If Republicans accuse you of something, there’s a good chance that they’ve at least thought about doing whatever it is. It’s even more likely that they’re doing that exact thing. One prime example is their routine whining about millions of people voting illegally for Democrats without being caught and leaving no evidence behind, while the very small number of instances where people have intentionally voted illegally almost exclusively involve Republican voters.
We’ve known that the GOP was behind several concerted efforts to cheat in the 2020 election or overturn the vote entirely in a number of key swing states – but the scale of their efforts is much greater than anyone anticipated, with one of their schemes being uncovered in Florida by the Miami Herald newspaper. It turns out that the Florida GOP – not just some electioneers or county officials – actively changed the registration status of hundreds of low-income voters to Republican without their knowledge or consent, with the party targeting voters living in neighborhoods with affordable housing.
Former Rep. Charlie Crist, a candidate for governor, has called on the DOJ to investigate further into what’s happening in the state, but the newspaper’s investigation shows a clear trend. It also underscores the significance of why we all need to volunteer to do our part, as we’re up against a party that will stop at nothing when it comes to winning. Stopping Republicans who are intent on stopping democracy comes down to voters who can stand up to them and drive up registration to keep them out of power.
James Sullivan is the assistant editor of Brain World Magazine and an advocate of science-based policy making