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Thursday, September 18, 2008

Do they even know what the law says?

So I’ve been perusing various liberal blogs, reading what they say about the recent voter registration flap – y’know, the one where the Attorney General thinks we should abide by the law and make sure those registrations are legit – and I’m noticing something.

Every liberal blog I’ve read (here, here, here, here, here, and here, just for example) insists that checking by-mail registrations will “disenfranchise” voters.

None of them – not one – describes what a voter has to do if his/her registration is flagged. Not one of them explains that those voters can still vote. Not one explains that all a voter has to do is verify their registration – the same way they would if they registered at the polls on Election Day – and their votes will be counted. None of them mention that at worst, a voter would have to take a trip to the local clerk’s office.

Not. One. It's all just disenfranchisement and voter suppression. It’s child-like screeching when Mom says no, you can’t have a cookie. It’s like they don’t even know what the law says.

UPDATE - this column by the president of Wisconsin's League of Women Voters does go into the process, but she also described Van Hollen's action as:

"...seeking to overturn a recent decision of the Government Accountability Board and change election procedures -- just before a presidential election. He wishes to impose an emergency rule dealing with matching the statewide voter registration list with the Department of Transportation database."
That's very, very wrong. I repeat: it’s like they don’t even know what the law says.