There is good news coming on this front from an unexpected corner. According to a really interesting article by The Fayetteville Observer
Two recent documentary films about elections and election laws were made in Fayetteville and show voters having trouble voting in 2016.
“Rigged: The Voter Suppression Playbook” was released this year and will be screened in Fayetteville in July.
It says the GOP’s response to the 2008 presidential election of Democrat Barack Obama was to push hard to flip state legislatures from Democrat to Republican in 2010. Then, the film says, the GOP legislatures revised voting map districts to make it harder for Democratic candidates to win and created laws to make voting more difficult for Democratic-leaning groups such as younger voters and racial or ethnic minorities.
The long-term GOP strategy has largely been successful, the film says.
A Republican who was a strategist for former President George W. Bush is critical of his own party. He says the GOP stoked fears in the public of voter fraud in order to gin up support for laws that created barriers to voting — “and, not coincidentally, people who would vote against them.”
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