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The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.

H.L. Mencken

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Bad News In Philly

The Republican party makes its position on voting rights clear.

The restrictive Pennsylvania voter ID law was not enjoined by the judge.  It will be appealed.  But there isn't much time before the election.  About 500,000 voters lack the IDs now necessary to vote and most of them are elderly and urban.

It will be interesting to see if the federal courts get involved on the poll tax angle.

But the only way for Romney to win Pennsylvania is to disenfranchise enough voters.


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