If you hadn’t heard yet, Evil Keebler Elf and Guy Too Racist To Be a Judge in 1986 Attorney General Jeff Sessions has decided that the Justice Department will reverse course and oppose a lawsuit that wants to end the purge Ohio voters from voting rolls if they haven’t voted recently (the Obama administration supported the suit). Mother Jones:
The Justice Department released an amicus brief in the case, currently before the Supreme Court, over whether Ohio can continue to remove “infrequent voters” who fail to cast a ballot over a six-year period. One of those voters, Larry Harmon, is a lead plaintiff in the lawsuit brought by Demos and the ACLU of Ohio. The 60-year-old software engineer and Navy veteran voted in 2008 and then returned to the polls for a local referendum in 2015, only to find that he was no longer registered, even though he hadn’t moved or done anything else to change his status.
Yes, this is awful. But, with fifteen months left to go before the Congressional general election, do professional Democrats have a backup plan? And, no, offering yet another excuse for failure while claiming to “fight [and lose] for you” isn’t a plan. Is anyone at the DNC, DCCC, or DSCC even thinking about this, or are they, at this late hour, still only concerned with ‘purity tests’ (that is, opposing primary candidates who want single payer)?
Maybe there’s a Democratic-aligned organization mobilizing to deal with the possible aftermath?
A competent political party would have a backup plan.
And the congregation responds: This is yet another reason why we can’t have nice things.