Elections are both complicated and simple.
Republicans like to win elections. That way, they get to increase and preserve their power so they can cut taxes and deprive the ninety-nine percent of what they deserve.
Minorities, and younger people, tend to rent, and they also tend to move frequently. Makes it harder to keep on the voter rolls while they are struggling every day just to get by.
In 1993, Congress passed the National Voter Registration Act, sometimes called the Motor Voter Act, to make it easier for people to register to vote.
Ohio, always a tossup state in presidential elections, passed a law purging voters from the rolls if they have not voted in two consecutive elections, and if they have not responded to a warning notice sent by snail mail.
Today, in a 5-4 ruling, the Supreme Court upheld Ohio’s restrictive voting law. The Justices held that there was no conflict between the Ohio law and the Motor Voter Act. Naively, we here at AP thought that securing voting rights is a matter of national importance.
All the Republicans on the Supreme Court were in the majority.
The decision will make it much more difficult for Democrats, the party of the people, to win back the White House in 2020.
Donald Trump is always happy when he wins, so, from Singapore, he tweeted that today’s voting decision, written by Justice Samuel Alito, is a victory for his people.
Something big is supposed to happen tomorrow in Singapore, so it is now time for us to welcome our newest associate solitary reporter, Miranda Burns. She is fluent in Fujianese, Cantonese, and China’s national language, and she also knows a great deal about the South China Seas.
Burns tells us that Trump’s chitchat with Kim Jong-un won’t last more than ten minutes, probably because Trump can’t focus on anything longer than that.