In the midst of…[gestures wildly at everything], we shouldn’t deny ourselves the pleasures of schadenfreude. As you might have guessed, this is a post about Donald Trump.
We go to the state of Georgia (boldface mine):
In an interview with WSB, [Georgia Secretary of State] Raffensperger said there were 24,000 Republicans in Georgia who voted in the June primaries, but “did not vote in the fall either.”
“They did not vote absentee because they were told by the president don’t go to absentee, it’s not secure,” Raffensperger said. “But then they did not come out and vote in person.”
“He would have won by 10,000 votes,” Raffensperger said. “He actually depressed, suppressed his own voting base.“
Womp womp. This should probably get more play, though it shouldn’t take away from the spectacular efforts of so many Georgia GOTV people.
(Akshually, a few of the Republicans might have changed their minds, but, even so, Raffensperger still is probably correct.)
People shouldn’t engage in voter suppression: I do want everyone to vote, even if they’re stupid, but when vote suppressors who have done horrible things screw themselves over, schadenfreude is ok. If it’s going to happen, might as well take down the cheating assholes who want to suppress voters.
Also, we’re really lucky Trump et alia are very stupid. I’m afraid the next crop won’t be quite as stupid.