Don’t forget that Republicans have created barriers to voting by pushing Voter ID laws. Indiana’s voter ID law, recently upheld by the Supreme Court, actually led to 90 year old nuns being turned away from the polls because they did not have valid drivers licenses. Ridiculous.
A recent NY Times story showed the next trick in the Repub playbook – require proof of citizenship to further restrict the franchise. Note how both this and the Indiana voter ID law put the burden of proof on the individual. Too bad we don’t have a right to vote in the Constitution.
Also, don’t forget the role Gay Marriage referendums played in mobilizing the right wing on 04 (13 states, I think). This could certainly be used to do the same with Illegal Immigration replacing Gay Marriage as the wedge issue.
Here’s the Times article:
Here’s the release from our friends a Demos: