Progressives, civil liberties groups, and journalists did a great job this year shining a spotlight on the GOP’s efforts to disenfranchise millions of voters so they could steal the election. The same thing happened in 2008, but since Obama won in 2008, Democrats acted like the problem was no big deal, and moved on. If they do the same thing this year, the GOP will be able to steal elections for a generation. Progressives have to continue to highlight the Republican voter suppression scams, because they aren’t going to go away, and Mike Papantonio recently spoke with ColorLines.com journalist Brentin Mock about what we’ve learned about these scams, and what we can do to stop them before the next election.
Voting Rights Haven’t Gotten Such Attention Since 1965. What Did We Learn? http://colorlines.com/archives/2012/11/lessons_learned.html