April 21, 2023

Here's good old Cleta Mitchell, Friend of Ginni, laid bare by another one of Lauren Windsor's great undercover recordings. Listen as she explains how important it is to prevent college students from voting for Democrats, and makes suggestions for systemic obstruction of said voters. Via the Washington Post:

NASHVILLE — A top Republican legal strategist told a roomful of GOP donors over the weekend that conservatives must band together to limit voting on college campuses, same-day voter registration and automatic mailing of ballots to registered voters, according to a copy of her presentation reviewed by The Washington Post.

[...] The presentation — which had more than 50 slides and was labeled “A Level Playing Field for 2024” — offered a window into a strategy that seems designed to reduce voter access and turnout among certain groups, including students and those who vote by mail, both of which tend to skew Democratic.

"A Level Playing Field." Ha ha, isn't that adorable? Republicans tilt the voting process so much, they're practically Pinball Wizards!

“What are these college campus locations?” she asked, according to the audio. “What is this young people effort that they do? They basically put the polling place next to the student dorm so they just have to roll out of bed, vote, and go back to bed.”

As opposed to getting on your golf cart and rolling over to vote in The Villages?

The GOP has not formally endorsed Mitchell’s plan but has worked closely with her since Trump left office. The presentation made clear that at least some key figures within the party remain intent on tightening rules for voting and elections. The persistence of the message as the 2024 vote approaches comes despite the fact that candidates who emphasized Trump’s stolen election narrative were repudiated in many key statewide races in the 2022 midterms.

One of her recommendations? Gain control of more state legislatures (like Virginia) so Republicans can block early voting -- or really, just about anything that makes it more convenient to vote, like county-wide voting (which the Texas Senate coincidentally just voted to ban. Hmm!)

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