On March 26th, Watson appeared on WLOX-TV in Biloxi, Mississippi, to discuss the dire scourge of college students “waking up”. This earned a stern reprimand to Ray Mabus, a Democrat who served as governor of Mississippi from 1988 to 1992.
We’ll get back to that in a moment, but first this damn Fopdoodle:
WATSON: “One thing that came around that some people really didn’t notice, there is an ordinance that was passed about two and a half weeks ago that deals with voter registration and basically all the federal agencies, universities and colleges involved in registration have so many People as possible through this automatic voter registration. So you think of the coast, we have a hurricane, FEMA is coming in, we are getting FEMA help. This FEMA application will now have an area for voter registration, automatic voter registration unless you log out. So think of all of those bright college students who are automatically enrolled to vote whether they wanted to or not. If they don’t know to unsubscribe, they’ll automatically be registered to vote, and then they’ll be given that postal ballot that they probably didn’t even know was coming because they didn’t know they were registered to vote. You are getting an uninformed citizen who may not be prepared and ready to vote. It is automatically forced upon them. “Hey, make a choice.”
Dude! There’s a story here and it doesn’t make Mississippi look good, so Republicans should be careful. As Mabus notes in the tweet response above, this smells like literacy tests and other voice suppression measures traditionally used to ensure that only the white “right” people vote.
Also, the idea of Republican voters investigating the “issues” is obviously absurd, unless the belief that Donald Trump was God sent to close this chain of baby-themed jamba juices that Hillary Clinton has in the metropolitan area DC tried to open it somehow counts as a “problem”.
It’s pretty easy. Joe Biden and the Democrats want as many people as possible to vote on the theory that an engaged electorate is a good thing. Republicans evidently fear the turnout because they know they would have to change their attitudes – and their pro-plutocratic policies – if the “bright” people entered in overwhelming numbers.
Democrats want to expand access to voting, and Biden’s executive order directs the head of each federal agency to come up with a plan within 200 days of how they can encourage voter registration and participation.
This would include the increase in online and social media information campaigns, as well as the distribution of voter registration and voting requests via email.
Government pressure comes from lawmakers across the country trying to increase voting restrictions.
Hey, I see: Watson doesn’t want “uninformed” citizens to vote. I hate to break him, but most of us are. But I’m all about informing you. Maybe we could put some of this F-35 money into edumacation. A good, comprehensive, nationwide citizens’ program would be a good start.
Maybe we should have a nationwide referendum on it. The Trumpies can stay home if they want because that’s their constitutionally protected right.
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