Originally posted by mchill
Bill Clinton once said that "getting Democrats to agree on a course of action was like herding cats". That was the story of the election of 2016. Millions of registered Democrats didn't bother to vote on election day. Now Donald Trump is the President elect, and the Democrats are unhappy. It seems the Democrats will have to learn (once again) you might not li ...[text shortened]...
I've left a few posts in this forum about this already. Kris Kobach and his Interstate Crosscheck program made a list of 7.2 million likely Democrat voters who had "similar names" in several states, claiming they should all be taken off the voter rolls because they're "clearly" the same person voting many times in many states (regardless of these voters having different middle names, and of course different SSNs ). They approached the Republican governments in 24 states, and with the assistance of the Republican election officials, took these names off the voter rolls, and therefore denied these Democrat voters their Constitutionally-granted right to vote.
"Millions of registered Democrats didn't bother to vote on election day."
It wasn't that they "didn't bother to vote", it's that they were denied their right to vote by being stripped off the rolls.
"It seems the Democrats will have to learn (once again) you might not like everything in your candidate, but if you don't vote, you'll like the other choice even less."
It's not like these voters were given a choice.
"Democrats, stop blaming Trump, the electoral college, the RNC, etc. for this loss, this is YOUR fault."
No. The fault lies with Kris Kobach and his Interstate Crosscheck program, and the many Republican state election officials who went along with his outrageous plan to strip these Democrats from the rolls. Like I said in another thread, a good first step in investigating this would be to subpoena the head Election Official in those states who used the Interstate Crosscheck system.
"You folks had the votes to win, but millions of Democrats didn't bother to do so. Now quit sniveling and live with the consequences of your own inaction!"
It's one thing to be out-played by Kris Kobach and his pals, but it's insult added to injury to claim that these Democrats did not vote because they "didn't bother to do so".
7.2 million likely Democrat voters. It had to be so many because had these voters actually gotten to exercise their Constitutional right to vote, Hillary would have won, and in a landslide. This
is where the expected landslide disappeared to. The Republicans just refused to allow these registered voters, these American citizens, their right to vote.
And coming down on these disenfranchised voters for not voting, and not on the sick bastards who made sure they didn't
vote, is a case of ignorantly putting the cart before the horse.