The Seattle P-I chimes in tomorrow with an editorial I could have written myself, if… you know… I was a bit more even-handed… and not quite so verbose… and, um… on the P-I editorial board:
Strangely, key elements of the Republicans’ “real reform” have little relevance to the issues in last fall’s controversial election. Included in the price for Republican votes in the two-thirds majority required to move the primary have been a massive voter re-registration and requirements for photo identification, birth certificates or passports for voter registration and voting at the polls.
Among the problems that cropped up in the November election, there were hardly widespread allegations of voters claiming to cast ballots for someone they’re not or of non-citizens attempting to vote. The Republican proposals seem to echo last fall’s attempts across the country to intimidate certain groups of voters.
Oh… and as Jon helpfully pointed out in the previous thread, another good reason not to purge the rolls, is that it would violate the National Voter Registration Act of 1993. So, Republicans are fighting for an illegal provision that fixes a problem that doesn’t exist.
Come on guys… quit the grandstanding and move the primary.