Looking for some reading to keep you busy before it’s time to fire up the grill today? Well, we’ve got your “no taxation without representation” package right here.
- First off, you can read “The Dog That Voted,” my piece about the Republican campaign against voter fraud and how it suppresses the vote among the young, the poor, and the non-white.
- But there’s more! Click here for a chart pack about voter suppression efforts. The one on the right illustrates the key fact that lots of middle-class voters simply aren’t aware of: lots of people don’t have photo ID. And if you have to procure photo ID first, you’re just less likely to vote than someone who already has it. Needless to say, Republican strategists are well aware of this.
- Jaeah Lee has a short primer on electronic voting machines.
- And finally, you can read my solution to the whole voter ID problem. Seriously. It would work. The downside is that I can almost guarantee you won’t like it, but keep an open mind, OK?
Happy Fourth of July!