True the Vote is a Texas tea party organization “that has recruited volunteers nationwide to challenge voter rosters and work as poll watchers.” To learn more about them, go here. This self-appointed bunch of intimidators is doing everything they can to scare voters– who coincidentally don’t happen to agree with them –away from the ballot box.
While they’re doing that, GOP-controlled states are doing everything THEY can to make it impossible for people to register, mostly Democratic-leaning voters.
But there’s some good news, too, some very welcome, reassuring news. Volunteers have been coming out in droves to help people fight back. This is awesome:
Last year, Texas passed some of the worst anti-voter legislation of any state in the country. They enacted a voter ID law, which allowed voters to bring a gun license to the polls but not a student ID; it has since been blocked by the Department of Justice. In addition, they are on the leading edge of states passing new, onerous restrictions on voter registration groups like the League of Women Voters.
But as you can see in the video, a little organization can go a long way.
And this short clip also got me smiling. Rachel Maddow reminds us that there’s also the Go Vote NOW effort:
It’s good to see that this time around, the Dems are all over the voter suppression efforts, and that the Obama campaign’s ground game is in great shape. Let’s hope all of that can overcome the Republican effort to disenfranchise voters.
How patriotic of them to make every attempt to stop people from exercising their right to vote, and how adorable that they resort to lying, cheating, and stealing, because hey, that’s the American way!