Despite Tony’s endorsement, I’m not loving Stay Red Kansas. Tony thinks it’s written by insiders, but I see a lot of juvenile errors, and I almost suspect that it’s a new venture by the gang from Fire Kansas Democrats. The mistakes they make are basic, like claiming that the RNC would kick in funds for a Senate race, when the National Republican Senate Campaign would do that.
One thing that isn’t juvenile is their distaste for voting:
In fact, the voting process is so ridiculously unregulated in our humble state of Kansas, that so long as a name, address and birth date are memorized, you can waltz right in and pull a lever however you may choose. Sad, but oh so true.
Why is this sad? It isn’t clear. In the one election close enough that vote fraud might have interfered with the result, there was a long court case which ultimately concluded, in SRK’s words “There were two instances of illegal votes that were ultimately dismissed by a Johnson County Judge for their lack of validity.” That’s it.
Vote suppression is a standard part of the GOP platform. Requiring voters to show ID at the polling place and making it harder to register to vote are sadly reminiscent of the poll tax and Jim Crow laws which disenfranchised racial minorities and poor voters in general, in the old South.
Sadly, there are a plethora of media personalities that have entered into personal crusades designed to give anyone and everyone an opportunity to cast a ballot
Horrors! When will we learn from our Republican masters that the vote is only for people who look like SRK?
In any event, don’t forget to vote today. It’ll piss off a Republican.