|Official photo of Florida Governor Rick Scott (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
Since Election Day is just about a week away now, I’ve begun to wonder if in the end the Republican Party may have screwed themselves.
What I’m talking about is the fact that most of the states this year controlled by Republicans have tried to make it more difficult for Americans to cast their vote. You know: new voter ID laws, less early voting days and voting roll purges.
We know Republican leaders have done this to help Mitt Romney win the White House because some GOP representatives have been caught on video saying so.
Even though Republicans have tried to push this agenda, they have lost the momentum in many cases because the courts have ruled against the Republicans.
Could this Republican push to take voters’ rights away backfire on Mitt Romney? I think it just might.
When the Republicans started this dirty political trick to limit the voting times and days and who could vote, they fired up the Democratic base. Democrats started pushing for their people to vote early or vote by absentee ballot but vote early was the end game. So far polls show that way more Democrats have voted early this election than Republicans. We also know that in many African- American communities their churches are helping people vote early.
Now here is where the Republicans could have screwed themselves. Take Florida as an example. We have one of the longest ballots this time in Florida history. Thanks to our Tea Party Governor Rick Scott we have fewer hours and fewer days of early voting. It took my wife and me about 30 minutes to fill out our ballot and vote. I know that come Election Day in many of these Republican dominated states, lines will be very, very long. Will people get tired of waiting and leave without voting? Maybe they will and just maybe because more Democrats voted early, the voter suppression tactics will end up helping President Obama.