Monday, November 5, 2012
Is This Happening?
Holy cow. Is this happening?
In a day or so, we'll know what the future is going to look like.
If the Republicans steal this election, and put the model used by Nate Silver to shame, and prove everyone wrong by virtue of their skillful theft, well, hold on for a bumpy ride. And I don't think there's anyone who doesn't realize that, yep, they have been trying to steal it for months and months--years and years--and they are going to try to steal the election tomorrow.
By steal it, I mean by disenfranchisement. And if you disenfranchise one voter, you violate a principle of democracy that we should be trying to uphold in these times. We should be elevating the rights of voters to a level not seen before in human history. We should have a comprehensive Federal standard for registering to vote and then voting for the candidate of a person's choice. We should have a standard that lights the way for all other democracies.
We don't have that now. We may never have it. But we should have it.
Tomorrow will prove that.