its plan to gut Social Security and Medicaid; to say nothing of its tax plans to further enrich the wealthy on the backs of the middle class.
These policies are not favored by most Americans.
So the right wing passes voter suppression laws that restrict voting hours, eliminates early voting, and passes voter ID laws to literally take the vote away from citizens who have voted legally for many years.
Is this the democracy we grew up in?
We have been fighting for years and years to make it possible for every legal citizen to vote. Are we going to let these bullies take us backward?
Rigging the vote is unconstitutional, illegal, unpatriotic if not treasonous and it is unconscionable. This is a true definition of voter fraud.
Don’t let these people steal our democracy.