Category Archives: Voting

Fighting Fire with Fire When It Comes to Voter Suppression

So, I really don’t think Democrats should figure out how to suppress Republican voters–no one should be suppressing anyone else’s vote. But if Democrats did, that probably would force Republicans to get on board with a voting rights act–or enough … Continue reading

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Legalizing Undemocracy

With hundreds of thousands needlessly dead from COVID-19, it’s hard to say we got lucky with Trump. But when it comes to authoritarianism, we were fortunate in that he is lazy, impulsive, and ignorant. But this is the 2024 scenario … Continue reading

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The Politics of a Radical Minority

As I often note on this blog, if you want to understand what the Republican Party actually wants, is, and likes, then you have to look at the local and state level Republicans, since they usually say the quiet part … Continue reading

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Some Friday Schadenfreude: the Voter Suppression Edition

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 … Continue reading

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My Election Night HAWT TAEK

In no particular order: While I wanted a decisive win election night, the only unpredicted Republican pickup is NE-02 (I think Democrats won the electoral college vote, but failed to pick up the House seat), which would be nice to … Continue reading

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My 2020 Presidential Prediction

Because why not? I sincerely hope I’m underestimating Biden’s chances. Also, the Electoral College is fucking stupid. Stay safe out there.

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Polls and the Republican Judiciary’s Electoral Mulligan

Over the last couple weeks, a fair number of Professional Politics Knowers have opined that rank-and-file Dems are being a bit silly in their worries that the polls are overstating Biden’s lead over Trump. That particular bit of ‘wisdom’ is … Continue reading

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2020 Electoral Endorsements: National and D.C.

Which, as always, should be seen as an indication of how I’ll probably vote… Anyway, since lots of D.C. residents are voting early this year, there’s no time like the present to fire off some endorsements. One thing I’m going … Continue reading

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Mail-In Ballot Rejection, Caucuses and an Incompetent Political Party

One point I’ve made about mail-in balloting is that there’s a lot of fiddly things that can be done incorrectly. Well-intentioned people would look past these things, but since Republicans are involved, voters mailing in ballots better dot all their … Continue reading

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One Reason Voting by Mail Worries Me

It’s kinda tricky. Ed at Gin and Tacos makes a very good point about voting by mail (boldface mine): Many years ago I taught a very large lecture course and to facilitate grading 400 exams I asked the students to … Continue reading

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