Thomas Jefferson said, “We do not have government by the majority. We have government by the majority who participate.”
The Republican controlled Monmouth County Board of Freeholders and Republican controlled governing bodies in Colts Neck, Freehold Township and Millstone Township want to limit voter participation.
They cite “dishonesty,” “voter fraud” and “disenfranchisement” as the reason for their opposition to mail-in ballots.
I find it sadly comical that “dishonesty” would be a concern of the Republicans as it has been documented that President Donald Trump has told over 20,000 lies since taking office.
Most importantly, he lied to us about the coronavirus and over 210,000 people have died. There is no telling how many souls perished because of his duplicity.
Their concerns of “disenfranchisement” are also ludicrous as their whole campaign strategy
revolves around limiting voter turnout, especially minority voters.
In Texas, the Republican governor has limited the number of ballot collection boxes to one per county. Harris County has a population of over four million people with only one location to drop off a ballot. Is it surprising that Harris County is largely African American and Latino American?
“Voter fraud” is a fabrication of the Republicans who have no proof of its existence. After his election, President Trump set up a commission headed by one of his acolytes to report on voter fraud in the 2016 election. The finding was that there was no voter fraud.
It’s time the Republicans either put up or shut up and document wide-spread voter fraud in mail-in voting. Dr. Seuss wrote, “Stop telling such outlandish tales. Stop turning minnows into whales.”