The Republican gut-out-the-vote effort continues.
The Spanish-language voter guides from Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach’s office include two errors about registering to vote in the state, while the English guides do not include the same errors.
The Spanish-language guides said that voters could register up to 15 days before the election, while the English version included the correct deadline, 21 days before the election, as the Daily Kos flagged last week. And while the English guides told voters they could use their passport as a photo ID, the guides in Spanish did not include a passport in the list.
According to the story, Kansas is calling this an “administrative error.”
TPM reports that a disillusioned ex-GOP staffer has confirmed that voter ID is a con and a fraud. An excerpt (emphasis added):
While Schultz, Allbaugh’s former boss, has notably spoken out against more recent restrictions on voting, he voted for the 2011 bill. According to Allbaugh, at this point in the point of meeting, Schultz brought up his own concerns with the voter ID legislation.
“He was immediately shot down by another senator who said, ‘What I am interested in is getting results here and using the power while we have it, because if the Democrats were in control they would do they same thing to us, so I want to use it while we have it,’” Allbaugh said.
Allbaugh said Schultz left the meeting in frustration after that, while he stayed behind to continue taking notes.
“It left a pit in my stomach to think that a party that I had worked for for years and years and years was literally talking and plotting to deny someone, a fellow citizen, their constitutional right,” Allbaugh said.
That, of course, surprises no one who has been paying attention. What is notable is that Republicans are starting to admit it, some inadvertently and some, as in this case, shamefacedly.
Addendum, the Next Morning:
Speaking of voter fraudsters . . . .
Amy Fried explains that the Republican gut-out-the-vote effort is working as intended. Here’s a bit:
Take 74-year-old Johnny Randle, an African-American from Mississippi who, after he fell ill, moved to Wisconsin to live with his daughter. He has been trying to get the ID Wisconsin requires since 2011. After being denied a waiver from the birth certificate requirement and then tracking one down to provide to the state, Randle was blocked again because the middle name on his birth certificate is “Marton” but he has used “Martin” through his lifetime. His only resort is to petition Social Security to change his name or to go through a costly court proceeding to have a legal name change.
Stuff like this happens in all innocence.
All his life, my Granddaddy, who was born in the 1880s, was known as “Bailey A.” He went through life thinking that his middle names was “Ames”; indeed, we were related to an Ames family. Only when he died did we find that the middle name on his birth certificate was “Alford.”
A newspaper editor who has spent two and a half decades covering the Clintons delivers her judgement on the Hillary Clinton scamdals. A snippet; follow the link for the full story:
I would be “dead rich”, to adapt an infamous Clinton phrase, if I could bill for all the hours I’ve spent covering just about every “scandal” that has enveloped the Clintons. As an editor I’ve launched investigations into her business dealings, her fundraising, her foundation and her marriage. As a reporter my stories stretch back to Whitewater. I’m not a favorite in Hillaryland. That makes what I want to say next surprising.
Hillary Clinton is fundamentally honest and trustworthy.
Remember that Republicans have spent 25 years lobbing made-up dirt at the Clintons.
When you find yourself thinking, “Hillary Clinton can’t be trusted,” ask yourself, are you basing your statement on facts or on what Republicans said?
Remember, the Clintons have been the targets of a quarter-century-long campaign of Republican disinformation, propaganda, and lies, faithfully echoed by a media which has abandoned fact-checking for “he-said-she-said” under the guise of “objectivity.” The next time you find yourself thinking, “I don’t trust Hillary,” ask yourself, “Is my conclusion based on something she has done or on something Republicans have said?”
And remember, I don’t “like” Hillary and I certainly don’t want to have a beer with her–a Scotch maybe, not a beer. Furthermore, as my two or three regular readers know, I was not a fan of her tactics in the 2008 campaign for the nomination, but I think that, in her conduct since, she has redeemed herself. I find her competent, capable, trustworthy, and electable.
(I also like Bernie. I think he is competent, capable, trustworthy, and unelectable. An avowed socialist is not electable in this country, full stop, however benign his socialism may be.)
I like to vote in the real world. Electability matters.
Image via Job’s Anger.
Via C&L, which has more from the transcript.