On March 26, Watson appeared on WLOX-TV in Biloxi, Mississippi, to debate the dire scourge of “woke” school college students voting. This earned a stern rebuke from Ray Mabus, a Democrat who served as Mississippi’s governor from 1988-1992.
We’ll get to that in a second, however first, this fucking fopdoodle:
WATSON: “One factor that has slipped by, some people actually haven’t observed, there’s an govt order that got here out about two and a half weeks in the past coping with voter registration, principally using all of the federal businesses, universities, and faculties to register as many of us as they will through this automated voter registration. So you concentrate on on the coast, we’ve a hurricane, FEMA is available in, we get FEMA assist. On that FEMA utility now’s going to be an space for voter registration, an automated voter registration, except you decide out. So take into consideration all these woke school college college students now who will mechanically be registered to vote whether or not they wished to or not. Once more, in the event that they didn’t know to decide out they’re going to be mechanically registered to vote, after which they obtain this mail-in poll that they didn’t even in all probability know was coming as a result of they didn’t know they have been registered to vote. You get an uninformed citizen who might not be ready and able to vote. It mechanically will get pressured on them. ‘Hey, go make a selection.’”
Dude! There’s a historical past right here, and it doesn’t precisely make Mississippi look good, so Republicans ought to tread rigorously. As Mabus notes within the above tweet response, this smacks of literacy assessments and different vote-suppression measures which have historically been used to make sure that solely the
white “proper” folks vote.
Additionally, the concept that Republican voters are learning the “points” is patently absurd, except believing Donald Trump was despatched by God to close down that chain of child’s blood-themed Jamba Juices Hillary Clinton was planning to open within the D.C. metropolitan space by some means counts as an “concern.”
It’s fairly easy. Joe Biden and the Democrats need as many individuals as attainable to vote, on the speculation that an engaged citizens is an efficient factor. Republicans clearly concern voter participation, as a result of they know they’d have to alter their tune—and their pro-plutocrat insurance policies—if “woke” folks began taking part in overwhelming numbers.
Democrats need to increase voting entry and Biden’s govt order directs the top of every federal company to submit inside 200 days a plan that outlines how they will promote voter registration and participation.
This would come with rising on-line and social media info campaigns, in addition to distributing voter registration and vote-by-mail poll purposes.
The administration’s push comes as legislatures throughout the nation transfer to extend voting restrictions.
Hey, I get it: Watson doesn’t need “uninformed” residents voting. I hate to interrupt it to him, however that’s most of us. However I’m all for informing them. Perhaps we might funnel a few of that F-35 money into, you realize, edumacation. An excellent, complete, nationwide civics program can be an incredible begin.
Perhaps we must always have a nationwide referendum on this. The Trumpies can keep house if they need, as a result of that’s their constitutionally protected proper.
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