When someone in politics really speaks what they feel about the voters, the results can be nothing short of cruel and haughty. The democratic secretary in New Mexico “thinks voters are incapable of filling out their ballot without help,” which is one example of such talk that was reported on by the Free Beacon.
In the pages of the “Albuquerque Journal,” Maggie Toulouse Oliver wrote an editorial piece calling for ballots to be “straight-ticket voting” which allows “voters to check one box, such as Democrat, and vote for every Democrat on the ballot.”
The author wrote, “New Mexico had long utilized a ‘straight party’ voting option until 2012, when Dianna Duran, the first Republican secretary of state in New Mexico in 80 years, ended the practice behind closed doors with the stroke of her pen.”
“There was no discussion, no public input, and no transparency. Duran’s was a clearly partisan decision—with the full support of her political party—that was part of an overall plan to both undermine trust in our election process and to make it more difficult to vote,” she added.
Oliver claims that choosing candidates now is “long and complicated” and that voters need to be told to vote along party lines! In essence, this is made to pad votes for a voter’s perceived candidate. The people are not to use anything that they have learned about each person based on their own merit and independent of party.
She goes onto say that choosing each candidate as is done now amounts to “voter suppression.” Once again, the language is being changed to fit the agenda. After all, the person is, by their very presence, voting if this is to even be talked about.
Oliver looked even more arrogant as she wrote, “Simply put: the decision to end straight-ticket voting in New Mexico was a cynical partisan attempt to make it more difficult for New Mexicans to vote.”
If voters can’t just pick “Democrat,” she feels that no fair voice is being given. The media in the U.S. often prompts people to vote left, so the agenda here is clear to see, as is the bias.
She opined, “Unfortunately, some see practices that ease the voting process or encourage more people to vote as negative. Their goal is to make it as hard to vote as possible because when more people vote they lose. And they’ll do anything to try and convince voters otherwise.”
To any fair-minded person, it would certainly appear that she is saying that either democrats need ballots truncated down to a first-grade reading level in order to for her party to get votes or she is just plain angry that the left can hardly get elected to pick up trash in America today.
Going on, the author penned, “Straight party voting makes it much easier for voters of all stripes to cast a ballot. The reality of straight party voting is that more voters will be able to participate in the voting process, and the process itself will be quicker and easier.”
This is not just a plan to help the left but to stifle non-democrats. While the media paints the GOP in a negative light, names like Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) could also be pushed aside since he is an independent. The democrats hated his level of popularity in the last cycle and this idea pushed by Oliver would allow those like him to lose votes, too.
The elderly and infirmed are too dull to grasp how to vote, according to her article. “Ballots can be long and complicated, often discouraging some voters—particularly the elderly and those with disabilities—from participating in the process,” she stated.
If someone is so impaired mentally that they can’t vote except for a party that is spelled out for them, can’t it be argued that they should probably not be voting anyhow?
Not to Oliver. She continued, “The straight-party option eases the burden on these voters, making the ballot more accessible overall. The practice is also logical from an administrative standpoint because voters spend less time at the voting booth when they choose the straight party option, reducing wait times at polling places.”
Rather than an informed voter taking a few moments longer to cast the ballot, she wants to see everyone quickly checking a party and heading for the door.
As the dems find it harder and harder to win elections, don’t be too surprised if ideas like this start coming out of the woodwork. It will be up to every informed voter to fight against it when it happens, too.