Republicans Don’t Take Voting Seriously, Even Within Their Own Party
Given the myriad new voting laws passed by Republicans over the last several years, and the spin they put on the need for them — protecting the Constitution; the sanctity and purity of the voting process — how in the world did this happen:
About 1,500 people were turned away from pooled Benton County [Washington] caucuses in Kennewick by event organizers after rooms at the Three Rivers Convention Center reached capacity this morning.
Some potential caucus voters said they arrived at 9 a.m. to find the large hallways at the convention center packed to the rafters and were told no more people could enter the caucus rooms.
Ray Swenson, a Richland lawyer, criticized local GOP officials for poor organization and said the results today should be invalidated.
“I think it’s illegal,” Swenson shouted to a gathered crowd, many of whom were filming him with cell phone cameras. “The Republican party leadership is taking away our freedom.”
Swenson told the Herald he may file a lawsuit seeking to invalidate the caucus results.
“I think it’s unconstitutional,” he said. “Our right to vote is the most fundamental right in the Constitution. … This is exactly equal to walking into a polling place and being told, ‘We’ve run out of ballots. We didn’t expect this many people. Go home.'”
It happened because they aren’t that into voting. It’s called voter suppression. Yeah, they wear flag pins on their lapels but that pin is there to cover their heart, so we don’t see the ice in it.