Thursday, July 17, 2008

Republicans Hate Democracy

Sheep or Sleep

When your base is small in numbers (rich people, the deluded) the fewer people vote, the better for your party. That's the Republican way.

Alternet: House GOPers Defeat Back-up Paper Ballot Bill

A bill that would have reimbursed local governments for printing back-up paper ballots for the 2008 presidential election died in the House Tuesday, when Republicans blocked suspending the rules to bring up the legislation.

The bill, which would have provided $75 million to pay for the ballots, was sponsored by Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D‑CA). It required a two-thirds vote to pass. The vote of 248-170 fell short of that.

The measure was an attempt to reimburse localities that pre-printed paper ballots in case electronic voting machines failed on Election Day. The White House opposed the bill.

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