[Rachel Maddow explores the Florida GOP's systematic attempts to reduce the number of people who are registered to vote, to make it harder to stay registered, to reduce the number of hours of early voting, and to force thousands of people to vote by provisional ballot rather than have their votes counted as ordinary votes.
Ohio's immoral GOP Secretary of State now proposes to change the State's "winner take all" system for electoral votes to one based on gerrymandered districts. If in effect in 2012, this would have resulted in Obama winning the popular vote but Ohio awarding Romney 12 electoral votes, to Obama's 6.
Wisconsin has had same day voter registration since 1976. But GOP Governor Scott Walker wants to scrap that law. Why? Because "urban" Milwaukee had 87% turnout and same day voter registration was also popular with college students during the efforts to recall Walker.
As Rachel's guest journalist E.J. Dionne points out, for Republicans to have won the last election, they would have needed to convert just 4 out of 100 voters to switch to their candidate. But rather than trying to compete for votes by offering better ideas than the Democrats, or by trying to appeal to a broader range of voters than just white men, Republican leaders in Florida, Ohio and Wisconsin are simply trying to prevent their own citizens from voting.
These efforts have absolutely nothing to do with voter fraud, which was essentially non-existent anyway. They have everything to do with trying to prevent voters that the GOP perceives to be Democrat-friendly from exercising their Constitutional rights.
How much more unAmerican and anti-democratic can you get?]