Monday, July 13, 2020

Voter Registrations

In at least five battleground states, Democrats appear to have borne the brunt of the damage during the COVID-shutdown period.

In Maine, for example, 59 percent of new voters registered as Dems pre-coronavirus — but only 40 percent have done so in the months since.

Dem declines were also seen in Colorado, Florida, North Carolina and Pennsylvania, TargetSmart found.

Additionally, in the swing state of Iowa, the new voters helped the GOP retake the statewide lead in voter registrations last month, Politico reported.

The new voters who did manage to send in applications were older and whiter than those who had been recruited before the pandemic hit. Voters in those demographic groups are expected to break for President Trump, rather than for Democratic Party nominee Joe Biden, in November.

I also find myself wondering how much the disproportionate deaths of African-Americans from COVID will impact Democratic vote totals, assuming that Democrats let them stop voting.  Oh, 7/10/20 New York Post on the replacement voters:

Look what the postman dragged in.

An Atlanta family was shocked to find a voter registration form arrive in the mail — for a pet cat that died 12 years ago.

The application that showed up Wednesday at the home of Ron and Carol Tims was pre-printed with the name of “Cody Tims,” according to a photo posted online by Fox5 Atlanta.

“How did this happen? It’s not reality, he’s a cat and he’s been dead for a long time,” Carol told the station.

Carol described the late feline — whose ashes are kept in a green container — as a “great cat, indoor and outdoor, loved his family, loved his neighborhood.”

“He was 18 and a half when he passed away,” she said.

The suspicious mailer also has the family wondering what other critters are receiving applications to vote ahead of November’s hotly contested election between President Trump and presumptive Democratic challenger Joe Biden.

“There’s a huge push but if they’re trying to register cats, I’m not sure who else they’re trying to register,” Carol said.

“I’m not sure if they’re trying to register dogs, mice, snakes.”...

Officials also said that if alive, Cody — who Carol said was a “Democat” — would never have been allowed to vote, because he was never issued a license or state ID card, Fox5 said.
But I am sure someone would have voted in his place.  And speciesism.

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