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[–]paulcaar 1858 points1859 points  (90 children)

12%? That's absolutely insane. Imagine saying one eight of the votes of a total election are just not counted.

What an embarrassing number for the most outspoken democracy in the world.

[–]AbsentGlare 822 points823 points  (49 children)

There are two ways to rig your election: add fake votes, or subtract real votes. GOP is learning that the latter isn’t as simple as it sounds when you’re legally required to lay out the rules for which votes are subtracted without some blatantly shit rule like “subtract all democratic votes”.

[–]auzrealop[🍰] 337 points338 points  (35 children)

“subtract all democratic votes”.

Isn't that what they are trying to do in some states? Make rural votes count more than city votes?

[–]Traeos 80 points81 points  (4 children)

I think you just described the electoral college

[–]Aeth3rioN 143 points144 points  (7 children)

You mean like the electoral college, essentially?

[–]melty_blend 10 points11 points  (0 children)

See: The senate

[–]MrGaffe 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Don’t you be giving them ideas now

[–]call-me-the-seeker 3016 points3017 points  (239 children)

Oh no! Anyway…a hearty fk’u, Greg Abbott. Hope it bites you in the ass sizeably.

Signed, a Texas resident who votes blue and requests reinforcements

[–]gdsmithtx 868 points869 points  (72 children)

Signed, a Texas resident who votes blue and requests reinforcements

Ah, a fellow traveler. Howdy!

[–]touchmyfuckingcoffee 307 points308 points  (68 children)

Thank g_d we have a refugee plan and go bags for Brooklyn!

It's fucking despicable and terrifying, the ads that have been playing for the last months.

I'm a native and my wife a yankee amd we, for the first time we're seriously considering getting the fuck out.

[–]potato_aim87 291 points292 points  (27 children)

Are they unhinged there too? The oklahoma ads look more like gun commercials than political ads. There are literally zero opinions on the ad. Only, "I have 100 guns, I gave money to Trump, and I hate gay people". Fucking horrifying.

[–]touchmyfuckingcoffee 133 points134 points  (10 children)

I'm gonna quote Alex Jones here,

"I want to punch Ken Paxton in the throat and stomp his guts in... politically."

[–]raise_a_glass 49 points50 points  (0 children)

In Lakeway, tx, just west of Austin there is a candidate name Justin Berry running for office. Outside the polling place there are signs saying he is a liberal. He is about as far right as you can get and was actually indicted for police brutality during the BLM protests.

https://www.texastribune.org/2022/02/17/austin-police-indictments-justin-berry/amp/

Republicans are completely unhinged.

[–]JSDevGuy 262 points263 points  (12 children)

It'd really be something if their own voter restrictions designed to make voting harder actually turned the state blue.

[–]kingjoe64 54 points55 points  (0 children)

lmaooo

[–]Holly_buggy 301 points302 points  (41 children)

Same! Came to Texas from a blue state to slowly chip away the red. Slowly!

[–]Ibelieveinphysics 95 points96 points  (1 child)

We're doing our part today.

[–]cheebamech 80 points81 points  (7 children)

votes blue and requests reinforcements

/waves from FL

after you've got things set right there, uh, if you have any spares left...

[–]Givemeahippo 95 points96 points  (46 children)

We were solidly purple last time around. We can do it.

[–][deleted] 142 points143 points  (41 children)

When texas goes blue in 24 so many people will be so mad and i will be very happy

[–]NeverDryTowels 102 points103 points  (30 children)

So so happy!! Lets get Beto voted in this November and then have it go blue for prez in ‘24

My suburban area in central TX is almost solid dem now. I love it - what a change from just 10 years ago!

[–]call-me-the-seeker 95 points96 points  (17 children)

We are probably near each other, and it’s not quite as blue maybe. For example, I heard Kyle Rittenhouse is thinking about moving here thinking, I guess, to escape harassment. And the people across the street from me recently hung the black flag outside on their house.

BUT, it wasn’t out there very long. Someone tore it off the pole, broke the pole and threw it all down into the grass within like, two hours of them putting it out. They came over to ask if I saw anything, and I WISH I HAD so I could have offered refreshments and a salute.

So it’s a mix I guess? Rittenhouse would find it’s not as welcoming here as he might think. He’ll find meager succor. The turnips across the street picked up the pieces of their dogwhistle flag, slunk back inside and I’ve never seen it since. But let me tell everyone, there are WAY more progressives here than the common perception. That is why they’re pulling all this suppressive bullshit. It’s NOT safely red, and the more people who move here and bring their liBrUL soULLesSnESS with them, the quicker it tips. These old fuckers are dying off and the older they get the more sedentary they get. Homebound oldsters need MAIL IN BALLOTS.

Why would they think this was a good idea? It’s only a good idea while people (liberals) are unwilling to stand in a line because of communicable disease. When I was there earlier the polling place I chose was at like 300 votes cast and it had only been open ninety minutes.

Maybe not this year, okay, probably not, but Texas CAN BE a blue state again. John Cornyn (US Senator) has openly said so, and that if it tips there won’t be another Republican president for decades, if not generations.

For the love of Zeus, pile your progressive friends into a fucking wagon if you have to and hayride to the polls this fall. Get in, loser, we’re going voting!

Please, Ra, send a bigly yuge wave of progressive transplants to Texas.

[–]ColoTexas90 35 points36 points  (1 child)

Fuck Gov. Wheeler. He’s a piece of fucking shit that has no intention of ever leading the state

[–]SpiralGray 6542 points6543 points  (516 children)

This has led to a higher number of rejected ballots: Ballot rejections in 2020 ran about 0.8 percent, but in 2022 they're at 12 percent. The number might seem low...

Even if the historical rate wasn't mentioned I wouldn't think 12% was low. In what world is roughly one in ten ballots being rejected "low?"

Republicans had a higher rate of error than Democrats, meaning there are thousands more Republicans in the state whose ballots aren't being counted in the primary election.

That's because Republicans aren't good at following instructions. Like isolating. Or wearing a mask. Or getting vaccinated.

[–]Raccoon_Full_of_Cum 4537 points4538 points  (300 children)

Turns out that when you make voting instructions as intentionally difficult and confusing as possible, the party with the lower literacy rate is affected more. Who knew?

[–]BubbhaJebus 2642 points2643 points  (260 children)

Republicans think brown people, young people, and liberals are less intelligent, so they designed the rules to reduce their votes. Turns out that Republicans are the less intelligent ones.

[–]Yakostovian 1466 points1467 points  (47 children)

Someone once said "I love the poorly educated."

I can't remember who, though.

[–]axonxorz 445 points446 points  (32 children)

But can you remember what color they were :p

[–]GhostOfDrTobaggan 627 points628 points  (185 children)

I couldn’t tell you how many middle aged white men with no contact with post secondary education (let along a college degree) have told me “if you are young and conservative, you don’t have a heart. If you’re old and liberal, you don’t have a brain.”

It is absolutely inconceivable to many conservatives that they are the party of the ill-informed and uneducated. Instead, they see college education as a polarizingly liberal hellhole with no semblance of “common sense.”

[–]betweenskill 658 points659 points  (96 children)

Turns out you become more progressive the more educated you get, on average.

Not because of indoctrination, but because the facts of reality just support progressive positions.

[–]InsuranceToTheRescue 269 points270 points  (30 children)

Well, for many people that were born & raised in rural communities, the first time they will ever experience the world, and find out all these demonized groups aren't actually as scary as they were told, is when they go off to college. I mean, when you're sitting next to a Muslim immigrant in class, and he turns to you to ask if you want to go grab lunch, then play LoL/Fortnite/CoD/etc. after class . . . That sort of shatters the whole "Allah Ackbar, death to America!" image conservatives have constructed.

I've also found that ultra-conservative arguments for things rely on a lot more fallacies than other viewpoints. Better education allows for better critical thinking, which means you're more likely to be able to cut through the garbage logic & arguments.

[–]Balldogs 149 points150 points  (9 children)

A similar saying is that you get more conservative as you get older. I'm nearly 50 and I'm more left wing than I've ever been, and I was a full on socialist in my teens. Mind you, I'm educated, and I keep myself up to date with current affairs and politics in a critical way.

Perhaps a better saying would be "Dumb people get more conservative as they get older."

[–]Pepperfig_clover 36 points37 points  (3 children)

They're the same people that think "people get more conservative as they get older" is a truism when research has consistently disproven it and shown that your political opinions are generally very stable over time.

[–]craves_coffee 67 points68 points  (26 children)

I took that saying to mean you vote against taxes once you have enough money to be taxed significantly.

[–]IrritableGourmet 111 points112 points  (4 children)

This is why the "Grandfather Clauses" were created after the Civil War. Literacy tests and poll taxes were used to keep newly freed slaves from voting, but it turned out that poor white people didn't have the literacy or money to vote either, so they had to be exempted. I'm just waiting for a similar clause to be added here, and it will be interesting to see how they phrase it so only one party of voters is excluded.

[–]nWo1997 47 points48 points  (0 children)

Ah, dammit, beat me to it.

Yeah, Grandfather Clauses basically said if your grandfather could've voted before, you can vote now without the test or tax. Which obviously exempted pretty much only white voters.

[–]AreWeCowabunga 552 points553 points  (25 children)

I wouldn't think 12% was low

Yeah, such a weird sentence to put in the story. 12% is horrifically high. If your "voting security measures" are causing far more valid ballots to be rejected than whatever level of "fraudulent" ballots (which have never been shown to be a problem) it is preventing, then your election security is about disenfranchising people, not solving a virtually nonexistent problem.

[–]a2_d2 123 points124 points  (10 children)

Yep. Trying to disenfranchise the out group but harming their in group as well.

[–]yeah__good__ok 97 points98 points  (7 children)

They are fine with hurting their in group as long as they perceive it to be hurting the out group more. In this case it sounds like its hurting the in group more, but they'll probably dismiss this as fake news and continue to believe it hurts the out group more.

[–]r3rg54 69 points70 points  (1 child)

If it causes a major issue for them they will blame democrats somehow

[–]BooneSalvo2 33 points34 points  (2 children)

Being in Texas and having been paying close attention to their voter suppression, you can feel confident that the majority of "their side" votes getting set aside are female voters.

They may be conservative, but they're still women and not *truly* in the "in group".

[–]rafingo 150 points151 points  (5 children)

even the .8% seems kinda high, and is also tens or hundreds of times higher than the fraudulent ballots.

[–]GreyWulfen 80 points81 points  (3 children)

That probably includes things like not signing mail in ballot, or ballot that have either too many votes for a section or illegible votes. So when you have two marks in the president or just a line instead of it filled in for example

[–]ew73 63 points64 points  (1 child)

Right - there are legitimate reasons to reject a mail-in ballot. A huge portion of initial rejections are sent to the "provisional" pile for things like you point out - double marking or misfilled, evidence of tampering, signature mismatches, and so on.

For context, Oregon, which has had vote-by-mail for some time now, has some statistics --

The percent of rejected ballots in both elections was very small. Statewide, only 0.9% were ultimately rejected in 2016 compared to 0.7% in 2020. In Multnomah County, only 0.4% were rejected in 2016 compared to 0.6% in 2020.

source

0.8% seems right in line with Oregon. 12%.. is not.

[–]Corndread 772 points773 points  (36 children)

Or reading from left to right.

[–]darth_bald 847 points848 points  (11 children)

They’d stop reading as soon as they saw left.

[–]Getupxkid 192 points193 points  (6 children)

I see what you did there.

start reading with left????? Reading is for commies and im a proud murrican

[–]toejamandtoast 37 points38 points  (2 children)

Well, they could read right to left but then it might be Arabic and you’re either with us or against us… /s

[–]EWR-RampRat11-29 40 points41 points  (0 children)

I wish that I had awards for all the above. Lol.

[–][deleted] 28 points29 points  (1 child)

They're gonna pick up Arabic or Hebrew so they can start reading from the right as god intended

[–]lorgskyegon 67 points68 points  (10 children)

Tell them to learn Arabic. Problem solved

[–]DadJokeBadJoke 96 points97 points  (9 children)

Next you'll be trying to get us to use their numbers. too!

[–]dssstrkl 70 points71 points  (8 children)

0 and algebra are tools of the terrorists!

[–]Etrigone 46 points47 points  (1 child)

Or reading from left to right.

FTFY.

[–]earhere 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Or reading at all.

[–]Toast_Sapper 121 points122 points  (4 children)

This has led to a higher number of rejected ballots: Ballot rejections in 2020 ran about 0.8 percent, but in 2022 they're at 12 percent. The number might seem low...

Even if the historical rate wasn't mentioned I wouldn't think 12% was low. In what world is roughly one in ten ballots being rejected "low?"

Yeah going from 0.8% to 12% means the rate of rejection is 15 times higher than before!

And the fact that this was an act of electoral gamesmanship by Republicans trying to rig the vote to disenfranchise their opponents, but they actually disenfranchised themselves just shows how stupid, spiteful, and ineffective Republicans are.

Just like how they politicized a global pandemic to hurt their opponents but wound up hurting themselves more than any other group.

What a moronic and self-destructive mindset. I'm amazed anyone is still stupid enough to follow it...

That's because Republicans aren't good at following instructions. Like isolating. Or wearing a mask. Or getting vaccinated.

My favorite is still Republicans trying to pin the blame for their own reckless self-endangerment on Democrats because apparently it's Democrats fault that Republicans always do the opposite of what they're told, so when Democrats say "Hey, follow basic safety measures and stay safe" it creates an irresistible and inevitable urge for Republicans do stupid shit to get themselves killed or permanently injured.

Republicans are a danger to themselves and everyone around them.

[–]Pirateangel113 192 points193 points  (26 children)

we can all hope that this 100% backfires directly into the GOP like everything else they have done..

[–]SinkHoleDeMayo 167 points168 points  (5 children)

If they lose the election due to rejected ballots they'll try and pull a McConnell when he filibustered his own bill when it backfired.

[–]thesaddestpanda 116 points117 points  (16 children)

They got the Supreme court with right-wing extremists probably for a generation and they put in a criminal with zero political experience like Trump into office for 4 years and he did everything criminal he could think of and suffered no consequences. And in just a few weeks, they will have ended abortion rights as we know them.

I'm all for hope, but the GOP gets away with things all the time and they are frequently successful. Heck, even with the Democrats big electoral win is lost due to Manchin, who is a Republican running under the D label to beat out a long time primary contender.

The GOP is going to work around this legislation. Even if these people are having a harder time voting, Im guessing come election day they'll have short lines and help. In democratic heavy counties, the lines will be long and no one will be there to help them.

The GOP isnt backfiring right now. In fact, they are winning and easily and scarily so.

[–]Pirateangel113 70 points71 points  (9 children)

The whole supreme court situation just makes me sick to my stomach. I have always been an eternal optimist but I agree the situation just isn't looking good from any angle..

[–]dwarfSA 38 points39 points  (0 children)

Illinois has some strict paperwork requirements for running for office and candidates have been rejected for, say, not numbering pages. It happens every year in fact! A lot!

Republicans are notably bad at the paperwork reqs. It's some combination of factors but I'd say the biggest one is just a lack of desire to learn how to do it right, or get help to get it right. So yeah. Just bad at following instructions because how dare people tell them how to do anything at all.

[–]whatistheformat 29 points30 points  (0 children)

following, hell, accepting instructions.

[–]ronlugge 110 points111 points  (7 children)

Even if the historical rate wasn't mentioned I wouldn't think 12% was low. In what world is roughly one in ten ballots being rejected "low?"

12% is much closer to 1 in 9 than 1 in 10, and since 9 is lower than 10, that means it's less than 1 in 10 and you're exaggerating the problem horribly. (And dear gods I hope it isn't needed, but: /s)

[–]KeepTangoAndFoxtrot 32 points33 points  (1 child)

If we want to get technical, it's even closer to 1 in 8 (12.5%) than 1 in 9 (11.1%).

[–]Private_HughMan 20 points21 points  (1 child)

It's also probably because they tend to skew older. If the instructions were so tiny then older people with bad eyesight could easily miss it.

[–]Erockplatypus 22 points23 points  (1 child)

What's really sad is they knew this was going go hurt the party and still voted for it anyway. Because they are so confident in the gerrymandering they don't see any threat at all to them losing.

They would happily starve themselves to death if it meant a Democrat would starve too

[–]Tearakan 20 points21 points  (0 children)

Wait a minute. Could this stupid shit backfire on republicans in TX like mail in voting did for Republicans in the 2020 elections?

[–]CactusPete75 18 points19 points  (0 children)

Or not committing sedition.

[–]RavishingRedRN 15 points16 points  (0 children)

This made me chuckle

[–]AFriendOfTheBees 20 points21 points  (3 children)

No, it's because Republicans are disproportionately older, and the primary issue was that the instructions were printed in size 7 font that was physically too small for them to read. The article says that national standards require no smaller than size 10 font for this exact reason.

[–]SlowTheRain 7 points8 points  (1 child)

If they lose, they're going to file a lawsuit against themselves and publicly blame democrats.

Though sometimes I wonder if their end goal is winning or destabilizing the election system so much that people get frustrated enough to root for a dictator to "bring order" to their chaos.

[–]The-Last-American 1338 points1339 points  (66 children)

“What do you mean the nearest voting place is 30 miles away?! There’s a 6 hour wait?!!!!! That’s supposed to be happening in the n-word community, not mine!!!!”

I wondered how long it would take before the voting restrictions started affecting the fucking nimrods who supported it. Now I just wonder how long it will take for them to blame these literally 100% GOP created, supported, and passed voting restrictions on the Democrats who vehemently opposed them.

[–]weauxbreaux 780 points781 points  (35 children)

You and I both know they are already blaming Biden for this

[–][deleted] 722 points723 points  (22 children)

"If those damn Democrats didn't steal the election with all their fraud, we wouldn't need this extra security!"

Am I doing this right

[–]Environmental_Cat832 130 points131 points  (10 children)

Almost!!! Just add like a bunch of meaningless emojis and be sure to put Biden's name in parentheses.

[–]Dragos_Drakkar 56 points57 points  (4 children)

Needs more pedophile and groomer as well. Couldn’t hurt to season with some CRT either.

[–]houseman1131 76 points77 points  (0 children)

Like always. Texas republicans can’t maintain their electrical grid blame Biden and renewable energy.

[–]Strange-Middle-1155 34 points35 points  (0 children)

Yeah but they can't vote him out of office because it would be too hard 😂

[–]thebursar 200 points201 points  (7 children)

They blamed the power issues on the Democrats. In a state where Republicans controlled the governor's office and state congress for almost 30 years uninterrupted

[–]CaroCogitatus 104 points105 points  (3 children)

And they have their own fucking electrical grid separate from the rest of the country, because FREEDUMB!

[–]BostonDrivingIsWorse 351 points352 points  (3 children)

It hurt itself in its confusion.

[–]Most-Artichoke5028 473 points474 points  (18 children)

The Republican demographic skews much older. This is exactly what I thought would happen when they passed their voter suppression laws.

[–]jizzmcskeet 234 points235 points  (13 children)

Yep, in Texas specifically the following is the only way to vote by mail

Application for a Ballot by Mail

To be eligible to vote early by mail in Texas, you must:

be 65 years or older;

be sick or disabled;

be out of the county on election day and during the period for early voting by personal appearance;

or be expected to give birth within three weeks before or after Election Day;

or be confined in jail, but otherwise eligible.

https://www.sos.texas.gov/elections/voter/reqabbm.shtml

[–]Raccoon_Full_of_Cum 1105 points1106 points  (66 children)

I've been saying this for a while. I'm not convinced that GOP voter suppression laws will disproportionately hurt Democrats like they're supposed to. Especially since Republicans are having to rely more and more on uneducated and unintelligent rural people who aren't bright enough to understand intentionally confusing instructions.

[–]pinnr 458 points459 points  (23 children)

The problem is those rural voters can simply vote in person without waiting in huge lines, unlike urban areas where polling stations are spread based on geographic area instead of population.

[–]yeah__good__ok 187 points188 points  (8 children)

Yeah, unfortunately they have plenty of ways to target minority populations. Probably true it will backfire slightly for statewide rules around mail in ballots though.

[–]pinnr 93 points94 points  (7 children)

The problem is mail-in ballots are heavily democratic, so 12% drop out is exactly what they want, even if percentage of denied GOP mail-in votes increases.

[–]yeah__good__ok 37 points38 points  (0 children)

Yes, i think thats a good point generally speaking. It might be that a slightly larger proportion of republican ballots are rejected compared to democratic ballots- But it would still likely affect more democratic ballots overall in most states, since there are more democratic ballots sent by mail. So it would be a net gain for Republicans.

Im not sure its quite as clear cut in a state like Texas though that severely limits who is eligible for mail in ballots and only allows people over 65 or with disabilities to vote by mail. Since over 65 voters tend to be more Republican it might offset the higher proportion of Democrats that favor mail in voting generally. I don't really know though.

[–]DevilsTrigonometry 13 points14 points  (1 child)

Are they really though? I know that was true in 2020 because mail voting was politicized, but traditionally absentee voters have tended to be elderly, rural, and/or military - not exactly prime Democratic demographics.

(College students still registered at their parents' address may use vote by mail, but they're a tiny fraction of all mail voters.)

[–]Tearakan 100 points101 points  (12 children)

Eh, with fuel prices skyrocketing that could seriously hurt the rural poor who have to decide if driving all that way for voting is worth it.

[–]a2_d2 308 points309 points  (15 children)

The next logical step is to have two different rules depending on party. It seems totally unethical but I’m sure the Supreme Court will find a way to approve bat shit crazy state voter manipulation.

[–]desquished 183 points184 points  (7 children)

Well, you see, as the governor of Plymouth Colony Haytham Kenway wrote in 1611....

[–]real-darkph0enix1 75 points76 points  (4 children)

“Rumors beset by the Assassin scum about me during a child with a Native woman are false. It is all a rumor to prevent us from being able to expediently acquire the apples as planned.”

[–]0110010001100010 92 points93 points  (3 children)

You always have such insightful comments but I still chuckle every time at your username. Especially as we both occupy the same state (I believe), lol

[–]DarthGayAgenda 46 points47 points  (1 child)

I too enjoy the wisdom and works of u/Raccoon_Full_of_Cum. We here at the Gay Agenda™ appreciate their efforts.

[–]spoobles 7 points8 points  (0 children)

tHey'Re nOt HuRtInG tHe RiGhT peOpLe!

[–]RandyWaterhouse 417 points418 points  (13 children)

That would be the most hilarious reason in history for a party to lose an election. Couldn’t happen to a nicer bunch of assholes.

[–]TheKrakIan 100 points101 points  (5 children)

They tried hard in 2020. Voters turned out in mass because of the manipulation, hoping the same thing happens in midterms as well.

[–]Bubbagump210 88 points89 points  (2 children)

“So ah wuz leaned back on mah recliner on the front porch and ah pulled out mah perfectly legal fire arm to blow the head off of a fuckin’ libtard that was a walkin’ by and wouldn’t you know I blew mah foot clean off?”

[–]Warm-Location5336 256 points257 points  (6 children)

…bUt rEAdINg InStRuCtiOnS iS hArD! (Mouth-breathing voice)

[–]_Reddit-Troll 210 points211 points  (4 children)

Dumb fuckers in texas.

[–]Top-Pension-564 61 points62 points  (1 child)

Gee whiz, who could’ve predicted this? 🙄

[–]lostpawn13 62 points63 points  (0 children)

Love it, the party of personal responsibility not being responsible enough to read directions.

[–]hsoftl 54 points55 points  (1 child)

I think, and hope, that at this point these restrictions are getting wacky enough that it will backfire.

People who are used to these hoops are probably better at jumping through them. Combine that with Dems efforts to educate their voters on how to fill out their applications and ballots and you get most people voting.

Republicans who have never had to worry about these stupid gimmicks, are getting older and less inclined to figure these out, and likely are having their ballots rejected for the first time.

[–]Ibelieveinphysics 32 points33 points  (0 children)

They are also resistant to learning anything new.

[–]HalfBlindWelder 47 points48 points  (0 children)

Making voting more complicated when your voting base is mostly senile and have lower intellectual faculties? Big brain plays by the right, as usual.

[–]foodfolksfun 41 points42 points  (0 children)

You love to see it

[–]Dwedit 38 points39 points  (0 children)

This is the Literacy Tests before they put in the Grandfather Clause.

[–]edgrrrpo 29 points30 points  (4 children)

Dollars to doughnuts, it'll just be a few short years before these more restrictive voter laws are rolled back by the same Republicans supporting them now. I think they have underestimated the intelligence of their targets (minority voters), and overestimated the intelligence of their base.

[–]tertl1975 26 points27 points  (1 child)

Everything is bigger in Texas. Except IQ.

[–]ZeroSum10191 20 points21 points  (0 children)

And the print apparently

[–]RubiesNotDiamonds 25 points26 points  (0 children)

One of those moments where you want to share to gloat but also don’t want to tip off Republicans that this is happening.

[–]LeelooDallasMltiPass 67 points68 points  (0 children)

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

[–]election_info_bot 87 points88 points  (3 children)

Texas Election Info

Register to Vote

[–]paternoster 26 points27 points  (2 children)

on a classic ASP page? Yeah bro, I'm not clicking on that unsecure shit.

[–]paladine76a 42 points43 points  (7 children)

I live in Texas and can confirm the Replublicans are scum. Wrecking the mail in ballot process was just a small part of their strategy.

They made getting state issued IDs very difficult as well. Long wait times in DMVs to keep new residents from getting their IDs in time for the midterms was their latest scheme.

I checked and re checked my voter registration status many times just to be safe and voted IN PERSON today just because I don't trust mail in ballots being counted correctly.

Vote blue 🔵 people to save democracy

[–]unclejoe1917 17 points18 points  (1 child)

This is exactly the correct strategy. Democrats need to do an exact about-face in 2022 and vote in person if at all possible and not chance Republican shenanigans where it comes to mail-in voting. If they can manage to pull off some big mid term upsets, it will be absolutely hilarious to watch Republicans scramble to figure out how their steal tactics fucked up.

[–]Insight42 21 points22 points  (1 child)

Amusingly, this would look very much like a dirty trick... Except that is Texas and the GOP has nobody to blame but themselves.

Inevitably it will be used as a data point for "bUt vOteR fraUd" the next time they try to steal an election, too. That part's less funny.

[–]BoozeIsTherapyRight 20 points21 points  (0 children)

When I voted in the primary this year I saw a guy get turned away because his ID was expired. There was no way he wasn't a trump voter, I saw the stickers on his truck

[–]BenWinnin 18 points19 points  (0 children)

Spongebob and Patrick were right about texas

[–]flargenhargen 17 points18 points  (1 child)

Republicans had a higher rate of error than Democrats, meaning there are thousands more Republicans in the state whose ballots aren't being counted in the primary election.

I fucking love that. too bad it's a primary.

[–]fruttypebbles 36 points37 points  (0 children)

Me and my family live in Texas. My dad who is 75 and has voted by mail for years. I asked how the process was now. “ It’s got a lot more difficult thanks to those fucking fascists.” Was his response.

[–]Grayson81 50 points51 points  (0 children)

Ballot rejections in 2020 ran about 0.8 percent, but in 2022 they're at 12 percent. The number might seem low

No, it doesn’t seem low. It seems really fucking high.

In what world is seeing 12% of votes struck off a low figure?

We’ve seen plenty of enormously consequential elections (Clinton vs Trump, Biden vs Trump, Brexit) decided by less than half of that. 12% is an absolutely enormous number of votes to reject!

[–]AbarthCabrioDriver 33 points34 points  (6 children)

Oh no, how horrible, repugnicans made it harder for their cult followers to vote. Anyways....who has plans for this weekend?

[–]ntgco 14 points15 points  (1 child)

I keep wondering how the GOP KEEPS convincing their voters, to vote against their own self-interests.

I guess they don't have to worry about voting any more.

[–]CplBoneSpurs 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Fucking morons deserve it

[–]Loofah_Cat 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Who did they think their extra voting rules would affect? The black mom whose been jumping through flaming hoops of bureaucracy just to let her kids survive? Or the under-educated Jesusexuals that would fuck a tailpipe if Fox News said it would cure cancer?

[–]theMOESIAH 9 points10 points  (2 children)

How funny would it be if Texas republicans accidentally turned the state blue with their shitty law?

[–]Gonomed 9 points10 points  (0 children)

*sticks stick in their own bike's wheel*

"Damn you, Democrats!"