Mississippi official frets that larger poll entry will enable ‘woke’ school college students to vote

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On March 26, Watson appeared on WLOX-TV in Biloxi, Mississippi, to debate the dire scourge of “woke” school college students voting. This earned a stern rebuke from Ray Mabus, a Democrat who served as Mississippi’s governor from 1988-1992.

We’ll get to that in a second, however first, this fucking fopdoodle:

Transcript!

WATSON: “One factor that has slipped by, some of us actually haven’t seen, there’s an government order that got here out about two and a half weeks in the past coping with voter registration, principally using all of the federal businesses, universities, and schools to register as many people as they’ll through this computerized voter registration. So you concentrate on on the coast, now we have a hurricane, FEMA is available in, we get FEMA assist. On that FEMA utility now could be going to be an space for voter registration, an computerized voter registration, until you choose out. So take into consideration all these woke school college college students now who will mechanically be registered to vote whether or not they needed to or not. Once more, in the event that they didn’t know to choose out they’re going to be mechanically registered to vote, after which they obtain this mail-in poll that they didn’t even most likely know was coming as a result of they didn’t know they had been registered to vote. You get an uninformed citizen who might not be ready and able to vote. It mechanically will get pressured on them. ‘Hey, go make a selection.’”

Dude! There’s a historical past right here, and it doesn’t precisely make Mississippi look good, so Republicans ought to tread fastidiously. As Mabus notes within the above tweet response, this smacks of literacy exams and different vote-suppression measures which have historically been used to make sure that solely the white “proper” folks vote.

Additionally, the concept that Republican voters are learning the “points” is patently absurd, until believing Donald Trump was despatched by God to close down that chain of child’s blood-themed Jamba Juices Hillary Clinton was planning to open within the D.C. metropolitan space in some way counts as an “concern.” 

It’s fairly easy. Joe Biden and the Democrats need as many individuals as potential to vote, on the idea that an engaged voters is an effective factor. Republicans clearly worry voter participation, as a result of they know they’d have to vary their tune—and their pro-plutocrat insurance policies—if “woke” folks began collaborating in overwhelming numbers.

From Newsweek:

Democrats need to develop voting entry and Biden’s government order directs the pinnacle of every federal company to submit inside 200 days a plan that outlines how they’ll promote voter registration and participation.

This would come with growing on-line and social media info campaigns, in addition to distributing voter registration and vote-by-mail poll functions.

The administration’s push comes as legislatures throughout the nation transfer to extend voting restrictions.

Hey, I get it: Watson doesn’t need “uninformed” residents voting. I hate to interrupt it to him, however that’s most of us. However I’m all for informing them. Perhaps we might funnel a few of that F-35 money into, you recognize, edumacation. A great, complete, nationwide civics program could be a terrific begin.

Perhaps we should always have a nationwide referendum on this. The Trumpies can keep dwelling if they need, as a result of that’s their constitutionally protected proper.

 

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