Sonali Kolhatkar speaks with Jim Hightower about how the GOP plans to attack the right to vote before the 2020 election.
President Donald Trump in North Carolina recently advised voters of that state to vote twice—a clearly illegal action. He said voters should send in their ballots by mail and then try to vote in person on top of that.
Voting twice is a felony – something that Attorney General William Barr—the nation’s top law enforcement officer – seemed to be unaware of during a CNN interview.
When host Wolf Blitzer asked if he knew it was illegal Barr acted as though it was dependent on state laws. In fact, as Democratic Congressman Ted Lieu wrote in a one-sentence letter to Barr, “Federal law prohibits voting twice in the same election.” The statements by Trump and Barr, likely confusing voters about the laws, are just the latest attempt by American conservatives to attack voting rights and trust in our election systems.
Jim Hightower, National radio commentator, writer, public speaker, and New York Times best-selling author, twice elected Texas Agriculture Commissioner. His monthly newsletter is called The Hightower Lowdown. He recently wrote the piece Six Ways the Right Is Shredding the Vote.
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