Friday, January 22, 2021

Even after Trump is gone, Republican lawmakers provide lots of fodder for bloggers

Arizona GOP lawmakers advance changes to election laws in wake of Trump’s loss reports Howard Fischer (Capitol Media Services) in the Daily Star.

In the wake of protests over the election results in Arizona, Republicans on a state Senate panel approved two changes in election laws Thursday that would audit more votes and require automatic recounts in more situations.

Why? I hear you say.

"There are hundreds of thousands of people … that think the election was fraudulent or full of irregularities or breakdowns in process,” said Sen. J.D. Mesnard, R-Chandler. Changing the laws on recounts and audits, he said, would increase voter confidence.

I get it. The GOP tells “hundreds of thousands of people” that “the election was fraudulent or full of irregularities or breakdowns in process.” Then the GOPlins point to those “hundreds of thousands of people” to justify the GOP’s changes in voting laws.

It’s called a feedback loop. X–>Y, and then Y–>X.

And, for a brief moment, I thought there would be fewer things to blog about after Trump’s ignominious departure. Silly me.

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