• Ohio Election Officials Not Even Trying to Hide Their Politics Anymore

    Remember back when politicians used talk all fancy and whatnot to try to dazzle you out of understanding that they were trying to screw you over? It was annoying, but at least I felt like I was getting a show.

    Now, it seems they're not even trying to try to make the effort. Quite frankly, I feel dirty

    "I guess I really actually feel we shouldn’t contort the voting process to accommodate the urban — read African-American — voter-turnout machine," said Doug Preisse, chairman of the county Republican Party and elections board member who voted against weekend hours, in an email to The Dispatch. "Let's be fair and reasonable."

    I don't know what I find more offensive in that quote, that this guy considers making polling places accessible to more eligible voters to be a contortion of Democracy, or that he that he's too dumb to even attempt to hide his bigotry. Dude, this is what they invented code words for! They made up the word "urban" so that people like you wouldn't have to say "African-American."

    It'd be like saying, "My brother is a little artistic. And by 'artistic,' I mean homosexual. And by 'homosexual,' I mean that he likes to have sex with other men. And by 'sex with other men,' I mean–" We got it! We got it! You can put away the easel and the pointer, the diagrams are superfluous.

    Tags: Ohio, Voter Suppression


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