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Sunday, August 18, 2013

Voters Rights and The Ease Of Voting


A Country Road After A Heavy Shower

"Let us admit that a general downpour for three or four days before election will rob 100,000 intelligent farmers of their votes;  and that many a state government has been changed by a change in the weather, and that many a public officer whom the people did not want has been lifted into place by a lingering equinox."
Picture drawn from a photograph in possession of the publisher.

Country Roads, Isaac B. Potter
Google Books

Back in the day, it was important for good government to ensure that as many citizens as possible exercised their franchise.

Today, right wing politics takes the opposite stance, and creates what appear to be imaginary cases of "voter fraud" in an effort to disenfranchise.

History - among other things - will judge us.


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