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let's just keep the voters dumb

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    A Tennessee state GOP lawmaker has called for getting rid of the entire higher education system, asserting that such a move would “save America.”

    State Sen. Kerry Roberts made the remarks while speaking on his conservative talk radio show. He addressed his problems with the higher education system while discussing a recent legislative hearing focused on abortion legislation.

    https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/460632-tennessee-state-gop-lawmaker-says-getting-rid-of-higher-education-would

    Tennessee, you may remember, has the highest percentage of evangelical Christians in the entire country. For many years, it was illegal to discuss evolution in public schools, which eventually led to the "monkey trial" of 1925.

    The monkey trial became widely known due to the efforts of satirical writer H.L. Mencken.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H._L._Mencken

    If you read his bio in the link above, you'll realize that he had some strange ideas - but he predicted that a guy like Trump would eventually become president:

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    States like that as well Kentucky are ass backwards; even the education they get there is far below what it should be anyway.

    It is time fir these "evangelicals" to get "real" education; if not then I guess they should move to Guyana and "drink" the "potion" as served before by another nut head evangelical.

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    The GOP not only wants to keep voters dumb - the also want to keep them away from the polls entirely.

    Trump won the electoral college due to less than 100,000 votes over three swing states - Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin.

    He won Wisconsin by 23,000 votes, 47.2 % of a total of roughly 2.8 million votes. Obama won Wisconsin in 2012 by 6.9 percentage points.

    https://www.nytimes.com/elections/2016/results/wisconsin

    Now the bad news ...

    Paul Molloy, a Wisconsin judge, just ruled that up to 234,000 people must be removed from voter lists.

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2019/12/13/wisconsin-voter-registration-judge-orders-234-000-purged-rolls/2643852001/

    The case is being closely watched because of the state's critical role in next year's presidential race. Ozaukee County Judge Paul Malloy also denied the League of Women Voters of Wisconsin's petition to intervene.

    Lawyers for the League and for the Wisconsin Elections Commission indicated they will appeal and asked Malloy to stay his ruling pending those appeals, but he declined.

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    Yes, it won't happen in these States alone; see what happened in GA, FL, NC in 2016. In 2020 the "game" of voter repression will continue in full force, but likely much worse.

    Yes elections have consequences; they found out in Britain the hard way, if you lean too far left. I hope Biden Warren, Bernie get the message, but I doubt it.