We’ve (collectively) talked about the GOP’s desperate attempts disfranchise millions of people, particularly in Ohio, Pa, and Florida, often times in defiance of court orders, so it is worthwhile to point out what a Governor who cares about the rights of his citizens:
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Monday New Yorkers affected by superstorm Sandy will be allowed to vote in Tuesday’s U.S. election in any polling place by presenting an affidavit.
Cuomo said he was signing an executive order on Monday that will allow voters to cast ballots at voting stations other than the ones to which they are assigned. He said his order arose from concern that hundreds of thousands of New York residents could be effectively disenfranchised by the damage to many polling places caused by Sandy one week ago.
“This executive order I am signing today is an extraordinary step in that direction,” Cuomo said in a news conference.
I’d like to ask my “reasonable Republican” friends like the folks at Outside the Beltway and elsewhere, how do you continue to support a party which does everything it can to restrict voting and disfranchise legal voters? Please try to explain without a “Both sides do it” response or a reference to the New Black Panther Party or Chicago politics. At some point, don’t you get embarrassed by what your party will do to attempt to steal elections?
One of the most amazing things for me is all my former military buddies who post every jingoistic piece of nonsense they can to facebook, about how our military protects our freedoms, and what not, etc. They all were paid by taxpayers for their service, they all have pensions paid by taxpayers, they are the only people in the country who have single payer health care, the American people lavish them with praise every time they can, but these vets are the ones squealing about socialism and who, without question, hate the people of America more than anyone this side of Al Qaeda. It’s fucking crazy. Who, actually, is ungrateful?