Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 3 months ago

With all of their voter suppression, why do the Republicans hate democracy so much?

The Texas Repubs have asked the State Supreme Court to invalidate 100,000 already cast ballots in Harris County because of the large number of non-white voters there.  In Florida (a kidnapped UPS mail track found with undelivered mail--again, not in a white rural area but in Miami).  In PENN, pretty much the same.  Why?

Update:

this hot off the presses:  Christian Sinner admits: 'Q-anon makes up things!' 

Update 2:

Out to lunch, what colleges are you talking about, that are so much better than the State ones?  You mean, like SMU in Dallas?  I know them, they aren't smart...

Update 3:

Against my better judgement, the NY TIMES yesterday ran a researched story asking the question 'Why do Republicans hate voters'?  okay, now you can go, 'yeah but the NY TIMES!  we got our Q-anon/Nat.Enquirer'right IT and CT?

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  • Yavan
    Lv 7
    3 months ago
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    Because their idea of governance is a return to aristocracy; the feudal system is their model. Rich guys can do whatever they want and the rest of you can shut up. This is their model. Forget the XIXnth century; Republican mentality is medieval.

    Democracy is this alien thing that is in the way of their "freedom" (the most twisted word in the conservative vocabulary). 

    (When a conservative says "freedom" they mean the "freedom" of the powerful to oppress. That's what they meant before the Civil War and that's what they mean now).

  • 3 months ago

    Funny how you don't supply sources for any of this.

  • Anonymous
    3 months ago

    Republicans have  become disenchanted with democracy because they often lose.  As just one metric, if we look at Presidential elections, the Republicans have lost the popular vote in six out of the last seven elections.  The last Republican to win the popular vote without having the benefit of being a sitting President or Vice President is Ronald Reagan back in 1980.  This is just one metric which has savvier Republicans, who recognize their weakness in the vote, thinking that maybe Democracy isn't a good thing. 

    They're especially nervous this time around in Texas.  The Lone Star state is one of two so far (Hawaii is the other) to have exceeded 100% of their 2016 vote.  That's probably bad for Republicans.  The state has, for a number of years now, been a majority minority state, meaning that white people make up less than 50% of the population.  Since minorities vote heavily in favor of Democrats, this should make Texas competitive.  But it's remained reliably Republican in the past because turnout is generally terrible in the state, particularly among groups which are presumed to lean Democratic, like Hispanic voters.  Some Texas Democrats have even said that the state is not so much a "red state" as a "non voting state", the theory being that if large numbers of Texans actually voted we'd see a much different political landscape.  Republicans are worried that these Democrats are right.  Recent years have given Democrats some cause for optimism.  In 2016, Trump beat Clinton by about 9% in Texas.  That seems like a decent margin until you realize that Mitt Romney beat Barack Obama by over 16% in 2012.  Then in 2018, Congressman Beto O'Rourke came within 2 points of unseating incumbent Senator Ted Cruz.  Now maybe that had something to do with O'Rourke's unusually charismatic campaign and Cruz being unpopular due to past criticism of Trump, but the race also had record turnout, with each candidate getting over 4 million votes, almost as many as were cast in the Presidential race two years earlier.  Republicans have been getting scared.  Current polling shows Biden essentially tied with Trump in Texas.  Democratic Senate candidate MJ Hagar trails Jon Cornyn, but she's just 7 points behind him in recent polls, as opposed to 2014 when Cornyn beat the Democrat by almost thirty points.  Democrats are also doing well in the Congressional races where Republicans expect that they may win as many as five seats in Texas!  And there's a real chance that Democrats could take back control of one house of the Texas state legislature.  So the Republicans are looking at all these indicators of Democratic competitiveness and then they're looking at this massive turnout, and they're worried.  They're going to try stuff to massage the vote.  Excluding 100,000 votes could make the difference between victory and disaster for Republicans in Texas.

  • ?
    Lv 7
    3 months ago

    Oh, please.  It's not the Republicans who are going to court to keep voter registration lists updated or wanting to have ballots sent out to everyone and then not require that the signatures on the returned ballots be verified.  This is another example of democrats accusing Republicans of things they are already doing themselves.

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  • Anonymous
    3 months ago

    "Democracy" is two wolves voting to have the one sheep for dinner.  The United States does NOT have a "Democratic" government.  We have a REPUBLIC.  If you didn't attend a government school, you'd know the difference.  What does you ignorance about our form of government have to do with voter suppression and undelivered mail?

  • 3 months ago

    Where's the source, Rusty? No source means it never happened.

    Why are Democrats pretending to care about democracy? All they want to do is to gain power and ruin it.

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  • 3 months ago

    Republicans claim they love the Bible & Constitution, but internally they think they know better how people should live, who they should love, etc.  If the majority wants universal health care, the majority is wrong in their eyes.  As far as the Bible's instructions on the poor, sick, imprisoned, etc - they ignore those parts of the Bible.

  • Anonymous
    3 months ago

    I don’t know why they hate it so much

    Source(s): Patricio Gomez
  • 3 months ago

    They know the only way they can win is to cheat.

  • Anonymous
    3 months ago

    The only honest answer they could have is: "yes we do, bleep you, anything to win, ain't it great!"  Way to go, anti-democratic and racist Republicans! 

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