Voter suppression

“Between 2014 and 2016, Republicans removed almost 17 million voters off the voter rolls. In addition to the voter registrations being invalidated before the current election, Republicans are enacting a plan to disenfranchise the black vote by rejecting their mail-ballots. It doesn’t get much worse than this.

“Mail-in ballots by black voters are being rejected at the rate of 4.7%. White voters’ mail-in ballots are being rejected at the rate of 1.1%. Black voters have currently mailed-in 13,747 ballots, of the 642 have been rejected. 

”White voters have cast 60,954 mail-in ballots; of them, 681 have been rejected. Republicans will pull all the stops to keep control of the Senate to reelect Mitch McConnell and Donald Trump. The Republican vote cheating strategy is systemic.”

( The Guardian, 20 Sep 2020)

My take:  It is un-Epicurean to talk politics in public. Of course, I know this, but I am also an historian  and recognize creeping coups when I see them.  There is no peace of mind when justice, fair dealing and the Constitution are undermined, all the more so with the support of ardent “christians”.  Alas, where can one find peace of mind at the moment?

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