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An idea whose time will never come again

In Monday’s Eyrie post, I ran down the easiest imaginable solution to correcting the recurring issues with our national “elections.” To repeat:

Indeed they do, but the REAL cure is simpler even than that: ditch ALL electronic voting machines and return to paper ballots, hand counted in full, unobstructed view of official representatives from all and every political party with candidates running for office. Contra Simplicius’ first ‘graph above*, if that means We Duh Peepul must wait for the results a little longer than we’ve become accustomed to because hand-counting all those hard-copy ballots takes a little more time, well, so be it then.

The essential point to be made here, I think, is that the count does not stop until all the (legitimate) votes are tallied. No self-evidently shady “pauses” after the polling places have closed because the toilet down the hall has sprung a minor leak, followed by a wee-hours stealth-resumption while no one is looking. You cast your vote on Election Day, on paper, dip your thumb into a jug of indelible purple ink ø Iraq, and then the votes are counted publicly, openly, without the kind of manipulation and mucking about we bore supine witness to in 2020. Period fucking dot, end of fucking story, problem fucking solved.

In case you were thinking there was even a snowball’s chance of such an idea ever being implemented in Amerika v2.0: Don’t. Just. Don’t. Because like so many other good and desirable things, it never will be. Instead, we’re going to move as fast and as far as possible in the exact opposite direction.

Key battleground state launches ‘automatic voter registration’ ahead of 2024
Democratic Pennsylvania Gov. Josh Shapiro announced Tuesday that he will implement “automatic voter registration” ahead of the 2024 election.

The governor rolled out his plan on National Voter Registration Day to “streamline” the voter registration process, which he argues will “save taxpayers time and money,” according to an announcement video. Shapiro’s plan will automatically enroll Pennsylvanians in the voting system, unless the individual opts out, when receiving an identification card or driver’s license at the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).

“From now on, when you get or renew your driver’s license or an ID card at the DMV, you’ll be registered to vote unless you choose not to,” Shapiro said in the video. “I made a commitment when I was campaigning for this office that we would bring automatic voter registration in Pennsylvania and break down the barriers for legal, eligible voters. This is a key step to make our elections more secure, adding important levels of verification to the voter registration process.”

It will do no such thing, Goobernor, and you know damned well it won’t; if it would, you’d fight to your very last breath against doing it. Making elections more secure and “adding important levels of verification” is the absolute last thing you and your fellow PTB scumfucks want to see happen. As for “breaking down the barriers for legal, eligible voters,” there are NO such barriers anymore, and you damned well know that too.

No, what this D卐M☭CRAT rectal polyp actually wants to do is break down the last few remaining barriers (if any) for illegal, ineligible voters. Once that’s done, it’ll be celebratory “MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!” banners—in “Transgender’ rainbow colors, natch—flying from the State House and D卐M☭CRAT Party HQ, with smiles, handshakes, backslaps, and flutes of champagne all around.

(Via Bill)

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  1. I’d say “it’s cheating season again”, but nowadays when isn’t it “cheating season”?

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