Saturday, September 22, 2012
Voter Harrasment In The US
The Washington Post published an article that was critical of the Russian government's actions against a US agency that was working to promote fair elections in Russia. When I read the article, I wondered why there were not international agencies working in the US to promote fairer elections. This article describes the behavior of Tea Party inspired groups, funded by the billionaire Koch brothers, that are using a variety of tactics to keep likely democratic voters from casting their votes. They claim to be concerned about voter fraud, which is non-existent in the US, when their real purpose is to make it easier for Republicans to win elections. These groups are active in 30 states, and little is being done to prevent them from harassing voters. Perhaps the US agency that has been active in Russia should worry more about democratic elections in the US.