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Defending the republic from the likes of Kimberly Prude.

On Election Day, I remember, in the city of Portland, Multnomah County—I’m going to mispronounce the name—but there were four of voting places in the city, for those of you who don’t get the ballots, well, we had to put out 100 lawyers that day in Portland, because we had people showing up with library cards, voting at multiple places.

I mean, why was it that those young people showed up at all four places, showing their library card from one library in the Portland area? I mean, there’s a problem with this.

Karl Rove

“There were no voting locations in the county in 2000,” he explains. “It was all strictly by mail. This was the first election after vote-by-mail passed, and everything was mailed in. People could go into the county elections office to pick up their ballot if they didn’t receive one, but there weren’t other locations to drop them off.”

As for the bizarre library card claim, “I have no idea what he’s talking about. A library card has nothing to do with people being able to vote.”

Scott Moore, quoting Multnomah County Elections Director John Kauffman

It bears repeating: Republicans depend on preventing as many people as possible from voting. —The New York Times details some of the collateral damage in this foul, anti-American quest for permanent hegemony: folks deported and rotting in jail for filling out the wrong form at the wrong time. Josh Marshall puts the damage in perspective.

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