My Wednesday column is about an idea that Republicans will totally hate.
This probably won’t go over very well in the southern states where the whiny, pouty threat of secession has been revived yet again, but the federal government needs to take over the regulation and process of voting — and specifically in the states where Republicans have conspired to suppress and disenfranchise minority voters.
Dennis Miller (when he used to be reasonable) once said, “States can’t pave fucking roads.” In other words, if they can’t handle the simple task of applying new macadam over cracks and potholes, then why are the states still running our most sacred civic event? The Republican-controlled states have especially abused the privilege by rolling back early voting and adding nonsensical voter ID laws. This year, they’ve proved themselves entirely incapable of conducting themselves on the level and have, instead, opted to turn voting laws into self-serving weapons in service of the Republican Party, rather than making sure everyone regardless of ethnic background can conveniently cast a vote with the same ease of use as a fast food drive-thru.